#401 2015-09-29 00:36:48

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Avoid Japanese whiskeys at all costs.  This is the second one I've overpaid for and they all taste like cheap Scotch.

Urghh, this from a country that finds Blanton's to be the finest of whiskey's; there is no accounting for tastes.

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#402 2015-10-06 06:09:39

A big glass of orange blossom mead. The chocolate mead goes into glass tomorrow.

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#403 2015-10-06 07:11:57

Tall Paul wrote:

Dirckman wrote:

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Avoid Japanese whiskeys at all costs.  This is the second one I've overpaid for and they all taste like cheap Scotch.

Nikka, just say no. Have you tried the Yamazaki single malt?

I have a bottle of the 12 year and the 18 year, and I like them both.  For what it is worth (which is not much), I think Yamazaki sherry cask has won a number of awards.  Of course, it is too expensive as a result

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#405 2015-11-03 09:58:14

Irish pub.
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#406 2015-11-03 16:08:30

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#407 2015-11-03 18:57:08

And?  I've seen this but was a bit skittish by the over-done marketing and packaging.

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#409 2015-11-29 02:27:46

Mother's Ruin, skippified.

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#411 2016-02-26 14:57:16

Shitty, shitty walnut-shell quality coffee. I've GOT to remember to bring coffee when visiting my poor inlaws!

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#412 2016-02-26 16:17:56

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#413 2016-03-04 08:25:36

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My freaky neighbor keeps winning awards for his first real whiskey. Pretty amzing really. I tried some when it was just a wee premature. I don't have the taste to know rotgut from ambrosia, but it seems to me what went into the barrels is apperntly not what came out. This was also made on his small farm brewery too. The facility is too small now and cannot be expanded.  So the future mass market will have to be all distilled off site. He already got caught for installing and hiding a  large  illegal septic system under the farm's brewery. Probably would have gotten away with it if not for those meddling kids.

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#415 2016-03-17 20:25:39

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Shitty, shitty walnut-shell quality coffee. I've GOT to remember to bring coffee when visiting my poor inlaws!

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Visiting Pa.?

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#416 2016-03-17 20:28:47

Emmeran wrote:

And?  I've seen this but was a bit skittish by the over-done marketing and packaging.

Good stuff and will get you drunk. It isn't schnapps-ish like I thought it might be. True blue hard rootbeer. Chugs right down too.

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#417 2016-04-06 13:22:21

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#418 2016-05-29 23:38:54

Walmart, or so it is reported.

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#419 2016-05-30 10:34:53

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Shitty, shitty walnut-shell quality coffee. I've GOT to remember to bring coffee when visiting my poor inlaws!

The spouse and I sing this dirge every holiday visit--and we always forget anyway.

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#420 2016-07-17 19:14:28

Strawberry Blitz, one of a series of fruit-infused Berliner Weisses produced by Brewdog. Light, tart, sour, mild aftertaste of dog's feet, delicious! Incidentally the can in the photo is Brewdog's latest growler system, fill it at the tap and label it how you want to.


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#421 2016-07-28 03:43:37

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0500Z:  Chillaxing on the back deck @ enjoying this, most excellent, libation.  Cheers!

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#422 2016-07-28 21:44:42

JetRx wrote:

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0500Z:  Chillaxing on the back deck @ enjoying this, most excellent, libation.  Cheers!

We were able to tour the microbrewery in Juneau about ten years ago.  All we could drink, a small juice glass at a time.

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#423 2016-07-29 16:30:08

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0500Z:  Chillaxing on the back deck @ enjoying this, most excellent, libation.  Cheers!

Strangely, the best beer I could buy on the Olympic Peninsula last week.

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#424 2016-07-29 18:05:35

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Employee traveled home to Poland, came back with love.

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#425 2016-08-02 02:26:55

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#429 2017-05-30 21:15:48

Surprisingly good, especially considering it's made in Bristol, PA.  God only knows where they get the water, but it's tasty stuff.  Rated among the top in craft brewed whiskey.

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#430 2017-06-01 02:49:07

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Just dusted off a bottle of this...not half bad.

On the verge of breaking out the carboys and cornelius kegs. 
Time to do something with birch sap and spruce tips.

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#432 2017-07-18 17:29:26

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#433 2017-07-19 03:01:01

Knocks me on my ass to an even greater degree than expected from 9% ABV:
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#435 2017-11-03 11:41:30

Nice article. Remarkably free of smug for NPR.

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#436 2017-11-05 01:30:56

A Lutheran friend of mine is fond of pointing out that services traditionally occur in the late morning (11:00 AM) - accommodating late-night Saturday drinking.

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#437 2017-11-05 03:32:14

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#438 2017-11-05 16:17:54

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#441 2018-05-15 21:00:13

GooberMcNutly wrote:

So, 12 year old scotch?  We're just paying for 12 years of storage?

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#442 2018-05-15 22:18:22

Platymingo wrote:

So, 12 year old scotch?  We're just paying for 12 years of storage?

To a large degree. Sure, there is also the master blenders mixing just the right combination of casks to get the right flavors and some concentration due to evaporation of the angels share. But the vast majority of what you pay for is just cask rental. His contraption uses high dose UV and some vacuum and temperature changes to artificially decay the wood the same amount that time and oxygen normally would, leaching their bioflavanoids into the hootch.

Honestly, the Japanese have been doing similar things behind closed doors for a couple of decades now, ramping up pressure and temperature profiles and using wood matrices to increase surface area/volume ratios to make "old" whisky fast.

The EU and other licensing organizations are very uptight about age statements, but the investment houses that have taken over the corporate finance world think of ROI in quarters, not decades, the manufacturers are stuck trying to make old whisky and still turn a profit every month. It doesn't help that the Chinese have more money than sense and will drink anything you sell them if the bottle is fancy enough. No time for patience in the comestibles market any more.

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#443 2018-05-17 02:06:31

12 yr. old scotch, you say?

Recently, an acquaintance, let's call him Willy, was unleashing his latest humorous metaphor/simile (him=blank stare for either term) joke to his friend, while standing in checking out at Wasilla Fred Meyer. 

Something to this effect:

I like my Scotch like my women:
12 yrs. old and swirled up with Coke.

Evidently, another patron felt obligated to follow him to the parking lot, videoing the entire way, until she got a clip of both him and his license plate.  No word yet as to whether or not he's received a "visit". 

Murica

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#444 2018-05-17 08:29:24

Why should we expect the stupid people of this world to understand what a joke is?  They don't seem to understand anything else either.

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#445 2018-05-17 18:13:04

My latest beer of choice.

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#448 2018-11-18 17:07:20

Budwiser - but don't judge me. My cousin came round for some drinks and left a few bottles in my fridge!

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