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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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I'm usually just a straight bourbon drinker, but I just cracked open a bottle of Black Velvet Toasted Carmel - and all I can say is














What fills your tumbler?
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Akvavit straight, kept nice and chilled in the freezer.

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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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I'm big into craft beers and don't drink much in the way of straight liquor but my drink of choice is Sailor Jerry's rum with Coke or ginger ale. I had my first shot of Patron XO coffee flavored tequila last Friday and it's on my list for the next trip to Total Wine and More. I'm not a coffee drinker but the XO was very smooth and great tasting. No tumblers here, I drink everything out of pint glasses stored in the freezer!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 05:34 AM   #4
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:21 AM   #5
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Makers rocks. Already preparing to have a couple tonight.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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Templeton Rye - Amazing rye and I know the family
Macallan 12 - Good daily drinker
Talisker 10 - Smokey, and great for a single glass
Pogue - Strong nose, but very smooth
Clynelish - Strong nose and a bit too much alcohol, but still good
Bulleit (Scotch) - Great value and pretty darn tasty
Tito's Vodka - Super value and very delicious

Just bought my buddy a Macallan 18 for his b-day, that was a good bottle of scotch.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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I'm almost exclusively a beer drinker but, especially around the holidays I enjoy a shot of Crown Royal.

My father got me there and now its my daughter and I (she's 33.)
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:59 AM   #9
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I am sans whiskey at the moment. This thread might be inspiring a trip to the liquor store...

Any good bourbon suggestions?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:15 AM   #10
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i'll hobble down the street till I reach Knob Creek
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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I am sans whiskey at the moment. This thread might be inspiring a trip to the liquor store...

Any good bourbon suggestions?
Deeeeeeelicious
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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I'm almost exclusively a beer drinker but, especially around the holidays I enjoy a shot of Crown Royal.

My father got me there and now its my daughter and I (she's 33.)
My kinda guy!!
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:24 PM   #13
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What do you guys think of the honey craze going on right now? Seems like every bourbon has an option with it. I haven't tried it yet.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:04 AM   #14
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A man after my own heart (have you tried the 18? It's astoundingly good).

I like my beer bitter, and my whisky (single malt only, of course) smokey.

Lagavulin would have to be my favorite, however.

Neat, please. A droplet or two of water to open it up on the occasion.

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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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Macallan 12 - Good daily drinker
Talisker 10 - Smokey, and great for a single glass
Yes and yes. Macallan and Talisker at two ends of the spectrum, but both great.

Also...
Macallan 15 (that's a treat)
Jameson's 15 (pick it up at duty free for nice $)
Knob Creek, even tho' I'm not usually a bourbon guy

And for beer...
Dogfish Head Ale 60 Min IPA
Guinness, especially the old, non-CO2 extra stout

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Old Oct 3, 2012, 06:00 AM   #16
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A man after my own heart (have you tried the 18? It's astoundingly good).

I like my beer bitter, and my whisky (single malt only, of course) smokey.

Lagavulin would have to be my favorite, however.

Neat, please. A droplet or two of water to open it up on the occasion.
Yes, the 18 is great. But the 10 is good enough that it is what I typically drink. I have not had Lagavulin, but it's on the list of those I want to try. I'm only a few years into the scotch drinking and only a year ago did I discover the superiority of the smokey varieties.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 11:07 AM   #17
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Deschutes Black Butte Porter poured into pint glass straight from the freezer.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 12:06 PM   #18
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Deschutes Black Butte Porter poured into pint glass straight from the freezer.
I've always preferred to drink the dark beers at a warmer than refrigerator temperature. Cold kills the flavor. Each to his own.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 12:22 PM   #19
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Deschutes Black Butte Porter poured into pint glass straight from the freezer.
Deschutes CO2-infused porter from the tap at the brewery is among the finest beers I've had.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 03:30 PM   #20
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A lot of good selections out there. Here's my weapon of choice.



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Old Oct 4, 2012, 05:05 PM   #21
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A lot of good selections out there. Here's my weapon of choice.


A most excellent choice.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 11:42 PM   #22
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Because no one knows good booze as well as the Irish

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Old Oct 7, 2012, 12:44 AM   #23
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Not a big straight liquor drinker but I do normally have a few high balls around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve.. It became a little tradition with my dad to have at least one on each of those nights. We always drank either a high ball made with one of 2 whiskeys he got back in the mid to late 70's.

Seagram's V.O. (bottled in 1970)
Dewar's White Label (bottled around the same time.. not sure exactly though)

I have been looking for a good sipping drink though..
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 08:41 AM   #24
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A lot of good selections out there. Here's my weapon of choice.


Not worth $300 but when Im at my parents I usually drink $25 worth.
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 01:58 PM   #25
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Not worth $300 but when Im at my parents I usually drink $25 worth.

I disagree, if you have $300 to spend on alcohol there's not a whiskey more smooth and rich.

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