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Just a helpful thread to mention any new or unusual drinks you might like to tell folks about.

 

this one tastes really nice even the ladies like it.

 

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Just a helpful thread to mention any new or unusual drinks you might like to tell folks about.

 

this one tastes really nice even the ladies like it.

 

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In my experience bartending at fancy cocktail bars, ladies like a lot of shit we don't give them credit for. That said, my most common order from women is most definitely, "I like vodka, but nothing too sweet." A lot of men order the same, or worse.

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I get access to a lot of weird shit working at bars, but all I'm excited about right now is the shitty bottle of Havana Club 7 Year I may or may not have smuggled back from Mexico recently. Scarcity makes everything taste so much better.

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I never drink whisky as I really don't like it. However (and I may have posted this before) here is one my dad left me when he passed recently. I had to try it didn't I?

 

And it is not too bad at all. In fact I went out an bought more.

 

 

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I never drink whisky as I really don't like it. However (and I may have posted this before) here is one my dad left me when he passed recently. I had to try it didn't I?

 

And it is not too bad at all. In fact I went out an bought more.

 

I hate whisky when it's blended muck like Bells or Teachers, horrible stuff, but some of the single malts are nectar. I was camping on Rannoch moor in Scotland with a mate many moons ago and we spent an evening in a quite posh hotel bar overlooking the loch with the owner, sat at the bar and sampled every one he had on offer. How in the world we got back to the tent I'll never know, my mate went out in the morning to buy breakfast and brought it back; was a can of coke and a banana, have a photo of me consuming it somewhere. Happy days.

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I hate whisky when it's blended muck like Bells or Teachers, horrible stuff, but some of the single malts are nectar. I was camping on Rannoch moor in Scotland with a mate many moons ago and we spent an evening in a quite posh hotel bar overlooking the loch with the owner, sat at the bar and sampled every one he had on offer. How in the world we got back to the tent I'll never know, my mate went out in the morning to buy breakfast and brought it back; was a can of coke and a banana, have a photo of me consuming it somewhere. Happy days.

yes a whisky can have very strange effects lol lol

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Crozet Hermitage is a nice red. Sancerre for white.

 

Single Malt: Old Pulteney (Northernmost Distillery - Wick)

Springbank - (Campbeltown Distillery)

 

Of the more popular single malts - Highland Park.

 

Had one bought for Father's day that I hadn't had before. Tomatin from the Tomatin Distillery in the Highlands. - very nice.

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On 18/09/2017 at 05:49, markjazzbassist said:

been driniking a lot of IPA lately (India Pale Ale).  usually high alcohol content 7.5-9.0% and loving it.

What have you been enjoying in the US Mark? We don't get stacks of American beer over in Australia, but I'm always keen to (potentially) try something new. 

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2 hours ago, Chris Vran said:

What have you been enjoying in the US Mark? We don't get stacks of American beer over in Australia, but I'm always keen to (potentially) try something new. 

Most of it is small brewery.  Had one called Ithaca flower power that was nice.  Magic hat #9 used to be a favorite.  

 

  Our local brewery in Cleveland is called Great Lakes and honestly most of their varietals are excellent.  They make a Christmas ale that is amazing and 7.5% so the holidays at my families are always a rip roaring time as 2-3 of these and everyone is jolly.

 

another good brewery is Bells, which is in Michigan.  We get a lot of their beers on tap or bottles and it's always good again regardless of varietal.

 

a great beer from San Francisco is Anchor Steam.  It's brewed unusually which is the tradition from west coast breweries (it's also a very old beer and brand).

 

i will drink any type of beer except a porter or the half beer half other stuff (like a shandy).  Ale and IPA lately but I love some lagers ambers pilsners as wel.

 

austrailia?  I feel like the only beer from there we get is fosters, and I don't even know if it's actually austrailian or if that's just a marketing gimmick.  What's good over there?

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I've actually had some of the Anchor Steam stuff, but I've never even heard of the other breweries mentioned. I imagine it'd be the same if I started name dropping any craft/boutique breweries from Oz. 

Stone, Founders and Sierra Nevada are the main 3 US breweries that I usually look for over here, but I imagine we'll be getting more and more stuff imported from you guys in the coming years.

In terms of personal taste I started off as a lager and golden ale person (find them too boring now), but I've really developed a taste for IPAs and other hoppy pales this last year. Always loved my stouts as well.

Also, regarding Fosters it started out as an Australian brew, but it's owned internationally now. It's always mentioned as a bit of an in joke for Australians that we keep our best beer here and export our worst :P I don't think I've ever seen anybody in our country actually drink Fosters!

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7 hours ago, Chris Vran said:

Also, regarding Fosters it started out as an Australian brew, but it's owned internationally now. It's always mentioned as a bit of an in joke for Australians that we keep our best beer here and export our worst :P I don't think I've ever seen anybody in our country actually drink Fosters!

Horrible stuff. Never been to Oz but I know when my brother lived there for a bit he drank Tooheys.

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12 hours ago, MikeO said:

Horrible stuff. Never been to Oz but I know when my brother lived there for a bit he drank Tooheys.

I swerve that too to be honest! Of the big name Australian beers the only one I drink regularly is VB (Victoria Bitter), which you might see occasionally in the U.K. It's known as being a bogan beer over here though, so I really disclose that information :P

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Inspired by the wine thread opening I was wondering if there are any other beer drinks on here that use a beer reviewing app called Untappd? I’m curious if anyone else can compete with my fairly extensive checklist of beer tastings :lol:

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No alcohol involved (unless you add vodka) but I'm off the sauce for a bit and discovered this on my easyJet flight home last week and it was really nice. Hard to track down in local supermarkets but I finally found some in Waitrose yesterday, £2.60 for a 75cl bottle but worth it!

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37 minutes ago, MikeO said:

I've become a convert from red to white in recent weeks, bottle of Chilean Cono Sur Bicicleta Gewürztraminer going down very nicely I have to say.

i love that brand, Cono Sur.  They had my favorite cabernet, i love Chilean wines

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On 14/01/2019 at 21:03, MikeO said:

I've become a convert from red to white in recent weeks, bottle of Chilean Cono Sur Bicicleta Gewürztraminer going down very nicely I have to say.

That pun would make me very hesitant to try, but fair play to them!

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On 14/01/2019 at 20:03, MikeO said:

I've become a convert from red to white in recent weeks, bottle of Chilean Cono Sur Bicicleta Gewürztraminer going down very nicely I have to say.

What's going on are my eyes deceiving me you've gone from Red man to a white drinker, I've never come across that amount of insanity before please seek help it may not be to late😀

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48 minutes ago, Palfy said:

What's going on are my eyes deceiving me you've gone from Red man to a white drinker, I've never come across that amount of insanity before please seek help it may not be to late😀

i'm with you, i barely ever touch the white stuff.  had a nice glass of Cabernet last night from Argentina.  i really need to get down to south american wine country.  

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1 hour ago, Gwlad all over said:

Just finished a gin advent calendar. It's led me to lots of different gins and the tonics to go with them. RIP now!

Four weeks late? Lightweight:D.

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21 hours ago, Gwlad all over said:

Try not to have spirits during the week so thought every other day in lead to Christmas was ott. Just polished off a bottle of wine today!

what sort and brand GWLAD

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