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ButterBalls
5/25/07 11:59:30PM
I know, I stole this from the beer thread...


Let's talk about liquor.


I'm kind of a whiskey guy personally...so here goes.

1. Jameson's
Its not very expensive, and has a good taste. Triple distilled, and the world's best selling Irish Whiskey.

2. Bushmill's
The world's oldest whiskey distillery. It is another good, strong Irish whiskey.

3. Johnny Walker Blue
It's a high end scotch. I have a distributer buddy who gets it for me at about $130 a bottle, but I've found it as high as $210 in liquor stores. I actually found a good description of it on a website:
"Bright orange-amber hue. Medium-bodied with elegant floral and high-toned peaty flavors that persist through the salty-tinged finish. A complex and flavorful whisky." - Rated 93, Beverage Tasting Institute.

Unquestionably one of the finest blended whiskies in the world."

4. Don Julio
Its tequila, obviously. One of the best I've ever had. It is smooth, has a rich golden color, and only about $50 a bottle. If you've got the money, its the best margarita tequila you will ever find. However, it is plenty good enough to sip as well.

5. Alfonso's Wooden Barrel Tequila
This is actually produced by a local guy who used to own a resturuant in town called "Dr. Margaritas." He had a class system for his margaritas, which topped out at 10, which was $350 a margarita, or $300 a shot. This is his top shelf shit. He makes it in little wooden barrels, and it is by far the best tequila I have ever had. He recently sold the business, but still makes the tequila. I've never drank anything like it to be honest. Next time he makes a new batch, I'll probably by another bottle....at $500, discounted price.


Alright I'm too wasted to move onto my gin tastes....let's see what you guys have to say.
mrsumo
5/26/07 12:20:24AM
For whiskey I would have to say I am a scotch man over irish whiskey. The Glenlivet is a great single malt and I have always been fond of Dewars.

My favorite vodka is definitely Ciroc. It is distilled from grapes, goes down smooth and has a great after taste. Since it isn't found in alot of bars my fallback would be kettle one.

Sometimes I have an itch that only my friend burbon can scratch, then it has to be knob creek.
Svartorm
5/26/07 12:43:28AM
Laphroaig is the Scotch for me.

Aside from that, I steer clear from most hard liquor.
Trapt1nw0nder
5/26/07 5:56:26AM

Posted by Svartorm

Laphroaig is the Scotch for me.

Aside from that, I steer clear from most hard liquor.



I hear ya....i would participate on this thread,but i am a beer man.

Liquor makes me sick,and it just tastes bad,unless its a Margarita,or Martini,but i dont have time to make that crap!


The last Liquor i remember drinking was this Brandy when we went to Mexico(live like 30 mins away) it was called Don Pedro...AKA Presidente...and Bacardi Limon.This was like 2 years ago

the usual my buddies get are..

Crown Royal..
Bacardi Limon..
Hornitos (Tequila)
Jose Cuervo(Tequila)
Don Pedro..(Brandy)

but i always buy myself a 12 pack of Budlight most of the time.....its weird..im not like most of you beer drinkers..i stick to 1 kind of beer and buy the same one every time
Mastodon2
5/26/07 7:28:53AM
If we are talking spirits, then Jagermeister is the one for me!




Cant really describe the taste of this one, nothing else tastes quite like it, so I have no reference point for comparison! It has a really herbal taste though, not too sweet, and very complex (over 50 herbs and spices go into it ! ), but its damn good. Gotta keep the bottle in the freezer though, it should be served at a very low temperature!
hcazlekker
5/26/07 6:13:36PM
I love vodka, Stolichnaya is my favorite. I'm baffled why people buy Grey Goose, it taste like Smirnoff imo. And Skyy? I'm convinced the only reason people buy Skyy is because of the pretty blue bottle, I've never liked the taste of Skyy Vodka.

Black Seal Rum is really good. Suauza is a very decent tequila for the money. Jegermeister hits me pretty hard, I love it.

I've never really been a scotch drinker, I have enough hair on my chest, thank you. I do love bourbons though; Fighting Cock, Bulliet, and . . . oh yeah, Jack Daniel's, haha.

My favorite shots are Screaming Nazis, 1/1 Jagermeister/Rumple Minze. You won't remember anything the next morning.
warglory
5/27/07 12:59:34PM

Posted by Mastodon2

If we are talking spirits, then Jagermeister is the one for me!




Cant really describe the taste of this one, nothing else tastes quite like it, so I have no reference point for comparison! It has a really herbal taste though, not too sweet, and very complex (over 50 herbs and spices go into it ! ), but its damn good. Gotta keep the bottle in the freezer though, it should be served at a very low temperature!



I think it tastes a bit like black licorice. I don't mind it though, it goes down really smooth.
mrsumo
5/27/07 7:52:11PM

Posted by warglory


Posted by Mastodon2

If we are talking spirits, then Jagermeister is the one for me!




Cant really describe the taste of this one, nothing else tastes quite like it, so I have no reference point for comparison! It has a really herbal taste though, not too sweet, and very complex (over 50 herbs and spices go into it ! ), but its damn good. Gotta keep the bottle in the freezer though, it should be served at a very low temperature!



I think it tastes a bit like black licorice. I don't mind it though, it goes down really smooth.



It reminds me mostly of nyquil. I leave that stuff to the kiddies.
Svartorm
5/28/07 2:57:35AM
I've never had Jager before, but I'd like to try it.

Odd story, but I have a friend who, for whatever reason, is basically immune the stuff. He can drink the small (500ml?) bottle himself and absolutely nothing happens. I've tried to convince him to get into some drinkings contests at a college and make some $$$.
Svartorm
5/28/07 3:01:04AM

Posted by Mastodon2

If we are talking spirits, then Jagermeister is the one for me!

Cant really describe the taste of this one, nothing else tastes quite like it, so I have no reference point for comparison! It has a really herbal taste though, not too sweet, and very complex (over 50 herbs and spices go into it ! ), but its damn good. Gotta keep the bottle in the freezer though, it should be served at a very low temperature!



Hey, do you get the German Jager over there, or does every place outside of Germany get the same kind of Jager? I heard the German stuff makes you hallucinate and was wondering if thats true.
ButterBalls
5/28/07 3:22:53AM
I think you are thinking of absinth (sp?)
loller90278
5/28/07 2:32:01PM
i have just the most teency bit of absinthe left over crazy stuff
Mastodon2
5/28/07 4:19:55PM

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by Mastodon2

If we are talking spirits, then Jagermeister is the one for me!

Cant really describe the taste of this one, nothing else tastes quite like it, so I have no reference point for comparison! It has a really herbal taste though, not too sweet, and very complex (over 50 herbs and spices go into it ! ), but its damn good. Gotta keep the bottle in the freezer though, it should be served at a very low temperature!



Hey, do you get the German Jager over there, or does every place outside of Germany get the same kind of Jager? I heard the German stuff makes you hallucinate and was wondering if thats true.



Sounds like you are confusing it with Absinthe, a strong European Liquor (brands vary between 40-85% vol), and it has a lot of folk tales and urban myth surrounding it - its supposed to make you hallucinate, but modern scientific investigation has showed that it has no hallucinogens - so if you do drink it and have hallucinations, then it is likely a reaction caused by your brain believing so strongly that it will have hallucinations that it actually starts to create them of its own accord.

"Proper" Absinthe is disgusting on its own, you need to melt a sugar cube on a spoon (makes you look like a drug addict!) and pour the syrup into the measure of liqour before you down it, otherwise its disgustingly bitter. Off the shelf Absinthe is presweetened, and tastes ok, but for the authentic experience, you gotta get the real stuff that is rank without adding sugar. And no, I didnt hallucinate, but by the time i had tried it, Id read the proof that its not a hallucinogen. Had I not read this first, god knows what crazy images might have flooded my mind!
Svartorm
5/28/07 8:51:21PM
I read somewhere that the German stuff is strained through opium paper or something, but I wasn't sure if it was an urban legend, but I guess so.

I've heard drinking wood alcohol will damn near kill you, so I could see Absinthe doing something to you. I think its like vanilla extract, where its not itself a hallucinogen, but causes your body to go into toxic shock, which in turn makes you hallucinate.
bayonetxwork
5/28/07 8:59:27PM

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by Mastodon2

If we are talking spirits, then Jagermeister is the one for me!

Cant really describe the taste of this one, nothing else tastes quite like it, so I have no reference point for comparison! It has a really herbal taste though, not too sweet, and very complex (over 50 herbs and spices go into it ! ), but its damn good. Gotta keep the bottle in the freezer though, it should be served at a very low temperature!



Hey, do you get the German Jager over there, or does every place outside of Germany get the same kind of Jager? I heard the German stuff makes you hallucinate and was wondering if thats true.



Yeah, you're thinking about Absinthe. I've never tried it but a few of my buddies have. Jager is great though, but mostly like triple sec, and stolichnaya.



Oh yeah, and Yuengling, still the best brew out there. And would drink that over anything hard anyday.
Mastodon2
5/29/07 8:55:16AM

Posted by Svartorm

I read somewhere that the German stuff is strained through opium paper or something, but I wasn't sure if it was an urban legend, but I guess so.

I've heard drinking wood alcohol will damn near kill you, so I could see Absinthe doing something to you. I think its like vanilla extract, where its not itself a hallucinogen, but causes your body to go into toxic shock, which in turn makes you hallucinate.



Yeah thats an urban myth.

As for "wood alcohol", Absinthe uses wood in its fermentation process, namely wormwood, which is supposed to contain the magic ingredient - Thujone, but its not a hallucinogen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thujone


I suppose "Wood alcohol" could kill a drinker, but only in the same way that any other alcohol could, its simply a strong alcohol, not the strongest out there, but its high power stuff, so it could quite easily cause alcohol poisoning.
Signal2112
5/31/07 11:09:09AM
I really dig Morgan's Spiced Rum. I'm working through a bottle of standard Captain Morgans, and when I get to the point where I can justify buying another bottle of liquor I'll buy the spiced variety.
Leland
6/27/07 11:46:21AM
So many liquors... so little time...

My favorite has to be Jager. Just love it. Little bit of Red Bull and you're set. Hard whiskey can be nice at times when you wanna get tore up.

Yuengling is a good brew, one of my favorites. I basically will drink about anything that'll get me drunk though, not too picky when it comes to drinkin'
Signal2112
6/27/07 12:10:02PM
I've also got some serious love for a good gin. Gordon's is nice, very middle of the road and tasty. Bombay Sapphire is a bit more expensive, but it's very complex in taste and very classy. Hendrick's is the best, it's very herby, and it comes in a rather nice apothecary style bottle. Smashing stuff.
BigTomZ
6/27/07 3:07:51PM
I am a big fan of Irish whiskey.

Jameson is the most common. It is better than most whiskey you will find in the US but really average at best among the Irish stuff.

My favorites...

Black Bush (Bushmills black label)
Redbreast (pure pot still)
Powers (excellent with a low price tag)
BigTomZ
6/27/07 3:12:38PM
Absinth is made with wormwood and is not a hallucinogen at all. It tastes really good and gets a nice louche when you mix in a little water. It doesn't make you high or hallucinate, it gives you a nice calm relaxed drunkness.
Signal2112
6/27/07 6:22:04PM
Which is, of course, exactly what you might be after...
pv3Hpv3p
6/27/07 6:51:00PM

Posted by Signal2112

I've also got some serious love for a good gin. Gordon's is nice, very middle of the road and tasty. Bombay Sapphire is a bit more expensive, but it's very complex in taste and very classy. Hendrick's is the best, it's very herby, and it comes in a rather nice apothecary style bottle. Smashing stuff.



have you ever tried the Tangueray #10... that is a very good gin, IMO... there's also a French variety in a blueish bottle that I tried which I liked, don't remember the name though, Citadelle I think maybe...

I'ma whiskey / scoth guy myself... I preffer just a simple crown & 7, but if I'm drinking it with coke I normally stick to jack...

I'll tell you what, for the past 3 or 4 years, I've been buying my dad a bottle of 18 year Macallan (sp?) for his birthday, and I'll sit with him and have a couple glasses...
That 18 is a nectar fit for the god's... If you ever get the chance to splurge, I suggest it
BigTomZ
6/27/07 6:54:14PM
Glenfiddich makes an absolutely excellent 18 year for those into scotch.
adnama585
6/28/07 11:21:28PM
I like a little bit of Rumple Mintz(sp) from time to time.
Signal2112
6/29/07 6:25:08PM

Posted by pv3Hpv3p

have you ever tried the Tangueray #10... that is a very good gin, IMO... there's also a French variety in a blueish bottle that I tried which I liked, don't remember the name though, Citadelle I think maybe...



I've never tried them but I will keep an eye out for them.