What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:23 pm

Brau Brothers - Moo Joos. Oatmeal Milk Stout. Very good!
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:48 pm

I believe I directed a question to the wrong thread earlier...
superjawes wrote:So I think I have officially developed a love for whiskey. It started with Jameson, but now I've added Maker's Mark to my cabinet.

However, I was dissapointed by Johnnie Walker. I would still like to find a Scotch, so does anyone have a suggestion?

I would also be open to other whiskey suggestions.

Apologies for dual posting at this point, but I was told that I might find better suggestions here.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:20 pm

If you like the flavor and smoothness of Jameson's, you'll probably like Glenfiddich. The 12-year and 15-year are both quite nice, but given how the latter is a $75 bottle of booze, I would suggest trying it the way I did: find yourself two other Scotch aficionados, and split the bill.

I hope to try the 18-year or 21-year at some point, but that might require a fourth highbrow Scotch drinker to show up, and right now my social circle ain't got one.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:55 pm

A big part of the key with Scotch is how much peat character do you want? They vary over a rather wide range, from fairly mild to extremely intense.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:11 pm

As I wrote in dymt, Knob Creek is a great bourbon that's widely available, and imho is more flavorful than the other common ones (Wild Turkey, Makers, etc.). Willet is a really nice premium bourbon, which is much smoother and more flavorful than most. Blantons is also nice.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:56 pm

I'm a huge fan of Laphroaig 10 (also cask strength) and Bowmore 12, but then I'm a peat-smoke freak. :D I find that Caol Ila 12 is really growing on me as well. Bruichladdich are creative... hell, /any/ Islay will get my vote!

You might look into Highland Park, which is an excellent non-smoky dram, more of a "summertime" Scotch. I'm also partial to Balvenie Double Wood, and GlenDronach is highly underrated.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:52 am

Knob Creek is sounding very good. The bourbon suggestions I am getting are all reasonably priced and available in my grocery, so those will be easy enough (although I might have to go with the Maker's Mark gift set just for the extra goodies).

Scotch is a different story. Definitely a jump in price on those. I do love the flavor and smoothness of Jameson, so I'd like to try Glendiddich (but again, it carries a significant premium over Jameson, Knob Creek, and Maker's). I might have to bug some friends when I'm home for the holidays before I get a chance to try another scotch.

EDIT: similar but side note, has anyone tried Crystal Head vodka? I caught sight of some, and even though it's pretty steep (almost $50), I'm tempted to grab one just for the bottle.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:44 pm

bthylafh wrote:I'm a huge fan of Laphroaig 10 (also cask strength) and Bowmore 12, but then I'm a peat-smoke freak. :D I find that Caol Ila 12 is really growing on me as well. Bruichladdich are creative... hell, /any/ Islay will get my vote!

You might look into Highland Park, which is an excellent non-smoky dram, more of a "summertime" Scotch.


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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:40 pm

Some 22-year-old Bunnahabhain from 1989.

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1108515

Definitely an Islay, but with a sweetish fruity taste. Mellow and complex. I like.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:59 pm

Coffee w/ cream and sugar
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:32 pm

Brother Thelonious.

My goodness this beer is good. I have it chilled to right around 32 degrees. It is voluptuous in flavor, but not at all heavy or overwhelming; rather, I'd say it's perfectly balanced over a broad range. It's smooth, creamy, and yet effervescent. It is ever so slightly tart. It finishes with a mild carryover much like a Merlot. In fact, I recommend it in a wine glass with just a 5 or 6 ounce pour. A pint of this would be overkill and would probably build too much on the tongue; in small sips it is exquisite.

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:51 pm

Double Dog. Possibly to be followed by an Expedition. That'll probably do me for the evening. :wink:
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:00 pm

just brew it! wrote:Double Dog.

Is that the stuff with Ralph Steadman's artwork (artist for all of the Hunter S. Thompson books)?
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
just brew it! wrote:Double Dog.

Is that the stuff with Ralph Steadman's artwork (artist for all of the Hunter S. Thompson books)?

AFAIK all of Flying Dog's beers have Steadman artwork on the labels.
http://flyingdogales.com/beers/#/Year-Round
http://flyingdogales.com/beers/#/Seasonal
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:08 pm

just brew it! wrote:
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just brew it! wrote:Double Dog.
Is that the stuff with Ralph Steadman's artwork (artist for all of the Hunter S. Thompson books)?
AFAIK all of Flying Dog's beers have Steadman artwork on the labels.
http://flyingdogales.com/beers/#/Year-Round
http://flyingdogales.com/beers/#/Seasonal

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 am

Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:01 pm

Just had some Orange Peach Mango juice.(Safeway Select.)

Actually quite good-tasting.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:59 am

Pepsi Throwback.

(Actually quite good-tasting,considering I don't like regular Diet Pepsi.)
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:27 am

I am currently repairing / restoring from backup about 30gb of music which was damaged on my MicroSD card on my Galaxy S3, due to stupid bugs in PowerAMP.
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PlayerPro it is.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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AbRASiON wrote:I am currently repairing / restoring from backup about 30gb of music which was damaged on my MicroSD card on my Galaxy S3, due to stupid bugs in PowerAMP.
Do not use it, vile crap.

PlayerPro it is.

Unless you meant to post this in another thread, you need to tell us what you're drinking while you restore your music files. :wink:

I'm drinking Diet Sun Drop (Dr. Pepper's answer to Mt. Dew).
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:16 pm

Coffee :D
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:37 pm

Jack Daniels on the rocks. My back's killing me and this honestly seems to help a hell of a lot more than tylenol.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:44 pm

Gentleman Jack. I went out for a friend's birthday last night and had some Single Barrel for the first time, so I'm apparently in the mood for whiskey.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:10 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Earl Grey, Decaffeinated


Hot or Cold?
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With or without milk?
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:41 pm

A double of Caol Ila. What a spectacularly **** week.
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