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CharleyHorse46

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Re: Beer
« Reply #98 on: October 29, 2018, 05:20:33 PM »
When I was younger I was less inclined to drink hard liquor but now that I'm older I sometimes find that I enjoy a bit because a little dab'll do me.   As a matter of fact, the sweetness and syrupiness of some cocktails can yuck my stomach up more than the alcohol would.   I'm not a soft drink drinker.   And I don't like syrupy sweet margarita mixes.

Take a smooth tequila like Herradurra Silver and it's plenty good with a salted rim, plenty of lime juice and a a few ice cubes.

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« Reply #99 on: October 30, 2018, 12:29:22 PM »
My brother travels back and forth to Mexico pretty often on business, and he was way way into tequila a few years ago.  Was savvy on all the main brands and how they differed, etc etc.  Listening to him talk about all that was a good antidote to insomnia.

For me, it's all just fire water.  I'll drink it for the buzz, but not the taste. 

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« Reply #100 on: October 30, 2018, 12:35:54 PM »
yup, all that fire water tastes bad

some just tastes better than others
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« Reply #101 on: October 30, 2018, 02:13:22 PM »
Good tequila has a ton of flavor and is easy to drink neat, rocks, or with a twist of lime.

Bad tequila tastes horrible and no amount of syrupy sweet mix can hide it.

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« Reply #102 on: October 30, 2018, 02:49:50 PM »
For years I thought I couldn't afford anything more than Jose Cuervo Gold.  Consequently I could take it or leave it.

But tequila ain't like a six pack of beer.  You're probably not just going to sit there and drink it until it's gone unless your heart is broken or you have self-control issues.

Instead you're gonna nurse it along here and there.

Averaged out $40 or $50 for 750 ml is well worth the price cause it's just so much smoother.  It practically drinks you.

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« Reply #103 on: October 30, 2018, 04:15:03 PM »
I figured out in college, when I didn't have a dime, that life was too short to drink cheap crappy booze.
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« Reply #104 on: October 30, 2018, 04:43:28 PM »
Amen, brutha.

I don't drink so much hard liquor that I can't afford something decent, and in a lot of cases you don't even need to spend $40 to get something decent.

For single malt Islay Scotch whisky, you can get a 750ml Laphroig 10yr for $37.

If you prefer smooth and inoffensive blended Scotch whisky, The Famous Grouse will run you around $21.

For tequila, you can get a 750ml Cazadores silver for $20, Cazadores reposado for $21, and Cazadores anejo for $35.

Tito's unflavored vodka is $17.

Bombay Sapphire juniper-berry-flavored vodka is $19.

Old Overholt is a delicious rye whiskey that you can get for around $15.

I have bottles of all of these, and twice again as many other styles and brands.  I doubt I go through even one per year of any of them, and that includes what I serve to guests.

There's no need at all to spend a ton, to drink good stuff.  You just need to sample a few, and be willing to look for value rather than trendy labels.











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« Reply #105 on: October 30, 2018, 04:48:43 PM »
yup, amazing the folks that will drink cheap vodka out of a plastic bottle for $7/bottle instead of spending $17 for something decent

I'm a cheap skate, but I gotta draw the line on booze.
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« Reply #106 on: October 30, 2018, 04:58:10 PM »
I prefer the Crown version of fire water.    I'll even take the flavored ones, they are all tasty to me.   The Crown Apple bottle is a favorite with my extended family at Christmas the past couple of years, it seems.  There's always someone who doesn't do Tequila, or Scotch, or whatever... but Crown always seems to be up everyone's alley in our holiday gatherings.  


I do have a beer question - has anyone tried the Bitches Brew?   I was wondering if it was any good, I was considering buying it for someone kind of as a joke, but I was hoping it was at least decent to drink before doing so.    I haven't tried many of the new beers on the market lately but I'm loving all the cool names & labels I see when I scan through the beer aisles here.  










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« Reply #107 on: October 30, 2018, 05:08:11 PM »
never seen it before, but it's got a shark on the label!
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« Reply #108 on: October 30, 2018, 05:16:26 PM »
That's Dogfish Head's branding.  I'm not a huge fan of their beers because they tend toward the EXTREMELY hoppy IPAs, but the description for this one says it's some kind of Imperial Stout blend.

For people that like dark, malty beers, this one is probably pretty good.

Not to be confused with dark, malty, autumnal meads of course.  Dilly dilly!

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« Reply #109 on: October 30, 2018, 05:59:34 PM »
I use-tuh sell cigars for a livin.  And wine.  Both were wildly popular at the time.  They both, along with most hoity-toity hard pours, share the same dynamics of availability and marketing.  A good smoke is entry of $4 a stick, after that its ALL about availability or marketing as the quality doesn't drastically improve... With wines the entry for a good 750ml was around $8.  I hear that's $11 now... Hard pour is the most established and controlled in most states, who shameleasly fix prices but will prosecute anyone else for doing the same with say, gasoline or something . A good bottle of bourbon starts at around $25 around here. A cigar, wine, or bourbon that has a good or great season (due to ingredients grown) and is recognized as such will be twice the price the next season, and due to availability and whether it rates it that season or not... The next season it will be three times the first seasons price, as more folks are aware- some from experiencing the first seasons quality and some from buying into the hype the second season.  The third season out makes or breaks the label.  There are bourbon companies out there whove had 5 plus great seasons, and those prices aint coming down... Same with cigars, and wine .

As an abuser of each of the above, it pisses me off... However, it triggers me to seek that 'next' great one.... Hence, the snobbery. 

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« Reply #110 on: October 30, 2018, 06:03:22 PM »
@Cincydawg  ought to be in this conversation.  He knows a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to booze.  

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« Reply #111 on: October 30, 2018, 10:50:22 PM »
Plenty of great wines and whiskeys with prices that are stable and not escalating year over year.  

I know nothing about cigars so can't comment on that.  I loathe smoking in pretty much any form. I grew up with a mom that smoked heavily, including in the car on long road trips. I can't be within 20' of cigarette smoke without gagging and wanting to hurl.

 

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