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A thread about spirits!


What do you like drinking?

What's your regular relaxing drink?

What's your special occasion drink?

Do you drink it neat, on the rocks or with a mixer?



A little bit about my spirits drinking habits:

Jack Daniels (right) is my regular 'go to' spirit. The premixes are delicious but way too expensive so I mix it myself. It goes down easy, super easy even at double shot level with a coke mixer. They've just brought out a White Label variety over here which is ~3% less alcohol but is about $10 cheaper (less tax I assume) and apparently tastes the same. Will be trying this out tomorrow so I will report back.

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (left) is my choice if I want something different. It's a very complex and delicate flavour (for it's price) even when mixed with coke.

Captain Morgan Jamacian Rum (middle) is what I get if I just want to smash shit. It has a very heavy flavour and puts hairs on your chest. The great thing about drinking this is no one will steal it as it's an acquired taste.. at least at the strengths I pour it at.

I'm a big fan of bourbon but also adore scotch and whiskey. Jameison is my usual in that regard. I can't drink most of them straight but with half a glass of water or a bunch of ice it goes down quite nicely.

Johnny Walker red label tastes like the plague, Johnny Blue also tastes pretty bad straight to me.

I've become a recent fan of the Long Island Ice Tea cocktail (a shot of vodka, white rum, tequila, gin and fill glass with coke) due to it's absolute devastation it wreaks on sobriety.
Ralphie
This is more of a special thing than my standard 'get crunk' drink, but I've been sampling a good many fine single malt whiskeys during my time in Scotland. Some of the bars in the old town have 300+ whiskeys, its glorious.

So far my favourite by a long way has been Lagavulin 16 year from Islay. My god this is a unique drink. The second you crack open the bottle you get this smokey rich smell, the way a jumper smells after you wear it around a bonfire. It's firey and smooth and amazing, and I only wish I could bring more than 2.25L of alcohol back into australia when I return.
Melg
Jack and coke is my go-to. Ive gotten into the habit of trying to have/try 1 different beer as my first drink when I go out now, its quite fun! Tried Little Creatures last Sunday, was tasty. I also did a shot of straight alcohol that wasnt absinthe for the first time that night. Ive discovered it gives a much faster and smoother "drunkness" than just drinking mixers all night. Things you learn ><
SilverClaw
What do you like drinking? bourbon and coke

What's your regular relaxing drink? ice cold beer with dinner

What's your special occasion drink? greyhound - juice must be freshly squeezed

Do you drink it neat, on the rocks or with a mixer?
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Seylana wrote:
I also did a shot of straight alcohol that wasnt absinthe for the first time that night. Ive discovered it gives a much faster and smoother "drunkness" than just drinking mixers all night.

I'm not sure how you didn't learn that from shotting absinthe?

Little Creatures is great. If their pale ale is on the beer list I'll usually get that because it's pretty strong and usually the same price as all the other beers ;) Their brewery over here in Fremantle is great for a drink and feed too.
Melg
Well when I drink Absinthe I go from being a bit buzzed and happy to a total flailing HOLY SHIT LIFE IS AMAZING I CANT WALK mess in about 5 minutes. We were doing Bacardi shots and it just seemed to transition more gradually and I didnt feel as sick.
Fun
I need to be a little more refined with my drinking I think, I really only drink beer when I'm out just due to cost. Probably my only regular mixed drink would be gin and tonic, especially if there is Tanqueray gin available. Other than that I probably enjoy rum the most because I generally just enjoy the flavour in cocktails more than vodka/tequila, and a well made Mojito literally cannot be beaten.
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Fun wrote:
I need to be a little more refined with my drinking I think, I really only drink beer when I'm out just due to cost. Probably my only regular mixed drink would be gin and tonic, especially if there is Tanqueray gin available. Other than that I probably enjoy rum the most because I generally just enjoy the flavour in cocktails more than vodka/tequila, and a well made Mojito literally cannot be beaten.


I've never been able to enjoy gin and tonics, even with nice expensive gin, even with a bit of cucumber in it. It makes it more bearable but there's still just overbearing bitterness that I don't really enjoy.

It feels like I made this thread so long ago! Because i've been making healthier choices lately I've been staying away from my usual beer/cider diet, even missing Jacks and Jim Beam Black Cherry due to not drinking coke for ages.

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I'm onto rum, and it is glorious.


Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan Spiced Gold are the staples. Havana Club is ok, Bundaberg Spiced Rum is very manly, Kraken Rum for special occasions. I'm wanting to pick up a Bacardi Oakheart to mix it up a bit too.

Pour rum in glass, pour water in glass. Lots of water if you want a quiet night, little water if you want to get smashed. Works well and you never run out of mixers!
Cakes
You seem to be on an alcoholic posting spree.

I'm excited to receive 3 bottles of coconut rum and sambuca on Friday. Om nom nom.

OH! For those that are into scotch, Monkey Shoulder is pretty delicious. It's a blend, but it's a blend of single malts. Tasty shit.
http://www.monkeyshoulder.com/index.php For deets and a viewing of their spinning bottle.
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My posts just kept rolling into different threads I knew exists so I decided to try keep it all relevant :P

I went through a large single malt scotch stage, even got a bottle of Lagavulin (not for me) to try out all the different styles. I'm a big fan of the highland scotches as they're easier to drink without coke.

Rum is just as delicious and cheaper so i've stuck to that, however I still have a decent range of scotches for special occasions.

I've seen Monkey Shoulder around but haven't tried it.. yet.

Monkey Shoulder is a premium Scotch Whisky that is steeped in history and culture and to this day is still tended by hand by the experienced Malt Men of Speyside. A smooth and rich 'triple' malt Scotch (a world first!) that has been blended from three of Speyside's finest single malts and using batches from only 27 casks to produce this fine malt whisky. A delightful nose of sherry, cinnamon baked pear, butterscotch, barley, strawberry and Bourbon vanilla. Are complimented by tangy, sweet nut, citrus, mint, oak and orange peel.


Sounds delicious, might have to pick it up next time I see it!
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