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What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 30 April 2020 - 06:06 AM

so this is a toss up for me:
i like bourbon however i am willing to try various brands.
this is my list of go to bourbons and stay away from bourbon (not listing whisky)
1. 1792
2. woodford double oak
3. woodford
4. jim beam bonded

stay away from:
woodford select ($140 a bottle and it sucks)
pappy van winkle ($300+ a bottle and it sucks)
all japanese bourbon

favorite way to drink it:
1. whiskey sours
2. old fashioned
3. neat
4. dirty

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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 30 April 2020 - 06:42 AM

Old Forrester is my go-to right now. The regular 100 proof is great for the price, and the higher proof means a little ice melt doesn't dilute it too much if you want it cold, which is nice if you want to enjoy a cigar with it. That also makes it good for cocktails IMO. I like a lot of their different expressions - even the Prohibition style, which is surprisingly drinkable neat despite being 115 proof.

I personally don't dislike Pappy, although I don't find it worth the price and you can get juice from the same distillery in the form of Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare for a much more reasonable price. They're both heavily allocated though - the Total Wine by my apartment doesn't even carve out shelf space for them here since the supply never lasts more than a few days.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 30 April 2020 - 06:50 AM

ill have to find old forester and give that a try -- however i generally dont like bourbons that are over 80 proof.

i agree with the buffalo trace being comparable with pappy for a much better price and also in this case i think the trace tastes a little bit better.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 01 May 2020 - 07:57 AM

I really liked 3 Olive's Loopy vodka, cuz it tastes like cereal.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 01 May 2020 - 08:01 AM

My drink of choice is scotch, mixed with ginger ale. Right now, I have Chivas Regal 12 year blended at home. I got it on sale at the Virginia ABC store before I moved out west. It's quality scotch without being overly pricey. I got it for $30/bottle, on sale from $60-70/bottle.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 01 May 2020 - 08:29 AM

i have a bottle of this which i save for special drinking buddies


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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 01 May 2020 - 09:24 AM

On the Scotch front, I'm a big fan of The Balvenie. The 12 Year Double Wood is fantastic.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 01 May 2020 - 09:51 PM

Metallica's Blackened bourbon is worth trying, too. I found it remarkably smooth and easy-drinking. I wouldn't make it a regular, but I definitely wouldn't turn it down either.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:09 PM

Scotch, preferably something from Islay. Depending on my mood, either Ardbeg or Lagavulin (with Laphroaig being a close second to either of those). For non-peated Scotch I prefer Balvenie.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:43 PM

I have this GlenDornach bottle which has a subtle peated taste and is otherwise quite balanced. This one I like a lot because although I like the taste of smoked whisky I often find it overwhelming, which is not the case here. It's not the best whisky I have drunk but its signature is what I had been looking for for a while.

Now if you include less strong alcohols I could not choose a favourite red wine, but I have a favourite bear: the Chimay Bleue. Whenever I drink it I feel like home.
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 02 May 2020 - 05:03 PM

ive had red chimay and it was ok -- then i tried gulden draak because it was recommended -- nasty
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 02 May 2020 - 05:54 PM

Chimay Bleue is a brown beer. It's the same quality as the red, only brown and a bit spicy (it has a slight anise taste). It was originally intended as a christmas beer but I guess the spiciness was subtle enough to be drunk all year round. Also it ages well for some reason. Sometimes they age it in wooden barrels. I think it goes well with a pizza. I can also drink a Barbar with a pizza. Gee I want a beer and a pizza...
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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:32 AM

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Re: What is your favorite alcohol brand, drink and why

Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:14 AM

ive been on the hunt for blanton's -- and im not paying over msrp-- hard to find

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