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Title: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on April 09, 2008, 09:03:10 am
ok so...i need booze...good booze, not just any booze.

I was searching around trying to find out what the best rum i could acquire from my local liquor store would be, but doubt that it would carry any of the ones I found.

Never tried Whisky...and this may sound like blasphemy but I hate the taste of beer (or at least any of the ones I have had)

Don't drink Vodka much, etc. etc....

Whatever suggestions you got, bring em on!
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on April 09, 2008, 12:24:41 pm
Bacardis are good. You can try dark rum as well, preferable from caribbean area. This one is what I drank last
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_6LYpzJ4alIo/Rpmr11CyALI/AAAAAAAAALs/ch0Y1SiZTaE/s320/barbancourt.jpg)
and it was very good. I usually mix rum with Cola and maybe add lemon but it's tastes good just as it is as well. I have tried several caribbean rums (almost everyone that's available in Finland) and so far all of them have been good. You can try drink called Stroh if you like - it gots more alcohol and tastes like strong alcohol. It's rum type drink but technically it is not rum. It's really good party drink if you mix it with Cola but I don't drink it otherwise... One of my friends calls it "poison" and I can understand his viewpoint.

If you want to taste something really yummy buy some mint liqueur, cook some hot chocolate and add mint liqueur there when you're about to drink it. Outcome is warm drink that tastes good. In the matter of fact it tastes so good that be careful not to drink too much since you barely notice the taste of alcohol there even if you put in quite much liqueur there.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: dezo on April 09, 2008, 01:39:02 pm
http://www.matusalem.com

The shitz.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on April 09, 2008, 10:53:31 pm
Ya, I usually drink Rum and Coke (some times I use Dr.Pepper+Pepsi+Rum...its pretty good)

And just finished some Bacardi Gold that I didn't find overly impressive. I will have to keep an eye out for those :)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on April 09, 2008, 11:14:14 pm
Tequila Gold is very nice to drink, and has enough taste to drink it straight.
Sambouka is nice, very sweet stuff with a taste of licorice.
Minttu is a nice very sweet booze with a strong taste of mint (dont' think you can get it over in the 'states, though).
If you can get ahold of it, get some Chinese Aqua Vitae. It's very strong, tastes of rice and has a great burn.
Whisky is obvious.

All these drinks are supposed to be drunk straight with no extra shit like lemons, salt, cola or whatever.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Von on April 10, 2008, 12:17:52 am
Jagermeister! Strong aniseed taste, awesome to drink straight.

Also, if you've never tried whisky, make sure your first taste isn't a blended. Get a single malt. A good starting point would be Glenfiddich.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Lysix on April 10, 2008, 12:27:43 am
Glenfiddich.

ahaha, i used to put all my colouring pencils and felt tip pens in a metal glenfiddich case when i was younger.
sorry, had to be said.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Torp v2.0 on April 10, 2008, 01:05:31 am
evilcandybag: Golden Tequila can, if shotted, be drunk with stuff, german-style. That is, cinnamon instead of salt, orange instead of lemon.

Nobody's suggested cognac yet, I see. There's also this drink whose name I've forgotten, a mixture of cognac and grapejuice. It's rather good, but only about 18%, so not a spirit. There's also port wine, which is yummy if you get the right one. It's about 20%. Graham's is a good one. Of course, you'll have to like red wine.

A new favourite of mine is gin. Well, it's not a new favourite, I've liked it for quite some time as a part of Gin & Tonic, or other drinks, but I've found that it's actually a pretty good spirit to drink straight as well. Or, even better, in a dry martini (that is, a mixture of gin and vermouth. The vermouth need not be Martini brand. The mixture should be little vermouth to lots of gin).
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on April 10, 2008, 01:55:36 am
Sambouka is nice, very sweet stuff with a taste of licorice.

I have had it, but I hate the taste of black licorice so..that one is out :P
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: cloudstrifex on April 10, 2008, 03:03:25 am
Three Olives Vodka or Miller High Life for beer (or even Busch :P).
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on April 10, 2008, 03:06:27 am
evilcandybag: Golden Tequila can, if shotted, be drunk with stuff, german-style. That is, cinnamon instead of salt, orange instead of lemon.

The 'supposed' was of course my own opinion entirely. In my ideal world it's a crime to mix any booze with anything else except perhaps a little water after it's left the bottle.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Torp v2.0 on April 10, 2008, 04:11:38 am
But then you have to disapprove of a number of pretty damn nifty drinks. This is a problem...

Now, I am in agreeance with you when it comes to whisky, or more specifically, high-quality whiskies. They should not be mixed with anything but some water. I suppose the same can be said to go for a number of other high-quality spirits as well. However, the idea that one should not mix spirits with other beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, must be discounted as just plain wrong and crazy talk.

First of all, a number of alcoholic beverages are already mixtures. Good examples are port wine (without with which we would not have port casks to keep our whiskies in, which, indeed, makes a number of the best whiskies actually a blend of whisky and trace amounts of other beverages (in sufficient amounts to give the whisky taste)) and Pineau des Charentes.

Secondly, there are a number of drinks and cocktails that are simply very good. One such is the martini, which admittedly needs not be a cocktail (the so-called Churchill Martini is in fact just gin. If the gin is high-quality, this is quite enjoyable, and also gives you a lot of weird looks). On the topic of gin, Gin & Tonic is a traditional and very refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

Now, a good cocktail or mixed drink is made not to mask the taste of alcoholic beverages, but to enhance the taste experience in some way. There are two different approaches here: Having the alcohol as the base and having the alcohol as a flavouring agent. A martini is a classical example of the former; the taste of the gin is subtly modified by the addition of the vermouth, making for a more interesting drink. A G&T is exactly the opposite; the gin is used as a flavouring agent to the tonic water, originally to mask the bitter taste of quinine, which was used as a medicine to prevent malaria.

In many cases of cocktails and drinks one can actually well defend the use of expensive and high-quality alcohols. This goes especially for the former kind, where the spirit will usually be at least 3/4th of volume (before ice, though most cocktails of this kind should be served up, that is strained; the drink will be chilled, but no ice is left to melt and dilute it nor keep it chilled to 0 degrees Celcius (I, myself, when enjoying a drink of this kind, will usually prefer it to heat up a bit from the shaking as warmer drinks taste more)).

This brings me to a sort of conclusion: The addition of other ingredients to an alcoholic beverage is most highly acceptable, when done for the right reasons. The right reasons should be to enhance the flavour and your enjoyment, not to mask the taste of the spirit so as to more easily get drunk. Using high-quality spirits can in many cases be defended; however in cases of drinks where the taste of the spirit is not the main flavour, it should usually be considered superfluous. That is not to say that you should use low-quality spirits; I do not condone the use of cheap and bad spirits for any reason. There is still a difference between making your Cuba Libre with a standard Havana Club Añejo Blanco and a Añejo 15 Años.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Moheeheeko on April 10, 2008, 08:33:11 am


Nobody's suggested cognac yet, I see. There's also this drink whose name I've forgotten, a mixture of cognac and grapejuice. It's rather good, but only about 18%, so not a spirit. There's also port wine, which is yummy if you get the right one. It's about 20%. Graham's is a good one. Of course, you'll have to like red wine.


theres something liek that here in the states called HypnotiQ, its cognac vodka and fruit juices, mighty tasty, but bloody expensive.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Viherminttu on April 10, 2008, 11:26:09 am
Seconding Sambucca. Love the stuff.

I'm mostly a beer drinking. I drink beers like Asahi, Tiger, Coopers, Boag's, James Squire, BeezNeez and Bluetongue (Aussie beers I actually like), etc.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on April 10, 2008, 01:59:29 pm
But then you have to disapprove of a number of pretty damn nifty drinks. This is a problem...

Of course I have to. And for me, it's not a problem since I have yet to find any such drink that I like.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Leissi on April 10, 2008, 05:14:46 pm
Jagermeister! Strong aniseed taste, awesome to drink straight.

Also, if you've never tried whisky, make sure your first taste isn't a blended. Get a single malt. A good starting point would be Glenfiddich.
My my, hear these words of wisdom! Everyone has to try Jägermeister at least once, and if you're feeling up to it, you can build a shot of it with Bailey's on top, it smoothens the experience somewhat.

Malibu (coconut liquor) is a good experience also, or at least was for me :)

but, Malibu isn't really 'booze' as someone might want it (sub 22% alcohol, or ~44 proof) I might suggest you try to get your hands on Gin & Tonic or Gin & Grapefruit soda, it makes good long drinks.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: WereVolvo on April 10, 2008, 06:39:18 pm
Malibu (coconut liquor) is a good experience also, or at least was for me :)

Coconut liquor is the devil's work!

I'll NEVER make the mistake of getting drunk on the stuff (or for that matter, chug it down like beer when you're drunk to begin with) again! I still get queasy when I remember the smell and taste of it to this day >_<

Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Smeagol on April 10, 2008, 07:20:42 pm
Miller High Life for beer (or even Busch :P).

My god, America is like a third world country in regards to beer.

Malibu (coconut liquor) is a good experience also, or at least was for me :)

Coconut liquor is the devil's work!

I'll NEVER make the mistake of getting drunk on the stuff (or for that matter, chug it down like beer when you're drunk to begin with) again! I still get queasy when I remember the smell and taste of it to this day >_<

Oh thank god, I thought I was the only one stupid enough to do that.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on April 10, 2008, 09:15:06 pm
Everyone has to try Jägermeister at least once, and if you're feeling up to it, you can build a shot of it with Bailey's on top, it smoothens the experience somewhat.

Oh, I have had Jager plenty of times, mainly with red bull, but never with Baily's.

suggest you try to get your hands on Gin & Tonic or Gin & Grapefruit soda, it makes good long drinks.

This sounds interesting me to, because I like grapefruit soda, and this may give me another reason to buy it (since noone else I know, drinks it)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Erica on April 10, 2008, 10:09:46 pm

Minttu is a nice very sweet booze with a strong taste of mint If you can get ahold of it

I prefer Minttu Black, it has a taste of liqourice instead of the original mint =)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on April 11, 2008, 03:11:14 am
Heh... If you want to try something exotic you should try salmiac booze or tar booze. They're never mixed and they are drunk in shots, they are wonderful. I'm pretty sure that you won't find them from anywhere else than Finland, thou but if you find they are very great drinks.

When it comes to mixing alcoholic beverages with juices, lemonades, hot chocolate or coffee I do that all. Well except coffee because I don't drink coffee except in wilderness and there I don't drink booze so those two never meet before me.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on April 11, 2008, 03:16:28 am
Salmiac booze is great, but dangerous. You can almost drink it like water, so it's bound to get you piss drunk no matter how careful you think you are.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on April 11, 2008, 03:20:05 am
Remember...I am in Canada D: I can't get alot of this stuff....and even the stuff I can, the Liquor store near me isn't exactly huge and stocked with many exotic drinks :P
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Torp v2.0 on April 11, 2008, 04:27:04 am
Gravehill: Tar booze?
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Viherminttu on April 11, 2008, 07:01:17 am
Drink tar booze in a sauna and you've got 3 of Finland's best cure-alls all in one. :)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on April 11, 2008, 12:21:26 pm
Yep... Tar booze or tar liqueur. Tastes very good.

http://www.alko.fi/tuotteet/en/002063
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Jack Lupino on April 11, 2008, 10:17:26 pm
ABSYNTHE
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on April 12, 2008, 08:30:39 pm
ABSYNTHE


You can't exactly fine Absinthe in many areas, it is there, but not in every local Liquor store.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on August 25, 2012, 10:14:13 pm
Fucking necro!
So Ron Jeremy has released a rum, which is actually really good. I wrote a review on Google+ which I'll share here as well:

Review of Ron de Jeremy, the Original Adult Rum
The label keeps its promises; this is a very smooth rum with a long aftertaste that completely fills the mouth with pleasant sensations.
It has a powerful toffee taste with a hint of fruitiness.
Despite its smooth character, this rum is, just as the label promises, nothing for children; behind the smooth facade is a distinct sharpness which reminisces of the tighter moments in life.
For the price of 435 SEK (approximately €43), this rum is not something you'd want to mix with coke, but rather an upstanding citizen in your collection that is more than capable to satisfy you when you want something other than whisky deep down your throat.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on January 25, 2013, 01:42:59 am
...necromancing necropost! Just noticed that thing about Ron Jeremy rum... sounds... nice... :)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: LoveLostGunfire on January 25, 2013, 04:36:54 am
 :o Holy crap, I didn't realize who that guy was until I saw his picture. Good thing I have my mouse speed set so high. There were some questionable pictures I doubt I could explain away to my mother.

All that being said...when my mother isn't hovering around here I'm going to see if this stuff is available in Canada. Unless someone here knows off the bat?
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: harvey danger on January 25, 2013, 07:38:19 pm
Yeah, Ron Jeremy's older works are not very family friendly.

Being that he's an American and ecb was able to get some all the way in Sweden I think you'll be able to get it in Canadia. More likely in liquor shops that carry specialty liquors.

My girlfriend's parents bought me some Powers Gold Label Special Reserve 12 year (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2904.aspx). It's omnom. Very smooth (and therefore, dangerous) blended Irish whiskey. Sometimes I take the cork out just to sniff it, it smells so good.

Next to try is Redbreast (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-16763.aspx), and then some Pappy Van Winkle 15 (http://oldripvanwinkle.com/products/pappy-van-winkles-family-reserve-15yr/) because I want some bourbon.

If anyone is looking for good rye whiskey to try, check out this article (http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/11/best-american-whiskey.html).
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on January 25, 2013, 08:38:35 pm
Gotta acquire myself some good drinks - and god damn soon! Talking about those whiskeys and bourbons, seeing them bottles and hearing Harvey's sweet words made me feel warm and desiring... The color, the smell, the taste... the fire... Ah...
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on January 25, 2013, 08:51:08 pm
Since it seems my going out tonight was cancelled by an external agency, I might just have a sip of one of my other favourites: Blanton's Kentucky Straight Bourbon. It is an excellent single barrel bourbon with a bottle shaped as the Holy Hand Grenade and a tin horse attached to the cork. Classy.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on January 26, 2013, 12:11:52 am
I just remembered that I got bottle of rum... somewhere... and one bottle of apparently good whiskey, also, somewhere else... or atleast I think so, gotta find it first. Rum's whereabouts I kind of guess or remember well but that bottle of whiskey, that's a tricky one... If I can find it - and I surely will someday! - but if I will find it tomorrow I might actually take some of them goodis after kids have went to sleep. Will post more details when I've found my precioussssss, the rummy treasury.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: mumppis on January 26, 2013, 09:49:04 am
well i pretty much have only drank rum these past 5 years when i have something stronger and after tested shitload of rums gotta say

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 años
Bacardi 8 years old gold rum
Angostura 1919 12 years old
El Dorado 12 years old

pretty much hit the top both in quality/price comparison

Have tasted alot of more expensive rums and they are okay but if you want quality around 50 euro price range I recomend these.

Next in the list I have Ron Zacapa XO thats around 150e bottle but gotta try it
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Gravehill on January 26, 2013, 08:19:04 pm
El Dorado 12 years old
That one I've tried and love it <3
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: LoveLostGunfire on January 27, 2013, 12:56:17 am
At the risk of sounding like such a girl, I must ask this question...and the reason I'm asking is because you guys seem pretty knowledgeable in the realm of alcoholic beverages. I'm not sure if that extends only to "the hard stuff" but I guess I'll find out.

My mother's been looking for a good rosé and I recently purchased one made in Ontario (at the advice of a friend) but she didn't like it. I tasted it the other day and it is somewhat stronger/sharper tasting than I would have thought it to be. Soooo yeah. If anyone here has any idea of a rosé on the sweeter side, let me know.

If I'm silly and this is nothing but rambling, please do ignore me and carry on about rum, bourbon and what have you....and sorry for changing the "topic"  :-[
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: harvey danger on March 05, 2013, 07:22:51 am
Since it seems my going out tonight was cancelled by an external agency, I might just have a sip of one of my other favourites: Blanton's Kentucky Straight Bourbon. It is an excellent single barrel bourbon with a bottle shaped as the Holy Hand Grenade and a tin horse attached to the cork. Classy.

I found some of this at my local store. I was very tempted to buy it but I have to save money for taxes this year as I neglected/forgot to save all last year.

LLG:

Unfortunately I can't help you much there. Despite working in a restaurant with a large wine cellar and moving a lot of bottles I never actually got the chance to taste them. :(

We did sell a lot of this, Cape Bleue Rosé: http://www.palmbay.com/jean-luc-colombo-cape-bleue-rose.htm (http://www.palmbay.com/jean-luc-colombo-cape-bleue-rose.htm)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: LoveLostGunfire on March 05, 2013, 08:53:03 pm
I really appreciate this, thank you! I'll look into that for sure...I mean, there must be a reason they sold a lot of that.

Happy drinking, everyone :)
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: harvey danger on April 02, 2013, 07:11:14 am
I got to have some Blanton's yesterday at my family's Easter get-together. Pretty omnommy.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on April 03, 2013, 01:44:27 am
Yay Blanton's!
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on August 08, 2014, 08:47:57 am
Bit of a necro, but booze never goes out of fashion.

Still a Rum person after everything I've tried so far. Works well depending on the type of day it is, dark or white.

But coming up a close second is Gin, a good Gin and Lemonlime Soda mix is fantastic, especially since its effin hot as shit here during the summer. And coming up as bronze, is the ol Vodka, any mix, but oddly enough, Vanilla Vodka with some Sunny D is a 1:1 Orange Creamsicle taste.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on August 13, 2014, 11:23:35 pm
Booze necro is best necro. I have been poor the last few years, so I haven't really been able to expand my booze-repertoire. Still chugging along on whisky and rum, mostly. Gonna buy myself some more whiskys when I get a job in September.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Cerapter on August 14, 2014, 10:49:59 pm
I blend fruit smoothies and put amaretto in it. Derp.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Chronologix on August 14, 2014, 11:10:39 pm
I blend fruit smoothies and put amaretto in it. Derp.

This sounds like too much work, great for summer....but Amaretto is sweet enough to drink straight :P
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on August 16, 2014, 01:13:24 pm
Did a nice drink from chocolate milk, Minttu, Malibu and dark chocolate chips. Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: MashedByMachines on August 25, 2014, 03:05:54 pm
Kinda on topic but not really: I did an evil drink for a bachelor party consisting of Mintu, cream cheese, ham, and ginger cookie spice mix. Everyone who smelled it instantly threw up. Success!
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Tolkki on August 26, 2014, 01:16:07 am
Kinda on topic but not really: I did an evil drink for a bachelor party consisting of Mintu, cream cheese, ham, and ginger cookie spice mix. Everyone who smelled it instantly threw up. Success!
Most parts of that are... well almost sensible, but ham? HAM? No wonder if they threw up lol.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Blastyr on August 26, 2014, 03:16:44 am
My tastes settled on whiskeys pretty early on.

Bushmills (http://www.bushmills.com/) is an Irish whiskey that I like to keep around for whenever the mood strikes to have a drink. It's not expensive so I don't feel too bad mixing it with something like cola, but it's also smooth enough to drink on its own. If you like whiskey, give this a try. You won't be disappointed.

Maker's Mark (https://www.makersmark.com/) is my bourbon brand of choice. On the rocks or with a bit of water, a glass of this is sometimes just what I need after a long day.

[...] Vanilla Vodka with some Sunny D is a 1:1 Orange Creamsicle taste.
...I must try this, as soon as possible. It sounds similar to a mix I've had a few times: cake vodka + pineapple juice. It's like drinking a pineapple upside-down cake. Heaven.

Kinda on topic but not really: I did an evil drink for a bachelor party consisting of Mintu, cream cheese, ham, and ginger cookie spice mix. Everyone who smelled it instantly threw up. Success!
Most parts of that are... well almost sensible, but ham? HAM? No wonder if they threw up lol.
You could say they really... 8) HAMMED IT UP. oh god sorry don't kill me
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on August 31, 2014, 04:39:15 pm
Kinda on topic but not really: I did an evil drink for a bachelor party consisting of Mintu, cream cheese, ham, and ginger cookie spice mix. Everyone who smelled it instantly threw up. Success!
Most parts of that are... well almost sensible, but ham? HAM? No wonder if they threw up lol.
You could say they really... 8) HAMMED IT UP. oh god sorry don't kill me

A bit ham-fisted, that response.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 21, 2014, 06:58:00 am
Hmmm... Booze.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: WereVolvo on December 01, 2014, 09:00:33 pm
Booze is good. Good is booze.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: Caranfin on December 01, 2014, 09:54:01 pm
Good booze is good. Bad booze? Good?
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on December 02, 2014, 10:30:17 pm
Is the Volvo drunk with Torp?
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: WereVolvo on December 03, 2014, 08:35:33 pm
Sadly not. The Volvo is in his new apartment, chilling after a long workday and looking forward to the office christmas party on Friday.
Title: Re: Booze
Post by: evilcandybag on December 04, 2014, 08:22:06 pm
That's too bad =(
Yay for christmas party, though!