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« Reply #925 on: August 26, 2015, 01:20:54 AM »
 :thumbup1   Just had a nice English IPA from Trader Joe's .  They call it "The King's English" .   
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    « Reply #926 on: August 26, 2015, 09:10:53 AM »
    Pilsner Urquell .   Its a Czech original -  very nice. 

    If memory serves, Budvar Budweis (marketed in this country as Czechweis due to trademark disputes with Anheiser-Busch) was also quite good.

    Of course, I was drinking it in Germany, where it didn't have nearly as far to travel.
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    « Reply #927 on: August 26, 2015, 11:03:22 AM »
    Mods, can we get a "like" button?  That Trappist... :cool


    Stella Artois is another Pilsner to try.

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    « Reply #928 on: September 14, 2015, 08:19:36 PM »
    There are many less than stellar alcohol ads out there, but this one is different. Contemplated posting it in awesomeness for sheer novelty, but meh. Here is more appropriate.

    Might have to try this one, as I am cynical towards good Irish whisky. Many seem a bit harsh in my opinion.



    ETA: They have a single malt. Yep. Definitely going to have to try this at somepoint.

    http://www.tullamoredew.com/us-en/products/10-year-old-single-malt
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    « Reply #929 on: September 14, 2015, 09:03:47 PM »
    Had some Tullamore Dew while I was in Ireland - quite nice, but ended up bringing home a bottle of Knappogue Castle 12 yr single malt instead, at the suggestion of the shop owner.

    Haven't cracked it yet, nor the bottle of Jameson's 12 yr Reserve...

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    « Reply #930 on: September 14, 2015, 09:23:17 PM »
    Jameson is interesting in that it seems to hold the title of being the Irish whiskey in the states, I find little reason to consume it other than that sentimentality. Perhaps if I spent more time with it, it may grow on me (as I have only had it from friend's supplies).

    Come to think of it, my friends just might buy the cheaper of the the brand. I'll have to see what Jameson has to offer.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #931 on: September 14, 2015, 09:39:20 PM »
    Actually Jameson's is a whole line of Irish whiskeys of which the namesake is just the most prevalent.  "Redbreast" is a bit more refined with a little more time in the cask.  Maybe worthwhile or not - depending on your affinity for the Irish spirit.

    I tried a newcomer to the fray a while back called 2 Gingers .  Not bad.   Not bad at all.  I decided to buy a second bottle which I consider the hallmark of any whiskey worthy of consideration to include in the seasonal rotation.  Seems to me that it is very near to Jameson's in terms of quality and usually can be found at something of a discount due to its newness to the market.  It is not my intent to take advantage of someone else's marketing misfortune but dollars don't come easy these days and they are spent wisely or not at all if I have anything to say about it.  ( And I usually don't.  Just ask my wife.   :facepalm  ) 
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    « Reply #932 on: September 15, 2015, 04:11:35 PM »
    Bushmills 16 year old single malt is pretty tasty when it comes to irish drams.  It is triple wood finished if I recall.  While not a fan of portwood finishes on whisky in general, it ain't too shabby.

    Changing the subject a bit, I've just returned from a week in Lebanon.  I was doing some work as a part of a team assisting Syrian refugees in Tyre, which is just a few miles from the Israeli border, in Hezbollah controlled territory.  Yeah, call me crazy.   I can't go into detail about our work beyond that we were a US Christian medical team doing volunteer work under a visa connecting us with a particular Lebanese evangelical church.   The conditions were not very pleasant, as you can probably appreciate, and the local Imam was polite but very emphatic that we not attempt any proselytizing of the refugees, who were 90% Shia Muslim and mostly women and children.  If you have any doubts that someone, either Asad or the "rebels" (fundamentalist wackos in the extreme), I have photographic evidence of the use of chemical weapons on these civilians.  This is a humanitarian tragedy beginning to approach the proportions of the Holocaust.  Lebanon has absorbed at least 1.1 million Syrian refugees, perhaps as many as 1.5 million and has a government that is on the verge of collapse from its own problems.   Even Hezbollah, which I despise with my entire being, has realized that the largest percentage of those refugees are in its own back yard and beyond any possibility of receiving any meaningful assistance from them.  So, they begrudgingly let even Christians come in to help as long as we don't do anything overt to challenge their iron fist.  Lots of AK toters, for sure.  We saw, triaged, and treated over 800 refugees while in country.  That's a drop in the bucket, but every little bit helps those who receive it.   And it showed them that Americans are not what their Imam and Hezbollah make us out to be.

    Anyway, on our last day in country, we ventured up the coastline to Byblos and enjoyed a dinner at a well-regarded local seafood restaurant.  I decided to try the local beer, a dark lager, Almaza, that was surprisingly tasty.  Worked well with fried calamari.

     
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    « Reply #933 on: September 15, 2015, 06:01:21 PM »
    Bushmills 16 yo you say? :hmm

    Very interesting, Mississippi.

    What type of medical personell are you? It seems we don't have many in the medical field here on WTA. Which is a shame.

    Almaza. Most likely something I'll never get to try here in the states and even if I did, my pallete doesn't enjoy beer :hide.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #934 on: September 16, 2015, 06:31:45 PM »
    I'm really not medical personnel in the sense of a provider.  I am in medical administration.  My role in the trip was logistical, assembling the team, making sure we had the equipment and supplies we needed, the proper paperwork in place both in the US and in Lebanon to get prescription meds and medical instruments, sharps, needles, IV vials and such in and out of the country.  When on site, I ran the makeshift pharmacy to fill the prescriptions written by the docs and dentist for the refugees.

    Yeah, Bushmills 16 is a true single malt.  It is triple wood aged, with a finish in portwood.  Pretty tasty.  It is the only Irish true single malt I have at the moment.   It is similar to Glenmorangie Portwood Finish, although I prefer the latter a bit.
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    « Reply #935 on: September 16, 2015, 07:07:01 PM »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #936 on: July 02, 2016, 09:45:25 PM »
    Just a heads up .    I was at Costco earlier and they had an $8.00 per bottle instant coupon on Laphroaig 10 year old.  That brings the price down to $29.99 out the door plus tax.   I haven't seen that stuff for less than $35.00 a bottle for years.  Oddly enough, one followed me home and is now squirreled away waiting for cooler temperatures.    :cool
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    « Reply #937 on: July 02, 2016, 11:57:05 PM »
    I'm in Pensacola on vacation. Cheaper and quicker for me to set fire to some swampgrass and use 'em as straws for swampwater. :neener
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    « Reply #938 on: July 03, 2016, 12:10:55 AM »
    Whatever works for you is fine by me.   :cool
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    « Reply #939 on: April 15, 2017, 08:26:53 PM »
    Reviving this per Chris's request:

    I really do not drink much at all.  I certainly don't do it to the point of intoxication, and so much of the appeal is lost on me.  I do not like beer - it upsets my stomach - and wine isn't much better... 

    The only thing I really 'like' drinking is Kirschwasser - cherry brandy.  Not 'cherry flavored,' this stuff is actually made by distilling Black Forest cherries into liquor.  The cherry flavor is very faint, almost not even there.  Not a 'sweet drink,' but a subtle, smooth flavor.  Very tasty... but it costs.  Over $40 a bottle in the PA state liquor stores.

    https://www.schladerer.de/en/fruit-brandies-liqueurs/details/hausbrennerei/schwarzwaelder-kirschwasser.html
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    « Reply #940 on: April 15, 2017, 10:31:33 PM »
    Reviving this per Chris's request:

    I really do not drink much at all.  I certainly don't do it to the point of intoxication, and so much of the appeal is lost on me.  I do not like beer - it upsets my stomach - and wine isn't much better... 

    The only thing I really 'like' drinking is Kirschwasser - cherry brandy.  Not 'cherry flavored,' this stuff is actually made by distilling Black Forest cherries into liquor.  The cherry flavor is very faint, almost not even there.  Not a 'sweet drink,' but a subtle, smooth flavor.  Very tasty... but it costs.  Over $40 a bottle in the PA state liquor stores.

    https://www.schladerer.de/en/fruit-brandies-liqueurs/details/hausbrennerei/schwarzwaelder-kirschwasser.html

    Thank you, Kaso  :cool.

    How do you typically drink this? I'm not very familiar with Brandy, so I'm not sure if room temp, chilled, neat, or mixed is the appropriate method.


    In the spirit of reviving this thread, name off your favourite Vodka. I pretty well know my taste in whisky now, but sometimes a guy wants the refreshing taste of paint remover over ice  :neener.
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    « Reply #941 on: April 15, 2017, 11:22:02 PM »
    I don't know how it is 'supposed' to be drunk...  I sip it at room temperature.  :shrug  Drinking it cold, or fast, I wouldn't be able to taste it as well.
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    « Reply #942 on: April 15, 2017, 11:24:05 PM »
    Russian Standard.

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    « Reply #943 on: April 15, 2017, 11:31:09 PM »
    Russian Standard.

    I can tell that it's my bed time. I misread this as "Military Special" at first. Whether vodka or whiskey, that brand in the PX is so bad that even my alcoholic enlisted buddies won't touch it. I've heard some horror stories about it :hide .

    I think the last bottle of Vodka I had was Russian Standard Platinum. It was quite good! I also had Kalashnikov vodka, because of my love for the rifle. Even my username is derived from the maker of both the rifle and the vodka Michail T. Kalashnikov.

    I don't know how it is 'supposed' to be drunk...  I sip it at room temperature.  :shrug  Drinking it cold, or fast, I wouldn't be able to taste it as well.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #944 on: April 15, 2017, 11:49:20 PM »
    Vodka .  .  .   :hmm   .  .  .  whatever kind I'm not forced to drink.   :cool   Actually, Ketel One isn't too bad.  Especially if you dilute it with grapefruit juice and a dash of Dry or Blue Curacao over ice. 
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    « Reply #945 on: April 16, 2017, 04:52:20 AM »
    Beer before liquor, never been sicker.  Liquor before beer, you're in the clear.


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    « Reply #946 on: April 16, 2017, 08:05:40 AM »
    I'm personally partial to high rye bourbons and rye whiskey,
    I've had Jameson and it was an utter disappointment.

    My current go to is Bulleit. Its got a nice sweet peppery taste to it and it's super smooth compared to the Jim beam black I used to get.
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    « Reply #947 on: April 17, 2017, 09:51:37 PM »
    Did someone say Military Special???

    I've had this in my liquor cabinet for years.  We tried it for the lolz once and it's pretty awful.


    It's been a long time, but IIRC the MS Rum wasn't horrible when used as a mixer.  At the same time,  a Lance Criminal will drink anything...

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    « Reply #948 on: April 17, 2017, 11:40:34 PM »
    Sort of like the command, "Fire for effect!" .  .  .   :cool
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    « Reply #949 on: April 18, 2017, 08:20:07 AM »
       Favorite vodka is probably Sobieski.  Very smooth for a good price.   Russian Standard is good as well.  Svedka is okay, mainly because it's about the only Swedish liquor around.   

     Seagrams and/or Lewis and Clark Vodka is good for mixing.

       
       I'll admit my main drink involves vodka somehow.  My bar is stocked with some of everything, but Sobieski vodka, Lord Calvert and Black Velvet Canadian whiskey are the most used of them.
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