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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #525 on: October 15, 2012, 10:21:18 pm »
I've been meaning to check out Bulleit Bourbon, but have a cabinet full of whiskies already. First-world problems and all that.

(Laphroiag Quarter Cask is nice, though.)
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    « Reply #526 on: October 16, 2012, 12:09:51 am »
    You... actually like Laphroiag?

    More power to you, man.  To me it tastes like sucking on a square of peat moss.  :vomit

    A friend of mine drinks it once a year... to remind himself how it tastes.

    There's a Corsair Artisinal whiskey you might like: Triple-Smoked. Equal portions of the barley are smoked over peat, cherry wood, and beechwood.  When I was told this, I was originally... hesitant, shall we say. but the end product is very, very good.

    Oddly enough, Corsair also makes the only gins I like drinking. The other ones I've tried have all tasted like floorwax and PineSol.

    http://www.corsairartisan.com/spirits/triple-smoke-american-single-malt-whiskey/

    We visited their distillery in Bowling Green, KY earlier this year. Great bunch of guys there. Spent a LOT of time talking to us about the craft.

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    « Reply #527 on: October 16, 2012, 09:02:00 am »
    You... actually like Laphroiag?

    More power to you, man.  To me it tastes like sucking on a square of peat moss.  :vomit
    Where is your bog now?!

    I find the smoke and iodine flavors interesting. And, alas, I'm really not kidding about the unrefined palate. Blended whiskies are okay, but don't really excite me. Maybe I need to go someplace with a wide variety and sample a bunch, but I'm kinda stuck buying by the bottle, right now.

    There's a Corsair Artisinal whiskey you might like: Triple-Smoked. Equal portions of the barley are smoked over peat, cherry wood, and beechwood.  When I was told this, I was originally... hesitant, shall we say. but the end product is very, very good.
    I keep my eyes peeled, then. Being in the same state as the distillery, there's at least some hope of being able to find it.
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    « Reply #528 on: October 16, 2012, 11:16:10 am »
    Well, they ship here to Athens, so you should have a good shot (pun intended).  They're not cheap, per se, but they are less expensive than, say, a fifth of Oban.

    Happy hunting!  :)

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    « Reply #529 on: October 16, 2012, 01:41:50 pm »
    There's a start up microbrewery here in town, New Republic Brewing, that makes a nice dunkelweizen.  Possibly the first dunkelweizen I've seen outside of Germany.

    They just did a Kickstarter to raise money for a canning line...hopefully next spring they should be appearing in finer ABC stores across CenTex.
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    « Reply #530 on: October 16, 2012, 03:23:24 pm »
    There's a start up microbrewery here in town, New Republic Brewing, that makes a nice dunkelweizen.  Possibly the first dunkelweizen I've seen outside of Germany.

    They just did a Kickstarter to raise money for a canning line...hopefully next spring they should be appearing in finer ABC stores across CenTex.

    I found their website and read the description for the Skylight dunkelweizen.  It sounds great!
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    « Reply #531 on: October 16, 2012, 08:04:35 pm »
    For the record, this thread shall never die.


    I really want to try Laphroaig, but only because the name sounds quite novel to me.
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    « Reply #532 on: October 17, 2012, 01:29:04 am »
    Its a proper island spirit, lad.  Nae tha' weak kneed swill they drink in the lowlands.  Try some.  A wee dram to start - then work your way up from there.  Aye, good man.   ;)
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    « Reply #533 on: October 17, 2012, 07:57:02 am »
    Just stick with Guiness.


    Or that stuff that the ladies lik epouring all over themselves....ok ok ok....lets NOT go there.
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    « Reply #534 on: October 17, 2012, 09:23:20 am »
    Its a proper island spirit, lad.  Nae tha' weak kneed swill they drink in the lowlands.  Try some.  A wee dram to start - then work your way up from there.  Aye, good man.   ;)

    It will put hair on your chest... And wool on your tongue (damn sheep!).

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    « Reply #535 on: October 17, 2012, 02:57:38 pm »
    I found their website and read the description for the Skylight dunkelweizen.  It sounds great!

    They posted a message on FB this morning that they had something go wrong with the latest batch, so there may be a shortage for a bit.   :panic

    One the plus side, tomorrow they're having some sort of beer-off at a local establishment (owned by a guy at my church) between New Republic and another Aggie-owned brewery called Southern Star out of Conroe to see which one will get the last available tap spot.

    So I get to support two local businesses, one of which is owned by a member of my church, and drink beer!   :thumbup1 :clap
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    « Reply #536 on: October 17, 2012, 04:30:49 pm »
    What could possibly go wrong?  ;)

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    « Reply #537 on: October 17, 2012, 05:49:19 pm »
    So I get to support two local businesses, one of which is owned by a member of my church, and drink beer!   :thumbup1 :clap

    Man that's a lot of good karma right there! :clap
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    « Reply #538 on: October 18, 2012, 12:06:52 am »
    reminds me of how a friend described his church one time,  whenever 4 Catholics are gathered together, there's a fifth.

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    « Reply #539 on: October 18, 2012, 11:53:23 am »
    When you go fishing with a Southern Baptist, how do you keep him from drinking all your beer?

    Take along another Southern Baptist...

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    « Reply #540 on: October 18, 2012, 12:54:11 pm »
    So true. So true.
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    « Reply #541 on: October 18, 2012, 10:00:30 pm »
    When you go fishing with a Southern Baptist, how do you keep him from drinking all your beer?

    Take along another Southern Baptist...

    When the German Baptists saw the American Baptists smoking, the Germans were so shocked they almost dropped their beers.
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    « Reply #542 on: October 18, 2012, 10:05:26 pm »
    Man that's a lot of good karma right there! :clap

    Both beers are brewed by Aggies, too.

    And New Republic got the win.  I got the third to last glass.
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    « Reply #543 on: October 19, 2012, 06:18:10 pm »
    Seriously you guys should check out Mad Anthony Brewing Company.

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    « Reply #544 on: October 21, 2012, 07:38:22 pm »
    I can't believe I just found this thread... Okay, so I've been going through it from the beginning for about the last week, but anyway...

    For a long time I've been saying that my alcohol only comes in two flavors: beer and whiskey.  I now add mead, and get more eclectic on the whiskey.

    Ambers, porters, and bocks are good.  Took me a while to get into hefeweizen, but I developed a taste for Shock Top last year.  Blue Moon's pretty good, too.  I'm also only a few hours from Big Sky Brewery now, so I can buy Moose Drool by the case...

    My brother-in-law is a whiskey snob, so he and my wife introduced me to Laphroaig.  Great stuff.  Finished off a bottle of 18-year old Glenlivet a few months ago, that was by that time more like 22-years old, and I like the Laphroaig Quarter Cask better.

    I'd pretty much stuck to Jack for bourbon for a long time, but just yesterday picked up a bottle of Bulleit.  Some of the smoothest bourbon I've ever had.  I think it's nicer than GJ.

    Don't come near me with Jaeger, vodka, or tequila.  Rum and brandy are fine, but keep those devil drinks away from me.

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    « Reply #545 on: October 21, 2012, 09:13:49 pm »
    Bourbon-wise, I really like Booker's. I am not widely drunk in any particular category, though.
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    « Reply #546 on: October 21, 2012, 11:19:41 pm »
    My consistently favorite beers include stout and doppelbocks.

    I'd reckon I'd enjoy a dunkel lager as well.  For sure, I like good strong normal lagers, ie XX Amber and Sam Adams Boston Lager.


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    « Reply #547 on: October 22, 2012, 03:57:57 am »
    Negra Modelo for me when eating Mexican food. :drool
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    « Reply #548 on: October 22, 2012, 08:35:55 am »
    Yesss... Or Modelo Especial...

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    « Reply #549 on: October 22, 2012, 02:54:43 pm »
    Negra Modelo for me when eating Mexican food. :drool

    Thanks.  Now I was enchiladas and beer.   :facepalm

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