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01-01-2018, 09:19 AM - 2 Likes   #43546
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Yum!
I'll stick with Kentucky bourbon.
Two of my favorites are Four Roses and Rebel Yell.

I like bourbon, occasionally.
Canadian whiskey is another story. From what I have found in researching the subject "Canadian whiskey" has a fairly loose definition.
To legally be called bourbon the spirit must be distilled from at least 51% corn, must be aged for a minimum specified time, must be barreled at a specified maximum proof and bottled at a minimum proof, cannot have additives, and, I believe, distilled in the United States.
Similarly, tequila must be produced in one of a few specfied Mexican states, must be a minimum of 51% blue agave (mezcal can be from any species of agave), and probably a few other requirements that I don't recall.
It seems that to be called Canadian whiskey the spirit must be distilled in Canada. Pretty much anything else goes, and judging from the Canadian whiskeys I've tried, I believe it.

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a shot of Laphroaig
Oh. I usually drink it from a glass. I wouldn't want to cheat my taste buds by injecting it...



A slightly belated Happy New Year to you all!

And - same procedure as every year - we had reindeer for dinner last night. Rudolf was really tasty.
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we had reindeer for dinner last night. Rudolf was really tasty.
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Nah, Santa doesn't care about reindeer after Christmas.



Edit: Oops, didn't look too closely at the background Quickly replaced by a somewhat more family friendly image...


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Peat, salt, seaweed, iodine and smoke.
And pepperoni.
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Now I'm enjoying a break, and a shot of Laphroaig.


Oh. I usually drink it from a glass. I wouldn't want to cheat my taste buds by injecting it...

Through the lips, over the tongue, savoring the flavors.

Sip, by delightful sip.

Sometimes with a Cuban.


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Through the lips, over the tongue, savoring the flavors.

Sip, by delightful sip.

Sometimes with a Cuban.
That's better

Well, I'll pass on the Cuban.

If you haven't done so you should try Lagavulin. And Caol Ila. Together with Laphroaig they make up my top three favourite alcoholic beverages.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Through the lips, over the tongue, savoring the flavors.

Sip, by delightful sip.

Sometimes with a Cuban.

I use a brandy snifter and warm the SMS by the heat of my palm

breath in and enjoy the vapors, then sip, tasting the uisge-beatha [ water of life ], let it rest in the mouth, swallow and take a breath enjoying the result

straight, never with ice, water on the side adding a little, little bit if necessary

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It seems that to be called Canadian whiskey the spirit must be distilled in Canada. Pretty much anything else goes, and judging from the Canadian whiskeys I've tried, I believe it.
So do I

Once upon the time in a far-away land I had settled for the evening in bar chosen more to suit my backpacker wallet than anything else. The choice of drinks wasn't very broad, and as I fancied a glass of Scotch I scanned the shelf for bottles labeled "whisky" rather than "whiskey". At the far end of the lowest shelf I spotted one with a name I had never seen before, but as there are hundreds of labels I didn't think too much of it. The bartender poured me one, I had a sip, and... phoey!

Yep, it was Canadian "whisky". Probably some kind of solvent they get cheaply from the industry - after it's been used

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Firstwatch is a Canadian whisky available only in South Africa.
I guess South Africa doesn't have much in the way of regulations...
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Been awhile since I've had Canadian, best I recall Wiser's is pretty good.
Some of the others are rotgut IMO.


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Been awhile since I've had Canadian, best I recall Wiser's is pretty good.
Some of the others are rotgut IMO.
dad drank George dickel's whiskey which he was quick to tell you was not bourbon
as I recall he drank it straight

as his gut went he took up a tawdry relationship with cross border whiskeys
often in a perverse menage-a-trois
he once said it didn't matter what he did with them they just broke his heart
there was no romance...just rude meaningless drinking

as for me
when I drank I didn't much care what it was
with the exception of vodka...which I didn't
my favorite was probably gin or maybe scotch
if it was gin the magic was in the juniper berries not the price
scotch however...when I had the money I drank the glenlivet..it was as smooth and delicate on my tongue as an angel's caress on my weather'd cheek

odd thing is I seldom experienced hangovers unless I drank beer
but I did have visions after a gin-soaked night

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Been awhile since I've had Canadian, best I recall Wiser's is pretty good.
Some of the others are rotgut IMO.
Wisers is ok, there are good ones but they trick is to look for proper Rye whisky, there are some cheaper ones that are not pure rye..like any whisky type there is the good the mediocre and the gawdawful .. Canadian club at the base level i can't stand myself, it's pretty common on rails and not great, but the 30-year-old was very nice. so was the sherry cask. crown Royal Northern Harvest is also pretty good. I generally judge Canadian whisky by how well it makes a Manhattan tho so li look for the pure rye or close to pure rye ..just like i'm not a huge blended scotch fan but one in a while i like a Rob Roy . Single malts I lean to the peaty scotches like Lagavulin, Ardbeg Talisker et al ... most often now days though if i am drinking straight amber liquids it will Armagnac/Calvados/Cognac/Brandy in that order of preference
mostly I'd rather a good well made cocktail than a straight shot

like for instance a Ginger Lime Daquiri ...a not sweet classic style daiquiri with a twist (2 parts amber rum,

2oz Golden Rum
1/2oz King's Ginger Liqueur
1oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2oz Ginger Lime Simple Syrup
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six below this morning, -25F wind chill.
Mrs Bob and I stayed up until 11PM, no incentive to ring in the new year.
We watched The Founder, it's about Ray Kroc's take over of McDonalds, pretty good flick.
Agree about the flick. The real estate is what that business is about. At the cost of his family.
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all the way up to 14 below

all the birds and squirresl are scarfing up their new year's treats and basking in a fairly warm sun
even the puffed up finches look as big as robins

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if I understand what you're saying
on the basis of direct and absolute proof..
asbestos was safe
coal dust was safe
smoking was safe

well until it killed you

a friend dying of lung cancer insisted smoking didn't cause it
another friend of ours said if that was true he wouldn't be a murderer if he parked a bullet in his brain pan
the bullet would kill you not me
You correctly identified my argument.
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Blustery 9 F but Bob's baby backs are on the barbie.
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