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Title: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: chyros on Thu, 16 May 2019, 04:22:06
What's your favourite spirit? Liqueurs count as spirits, but cocktails don't (might have to make a topic about that at some point as well).

Mine is Ardbeg (especially Corryvreckan), although any Islay will do fine. Lagavulin is a good second. If I don't feel like anything particularly sophisticated I tend to just go for some Remy Martin VSOP. 
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: fanpeople on Thu, 16 May 2019, 04:25:06
Whatever is heavily discounted at the time.
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 16 May 2019, 04:36:27
I swear we used to have an alcohol thread. RIP booze thread













single malt scotch
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: chyros on Thu, 16 May 2019, 04:44:05
I swear we used to have an alcohol thread. RIP booze thread


single malt scotch
Alcohol isn't specific enough, wanted to focus on spirits specifically.

Any scotches you like in particular?
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: Lanrefni on Thu, 16 May 2019, 04:51:37
If drinking straight, ice cold Vodka,if mixing Captain Morgans and Barq's root beer of vodka and cranberry.
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: azhdar on Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:15:22
This:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chartreuse_(liqueur)
Grew up with the factory close by.

Also this :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9n%C3%A9pi

Basicly, Alcohol made out of french Alps plants.

Whisky/Bourbon is fine tho. The kind that are good enough to drink straight.
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:25:05
I swear we used to have an alcohol thread. RIP booze thread


single malt scotch
Alcohol isn't specific enough, wanted to focus on spirits specifically.

Any scotches you like in particular?

Dalwhinnie 15, Dalmore 18, and Springbank 15 are all excellent.
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:45:17
idk... maybe Mini Boo?
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:45:37
idk... maybe Mini Boo?

I can't drink alcohol since i'm 15.
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: Puree on Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:50:19
 zacapa xo and laphroaig px cask ;)
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: natAT on Thu, 16 May 2019, 07:24:46
I don't drink myself due to age (15 YO).

My Dad drinks Laphroaig, usually consumed "on the rocks". He also drinks Johnny Walker Red, although I think he likes it less. 

Off topic as not a favorite (the opposite): A bottle of Tia Maria sits in our cupboard untouched. Unpalatable and sugary, so I'll have to make a Tiramasu out of it one day or something.


I can't drink alcohol since i'm 15.

You and me both. Not in a hurry to start drinking either. Health risk aside, most of my older friends say rushing to alcohol usually leads to disappointment rather than enjoyment (ie: It's something to be savored, not rushed to be completed).
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: chyros on Thu, 16 May 2019, 07:35:31
Most people I know here started drinking not later than 15. Not spirits though, that tends to take a few more years.
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Post by: natAT on Thu, 16 May 2019, 08:01:39
Most people I know here started drinking not later than 15. Not spirits though, that tends to take a few more years.

That's probably much more societally sensible than the "complete alcohol abstinence until 18" view of things.

I could definitely have phrased what I said better (I have incurable 'foot in mouth syndrome'  :-[). I'm not scientifically literate so I err on the side of caution. But I'm honestly not sure if there's iron-clad research showing a reason to delay the onset of any drinking.

One study says yes, another no. And after reading them both and getting very confused, I feel like I need a drink  :)
 
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 16 May 2019, 18:37:20
Most people I know here started drinking not later than 15. Not spirits though, that tends to take a few more years.

Isn't it weird that countries w/ drinking ages of 21 have a generally higher ratio of alcoholics and alcohol related deaths? hmmm
Title: Re: What is your favourite spirit?
Post by: romevi on Thu, 16 May 2019, 19:17:21
Whiskey and whisky.
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Post by: csmertx on Thu, 16 May 2019, 19:29:09
I started late at 19 (was legal in Canada, why not right?).  Spirits at 21.  Random herbal Liqueurs if I'm in the mood for something weird. 

The usual is random single malts or whiskeys.  Rocks if I'm already kinda wasted, and neat if I'm sipping