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Old 05-23-2011, 11:34 PM   #81
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I love any and all rum, except for that pineapple flavored stuff. I don't know why anybody would have that.

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Gentleman Jack from Tennessee~

One drink in the evening!

3 Shots in a 4" (Glass) Glass on the Rocks (only!)


Nectar of the Gods!!!!

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You know, I was thinking about it and I remember a local radio station re-did some test that was on TV, or on the news/Interwebz.

It was about taking a cheap vodka and running it through charcoal like from a fish tank filter and it was supposed to help with the taste.

They took some rock gut vodka, ran it through this layered, charcoal filter system and then through some sort of "ice sculture/ice covered hose thing" to chill it so they could sip it at roughly the same temp you would get it served from the bar.

The final results were postive, that the rock gut COULD be better distilled through charcoal to improve taste and "flavor" of the vodka, but the cost of all the charcoal and the set up was far more than the cost of good vodka to begin with.

So, by that line of thinking, I suppose if you got yourself set up with this charcoal distillery in advance, and ran a bunch of cheap vodka through at a time before the charcoal lost it's filtering abilities, than maybe you could get the price point down to make it tolerable. *shrug*

Or you could just buy some Zyr and shoot it with an orange slice for a good buzz and the least amount of calories by volume.

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I tried a similar experiment with some cheaper single malt and a Brita water pitcher/filter. It did take away some of the nasty metallic taste of the cheap scotch, but it also took a lot of flavor away. IMO, save your pennies and buy the good stuff.
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Yeah, sipping vodka is hard to find as most people use it to shoot or mix. a 3 times or 5 times distilled is still going to take the air out of your lungs if you try to sip it. Not to mention some of the lower end ( I think it's the ryes ) can really play havoc on your system.
Are you talking rye whiskey, or vodka distilled from rye? If the former, I respectfully disagree, I've never had a problem with rye whiskey. If the later, ultimately with vodka(or other distilled beverages) it isn't the source of the fermentables but the distillation process. For your typical low end vodka they toss out the first and last 10% of the distillate because that is mostly the higher(ex. propanol)/lower(ex. methanol) alcohols other than ethanol produced from the fermentation of the mash. In higher end vodkas they might throw out the first and last 25%. with Joss they throw out the first 40% and the last 25%! I think the whole 3-5-whatever times distilled stuff is basically the same idea, to get rid of as much of the non ethanol fermentation products as possible by repeatedly removing the leads and tails from multiple distillations. That is also why higher end vodkas cost so much, more energy involved in distilling, less product at the end.
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Are you talking rye whiskey, or vodka distilled from rye?
Vodka. I was not certain, hence the question marks.

I know not a hell of a lot about whiskey to be honest. Haven't acquired that taste as of yet.

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Don't take the SHTF comment too seriously. We will all devolve pretty rapidly as it is without adding pure rottgut like Everclear to your digestive system. Discerning gentlemen will rule this world after the zombie apocalypse if only because they didn't put liquid crap into their bodies.
Whats the point of generators and refrigeration without jello shots, though?
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I've been following this thread and have only now had any real time to comment.

I don't claim to be ANY sort of expert on adult beverages. But I do believe that, like finding the right firearm to fit you, the same goes for scotch, tequila, vodka or whatever.

Now with that being said, my favorite tequila bar none is Pueblo Viejo Tequila Pueblo Viejo 100% de Agave.

I was first introduced to this fine sipping tequila by a professor from the University in Mexico City. He and his wife had just finished the school year and were camping their way up to New England somewhere. One evening he walked into our camp site with this bottle of Reposado and two blue enamel coffee cups. We sat next to the fire for a time listening to the river and night birds sing.

Good times those.

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I've been following this thread and have only now had any real time to comment.

I don't claim to be ANY sort of expert on adult beverages. But I do believe that, like finding the right firearm to fit you, the same goes for scotch, tequila, vodka or whatever.

Now with that being said, my favorite tequila bar none is Pueblo Viejo Tequila Pueblo Viejo 100% de Agave.

I was first introduced to this fine sipping tequila by a professor from the University in Mexico City. He and his wife had just finished the school year and were camping their way up to New England somewhere. One evening he walked into our camp site with this bottle of Reposado and two blue enamel coffee cups. We sat next to the fire for a time listening to the river and night birds sing.

Good times those.
Very nice.

But you forgot to add that you were really drunk.
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Knob Creek is probably the best affordable single malt. Got that smoky flavor as well.

Vodka? Stoli is a multi-filtered affordable brand.

Two-fingers is a good tequilla, but you can never go wrong with the average agave mix. Most can't tell from a margarita made with 40% versus 90%. YMMV
Yeah, the only problem with that is that Knob Creek is not a single-malt!
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I had a lot of choices (thanks for the ideas) but I decided to give Titos a try based on Lon's recommendation. Lon has a taste for the finer things and he KNOWS excellence. I was not disappointed. If you are a vodka man, try Titos. It's my new label, for sure.

For tequila, I opted for El Jimador. a colorless, 100% blue agave that is quite delicious straight. I like it quite a bit.

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