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JasonL wrote:Waht are you guys talking about that shit is horrible. Every culture has moonshine and it is shitty all over the world. Palinka in Hungary, soju in korea etc. etc. The game is get someone who doesn't look or talk like you to drink your rot gut piss then laugh at them because you are more of an alcoholic than they.
I'm sorry but you just don't know what you're talking about. Sure there's shitty moonshine, it's cheap and easy to make. But there is a craft distilling community too and they make some damned fine stuff. Some say better stuff than can be had legally.
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By damned fine you mean you won't actually go blind? The proof is too high for it to taste of other than burning ass.
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JasonL wrote:By damned fine you mean you won't actually go blind? The proof is too high for it to taste of other than burning ass.
I think that you're letting your desire to divorce yourself from your surroundings overwhelm a nuanced sense of taste here. If properly distilled and flavored, moonshine is better than vodkas.
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I'm on Team Jason on this. Though white dog is a superior base for blood marys.
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It might depend on the particular white dog, though. I very much like Buffalo Trace bourbon, but their white dog has strong and strange notes of grass, corn, bubblegum, and cat pee. After tasting it, I understood the purpose of barrel-aging much better.
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JasonL wrote:By damned fine you mean you won't actually go blind? The proof is too high for it to taste of other than burning ass.
Don't confuse un-aged whiskey with craft distilled moonshine. Mooonshine isn't an interim step between distillation and aging. It's a product that's designed to be drunk clear. But it needn't be drunk straight. Also high proof does not necessarily mean high burn. I've had 120 proof moonshine with less bite than Jack Daniel's
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I've had people telling me versions of that story my whole life, and yet many many samples of secret stashes into this, it's all ass.
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Fun fact: Whatever society runs Mount Vernon also runs a distillery at the old grist mill nearby using George's old recipe and replicas of George's (really George's slaves') equipment. Though 185 bucks a bottle is a bit much for trying something on the lark.
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Great Scott!
That. Is the market. Although I'm not a fan of ABVs above 5. I drink one and pass out.
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Yeah, I thought that was really neat.

There's more here:

http://beerlabelsinmotion.tumblr.com/
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dbcooper wrote:Yeah, I thought that was really neat.

There's more here:

http://beerlabelsinmotion.tumblr.com/
Yeah, those are pretty neat. The one you used worked for me on account of "lil sumpin sumpin" was an expression my inner circle used for interstate commerce back in the day. I can imagine getting half way through a Lagunitas, seeing the label do that, and going "uht oh".
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Cool. :)
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Saturday night at http://www.thescottisharms.com I had Japanese scotch for the first time. Until Saturday night, I had no idea there was such a thing as Japanese scotch.

It was Hakushu 12-year single malt, for anyone who is interested.

I only had a small taste. It was part of the "scotch tour" sampling of three scotches. I had the server help me by suggesting some scotches.

The other two were Bunnahabhain 12-year and Glendronach 15-year.

My palate is not sophisticated enough to give a good description of any of these, but I would have any of them again.

(For dinner, FYI, I had the bacon-wrapped haggis with fried whisky apples. The haggis was not served in the traditional sheep's stomach, but was an altered form that was more like slices of Scottish lamb-and-oats meatloaf wrapped in bacon. Authentic or not, I found it good.)

EDIT to fix some spellings. I think.
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I really want to throw in here a comment that I'm sure there's no Scotch made in Japan, by definition, but there might be some Jap you can drink.
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Jadagul wrote:I really want to throw in here a comment that I'm sure there's no Scotch made in Japan, by definition, but there might be some Jap you can drink.
Maybe "Nippotch"?

Yeah, I guess it's technically "Scottish-style Japanese whisky" according to Wikipedia.
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The Virginia wine scene just got a profile in Decanter. That's several data points in a row suggesting it is becoming a for real viticultural region. Grylliade tour of VA wineries in 2014?
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JasonL wrote:The Virginia wine scene just got a profile in Decanter. That's several data points in a row suggesting it is becoming a for real viticultural region. Grylliade tour of VA wineries in 2014?
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Just the past weekend, went to the Chrysalis vinyards (which I think I mentioned before) and did a tasting. I was surprised I liked the white varietals more than the reds.
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Looks like a lot of Viognier in whites. I like it in small doses and only if unoaked. Guess what CA messes it up by ramping up the fruit and oaking the shit out of it. My favorites have been blended unoaked Viognier. This is my favorite domestic effort to date, but I haven't tried the VA ones now getting a reputation: http://www.bookwalterwines.com/product/ ... -Vineyards
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New wine bar in cincinnati is doing a tasting of every wine in the D'Arenberg lineup for $15 this weekend. Muahahahahaa. They are the best of the Aussie large producers.
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It was a quite the trip to Total Wine on Saturday. My girlfriend bought me a bottle of 1982 Chateau de Laubade bas Armagnac as a belated birthday gift, which will probably be savored over a very long period of time.

I also had to buy a new bottle of gin since I finally finished the bottle of Junipero (from the same parent company as Anchor Brewing in San Francisco). I've heard good things about Old Raj, but it was $50 a bottle, as was Breuckelen Glorious Gin, so I went back to Plymouth Gin. I just wish they hadn't gone to a faux-antique bottle style; the previous version looked great.
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Andrew wrote:It was a quite the trip to Total Wine on Saturday. My girlfriend bought me a bottle of 1982 Chateau de Laubade bas Armagnac as a belated birthday gift, which will probably be savored over a very long period of time.

I also had to buy a new bottle of gin since I finally finished the bottle of Junipero (from the same parent company as Anchor Brewing in San Francisco). I've heard good things about Old Raj, but it was $50 a bottle, as was Breuckelen Glorious Gin, so I went back to Plymouth Gin. I just wish they hadn't gone to a faux-antique bottle style; the previous version looked great.
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So the wife went ahead and bought two entire cases of wine from a nearby shop without consulting me. It's all italian wine which i don't know to much about. I will say this though ... either my taste buds have changed in the last 3 years or the garnacha coming out of Italy is far superior to the grenache coming out of Spain.
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Pham Nuwen wrote:So the wife went ahead and bought two entire cases of wine from a nearby shop without consulting me. It's all italian wine which i don't know to much about. I will say this though ... either my taste buds have changed in the last 3 years or the garnacha coming out of Italy is far superior to the grenache coming out of Spain.
It's garnacha in spain. I've never had any from Italy. Sardinia I guess?

I'm kind of obsessed with Dolcetto these days. Man it's good.
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Ooops!

Also, not familiar with that grape, JasonL. Will investigate at some point.
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