Vodka, that's another story. Bad things happen with vodka. That's why i stick to beer.
I can't remember an ounce of booze or beer that ever caused me to say "I wish I hadn't consumed that (although Champigneulles, circa 1962, came close)." Cheap red wine on the other hand, OMG!
I've really gotten into scotch during the past year. I've been enjoying sampling different blends and single malts and it really is amazing how various the flavored can be. Last weekend I went to a Johnnie Walker tasting in the city. We got to sample Black, Blue, and Double Black under the tutelage of a Walker rep. There were also great mixed drinks mixed with Red. The best part was that it was all free.
I've also found scotch to be medicinal. I take a daily probiotic but every so often my stomach revolts against me. On those rare days, after things settle down for the most part but I still feel queasy, sipping scotch really helps to neutralize the warzone in my gut.
I love every kind of alcohol on god's green earth.
And that has been my down fall. :(
I had a really bad experience with Whiskey Sours in college. Since then, no whiskey, scotch, or bourbon for me.
I'm fine with beer, wine, vodka, gin,
or tequila :yes:
It involved too many whiskey sours on an empty stomach (sour mix is not good that way), some pot, going to a bar just off campus, not remembering too much at this point, leaving my friends and walking back to my dorm room, throwing up (again not remembering this part at all), and waking up in my roommates' bed on the lower bunk, and being so embarrassed that she had cleaned it all up for me.
The sickness I felt the next day was not something I wanted to repeat, the blacking out was scary, and the smell of whiskey since then makes me ill.
That was freshman year, so can't say it stopped me from drinking beer and other stuff in college, though. :D
Stay straight with some of the smokier single malts. Lagavulin and Laphroig. Love that stuff.
Welcome to the Brotherhood of Scotch mate.:D That tasting sounds like huge fun. One of my regrets was I didn't have time to squeeze a distillery tour ot two into my Scotland trip. Next time though :yes:
I'm not embarassed to admit, I've once passed out, literally, in a street gutter. Not quite sure how i got there, the house we were drinking at was a half-block away.
The silly stuff you do when you're young (ish). That kind of drinking I gave up a long while ago.
If you don;t give it up, there is a name for that: Alcoholic.
Can't drink scotch.
Can gargle vodka.
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I won't drink liqueurs/cordials because they're for chicks, old Mediterranean men and faggots. I won't drink rum because it's for pirates and morons. I rarely drink tequila because it's for college kids and Mexicans. I won't drink bourbon because it's for plantation owners and uncle-fukcers.
What I will drink is...
Beer - almost any, but prefer stouts
Vodka - booze's Renaissance Man
Single malt scotch - preferably from the islands region
Irish Whiskey - 12 yo Redbreast is the tits
Gin - Bombay Sapphire or Hendricks
Wine - most reds, chardonnay is the only white
I'm a fan of Balvenie, would love to try this.
Thanks for posting about it, Fish.
Shame the thread got littered by stories of girly-men unable to hold their liquor and acquiescing to beer and whatnot. :P