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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2475 on: July 30, 2023, 06:48:16 PM »
No, but I will buy it now.


Pretty damned good but it has a scotch finish to which is different from what I was expecting.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2476 on: August 16, 2023, 06:58:16 AM »
Bombergers by Michters is a damn good bourbon.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2477 on: October 07, 2023, 05:06:29 PM »
I won three bottles of Makers Mark 2019,20,21 private collection in a golf tourney :)

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2478 on: October 08, 2023, 12:25:27 PM »
I won three bottles of Makers Mark 2019,20,21 private collection in a golf tourney :)

That is pretty sweet.

I ended Sober October with some Angel's Envy, neat.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2479 on: October 08, 2023, 02:49:15 PM »
That is pretty sweet.

I ended Sober October with some Angel's Envy, neat.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2480 on: October 08, 2023, 06:16:06 PM »
Um... ???

I had only been doing Sober October due to circumstance, not because I was planning on it.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2481 on: October 10, 2023, 09:56:14 AM »
That is pretty sweet.

I ended Sober October with some Angel's Envy, neat.

Neat,drop of water, or ice is the only way to drink bourbon.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2482 on: October 13, 2023, 07:10:00 PM »
Buy Kirkland brand booze at Costco.  Inside secret it's the expensive brands sold for way less.  Their tequila and Irish Whiskey are excellent.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2483 on: October 14, 2023, 08:11:36 AM »
Buy Kirkland brand booze at Costco.  Inside secret it's the expensive brands sold for way less.  Their tequila and Irish Whiskey are excellent.

Not for every one.  Kirkland does require certain brands they sell to manufacture a product under the kirkland brand, but it's not a across the board.

For example, there are numerous internet claims that the kirkland vodka in the tall bottle is grey goose, but it's not.  The batteries are duracell though, stuff like that.

That said, I agree that the tequilia / vodka are incredible buys for the price, so we do buy them.

The bourbon is shit though.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2484 on: October 15, 2023, 06:59:52 AM »
Real getbiggers concern themselves only with quality, not with cost.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2485 on: October 15, 2023, 02:52:06 PM »
Not for every one.  Kirkland does require certain brands they sell to manufacture a product under the kirkland brand, but it's not a across the board.

For example, there are numerous internet claims that the kirkland vodka in the tall bottle is grey goose, but it's not.  The batteries are duracell though, stuff like that.

That said, I agree that the tequilia / vodka are incredible buys for the price, so we do buy them.

The bourbon is shit though.

My only experience at Costco is their Tequila and Irish Whiskey.  Both are amazing.

Grey Goose denies they sell their vodka to Costco but they would have to do it. How could they justify selling their vodka for over double the price?  Grey Goose is a brand new brand in my book that everyone jumped on as being elite when it came out. I remember the hype it generated in the late 1990's when it came out because of the price and everyone saying how good it was. Back then it was double the price of other vodka's and that checked the snobbery box. Cheap Russian Stolichnaya Vodka tastes better but then again with  most vodka it's  hard to tell the difference. I never bought into the snobbery that price means it's better. The biggest scam Johnny Walker Blue. On a side note Kirkland manufactures nothing. It all rebranded stuff coming from established manufacturers.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2486 on: October 16, 2023, 10:03:46 AM »
My only experience at Costco is their Tequila and Irish Whiskey.  Both are amazing.

Grey Goose denies they sell their vodka to Costco but they would have to do it. How could they justify selling their vodka for over double the price?  Grey Goose is a brand new brand in my book that everyone jumped on as being elite when it came out. I remember the hype it generated in the late 1990's when it came out because of the price and everyone saying how good it was. Back then it was double the price of other vodka's and that checked the snobbery box. Cheap Russian Stolichnaya Vodka tastes better but then again with  most vodka it's  hard to tell the difference. I never bought into the snobbery that price means it's better. The biggest scam Johnny Walker Blue. On a side note Kirkland manufactures nothing. It all rebranded stuff coming from established manufacturers.

I have tasted both Goose and the Kirkland brand side by side, they're not the same. Grey Goose is smoother.

It's all subjective of course, but I've always found Grey Goose to be really smooth, one of the few vodkas I could drink straight or with just some olives or something.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2487 on: October 17, 2023, 05:52:09 AM »
I have tasted both Goose and the Kirkland brand side by side, they're not the same. Grey Goose is smoother.

It's all subjective of course, but I've always found Grey Goose to be really smooth, one of the few vodkas I could drink straight or with just some olives or something.


I'm not a big vodka guy anymore but if you like a smooth vodka you can drink straight then go for Stoli Elite.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2488 on: October 17, 2023, 12:43:07 PM »

I'm not a big vodka guy anymore but if you like a smooth vodka you can drink straight then go for Stoli Elite.
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I will check it out.

I'm done with beers for a bit, and can't always do bourbon.

Tequilia / soda with lime is pretty good though.  Low cal, hardly a hangover.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2489 on: October 19, 2023, 08:12:34 AM »
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I will check it out.

I'm done with beers for a bit, and can't always do bourbon.

Tequilia / soda with lime is pretty good though.  Low cal, hardly a hangover.

It won Vodka of the year 2022, it's $39.99 and it comes in a cool looking bottle.

...It use to be at least $25.00 more but since Russia invaded the Ukraine the price dropped.Thanks Putin!

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2490 on: October 23, 2023, 04:36:51 PM »
I've really not been drinking much lately but we have wedding coming up and the whole family is staying at a hotel near the reception so it will be a family drinkathon 8)

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2491 on: October 25, 2023, 02:49:47 PM »
Girlfriend got me a cocktail set and I promptly went on Amazon and bought all the ingredients necessary for a passiontini.

Absolut vanilla vodka, passoć liqueur, passion fruit puree, sugar syrup and prosecco to serve with.

Got the final Cormack McCarthy novels a while ago, sadly still haven't read them.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2492 on: October 25, 2023, 03:13:23 PM »
Girlfriend got me a cocktail set and I promptly went on Amazon and bought all the ingredients necessary for a passiontini.


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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2493 on: October 25, 2023, 03:14:37 PM »
We don't openly discuss cocktails here.

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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2494 on: October 25, 2023, 05:02:55 PM »
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WTF is a "passiontini"?
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2495 on: October 26, 2023, 07:03:41 AM »
WTF is a "passiontini"?


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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2496 on: October 26, 2023, 03:15:25 PM »
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2497 on: October 26, 2023, 04:30:39 PM »

Happy hour special at the Blue Oyster Bar on the shores of Uganda.
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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2498 on: October 27, 2023, 08:02:35 AM »
We'll need our Administrator of Foreign Sailor Affairs to speak on this.


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Re: Books and booze
« Reply #2499 on: October 27, 2023, 08:04:30 AM »

NZ! Speak on this!

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