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MarkVonLewis Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die
Sep 24th 2015 at 2:47:12 PM

I dunno, for roughly $10 I can get a fifth of Evan Williams or some vodka is all I'm saying.

In other news, damnation! Biked up to a local liquor I got some Blackheart rum from a couple weeks ago, and they didn't have it today.

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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Sep 24th 2015 at 8:30:21 PM

[up]Lucky bastard. WT 101 just went up to 27 a bottle here, to give you some idea of how nuts pricing is on whiskey.

27 a bottle. For Wild Turkey. Fuck Connecticut. (Also EW black is somewhere in the neighborhood of 23 last time I checked).

The weird thing is that most every other spirit costs the same here as it does back home as far as I can tell. It's just whiskey/whisky and brandy/cognac that gets this markup.

That reminds me, I should pick up a handle of Raynal soon. That stuff is very near VSOP cognac quality for 15 a bottle.

edited 24th Sep '15 8:31:29 PM by KyleJacobs

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Purple Argyle Lesbian Vampire
Oct 7th 2015 at 3:22:48 PM

Evan Williams is pretty cheap here too, so it's my usual go-to if I want whiskey.

'Though I tend to go for vodka or rum; where I am, Smirnoff vodka and Bacardi rum have pretty decent prices (yeah there are cheaper but not as tasty either).

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TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Oct 7th 2015 at 4:43:09 PM

The missus got me a bottle of Rum Chata for my birthday. A 50/50 of Rum Chata and milk is pretty tasty. It is decently tasty straight as well with that rum bite.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Oct 16th 2015 at 5:49:19 AM

Good news: Picked up some Four Roses yellow label last week, so now I don't have to mix my precious Wild Turkey. Also taught some of my college buddies who lack my sophisticated palate how to properly taste whiskey.

Bad news: It has been pointed out to me that the only liquor stores within walking distance of me are the most expensive in the state by a significant margin. $37 for a fifth of Buffalo Trace.

TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Nov 3rd 2015 at 5:11:31 PM

I learned on Saturday night that three hours' heavy nibbling on Halloween candy may be enough calories to count as dinner, but it's not enough food to keep a beer, whiskey mixer, margarita, and cider from rushing to my head almost immediately.

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MarkVonLewis Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die
Nov 22nd 2015 at 9:57:11 AM

So picked up some Cruzan black cherry rum on the recommedation of a really damn cute waitress at a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings. This is tasty. Only 21% ABV, though, which to me is classified as less a spirit, more a mixer, lol.

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TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Nov 22nd 2015 at 10:47:47 AM

Went to Spec's specifically to get Wine Ice Cream. The chocolate cabernet is very good.

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MarkVonLewis Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die
Nov 22nd 2015 at 10:54:20 AM

God I miss Spec's, lol. One of a few franchises I miss from Texas.

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Achaemenid HGW XX/7 from Ruschestraße 103, Haus 1 Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
HGW XX/7
Nov 23rd 2015 at 8:02:28 AM

Latest addition to the cabinet: Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2007

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Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Nov 23rd 2015 at 10:18:39 AM

[up]Nice. I just got me a little something, too. Gordon & Macphail Speymalt 2006. A nice, citrusy number with a lychee thing going on.

KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Nov 24th 2015 at 8:51:34 AM

...Evan Williams bottled in bond?

Really wish the whole college kid budget thing allowed for scotch. Then again, I'd probably just spend it on upgraded bourbon anyway.

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Nov 24th 2015 at 9:49:43 AM

When we were in Costco last week, a guy in our lane had two quart bottles of Johnnie Walker Red and a case of wine. I sensed much frivolity in his future.

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Achaemenid HGW XX/7 from Ruschestraße 103, Haus 1 Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
HGW XX/7
Nov 24th 2015 at 3:17:07 PM

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Good choices.

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Monkey Shoulder might be in your pricerange.

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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Nov 25th 2015 at 11:00:42 AM

The lowest I've ever seen it is 36, so that rules it out. Plus I orefer stuff with a bit more peat.

NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia Relationship Status: Puppy love
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
Nov 27th 2015 at 12:01:15 PM

Also, 27 bucks for a bottle of Wild Turkey? It's either 22 or 27 bucks over here, and I live across the goddamned ocean, then a fair bit inland! Also, that price includes hefty excise and a 23% VAT.

I also coughed up 12 bucks on a bottle of Ballantine's, and I got two bottles of Bacardi for my birthday recently. The getting's good.

edited 27th Nov '15 12:49:06 PM by NotSoBadassLongcoat

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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Nov 27th 2015 at 4:22:30 PM

Yeah, it's complete bullshit. I'm going to stock up over winter break.

Edit: Just tried a Not Your Father's Root Beer. Tasted great, but did something awful to my stomach lining.

edited 27th Nov '15 7:20:18 PM by KyleJacobs

TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Dec 13th 2015 at 4:22:40 PM

I was ordering at the bar at the local VFW hall because I was there for an event, and because they didn't have cider they recommended Not Your Father's Root Beer. I said I'd tried hard root beer and hated it, but the guy at the bar who said he was responsible for them getting it said it was different. And it was. It actually tastes like real root beer, not licorice-flavored vodka.

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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Dec 13th 2015 at 5:36:58 PM

Oh yeah, the taste is great. I just got a really bad stomachache from drinking it. Same thing happens whenever I try to put down whiskey and coke. I don't think booze and HFCS mix well in my body.

TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Dec 14th 2015 at 4:58:25 PM

Bought a six-pack of cans, and I think Not Your Father's might be even better from a can.

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Dec 19th 2015 at 8:11:23 PM

As far as hard root beer goes (one of the few alcopops that I fuck with because I love my root beer), Coney Island >>>>>>>>>> NYF.

NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia Relationship Status: Puppy love
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
Feb 22nd 2016 at 11:56:03 AM

So, I bought myself a fifth of Oakheart Smoked Cinnamon. It's sweet enough that I don't need a chaser. I think I know what I'm gonna take to parties in my hip flask after I finish the bottle of Honey Jack.

Also, I looked at the price of Wild Turkey 101 when I was shopping for booze, and with the current exchange rate, it's twenty bucks, give or take a couple of pennies.

"We were somewhere around Wonderland, on the edge of the chessboard, when the cookies began to take hold." - William Radar Storm
DemonSharkKisame sucking 'em down like Coca-Cola from my cramped room Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
sucking 'em down like Coca-Cola
Mar 9th 2016 at 5:57:08 PM

I don't normally drink, but I've been trying to flush a kidney stone for a few days, and a few people have said that beer is a great way to flush out one's kidneys, so I'm currently drinking some Spell Caster Black Ale. To be honest... it's not that good. Tastes like I'm drinking pure coffee grounds. Sure hope this will actually flush the son of a bitch out...

edit: Just finished off the second one, a Carolina Brewery Flagship IPA. Even worse than the first one IMO, I don't see how IPAs got so popular. Did help my stones move though, so... yay?

edited 9th Mar '16 9:57:13 PM by DemonSharkKisame

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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Mar 10th 2016 at 2:09:03 AM

Yeah, IPA is definitely an acquired taste. One that I have tried and failed to acquire. Try something more basic like a brown ale or lager. Sam Adams and Brooklyn have excellent options in both styles. Blue Moon is fruitier, but also pretty good and available everywhere.

Linhasxoc Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Mar 10th 2016 at 4:57:32 AM

Yeah, if you don't drink much then Black Ales or IP As are not good starter beers. It would be like going from "not a coffee drinker" to drinking strong black coffee.


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