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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2008, 11:36:48 PM »

Laphroaig.

I wonder what a whiskey enema would feel like.
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2008, 11:47:32 PM »

That would burn a lil bit!

A note on "home made likker"..

Know the source, if possible. Most often you won't have any idea where/who the stuff comes from because it has been made an underground activity thanks to Ma Gov. Similar to how Speed is cooked up these days, cutting the goods with all sorts of chemicals isn't uncommon. Lots of people are in it only for the profit- they don't know or care about the buyer- they want the money. Not only ingredients, but the distilling gear can potentially poison the drinker as well.

Stills with lead welds and people using car radiators are the most common problems. Wood Alcohol and other "buzz inducing" chemicals are added to cut production time and increase the product.

Storage of the liquor is also a concern. A 2nd or 3rd cousin of mine died from drinking tainted moonshine. Since the guys were in a hurry to make the stuff and get on their way, apparently they didn't rinse out the containers very well. To avoid detection in the event they were pulled over- the guys had "bottled" their likker in used Antifreeze containers!

I guess while they were getting themselves fucked up on the booze, they couldn't taste the remaining Antifreeze in the jug. He died a few hours later, but the other guys drinking didn't notice, they thought he had passed out.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2008, 09:10:41 AM »

That would burn a lil bit!

A note on "home made likker"..

Know the source, if possible. Most often you won't have any idea where/who the stuff comes from because it has been made an underground activity thanks to Ma Gov. Similar to how Speed is cooked up these days, cutting the goods with all sorts of chemicals isn't uncommon. Lots of people are in it only for the profit- they don't know or care about the buyer- they want the money. Not only ingredients, but the distilling gear can potentially poison the drinker as well.

Stills with lead welds and people using car radiators are the most common problems. Wood Alcohol and other "buzz inducing" chemicals are added to cut production time and increase the product.

Storage of the liquor is also a concern. A 2nd or 3rd cousin of mine died from drinking tainted moonshine. Since the guys were in a hurry to make the stuff and get on their way, apparently they didn't rinse out the containers very well. To avoid detection in the event they were pulled over- the guys had "bottled" their likker in used Antifreeze containers!

I guess while they were getting themselves fucked up on the booze, they couldn't taste the remaining Antifreeze in the jug. He died a few hours later, but the other guys drinking didn't notice, they thought he had passed out.



not pissin on your dead cousin hb, but ,
for some reason i hear the 'deliverance' theme song in my head ,as i read the above...
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2008, 02:48:08 PM »




If you never tried Bushmills (Irish) give it a shot.  It's in the same drinkability league as some of the better Scotches, and a more reasonable price.

The older ones get pricey, though. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisky

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    * Bushmills Original - Blend of single malt Irish whiskey and Irish grain whiskey — sometimes called White Bush or Bushmills White Label. The grain whiskey is matured in American oak casks
    * Black Bush - A blend comprised mostly of single malt. Selected Spanish Oloroso sherry-seasoned oak casks mature the malt, before it is blended with delicate sweet single grain whiskey. Developed in 1934, it was originally called “Old Bushmills Special Old Liqueur Whiskey”.
    * Bushmills 10 year single malt - Matured in American bourbon barrels for at least 10 years.
    * Bushmills 12 year single malt - A special edition currently sold only at the Bushmills distillery, matured mostly in sherry casks.
    * Bushmills 16 year single malt - Matured for 16 years or more in a combination of American bourbon barrels, Spanish Oloroso sherry butts and Port pipes.
    * Bushmills 21 year single malt - A limited number of 21 year bottles are made each year, and are matured in 3 different types of casks: firstly in American bourbon barrels and secondly in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. Together it will total 19 years in these casks, where it may lie in Madeira drums for a further 2 years until bottling.
    * Bushmills 1608 - A special 400th Anniversary whiskey. A blend containing 95% malt and 5% grain whiskey made with 30% crystal malt for exceptional smoothness. From February 2008 it is available in Bushmills outlets across the world, however from 2009 it will only be available in the Whiskey Shop at the distillery and in duty free

[edit] Retired Bushmills whiskey range

    * Bushmills 25 year Millennium malt - An exclusive 25 year old whiskey bottled in the new millennium. Only a limited number of casks were produced, many being reserved by celebrities and many exclusive hotels.
    * Bushmills Irish Cream Liqueur was an Irish Cream rather than a whiskey. Its production ceased in 2005 following Diageo's takeover of the distillery, as Diageo owns Bailey's Irish Cream.



Black Bush supposedly got its name from the color of the label, when their brands other than the regular version started hitting the shelves - probably in the '70s I guess.  The regular version is white. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2008, 04:42:09 PM »

i just could never get into the scotch thing. prob. cuz my old man was a cheapskate, bought the bottom -shelf turpentine & that's when i 1st tried it.
it seems like all these guys my dad grew up w/ & served in korea with, liked scotch.
the main reason, he told me, that they started drinking it , was while they were over there, it was the most available hard liquor. it was for the higher echelon, mostly & they would steal a case, here & there.
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2008, 06:15:44 PM »

Haven't had Bushmills- will give that a shot soon. Jamesons & Tullamore I have had and liked them- still partial to Bourbon though.

Riddler- "Deliverance" actually isn't too far off :) - The stories I have told people about growing up in Coal Mining Country in Eastern Kentucky are usually taken as jokes. Wood shacks, inbreeding, banjo-picking, snake-handling churches.. it was all there, and all real. The flip side was that many of those people, mostly the older generations, were really good people. Not at all "savvy" or street smart, but as far as ingenuity and instinct go, they had it covered. I would even say that most of them would, as "backwards" as we would perceive them to be, would fit right in with the crowd here, politically speaking.
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2008, 08:45:33 PM »

Haven't had Bushmills- will give that a shot soon. Jamesons & Tullamore I have had and liked them- still partial to Bourbon though.

Riddler- "Deliverance" actually isn't too far off :) - The stories I have told people about growing up in Coal Mining Country in Eastern Kentucky are usually taken as jokes. Wood shacks, inbreeding, banjo-picking, snake-handling churches.. it was all there, and all real. The flip side was that many of those people, mostly the older generations, were really good people. Not at all "savvy" or street smart, but as far as ingenuity and instinct go, they had it covered. I would even say that most of them would, as "backwards" as we would perceive them to be, would fit right in with the crowd here, politically speaking.



hey-ho hb (i'm sorry...i can't call you that anymore..unless you're some sort of major corporate mogul..."HB, the helicopter is waiting to take you to the Kennedy compound", or some such..it's too far a stretch, i'd say, to go from hellbilly to something obnoxiously highbrow)
anyway, as i said, no personal digs on the familial rootage; those ARE the peeps i want to be around.  good times or bad, they always take care o' one another. i pretty much have that now, ceptin' these fellers have dental plans, mostly.
i also ain't caught a buddy fuckin' a goat .....yet
not sayin' you or your's does, mindin' you
ain't none-a mah bidniss , anyhow
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2008, 01:09:34 AM »




So I tried this one Brasky mentioned. It's probably the best tasting whisky I've had. It's pricey, that bottle shown was about $38.00- but that's not too bad, since I would call this a "sippin' whisky", not a gulper, or one to drink just to get fucked up on.

Feels like Listerine in your mouth sometimes.. but the flavor is just all over the place.
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2008, 01:12:37 AM »



Did I mention this one?

Still a favorite.. not at all far behind Black Bush.
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2008, 01:25:34 AM »

> that bottle shown was about $38.00-

Damn dude, I got mine for $30 out the door.

It is good stuff, I've only had a glass so far though. I haven't been in the mood to get drunk of liquor in a while, lol.
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2008, 01:37:15 AM »


So I tried this one Brasky mentioned. It's probably the best tasting whisky I've had. It's pricey, that bottle shown was about $38.00- but that's not too bad, since I would call this a "sippin' whisky", not a gulper, or one to drink just to get fucked up on.

Feels like Listerine in your mouth sometimes.. but the flavor is just all over the place.

One of my friends got a bottle of this because of the porny name.  :lol:

I ended up drinking the whole thing (not at once) because nobody else liked it. I don't get people.

Regarding homemade stuff, I'm interested in that mainly because of all the cool explodey stuff you can do with pure alcohol...
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2008, 02:18:18 AM »

ITT: Smelly drunks, unlike us clean, fresh-smelling potheads.
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2008, 07:54:11 AM »

My great grandparents ran a speakeasy and were involved in that whole underground economy during prohibition.  I've never had much whisky/ey, but I wouldn't mind trying (I have had Maker's, Riddler :P).  I think I'd like to go somewhere where I could taste a bunch of them to see which I prefer since there's so much variety.
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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2008, 08:52:50 PM »

The do have whisky bars.. might google one for your area.

The Speakeasy days must have been pretty cool. Groups of people doing what they do cooperatively, beneath the radar in some places. Other places, I've read that the cops pretty much allowed the joints to operate, but only allowing certain people to come and go freely.

Most of the old guys who were distillers are gone, or nearly gone. Don't know if I mentioned it, but my grandfather died a few months ago, and his brother just died 2 weeks ago. Both in their 80's, they used to run still together back in the day.

If I even wanted to start distilling- I wouldn't know where to find enough land nowadays to keep it a secret. No local anyway.

Brasky- thanks for the tip buddy :)
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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2008, 10:27:00 PM »

The do have whisky bars.. might google one for your area.

The Speakeasy days must have been pretty cool. Groups of people doing what they do cooperatively, beneath the radar in some places. Other places, I've read that the cops pretty much allowed the joints to operate, but only allowing certain people to come and go freely.

Most of the old guys who were distillers are gone, or nearly gone. Don't know if I mentioned it, but my grandfather died a few months ago, and his brother just died 2 weeks ago. Both in their 80's, they used to run still together back in the day.

If I even wanted to start distilling- I wouldn't know where to find enough land nowadays to keep it a secret. No local anyway.

Brasky- thanks for the tip buddy :)

We only found out about the speakeasy thing because my grandmother was talking to her (older) sister about the "picnics in Detroit" that their family went on as a child.  Her sister then informed her that there was more than just picnicking going on during those excursions :P
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