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At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


Naw bro.


Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject:

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Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.


Winners drink rubbing alcohol, and it's cheaper, too!

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Someone who swallows isopropyl alcohol can act drunk. Effects include sedation, slurred speech, unsteadiness when walking, and vomiting. Isopropyl alcohol is also extremely irritating to the digestive tract. Drinking a lot of it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, pain, and bleeding in the stomach and intestines.

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rubbing alcohol = isopropyl alcohol
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject:

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At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


Naw bro.


Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.


I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:01 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
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At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


Naw bro.


Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.


I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.

I love both of my dark spirit children equally, so I think everyone is correct here. What rums are you drinking, kikanga?

I really enjoy blending rums to get a deeper profile on a drink, which is a unique quality to it among spirits. Some Smith + Cross and a splash of demerara rum like an aged El Dorado (or Lemonhart 151 for a big kick) on top of, say, Appleton Estate in a tiki drink or even stirred cocktail adds a lot of character.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08 pm    Post subject:

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I love both of my dark spirit children equally, so I think everyone is correct here. What rums are you drinking, kikanga?

I really enjoy blending rums to get a deeper profile on a drink, which is a unique quality to it among spirits. Some Smith + Cross and a splash of demerara rum like an aged El Dorado (or Lemonhart 151 for a big kick) on top of, say, Appleton Estate in a tiki drink or even stirred cocktail adds a lot of character.


Looks like you are well schooled in the dark spirits.

A good rum is so versatile. From the same bottle I've poured a neat glass for myself and made tasty cocktails for friends with sensitive palettes.

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum is my current vice.
But since you like mixing rums. Check out Don Q 151. Be careful though. It'll lay you out before you know it. It's a sin to make a 151 that smooth
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:35 pm    Post subject:

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Pickles have never made any dish better. The world would be a better place if they never existed.


Argh. Pickles are essential with so many things. Good BBQ, pastrami sandwich, potato salad...

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At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


I got three bottles of bourbon for my birthday recently. You, sir, can go...

(Actually I’m getting interested in high end rum for the first time.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:49 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.


It's all a matter of personal preference, of course, which means there's no objective way for you to prove that.....of course.

That said, here's my challenger:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject:

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kikanga wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
ocho wrote:
kikanga wrote:
At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


Naw bro.


Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.


I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.

I love both of my dark spirit children equally, so I think everyone is correct here. What rums are you drinking, kikanga?

I really enjoy blending rums to get a deeper profile on a drink, which is a unique quality to it among spirits. Some Smith + Cross and a splash of demerara rum like an aged El Dorado (or Lemonhart 151 for a big kick) on top of, say, Appleton Estate in a tiki drink or even stirred cocktail adds a lot of character.


As a youngster my drink of choice was a Cuba Libre tall made with Gosling's Bermuda Black Rum 151 Proof. Only took 2 a night, all night.
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I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.


It's all a matter of personal preference, of course, which means there's no objective way for you to prove that.....of course.

That said, here's my challenger:

https://webfiles.uci.edu/lcoon/yoichi2.jpg


That looks amazing! I'm gonna need to figure out how to get my hands on one of those.
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kikanga wrote:
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kikanga wrote:
I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.


It's all a matter of personal preference, of course, which means there's no objective way for you to prove that.....of course.

That said, here's my challenger:

https://webfiles.uci.edu/lcoon/yoichi2.jpg


That looks amazing! I'm gonna need to figure out how to get my hands on one of those.

Certainly looks like a better value proposition than JW Blue.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
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kikanga wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
ocho wrote:
kikanga wrote:
At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


Naw bro.


Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.


I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.

I love both of my dark spirit children equally, so I think everyone is correct here. What rums are you drinking, kikanga?

I really enjoy blending rums to get a deeper profile on a drink, which is a unique quality to it among spirits. Some Smith + Cross and a splash of demerara rum like an aged El Dorado (or Lemonhart 151 for a big kick) on top of, say, Appleton Estate in a tiki drink or even stirred cocktail adds a lot of character.


As a youngster my drink of choice was a Cuba Libre tall made with Gosling's Bermuda Black Rum 151 Proof. Only took 2 a night, all night.

That'll knock you on your ass - I dig it. I have an unopened bottle of that Gosling's 151 that I might need to crack this weekend with a cigar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:36 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
jodeke wrote:
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kikanga wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
ocho wrote:
kikanga wrote:
At nearly every price point I now prefer rum over whiskey.


Naw bro.


Rum is by far the worst of the 7 spirits.


I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.

I love both of my dark spirit children equally, so I think everyone is correct here. What rums are you drinking, kikanga?

I really enjoy blending rums to get a deeper profile on a drink, which is a unique quality to it among spirits. Some Smith + Cross and a splash of demerara rum like an aged El Dorado (or Lemonhart 151 for a big kick) on top of, say, Appleton Estate in a tiki drink or even stirred cocktail adds a lot of character.


As a youngster my drink of choice was a Cuba Libre tall made with Gosling's Bermuda Black Rum 151 Proof. Only took 2 a night, all night.

That'll knock you on your ass - I dig it. I have an unopened bottle of that Gosling's 151 that I might need to crack this weekend with a cigar.


You whiskey guys should try Bushido Whiskey. I would personally never pay for it (way out of my price range) but I've had the chance to try some and it was the smoothest whiskey I've had by a mile.
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kikanga wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
kikanga wrote:
I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.


It's all a matter of personal preference, of course, which means there's no objective way for you to prove that.....of course.

That said, here's my challenger:

https://webfiles.uci.edu/lcoon/yoichi2.jpg


That looks amazing! I'm gonna need to figure out how to get my hands on one of those.


I ordered that bottle directly from Japan. I think they flew it over first class, and the Emperor hand-delivered it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:47 pm    Post subject:

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You whiskey guys should try Bushido Whiskey. I would personally never pay for it (way out of my price range) but I've had the chance to try some and it was the smoothest whiskey I've had by a mile.


I've had their Meido and it was very nice.

BTW, you gotta get the spelling right. In Ireland and the US it’s whiskey, but in Scotland, Canada and Japan, it’s whisky.

Also BTW, if you REALLY want to go crazy, you go here: LINK
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You whiskey guys should try Bushido Whiskey. I would personally never pay for it (way out of my price range) but I've had the chance to try some and it was the smoothest whiskey I've had by a mile.


I've had their Meido and it was very nice.

BTW, you gotta get the spelling right. In Ireland and the US it’s whiskey, but in Scotland, Canada and Japan, it’s whisky.

Also BTW, if you REALLY want to go crazy, you go here: LINK


Good lawd. I'd feel guilty drinking that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:07 pm    Post subject:

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BTW, you gotta get the spelling right. In Ireland and the US it’s whiskey, but in Scotland, Canada and Japan, it’s whisky


Ultimately, the place that actually matters. And then it’s called scotch. As it should be.
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jonnybravo wrote:
You whiskey guys should try Bushido Whiskey. I would personally never pay for it (way out of my price range) but I've had the chance to try some and it was the smoothest whiskey I've had by a mile.


I've had their Meido and it was very nice.

BTW, you gotta get the spelling right. In Ireland and the US it’s whiskey, but in Scotland, Canada and Japan, it’s whisky.

Also BTW, if you REALLY want to go crazy, you go here: LINK


Good lawd. I'd feel guilty drinking that.

In my younger days as a server I helped work a private party where a law firm had won a huge case and the partners were drinking like they had just won the Stanley Cup including bottles of the most expensive wine we had. It went for over three hours and one of the sloshed dudes (they were all dudes) told me to just start pouring the remaining partiers the "cheap stuff" and bottle the really expensive stuff for me and the servers to take home because the partners were so sloshed that in his slurred words, "we can't tell the difference between a $1,000 and a $10 wine at this point."
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I was ready for you and Omar to give me crap for that. Name me a rum and whiskey that share any price point $20+. I'll drink them both and give you honest feedback.
I'm not gonna sit here and pretend Bacardi is good. But excluding that crap, I think I can find a more enjoyable rum than whiskey at most price points.


It's all a matter of personal preference, of course, which means there's no objective way for you to prove that.....of course.

That said, here's my challenger:

https://webfiles.uci.edu/lcoon/yoichi2.jpg


That looks amazing! I'm gonna need to figure out how to get my hands on one of those.


I ordered that bottle directly from Japan. I think they flew it over first class, and the Emperor hand-delivered it.

LMAO. I'm searching online how to get that delivered. Haven't found a site in english that does. But I'll keep looking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:39 pm    Post subject:

I enjoy Japanese whisky, and as with many things they are technically proficient to the nth degree. But, and I admit this may be completely my bias working backward to a conclusion, there’s a lack of there there. It’s all precision and no romance. Scotch to me is about a feel as much as a flavor note. And while I may be deluding myself, I like to think that the peat and the old still and the nostalgia matter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:42 pm    Post subject:

Kikanga might be surprised, but I’m not going to throw too much shade on good rum. I’ve had a twenty year old Nicaraguan that is like a great cognac, so I respect the craft of it. My taste leans to the great whisky because of the complexity of the malt and such vs cane as a substrate, but good rum is nothing to throw stones at.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:50 am    Post subject:

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LMAO. I'm searching online how to get that delivered. Haven't found a site in english that does. But I'll keep looking.


The site I pointed out above is where I got mine. They also have a few things below the $10K price point. Extremely good customer service.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:53 am    Post subject:

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I enjoy Japanese whisky, and as with many things they are technically proficient to the nth degree. But, and I admit this may be completely my bias working backward to a conclusion, there’s a lack of there there. It’s all precision and no romance. Scotch to me is about a feel as much as a flavor note. And while I may be deluding myself, I like to think that the peat and the old still and the nostalgia matter.


Not arguing in the least. Still love me some Balvenie 21 Portwood, and Lagavulin 16 whenever I want an Islay.
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I enjoy Japanese whisky, and as with many things they are technically proficient to the nth degree. But, and I admit this may be completely my bias working backward to a conclusion, there’s a lack of there there. It’s all precision and no romance. Scotch to me is about a feel as much as a flavor note. And while I may be deluding myself, I like to think that the peat and the old still and the nostalgia matter.


Not arguing in the least. Still love me some Balvenie 21 Portwood, and Lagavulin 16 whenever I want an Islay.


Bruichladdich is doing some interesting things.
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