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#1 drcocktail

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 06:27 AM

My hall of shame:

Designer quintuple-distilled vodka.
Fruit-flavored "schnapps" liqueurs
Blended whiskey
Bombay Sapphire
Tanqueray 10
Tanqueray Rangoon, oops, Rangpur.
Blavod
Czechsinthe
Hypnotiq
Alizé
Phillips-Union "whiskies"
Vanilla Cognac of any stripe
J&B Scotch
Collins Orange Bitters

With a little more thought I'm sure more will pop up. Help me out, here!

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#2 MTgrayling

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 06:33 AM

Tequilla: I've tried to like it lately to no avail, too many Mezcal worms in college.
Malt Liquor: Too many Schlitz in college.
Fancy smancy wines: Cheap and red is good for me.
I had my taste buds amputated many years ago after an unfortunate toothbrush accident, any reviews or opinions I give are suspect and should be viewed as utterly useless.

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#3 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 06:49 AM

Chartreuse
any Sam Adams product
Pilsner-Urquell (drinking beer is a WOFT)
except for single-malts, most whiskeys
vodka

#4 drcocktail

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 06:56 AM

By the way, G., I love the joke on your blog.
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#5 Joe Legate

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:00 AM

Vodka. No flavor. Why bother.
Tequila. Vile, disgusting, evil-smelling :puke: If that's all there was, I wouldn't drink.
90% of the liqueurs. Oh look! It's a hangover just waiting to happen!
90% of all white wines. See notes next to vodka.
98% of 'Merican Piss...I mean, Pilsner.
Malt liquor.
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#6 Absomphe

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:47 AM

Incredibly, exactly what you said!

Actually, considering your list, maybe not so incredibly.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:58 AM

spirit drinks
alcopops
vodka in the range 30%-37.5% which has nothing to do with vodka
dessert Bulgarian wines
very cheap red,white wines
Smirnoff Vladimir
Beer having less than 5.5%
commercial Zubrówka
Finlandia Fusions
Czech Napoleon "brandy"
Jagermeister
Barenjager
Napoleon Bardinet
PdM Ricard
Blended whisky, only vintage
Czechsinth
Bacardi 37.5%
Gorzałka Wielkopolska 42%
Blended slivovitz
Passover slivovitz
Toro Negro Blanco

Enough is enough
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#8 drcocktail

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:02 AM

It took me a very long time, but I can now say I'm quite fond of certain Tequilas. There are some out there now that are mild and brandy-like (yet with their own character, I must add - before someone says "why not just drink brandy then?") I've always liked mescal and think of it more in Scotch terms. Tequila for years though was a hard sell. They really are making such a wide variety these days...trying to appeal to all different tastebuds. Can you Tequila rejecters tolerate Margaritas - or does any hint turn your stomach to glass? --Doc.
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#9 drcocktail

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:09 AM

spirit drinks


What do you mean by "spirit drinks"? Like Spirit-branded? Like Smirnoff Ice?

Yours is an interesting list, though I'm curious how you obtain non-commercial zubrowka. Have you also tried the Russian Zubrovka? I just ask because here in the States I'd be thrilled to obtain real commercially-made coumarin-in-place Polish zubrowka.

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#10 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:39 AM

He's not in the states. Absinthist is our Polish representative. ;)

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#11 Boggy

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:40 AM

Spirit-drinks appeared after the accession to the European Union, their base is the worst spirit diluted with simplest water to 30% vol. They are clear, the cheapest of all "vodkas" sold in regular vodka bottles but taste very artificial and bland.

In every herboristerie in Poland as well as in several pharmacies you may buy the genuine Hierochloe odorata intended to be used solely for home-production of Żubrówka (that company specializes in such products(in Polish, sorry) http://www.darynatur....php?pg=5&od=61 and many people do so getting a more natural product.

I have not had Russian, but there is a Lithuanian one, slighly different than ours and at 38% vol. In fact, only Polmos Białystok has right to make it, but other companies make the same if under other names ("Leśna", "Wisent" etc) so as to cause no lawsuits.
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:48 AM

Doc, you can also get Hierochloe odorata here in just about every New Age or herb store, only we know it as Sweet Grass or Holy Grass. It's sold in braids and used as incense in native ceremonies.

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#13 Joe Legate

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:53 AM

Can you Tequila rejecters tolerate Margaritas - or does any hint turn your stomach to glass? --Doc.

A hint? :puke: Maggie loves it. Even the aroma is vile to me.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:02 AM

Doc, If you happen to find Żubrówka with that label you will not be disappointed (it is vintage from the 60's because from the 70's Hierochole odorata was very scarce and they had to launch Turówka).

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:44 AM

From my European travels, gifts from travelers, and, yes, copious draughts from a bottle labeled as you pictured I have had "real" commercial zubrowka made (now) by Polmos Bialystok. So you prefer to macerate your own bison grass in vodka of your choice to make a preferable HG zubrowka? --Doc.
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:02 AM

Since Żubrówka is just another perfect example of nalewka, my answer is yes :)

Of course, still go for that Turówka you might get, it will be a nice comparison.
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#17 Nymphadora

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:58 AM

I HATE Jagermeister!
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 12:17 PM

This sentence is even better than your Paine's oracle. Keep it up, Nymph :cheers:
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:14 PM

Can you Tequila rejecters tolerate Margaritas - or does any hint turn your stomach to glass? --Doc.


I'm with T73 on this one, the smell is vile.
I had my taste buds amputated many years ago after an unfortunate toothbrush accident, any reviews or opinions I give are suspect and should be viewed as utterly useless.

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#20 baubel

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:30 AM

The real high class stuff: Franzia, the wine in a bag in a box. It seems a bit redundant to me, but I dislike most wines. I think I have a bottle of Hiram Walker's Kirschwasser which is also pretty foul, maybe I don't know what I'm disliking. The cheapo saki I tried seemed like unlit napalm and was a bit displeasing too. Too Sour's too shitty jolly rancher flavored "schnapps" birthed some bad memories for me too. :poop: And scotch, although it's been a long time since I've had any and the kind I had was real cheap, so cheap I don't even remember the brand. Bleah. :thumbdown: :puke:


I think I'm ready for some real spirits now.

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#21 Joe Legate

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:21 AM

Ah, yes. Thanks Baubel. I forgot Saki. :puke:

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:17 AM

Why :puke: ?

I always found H.H. Munro to be very droll, in a British sort of way.

Oh, you meant sake.

Carry on. ;)

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#23 Joe Legate

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:29 AM

In the morning, I gotta remember: Drink coffee before I post.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:50 AM

I had a near death experience with Hiram Walker's Private Cellar at the tender age of 18. No more for me since.

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It was a bad, bad day.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#25 Absomphe

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:51 AM

"Drink coffee before I post."


I used to do that, years ago, T.

Problem was, it seemed to give my twitchy fingers a will of their own, and I found it was safer to risk a few groggy typos, sans coffee. :twitchsmile:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:20 PM

Your welcome T. Everyone- Sorry about the spelling error. Informally I spell it suky, but maybe I just haven't had any of quality. I definately should not drink before posting.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:51 AM

Macrobrew
Jack Daniels
Vodka (I also don't like to drink plain glasses of water which to me usually have more flavour)
King of Spirits
Cheap, sugary cordials by one-company-makes-all companies
Cheap gin

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:37 AM

Southern Comfort ---whywhywhy?


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:48 AM

Southern Comfort
Rock & Rye
any pre-sweetened liquor for that matter.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:00 AM

The over sweetened, artificially flavored, artificially colored, liquid candy, passed off as liqueurs and schnapps by the various large liquor manufacturers.

Overpriced cocktails, poorly made, with good liquor. So sad.

Sizzurp (Just learned about this one. Gotta say, "Wow!" A liqueur whose flavor is based on a homebrew mix of prescription cough syrup, sprite, and jolly ranchers. Oh yeah, boyee.)

Alcopops and industrial process beer. Well, really, most beer that involves anything other than: hops, water, barley, wheat, and yeast. (I'm not a total stickler. There are some good rice based beers. Spices can be OK. Hey, I even sometimes like a little Brettanomyces (or other wild yeasts) in my beer from time to time.)

Alcoholic things I've heard can be good, that I have yet to learn to appreciate:

Sake/Shochu/Awamori/Soju
Islay Scotch
Dry Sherry

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