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The **Now Drinking** Thread

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by Lysander, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Rojin

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Gloucester UK

    I'll be honest, not really. I googled it and the label looks familiar... I can't say more than that though! I'm not a big beer drinker, generally just local brews and the odd raid on Tescos bottle shelf. I've resolved to try more though :)
     
  2. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

    Posts: 17,366

    Location: Glasgow

    Ah yea, you're the local beer man which is cool. As I've said, multiple times, as long as people are prepared to try new stuff then I'm happy! It's people who stick to one brand or one type of beer and refuse to even sample something else.

    I try to buy a new bottle of beer each time I go to the supermarket, however it's now getting very hard! I've tried basically everything I like, and all that is left is stuff I know I'm unlikely to enjoy (barrel aged stuff) or just bland sounding stuff. It's really hard to justify buying something that doesn't sound nice to me over something I know I enjoy. However, I'll continue it.

    I'm just working through the slim remains of my haul from when I was in Belgium. I have a dream of buying an MX5 and driving through Benelux (and a bit of France) this summer. Stocking up on wine, beer, and all things nice. Though, I'm not sure if I should take my girlfriend or not. Without her, there'd be a lot of room in the seat for more booze! ;)
     
  3. J1234

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    Champagne, no special occasion, just fancied some. Just a cheap NV Veuve Clicquot.
     
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  4. jackthezipper

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 2,226

    Location: Central Scotland

    I wasn't a huge fan of the rum finish Innis and Gun. Prefer the normal one.

    I don't know if you can get many places now but they didn't a limited edition one that came in it's own box a while back. That was fantastic.

    From the website they do a few limited edition ones. The one i had was a in a blue box but I don;t see it up there any more.
     
  5. Skeptic

    Mobster

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    Location: UK

    I also didn't like the rum finish.

    Glenfarclas 10y/o here.
     
  6. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

    Posts: 17,366

    Location: Glasgow

    Having another of the Hoegaarden Grand Cru. Was going to crack a whisky but want to have another bash at this. It starts off meh but gets very good 1/3 of the way in.
     
  7. IRLeetly

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 9, 2011

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    Location: Edge of Sanity

    Bottle of Kingfisher, was a good few of the tall 660ml lagers on offer at Tesco.
     
  8. ~Mike~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2011

    Posts: 8,737

    Location: the King's city

    Had a Tangle Foot earlier, now on water.
     
  9. vonex

    Perma Banned

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    Posts: 1,357

    water!
     
  10. GTO656

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 29, 2011

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    Location: UK

    Lucozade Original yum yum.
     
  11. numatic.nathan

    Hitman

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    Location: Manchester

    Just had three Desperados at Wetherspoons and now I'm having a fruit shoot! :D
     
  12. Anti-Chav

    Mobster

    Joined: May 21, 2010

    Posts: 3,334

    I am drinking a bit a 'The Singlton.' 'Best Single Malt Whisky of Dufftown' got a 12 year sample...very nice...
     
  13. Doctor McNinja

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 8, 2010

    Posts: 831

    Location: Staffordshire

    There must be a blue moon out because I fancied a Mizuwari but I don't have any whiskey that I'm willing to sacrifice. I've ended up going with half a measure of Antica Formula Carpano and a measure of Remy Marin VSOP over ice, topped up with Schwepps ginger ale... all in all, meh.

    [EDIT] THe more I drink of it, the better it tastes. Still not a Manhattan though.
     
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  14. J1234

    Capodecina

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    El Gaitero Spanish Cider.
     
  15. Skillmister

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wales

    Cheap supermarket dry cider... Had a random urge for it and it's hitting the spot
     
  16. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

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    Location: In bed with your sister

    Having a glass of the Auchentoshan Silveroak I bought in Heathrow yesterday.

    It's a very tasty 21yo that's been partly matured in sherry casks. It's pretty smooth (although it's bottled at 51.5% ABV so needs a touch of water) and pretty much as described on the label actually "Toffee and rich fruitcake". Very nice indeed.

    Bought a bottle of 21yo Glengoyne as well so will be giving that a taste later. It's also partly matured in sherry casks. looking forward to that as well :D
     
  17. Ahleckz

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    Location: Glasgow

    Lemonade, having a night off the booze.

    See, I don't *always* drink!

    @Stan - I hate bloody travel only releases! Grr.
     
  18. bedazzled

    Gangster

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    Posts: 346

    Robinsons orange juice :)
     
  19. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

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    I love 'em :D I've had some cracking travel only whiskies over my years of traveling.

    The Glengoyne isn't a travel only - although it was quite a bit cheaper from the airport. Whisky Exchange has it at £82.49 while I got it for £70 at heathrow.

    It's a decent whisky. Sherry and oak with a touch of spiciness. Slightly sweeter than the Auchentoshan.

    Both good whiskies and worth the money (Auchentoshan was £80). I slightly prefer the Auchentoshan but there's not much in it.

    All in all, pretty pleased with my choices :)
     
  20. TheCenturion

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    Got 2 big bottles of Kingfisher for Saturday night :D

    Never tasted Kingfisher before, but I like Cobra so I decided to go for it