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Re: Distilling
« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2010, 05:03:18 AM »
1.Single Malt,

2.Bourbon,

3.Slivovitca.

There is a LOT more involved with the first two other than just distilling.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2010, 05:46:47 AM »
ok, so let's take this in a more 'pc' & socially acceptable direction for a bit..... apparently there are a bunch of us who love distilled products. what's your favorite(s)?

My favorites are the types that would come out of a pot-still as opposed to those from a fractionating column.
Slivovic for example is a very clean drink, but has lots of flavor. Vodka, is TOO clean and flavorless for me.

I don't think you'll get much disagreement on that. Flavor is why most of us brew our own beer. While my taste in liquor is pretty eclectic; my favorite, by far, is single malt whisky. Hard to narrow that down to a favorite, but Talisker ranks pretty high (as does Springbank, Highland Park, The Macallan, Ardbeg and many others). Really depends on my mood & the time/place.


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Re: Distilling
« Reply #77 on: October 20, 2010, 06:31:28 AM »
1. single malt whisky (including Scotch)
2. congnac (brandy will do and is usually easier on the wallet)
3. rye or blended whisky
4. amber rum

I've never had the pleasure of trying a decent bourbon.  I'd bet that if I did, it would overtake rye in my list.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #78 on: October 20, 2010, 06:47:51 AM »
I guess my favorite is Ole Purple Sack Head....

Crown Royal  It is just so smooth to me

Next is my recently discovered affinity for Cognac
but it is not ez on the ole pocketbook...triple distilled grape...
For all the distillation that happens to that grape, there is a LOT of flavor
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #79 on: October 20, 2010, 07:00:04 AM »
1) Single malt scotch (any, but especially Glenfiddich and Glenmorangie.  Or a good Islay if I'm in the right mood)
2) Bourbon
3) Blended scotch

I also enjoy a good vodka martini from time to time.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2010, 09:26:18 AM »
I don't drink a lot of hard liquor, but when I do . . .

Gin and tonic - Bombay Sapphire, Pacific Voyager, Dry Fly
Whisky neat - Glenmorangie, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan, Oban, etc.
Whiskey neat or with diet (including bourbon and rye), depending on how good it is
Spiced rum (with diet or other mixer)

There are some seasonal things we do, eggnog with whiskey and/or rum, bloody marys are a Thanksgiving morning tradition, apple jack with mulled apple cider for halloween, etc.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »
Guys, distilling is not what this forum is about.  I'd appreciate it if this topic is dropped.

  Sorry Denny. Didn't mean to cause a stir. I really gotta stop watching the History channel. It give me all kinds of ideas. You shoulda seen me the first season of Meteorite Men was on!!!  ;D

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Distilling, to me, isn't worth the effort.  The cost-benefit analysis of distilling vs. going out and buying your own bottle of whiskey is a clear choice.  It's cheaper, easier, and less work to buy your own, not make your own.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2010, 11:58:12 AM »
After much discussion, this thread will allowed to continue as long as the content doesn't stray into the distillation process.  This corresponds with the trend of breweries getting involved with distillation.  We've put a lot of effort into disproving the notion that homebrewers are moonshiners and don't feel that the organization as a whole benefits from discussions that confuse that effort.

Why is everyone so afraid to talk about this?  This isn't Nazi Germany for crying out loud.  Freedom of Speech!  Stand up for your First Amendment rights!
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2010, 12:07:46 PM »
Old news, we are continuing to talk about it, and with the reserved blessings of the mods & AHA powers-that-be.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2010, 12:14:38 PM »
Old news, we are continuing to talk about it, and with the reserved blessings of the mods & AHA powers-that-be.

I know, but I just get so annoyed about people always looking over their shoulders afraid to say something that might be frowned upon.  I'm glad they're allowing it to be discussed.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2010, 12:47:10 PM »
Old news, we are continuing to talk about it, and with the reserved blessings of the mods & AHA powers-that-be.

I know, but I just get so annoyed about people always looking over their shoulders afraid to say something that might be frowned upon.  I'm glad they're allowing it to be discussed.

Look, I was an anarchist before you were born, but this isn't the right place for parts of this discussion.  That's all I'm trying to say.  We're all guests here and we all should do as our hosts ask.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2010, 01:00:09 PM »
[Look, I was an anarchist before you were born, but this isn't the right place for parts of this discussion.  That's all I'm trying to say.  We're all guests here and we all should do as our hosts ask.

Agreed, and what's the favorite distilled beverage of this particular anarchist?
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2010, 01:07:03 PM »
[Look, I was an anarchist before you were born, but this isn't the right place for parts of this discussion.  That's all I'm trying to say.  We're all guests here and we all should do as our hosts ask.

Agreed, and what's the favorite distilled beverage of this particular anarchist?

I used to be a gin and tonic drinker before I discovered homebrewing, but I can't remember the last time I drank liquor.
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2010, 01:17:59 PM »
...and if we can't keep this thread in line...

we might drive Denny down to the still.  ;D

So let's behave.  ;)
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Re: Distilling
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2010, 01:37:04 PM »
After much discussion, this thread will allowed to continue as long as the content doesn't stray into the distillation process.  This corresponds with the trend of breweries getting involved with distillation.  We've put a lot of effort into disproving the notion that homebrewers are moonshiners and don't feel that the organization as a whole benefits from discussions that confuse that effort.

Why is everyone so afraid to talk about this?  This isn't Nazi Germany for crying out loud.  Freedom of Speech!  Stand up for your First Amendment rights!
First of all, Godwin's Law.

Second of all, you know what makes me crazy?  People who don't understand the First Amendment.

Freedom of speech only refers to the government restricting speech.  Not your employer, not business owners, and certainly not moderators on an internet message board.  You have no right to free speech on this board.

Now where were we?  Oh yes, anarchy.  Denny, were you responsible for the WTO riots in Seattle?   ;D
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