Azrael wrote:I recently brought a bottle of Tyrconnell single malt back from a quick duty-free stop in Dublin and it was good enough to make Belial declare we should all move to Ireland.
Unfortunately, very few independent (i.e. not produced by Jameson or Bushmills) Irish whiskeys are available in the US. So depending on where you are, it might require international travel to get some.
ME: "Hmm, international travel would put that whiskey out of my price range. Where might I find it locally?"
TERTIARY CHARACTER: "A liquor store?"
ME: "No shit, Sherlock."
So they had it at Sherlock's
. I hadn't been there in a while, so I had forgotten that they do a great job of carrying things that aren't always easy to find. It was $27, but I though it'd be over 30. This makes it the most expensive bottle of whiskey I've ever purchased. It's also my first whiskey to come in a cardboard tube! And it's my first whole bottle of single malt! I'm pretty excited about it. I think I'm going to save it for the end of the semester.
But the real reason I was at Sherlock's was to look at tequila (my usual store left me racked with indecision). I eventually settled on el Jimador Reposado. I had remembered someone on the forum mentioning it somewhere. When I got around to double-checking, it turned out that Azrael had mentioned it as an acceptable mixed tequila, and I had bought the 100% version. oops.
Anywho, it won me over when I found a box set that included two "Premium sipping glasses," that are basically 4 oz shot glasses built on a 1.5 inch bases. They weren't free, but they were awesome. Plus I wanted something that seemed appropriate for tequila. They're surprisingly effectively at concentrating the aroma.
I'd also like to express shock and displeasure at the fact that tequila seems to get really
fast. It seems to jump straight from cheap to super-premium with only a few products filling in the intermediate prices. I wonder if the reason tequila can't shake its poor reputation is because nobody can afford the 100%, añejo brands.
MotorToad wrote:I suppose if I cared enough I'd go amend my recommendation, but I'll just leave this confession here.
If it makes you feel better, I forgive you. We all make mistakes. I once drank Old Thompson on purpose
. Nobody's perfect.
Matt wrote:Cheap awesome bourbon is most definitely obtainable.
Didn't you mention Evan Williams earlier in the thread? I second that, Evan Williams tastes like bourbon and shouldn't break the bank. I keep meaning to try their 10 year old offering, but I've been trying to branch out from just drinking bourbon.
AntonGarou wrote:last night I had chilly(as in chilly pepper) liquor- it's an Israeli invention so I'm not sure if it's available abroad but if you like spicy stuff and alcohol you'll probably love it- out of the people who like spicy stuff it was 1 vote for it being too aggressive and 3 for it being delicious.
This makes me think of two things. 1)In New Orleans Voodoo Baron Samedi's favorite drink is rum with 21 hot peppers steeping in it. 2)Tabasco™ Tequila