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Booze Map of the World Crushes Our Spirits
Yahoo Food ^ | January 27 2014 | Alex Van Buren

Posted on 01/27/2014 2:30:58 PM PST by gooblah

America! We have some work to do.

Not only are we not trumping the world’s other superpowers in the caffeine department, we are also drinking inferior booze.

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1 posted on 01/27/2014 2:30:59 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

I’ve always been partial to Jim Beam or WL Weller myself.

Never liked Vodka.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 2:36:51 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel; gooblah

F’em all...

OUR Bourbon is the Envy of the modern world, and every single American “Appalachian Entrepreneur” can brew a batch of White Lightnin’ that’s FAR SUPERIOR to anything the Euroboneheads can come up with.

Americanism... it’s not just for breakfast anymore, baby...


3 posted on 01/27/2014 2:39:42 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: gooblah

Old Weller 107


4 posted on 01/27/2014 2:41:27 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS

Rebel Yell, hands down.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 2:44:44 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

PREACH ON BROTHER!


6 posted on 01/27/2014 2:45:33 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: gooblah

I buy Bourbon or whiskey to sip and to flavor foods. Vodka, Gin does not lend itself to sipping or flavoring! Some dark Rums are good for sipping and flavoring foods. A good Scotch is always good for sipping. I also like the darker beers.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 2:46:08 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: gooblah
More congeners also = more color, meaning dark booze will typically give you a worse hangover than an equal amount of the light stuff.

For some obscure reason I can drink an essentially unlimited amount of black rum without getting even the slightest hangover. Wake up with a song in my heart and a spring to me feets.

Of course, sometimes I don't where I am when I wake up, or what I did the latter half of the evening, but that's another story entirely.

8 posted on 01/27/2014 2:46:13 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Red_Devil 232

Same here.

And the best dark beers are better at room temp.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 2:51:01 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: gooblah

That map raises eyebrows. One would think that whiskey would predominate in Ireland and gin in England, yet according to the map, it’s vodka which does in both countries. It would also figure that brandy, not whiskey would predominate in France. I’ve never heard of French whiskey.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 2:53:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Carbonsteel

Yes their wonderful complex flavors are best at that temp. same with a good bourbon or scotch.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 2:55:28 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: gooblah
Jersey Lightning!


12 posted on 01/27/2014 2:58:34 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: gooblah

Wonder what a beer map would look like. I understand they’re even making it in Germany now...


13 posted on 01/27/2014 3:00:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: YHAOS

“Weller and Water: Wonderful.”

- Texas Monthly ad 1977


14 posted on 01/27/2014 3:05:10 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red_Devil 232

It’s almost impossible to get a decent beer at any bar in America.

Bud, Miller, Coors in all their variants are little more than moose piss.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 3:05:28 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: gooblah

Vodka has become popular, in part, because it is so combinable and can go with just about anything. I love the stuff and it’s not too harsh. Used to drink a rum mostly but switched several years and enjoy it.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 3:05:33 PM PST by FAA
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To: gooblah

This thread is about to make me have to go to the liquor store!


17 posted on 01/27/2014 3:06:47 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Axenolith

If’n your gonna drink, ya drink Bourbon.

Anything else is.... well, anything else.

And I’m on my third shot right now. Long day.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 3:07:40 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Carbonsteel

“...are little more than moose piss....”

Profound statement from Hale coming your way in 3...2...1

“Even Mooses must piss eventually”.

You WILL see that one in “The Book Of Profundity” someday, my friend, you just mark my slurred words...


19 posted on 01/27/2014 3:09:17 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Carbonsteel

That is why I began making my own. Porters, Stouts, Reds etc. good stuff.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 3:14:29 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Carbonsteel
Corona is the most overrated, overpriced form of rancid cat piss I've ever encountered.

This is much, MUCH better:

21 posted on 01/27/2014 3:21:18 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: gooblah

Ah.....finally something I actually know about. We own whiskey/bourbon. OWN IT!

Beer? Don’t even think about going up against the Germans. You will lose!


22 posted on 01/27/2014 3:24:24 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Fiji Hill

That map raises eyebrows.
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YUP ,, the map shows Brandy for the Philippines ... they must use some VERY loose definitions ... wine there is pricey ,,, most people drink rum which is high quality and cheap, beer is more expensive as it requires refrigeration ... the only thing that would qualify as brandy would be “tuba” coconut wine that might be slightly concentrated ,, nasty stuff but almost free ... real skid-row stuff.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 3:45:43 PM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Bud, Miller, Coors in all their variants are little more than moose piss.

Yeah, but after three, who cares?

24 posted on 01/27/2014 3:55:19 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: gooblah
Despite our low ranking, we must have moved up a few spots when they stopped making this:
 photo Buckhorn_zps7d15ad79.jpg
25 posted on 01/27/2014 3:59:55 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“More congeners also = more color”

Wrong. There is very little color in even the most sloppily distilled booze. The color usually comes from charred wood.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 4:00:07 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Carbonsteel

That’s strange, I live in Northern Virginia and most bars around here serve craft beers, even on tap. I haven’t had piss beer in years.


27 posted on 01/27/2014 4:04:56 PM PST by Raymann
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To: Neidermeyer
Most Filipinos I know prefer Emperador Brandy
http://www.drinksint.com/m/fullstory.php/aid/4028/The_Philippines__Emperador_heads_top_ten_brandy_list.html
28 posted on 01/27/2014 4:21:27 PM PST by Ed_From_Ohio
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To: Carbonsteel

Not in MN. My local rural watering hole has all the commercial stuff plus local brews and a craft. My hometown eatery has Paulaner beer on tap.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 4:24:19 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Dalberg-Acton

If you can find it, try Orion from Okinawa.
Surprisingly good and I prefer it over Sapporo and Asahi.

The Japanese can brew some excellent beer.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 4:26:45 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: henkster

When did they stop making Buckhorn? It was Olympia’s budget brand, IIRC, and about the only good thing you could say about it was that it was no worse warm than cold.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 4:28:11 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Max in Utah

“The Japanese can brew some excellent beer.”

Amen, brother!


32 posted on 01/27/2014 5:11:32 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Carbonsteel

Big Sky Brewing Co.
5417 Trumpeter Way
PO Box 17170
Missoula, MT 59808

I liked it...

33 posted on 01/27/2014 5:31:19 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: FAA

1911 vodka. Made from apples in my hometown. Good stuff.


34 posted on 01/27/2014 5:50:54 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

I haven’t seen Buckhorn in years. Back about 1983, when I was a poor law student, my college buddies roped me into going to the Indy 500. I could barely scrounge up $1.79 for a six pack of Buckhorn. Some kid came up to me at the track and asked for one of my empty cans. He collected beer cans and had never seen anyone drink a Buckhorn before.


35 posted on 01/27/2014 6:04:13 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: YHAOS

Here in Texas try the 1836 bourbon. Excellent stuff.


36 posted on 01/27/2014 6:08:16 PM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. ItÂ’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: NFHale

My current favorite is Bulleit. My Sis lives in the heart of Bourbon country in KY and sends me some of the nice ones.

I’m partial to a good single malt scotch on occasion too...


37 posted on 01/27/2014 9:32:16 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: gooblah
Mixable drinks.

Makes sense I guess.

38 posted on 01/27/2014 9:38:21 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Carbonsteel

Beer is relative though too, if someone hands you a frosty can of the most usually considered to be [insert favorite nasty animal piss here] when you’re in the middle of nowhere and it’s 115 degrees out, it’s all the sudden ambrosia dispensed from the bosom of a frost princess...

At the opposite end of the spectrum, me and a buddy were sans liquid water, and in shorts and T-shirts when we became “temporarily disoriented” while trying to scout out the trail for a backpack trip into a remote area. The amount of snow that had remained when we got to the other side of a ridge line was impressive and it was crusty enough to not leave tracks in a lot of places.

Right as we were contemplating locating a spot to settle in with a fire for the evening some guys on horseback rode into view, gave us a a couple Budweisers from a cooler on a pack horse and said they’d come in from the same parking area. Those were some pretty damn good beers, and no mention of the subject of “temporary disorientation” needed to be broached during the small talk with the knowledge of their ingress from the same parking area ;-)


39 posted on 01/27/2014 9:52:32 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: henkster

A REAL pull tab :-)

If I’m going for a lot of low conductors while metal detecting, I’ll usually get at least a dozen of those suckers in various states of disarray.

Interesting sub note, from my finds, it appears that it was some type of local habit in the Oakland area to pull the leaf off the ring, or curl it over into itself. In either instance, it creates a signal that says “recover me!” far better than a straight, whole tab.


40 posted on 01/27/2014 9:57:30 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

RE Scotch:
Glenfyddich is a wonderful Scotch. Laphroig is nice too.

RE Bulleit:
I will try that, thank you very much!!

You might like Woodford Reserve too... it has a smooth touch, and a nice bite that lets you know you’re alive.

Love my Rebel Yell, and also of course the ol’ standby Jack Daniels.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 5:07:05 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

and

Were also great Bourbons my sister got for me, she's sent me a couple bottles of Woodford Reserve too :-)

42 posted on 01/28/2014 7:06:18 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

Big Ass Bourbon!!! haha!! I’ll have to pick these up for my bar in my man cave.

Thanks!!


43 posted on 01/28/2014 7:10:06 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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