Skip to comments.Booze Map of the World Crushes Our Spirits
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 worlds other superpowers in the caffeine department, we are also drinking inferior booze.
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I’ve always been partial to Jim Beam or WL Weller myself.
Never liked Vodka.
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...
Old Weller 107
Rebel Yell, hands down.
PREACH ON BROTHER!
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.
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.
And the best dark beers are better at room temp.
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.
Yes their wonderful complex flavors are best at that temp. same with a good bourbon or scotch.
Wonder what a beer map would look like. I understand they’re even making it in Germany now...
“Weller and Water: Wonderful.”
- Texas Monthly ad 1977
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.
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.
This thread is about to make me have to go to the liquor store!
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.
“...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...
That is why I began making my own. Porters, Stouts, Reds etc. good stuff.
This is much, MUCH better:
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!
That map raises eyebrows.
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.
Yeah, but after three, who cares?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The Japanese can brew some excellent beer.”
Big Sky Brewing Co.
5417 Trumpeter Way
PO Box 17170
Missoula, MT 59808
I liked it...
1911 vodka. Made from apples in my hometown. Good stuff.
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.
Here in Texas try the 1836 bourbon. Excellent stuff.
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...
Makes sense I guess.
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 ;-)
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.
Glenfyddich is a wonderful Scotch. Laphroig is nice too.
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.
Were also great Bourbons my sister got for me, she's sent me a couple bottles of Woodford Reserve too :-)
Big Ass Bourbon!!! haha!! I’ll have to pick these up for my bar in my man cave.
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