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What Gin or Vodka Ya Drinking 10,000?
Whistlebritches Offline
#101 Posted:
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Ok on my second Heaven Hill London Dry Gin G&T...............daddy like.

Dude $13 for a 1.75L of great mixer.Summer will be but a blur at Casa de Whistle
frankj1 Offline
#102 Posted:
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jjanecka wrote:
Yeah Lukasowa is potato vodka, the majority of good Polish vodka is Potato based. I only do shots, vodka is like water.

In slavic countries there's also Slivovice which is distilled from plums and hruskovice from pears. You gotta be a man to be able to drink that stuff at room temp but it's got a little different vodka-type taste too. Hard to find good quality ones in the states.

I believe Chopin is Belvedere's potato cousin, but Lukasowa (so I was told by a native) is bottled on the other side of the same distillery.
SmokeMonkey Offline
#103 Posted:
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I wasn't impressed with Chopin.
frankj1 Offline
#104 Posted:
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SmokeMonkey wrote:
I wasn't impressed with Chopin.

me either.
Palama Offline
#105 Posted:
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Joining my wife in a Friday pre-dinner drink - Nolet's Silver Gin & Tonic
frankj1 Offline
#106 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Joining my wife in a Friday pre-dinner drink - Nolet's Silver Gin & Tonic

can you both fit in there?




bad, I know.
Palama Offline
#107 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
can you both fit in there?




bad, I know.


Akin to:

"Do you have Prince Albert in a can?"

"Yes, we do."

"Well, you better let him out!"

Btw, whenever my wife makes G&Ts, she uses the "Entering Cape Cod" shot glass you sent a couple years ago. Cheers brother! Beer
frankj1 Offline
#108 Posted:
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nice.
Palama Offline
#109 Posted:
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Last night at a family dinner, 3 G&Ts made with:

Tanqueray Rangpur
Tanqueray No. TEN
Tanqueray London Dry

The Rangpur was easily the favorite, then No. TEN followed by LD

I napped for a bit afterwards and missed out on dessert. Wink
frankj1 Offline
#110 Posted:
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been drinking some Sobieski Vodka, sometimes on the rocks, sometimes with fever tree tonic.
not normally neat, but when I do I detect a slight sweetness. It isn't the worst neat either.
ZRX1200 Offline
#111 Posted:
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Bombay Sapphire g&t
ZRX1200 Offline
#112 Posted:
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Frïs vodka Moscow mules.

Hadn't seen this stuff in years, used to buy it in the big bottles. Great? Hell no......but a good value mixer
Whistlebritches Offline
#113 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Frïs vodka Moscow mules.

Hadn't seen this stuff in years, used to buy it in the big bottles. Great? Hell no......but a good value mixer


Gonna have to seek out some ginger beer and try this.I know squat about ginger beer......is there a decent national brand or are they all regional?
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#114 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Gonna have to seek out some ginger beer and try this.I know squat about ginger beer......is there a decent national brand or are they all regional?

**** and Bull is decent, and can usually be found. Hell, they have it at the liquor store here in Thermopolis wyoming!

Ron, try a Kentucky mule also. Gooood
ZRX1200 Offline
#115 Posted:
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I use Reed's
Whistlebritches Offline
#116 Posted:
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Looks like Fever Tree is available at HEB's in my area..........next trip to Abilene I'll grab some.
Whistlebritches Offline
#117 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
**** and Bull is decent, and can usually be found. Hell, they have it at the liquor store here in Thermopolis wyoming!

Ron, try a Kentucky mule also. Gooood


Kipp the first recipe I pull up uses Woodford Reserve.........I ain't mixing good whiskey.I'll pick up a bottle of ??? at $15 per 1.75L to try this one.
Whistlebritches Offline
#118 Posted:
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Ok after trying a dozen or so gins all mixed as g&t's...........it doesn't make a difference.I'll stick with Burnett's and Heaven Hill London Dry's for the coin.

As for vodkas the only difference I can find is in the rye blends..........I get a nice minty peppery flavor.Even in v&t's I get it.Sobieski has become a favorite while my everyday stuff is Burnett's and Heaven Hill.Think I'll go make me Vodka tonic
Whistlebritches Offline
#119 Posted:
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SmokeMonkey wrote:
Whistle, we are absolutely on the same page. I've drank much more than my share of vodka, always on the rocks with a twist, and tried over 100. The ryes, particularly, Belvedere, are far and away my favorites. Sobieski is a great value, but has become difficult to find at my local ABC. Dripping Springs has too soft a taste for me - maybe mineral content in the source water? I prefer Tito's of the Texas vodkas. Grey Goose is laughably bad, even without taking the price into consideration.

I would suggest trying Stoli Elit (Mrs Monkey's favorite). I'm sure you've tried Ketel. Van Gogh is somewhat average. Russian Standards offerings tend to be good as well, but I can't buy it in Alabama. The Belvedere Unfiltered (black bottle) is very interesting, but not an every day sipper.



Found the Stoli Elit.........$50 something for either a 750ml or 1L can't recall.If I find it in a bar I may try it but not taking the full dive on this one
frankj1 Offline
#120 Posted:
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no need to overspend on vodka or gin if mixing, just like bourbons.

I happen to like Belvedere enough to sip it neat right out of the freezer, or with just a hint of vermouth in a martini, but for mixing and on the rocks, for short money Sobieski is pretty good, as is Lukasowa for potato vodka....Pinnacle, Three Olives, anything on sale, dump in tonic and ice, no problem.

I have similar feelings about gin, would rather use a gin with a little bite in a g&t, better than a smooth gin like Sapphire.
Smooth works better in a martini.

if available, Haymans Old Tom gin works in both. Old Tom style is sweeter than other styles of gin and smooth enough to drink on the rocks, very good in a g&t too. about $25 for a 750 here when it can be found...just say the word.

G&t"s and V&T's are great Summer cocktails.
Whistlebritches Offline
#121 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
no need to overspend on vodka or gin if mixing, just like bourbons.

I happen to like Belvedere enough to sip it neat right out of the freezer, or with just a hint of vermouth in a martini, but for mixing and on the rocks, for short money Sobieski is pretty good, as is Lukasowa for potato vodka....Pinnacle, Three Olives, anything on sale, dump in tonic and ice, no problem.

I have similar feelings about gin, would rather use a gin with a little bite in a g&t, better than a smooth gin like Sapphire.
Smooth works better in a martini.

if available, Haymans Old Tom gin works in both. Old Tom style is sweeter than other styles of gin and smooth enough to drink on the rocks, very good in a g&t too. about $25 for a 750 here when it can be found...just say the word.

G&t"s and V&T's are great Summer cocktails.


Good advice

I think I have seen Old Tom........just can't recall where.

Having some Sobieski on the rocks with a twist now,good but I really like v&t's
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#122 Posted:
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Last day in Vegas I went on a gin a tonic kick, started off with Sapphire and moved on to Hendricks at the airport. Like both of them but the Hendricks did provide a slightly different taste which was a nice change because I was getting it in before the airport. Probably get a bottle of Hendricks at home now that I have tried it.
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Found the Stoli Elit.........$50 something for either a 750ml or 1L can't recall.If I find it in a bar I may try it but not taking the full dive on this one


Definitely take it for a test drive.
LetsRock Offline
#124 Posted:
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Anyone try Zyr Vodka? Looks like it gets good reviews at a very good price but wanted to know if it was Martini worthy or just a mixer.
frankj1 Offline
#125 Posted:
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LetsRock wrote:
Anyone try Zyr Vodka? Looks like it gets good reviews at a very good price but wanted to know if it was Martini worthy or just a mixer.

it's fine.
Whistlebritches Offline
#126 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
**** and Bull is decent, and can usually be found. Hell, they have it at the liquor store here in Thermopolis wyoming!

Ron, try a Kentucky mule also. Gooood







ZRX1200 wrote:
I use Reed's



Picked up some Goslings ginger beer yesterday in Wichita Falls.Just mixed my first Moscow Mule..........good schit Maynard
frankj1 Offline
#127 Posted:
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I used to alternate between Belvedere an dVox in da freezer, vodka that I preferred undiluted yet cold...but Vox seems to have disappeared in recent years.

I wouldn't cross state lines for it, no vodka is so incredible that I would, but I did like that Vox.
ZRX1200 Offline
#128 Posted:
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Bombay Sapphire in a Fresca.
Whistlebritches Offline
#129 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Bombay Sapphire in a Fresca.



Isn't this equivalent to McAllan 12 in a coke?

BTW I'm having a Heaven Hill Vodka tonic
Speyside Offline
#130 Posted:
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Frank, if you want an incredible Vodka try Hanger One Kaffir Lime. Certainly not for everyone and not a traditional Vodka by any means. It is distilled from wheat and Viognier grapes, and infused with Kaffir Lime. I don't know how many times distilled, but I would guess 3. Straight out of the freezer, undiluted it is very good. It does not use grape pomace, but rather whole grapes so it is not at all grappa or marc like.
Palama Offline
#131 Posted:
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Nolet's Silver Gin & Tonic
frankj1 Offline
#132 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
Frank, if you want an incredible Vodka try Hanger One Kaffir Lime. Certainly not for everyone and not a traditional Vodka by any means. It is distilled from wheat and Viognier grapes, and infused with Kaffir Lime. I don't know how many times distilled, but I would guess 3. Straight out of the freezer, undiluted it is very good. It does not use grape pomace, but rather whole grapes so it is not at all grappa or marc like.

have never had Hangar, have heard they make a few great ones (raspberry too), but I believe they began as part of St George distillery on the west coast. They make some highly regarded stuff, single malts, liquors etc., Hangar was sold off but still made by them.

You just gave me the push I needed.
8trackdisco Offline
#133 Posted:
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Moscow Mule w/ Gordon's vodka.

No better than a means to an end.
Whistlebritches Offline
#134 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Moscow Mule w/ Gordon's vodka.

No better than a means to an end.


In the Moscow Mule the ginger beer is of more significance than the vodka.Which Ginger Beer you dranking?I have access to Goslings,good stuff,and Stoli,haven't tried it yet they want $6 for a 4-pack........seems a little pricey to me.
Whistlebritches Offline
#135 Posted:
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Vodka Tonic in a rocks glass with an ice sphere...........dangerous,4 in under an hour.Damn fine drank this way
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#136 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
In the Moscow Mule the ginger beer is of more significance than the vodka.Which Ginger Beer you dranking?I have access to Goslings,good stuff,and Stoli,haven't tried it yet they want $6 for a 4-pack........seems a little pricey to me.


Goslings. The Stoli is a bit spicier, but not worth the higher price point. Goslings is $6 a sick of 12 ounce cans.
Whistlebritches Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
Goslings. The Stoli is a bit spicier, but not worth the higher price point. Goslings is $6 a sick of 12 ounce cans.


I been getting it for $4.50 a 6 pack at Wally World.Thanks.........the Stoli at a buck and a half a can can sit on the shelf then
frankj1 Offline
#138 Posted:
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sounds like I gotta get on da Mule train
8trackdisco Offline
#139 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
sounds like I gotta get on da Mule train


I'm a bigger fan of Black Kentucky Mules (replace the vodka with Jim Beam Black) Good stuff.
MACS Offline
#140 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
I'm a bigger fan of Black Kentucky Mules (replace the vodka with Jim Beam Black. Good stuff.


My brother don't see color... Applause
8trackdisco Offline
#141 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
My brother don't see color... =d>


That much is..... clear. Like vodka.
Whistlebritches Offline
#142 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
I'm a bigger fan of Black Kentucky Mules (replace the vodka with Jim Beam Black) Good stuff.


Gonna have to try this........with Evan Williams 1783
frankj1 Offline
#143 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Gonna have to try this........with Evan Williams 1783

funny in a way, cuz for a really inexpensive bourbon, I think it's pretty good....but the price does make one feel OK with using it to mix.

Pretty sure you were the first to tell me about it.
Whistlebritches Offline
#144 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
funny in a way, cuz for a really inexpensive bourbon, I think it's pretty good....but the price does make one feel OK with using it to mix.

Pretty sure you were the first to tell me about it.


Yep........

Well I just mixed that Kentucky mule.Not bad but I love the flavor of bourbon,I love sipping EW 1783 neat.Just my opinion but bourbon,good bourbon,was meant to be drank neat.Vodka I love to mix,neat not so much.From now on my mule will be of the Moscow version.

Oh yea........fired up a CoRo from 06.Went fishing,got laid,fired up a well aged Cohiba.......damn fine day

Happy Fathers Day Frank
tailgater Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
I'm a bigger fan of Black Kentucky Mules (replace the vodka with Jim Beam Black) Good stuff.


I heard you'll never go back.

tailgater Offline
#146 Posted:
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OK this is the right thread.

Barr Hill Tom Cat.

Gin aged in charred Oak barrels.

Friggin awesome.

Made a Stormy Cat. Essentially a Dark and Stormy but with the aged gin.

Good.
But might keep to just sippin'.

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tailgater wrote:
OK this is the right thread.

Barr Hill Tom Cat.

Gin aged in charred Oak barrels.

Friggin awesome.

Made a Stormy Cat. Essentially a Dark and Stormy but with the aged gin.

Good.
But might keep to just sippin'.


I think I had a .375 of that gin a few years ago. Is it really sweet, like sweet enough to drink on the rocks?
Wondering if it's named for Old Tom style gins which are sweet. If so, look for Haymans Old Tom Gin.
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#148 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Yep........

Well I just mixed that Kentucky mule.Not bad but I love the flavor of bourbon,I love sipping EW 1783 neat.Just my opinion but bourbon,good bourbon,was meant to be drank neat.Vodka I love to mix,neat not so much.From now on my mule will be of the Moscow version.

Oh yea........fired up a CoRo from 06.Went fishing,got laid,fired up a well aged Cohiba.......damn fine day

Happy Fathers Day Frank

damn fine day indeed. I seem to be working in reverse order. No fishing, but I did have whitefish salad and lox...does that count? Drink and a smoke coming up.

Happy Fathers Day to you too Ron.
Palama Offline
#149 Posted:
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Ketel One Moscow Mule
ZRX1200 Offline
#150 Posted:
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Bombay Sapphire with Key Lime water on the rocks. Good.
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