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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2013, 06:54:45 PM »
Gin is my all-time favorite.  I also enjoy absinthe on occasion, but it is a bit expensive so it is a rare treat.  I enjoy Benedictine and Becherovka.  I like most things with a distinct herbal taste and smell.  I like Campari too. 
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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2013, 10:29:41 PM »
Like Arachne, Drambuie is my first choice, with a single ice cube. Irish Mist is second; after that it's Arak - both also drunk with a single ice cube. Most choices beyond those would be liquors, with the occasional bourbon.

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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2013, 10:32:53 PM »
Like Arachne, Drambuie is my first choice, with a single ice cube. Irish Mist is second; after that it's Arak - both also drunk with a single ice cube. Most choices beyond those would be liquors, with the occasional bourbon.

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Irish Mist and Arak. Irish Melkite indeed. ;)
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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2013, 10:35:21 PM »
Like Arachne, Drambuie is my first choice, with a single ice cube. Irish Mist is second; after that it's Arak - both also drunk with a single ice cube. Most choices beyond those would be liquors, with the occasional bourbon.

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Irish Mist and Arak. Irish Melkite indeed. ;)

LOL - as I hit 'post', I thought about that and wondered whether anyone would pick up on it :D

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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2013, 10:12:58 AM »
So, I don't think I am much of a Bourbon man.  Gentlemen Jack is smooth, but there is something not hitting the spot.

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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2013, 10:29:18 AM »
Can anyone explain where there aren't nearly as many high-end Irish whiskeys available compared to Scotch? I only see Redbreast at the shops around here.
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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2013, 10:33:13 AM »
Can anyone explain where there aren't nearly as many high-end Irish whiskeys available compared to Scotch? I only see Redbreast at the shops around here.

It's the same here as well, and Ireland's just next door. Maybe they simply don't make as many? Anyone here tried the one and only Welsh Whisky, Penderyn? It's very good if you can get hold of it, though until recently I'd only ever seen it in Wales when I was at university there, so I'm not sure if it can even be found outside the UK.

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Re: Favorite Spirit (Scotch, Gin, etc.)
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2013, 07:08:29 AM »
Penderyn can be had in the States and Canada, but it's not easy to find- only about 2 dozen retailers nationwide in the US - half of them on the West Coast, a cluster of about 4 or 5 in CO (not sure why that is) and the remaining hald dozen chiefly in the CT and NYC areas. In Canada, the sole retailer is in Vancouver, I believe. It's very nice!

Has anyone ever had the opportunity to try ManX - from the Isle of Man? I've been trying to get my nephew to bring back a bottle from his next trip home to Ireland.

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