If you like intoxicating imports from Brazil, try Cachaca

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  1. elmo16

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    Sounds good to me! Just the thing to drink while watching a blu-ray movie on your 60” plasma TV.
  2. Ozzy

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    Picked up a few bottles of Leblon Cachaca for a new years party. It's made in Brazil but aged in congac barrels for a sweeter essence. Pretty good fucking stuff. Don't know if you'll find it up north, I had to go to the Brazilian area of Pompano to find it.


    And Zyr for you vodka drinkers.
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  3. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    I like the Jaquin's Blueberry Brandy.
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  4. redleg609

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    Mr WW

    I was talking about comparing some rather high end rums to brandy. Is that a problem for you? You don't know traditional brandies from cognac or armanagac?

    Anyway, if you enjoy brandies - the alambics from CA or the traditional Spanish, you will notice, at the sipping level, really good rums are similar. Whats really good, I named two above.

    (Never tried the Habana Club - is available in the US.)
  5. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    Cisco and Thunderbird would've tasted great after my Dad's funeral.
  6. Ozzy

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    I don't know about gin being a womans drink, but the problem with scotch is that unless it's incredibly good and expensive it usually sucks. And I usually don't care for the best of the best or the most expensive. Like Crystal which tastes like piss, or any french vodka.

    After my dads funeral he had an unopened bottle of 80 year Martins that he had since before he went into the army in 1941. It was his last bottle of a case long gone since before I was born and requested we open it after he was gone. That was the smoothest tasting scotch I ever had. My brother and I polished off that fucking bottle that night.
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  7. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    I like Jim Beam (white) too. Prefer it to JD. Yeah, it doesn't have that charcoal smoke aftertaste.
  8. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    Who's talking about brandy?

    As far as rums go, the aged Habana Club in Cuba is the best I've had. Everything else I've tried falls short. The soil on the island produces the best
    cane (and cigars, of course) and the rum is amazing. Much better than those Bajan rums.

    IMHO, Barrillito, the Puerto Rican Dark rum is better than Meyers's and very moderately priced.
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  9. redleg609

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    Ah - Not Quite

    There are any number of rums that are closely equivalent to good brandy. The older Barbancourts, Planter Gold XO. And then there are the Dark Rums - Meyers, for instance, that are rather good. And if you can find it, they a Lemon Hart 151 neat.

    No girlee drinks here.
  10. elmo16

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    I once drank a 24 year old single malt Scotch that must have cost at least $200 a fifth.

    It tasted real smooth, without that annoying smoked taste, almost as good as Jim Beam Bourbon that cost only $18 a liter.
  11. elmo16

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    To me Scotch tastes too much like leather or tobacco because the mash is dried in a smoke house like leather is cured, and of course, tobacco is smoked.

    If you like cigars, or chewing on leather then I guess Scotch is the way to go

    When I want whiskey, I drink Bourbon, good old Kentucky sippin whiskey Bourbon.
  12. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    All rum is too sweet. And stop mixing it with Coke, which is all sugar.

    Look, rum is for women and for queers who drink tropical mixed drinks with umbrellas and crushed ice and think about deep throating cock on South Beach. Unless you're buyng it for some poon like Ozzy, forget cachaca.

    My father once told me "Son, scotch is for men and gin is for women." There are two kinds of men: those who appreciate a good sipping scotch and those who don't. Be the former. Drink scotch.
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  13. elmo16

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    Yeah I like 51. Pitu is a bit too sweet for my taste.
  14. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    Buy one bottle of that and a bottle of the cheap rotgut cachaca to pour over her tits.
  15. Ozzy

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    Went to ABC liquors in Miami yesterday and the only brand of Cachaca they carry is Pirassununga "51". Had to pick some up for a Brazilian I have coming over this weekend and gave it a try straight.... Niiiice! Tastes a bit like shine.
  16. elmo16

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    I think you've had enough cachaca for a while!
  17. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    I likes it when you make the purrty green colors.

    I likes it a whole lot.
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  19. elmo16

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    Try cachaca and Coke, it tastes better then Rum and Coke to me.
  20. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    Caipirinhas should be chilled ice cold, not on the rocks. Actually, they make a caipirinha with vodka. It's called a caipi-vodka. Try it.