Help a Non Drinker.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mechanic, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. TheGoodTexan

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    No place to even find that stuff for retail sale.

    The last time I saw it at a high end restaurant, they wanted $100 for a glass of the 15 year.
     
  2. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I drink the Buffalo Trace too fast to cook with it.
     
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  3. Mexitele Blues

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    As with mixed drinks, don't waste good booze cooking with it, you'll never notice a difference between a $15 bottle and a $40 bottle.
     
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    Evan Williams Bourbon (80 proof, 10-11 bucks a 750 ml) my personal favorite and I've been using it for years! For BBQ too ;) One thing I'd suggest (And this is just my personal pet peeve) is that I don't buy any sort of hard liquer that doesn't come in a GLASS bottle. If it has a plastic bottle, regardless of price, I pass it right on by...
     
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    This is new to me -- the only alcoholic bevvies I've used for marinate are wine, sake, and beer. Time for research!
     
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    LeftFinger Friend of Leo's

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    I don't drink but thank God your using bourbon rather than a proper drink like Scotch :p
     
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    I won a "lottery" for the right to buy a bottle of the 15 year Pappys at Bevmo 4 or 5 years ago..Was $99 or so.
    Split it with a friend of mine.
    He had a bottle of 20 year old Pappy's he was saving for his daughters wedding (She was 12 at the time)
    Needless to say, it didn't make it. :p
    Damn it was good!
     
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    Bookers
     
  9. drf64

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    Maker's 46 is as good as bourbon gets. Much too smooth and tasty for cooking.
     
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  10. LutherBurger

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    While traveling a few months ago, I bought Evan Williams Black in a 750ml plastic bottle (I think it said "Carry Pack" on the label). I liked it -- light weight, no worries about broken glass, and it even had the little spout insert that you normally find in 1.75l bottles. I think it was under $10.
     
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    I'd go with Wild Turkey 81 PROOF (WT 101 PROOF is too good to waste on BBQ SAUCE FLAVORING). Relatively inexpensive and good flavor. FTR, I dislike Jack #7.
     
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    I don't drink much but when I do, I have a simple dirty martini made with vodka. We have a distiller in near by Weston and a 750 ml. plastic jug of their rot gut costs less than $10. Not a whit of difference between it and anything going for $30-$50 in a glass bottle when it's in a martini.
     
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    JTS Brown. No ice no chaser!
     
  14. LutherBurger

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    I have fond memories of O'Malley's Pub in Weston.
     
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    if you want a standard setup...
    bourbon--> Makers Mark
    vodka--> grey goose (I prefer Tito's but nobody is going to complain about Grey Goose
    scotch--> Laphroaig
    Gin--> Bombay Sapphire

    If you have a bottle of each, a couple of cans of tonic and soda, pretty much anyone who comes to eat will be able to make a cocktail they like....
     
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    Hold up there hoss... if you don't drink much... are you to be the arbiter of subtleties of taste? Seems counter to reason.
     
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  17. LutherBurger

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    ...says the guy who thinks Laphroaig belongs in a "standard setup".
     
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  18. getbent

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    for my friends who are scotch drinkers... it is the sure thing where they say, 'well, alright then' vs. 'well, there is this little scotch blah blah'....

    I started to just pick a good johnny walker, but, hey, I have heard people talk smack about it... and who needs that?
     
  19. drf64

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    how do you handle the guy who asks for Jack and Coke?
     
  20. LutherBurger

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    People turn up their noses at Johnnie Walker's offerings just because they're blended. There are plenty of single-malt scotches that are less... umm... intense than Laphroaig.
     
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