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Booze

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by cottonwoodroot, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Countryman

    Countryman Full Member

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    Well share mine round the fire this year John.

    I don't drink much at home and tend to get bought the odd bottle at Christmas.

    I make Sloe Gin, Vodka and Damson port most years.

    Note to Dave Budd though no Forge Water! It's not half as bad on the way down as it is on the way out.


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  2. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    You have a guest booked! :)
    No FFFFFFFForge Water - agreed!
     
  3. MartiniDave

    MartiniDave Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I must confess a fondness for Highland Park.
     
  4. DurhamBushcrafter

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    If I could buy ANY brand 136 proof Bourbon, single cask or not, cheap i would....the only other thing even close in strength is 'Conquering Lion' white Jamaican over-proof Rum.and there ain't NO WAY I'm sipping that neat..uuuuggghhhh!!!!!!! no no no! That goes in coffee!..... or a stove..yep, it burns!
     
  5. rik_uk3

    rik_uk3 Banned

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    Same here, 3oz won't cut it though, 10oz minimum or don't bother taking any IMHO
     
  6. DurhamBushcrafter

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    yeah, 3oz is a 'good Pour' in my book.....
     
  7. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    LOL. Fair enough. That said Bookers Single Cask isn't quite 136 proof (close though) It's bottled uncut at cask strength between 120 and 130.6 proof. And Jack Daniels Single Barrel is the more normal 86 proof.

    If you like strong bourbon try Eagle Rare at 100 proof.

    On the other hand, if smooth and strong is your preference but not necessarily whiskey, try Bacardi 151 rum.
     
  8. VANDEEN

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    For a balance of, over proof / taste / cost & drinkable neat, I'd struggle to go past a bottle of Woods 100 old Navy Rum.

    57% by volume, yet as smooth as can be & widely available around £24 - £25 a bottle.

    NB currently on offer at Morrisons at £20!!!!
     
  9. cottonwoodroot

    cottonwoodroot Tenderfoot

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    I like the suggestions to up the volume. I have a small "larder" that contains all of my consumables. However, the right drink might justify a small flask. My plan is that the supplies live in the pack. I know alcohol in general keeps well for years. Has anyone heard of any issues with perish-ability once a bottle is opened and the contents transferred into a flask?
    I also wonder about storage in a backpack where temperature can vary widely.
     
  10. The Cumbrian

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    I think that the main thing would be to have a really good seal on the container to prevent the alcohol evaporating.

    The angels should have already taken their share, so you don't want to go spoiling them.

    Cheers, Michael.
     
  11. DurhamBushcrafter

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    Yes, you have to watch out for LIPS (Little Innocuous Partial Sips) too many LIPS will make the contents vanish!
     
  12. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Just a quick warning:

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  13. cottonwoodroot

    cottonwoodroot Tenderfoot

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    Ha Ha Ha!!

    Yes, I can see that being a problem. I will have to keep an eye on that.
     
  14. cottonwoodroot

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    Thanks for the warning Santaman. I will make sure not to pack any ice, and will avoid any if this vile temptation should present itself!!
     
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    This man speaks truth
     
  16. Goatboy

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    Though I'm a Scot with a liking for whisky I find the Islay malts just a little too much like TCP. Sorry, I prefer stuff from Speyside, Glenfaclas being top in my book. Still it means that there's always going to be plenty of each as we all like different things.
    Cheers and to your health all.
    GB.

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  17. Tim_B

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    laphroiag quarter cask for me - although the 10 is outstanding...as is ardbeg 10. I have got some octomore first bottling, although people raved about it the 10 years is better bang for buck.

    thanks
    Tim
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Love all Islay's but I always think that Laphroiag is the teenage thug of the bunch. Laddie is good but young adult brash, Bowmore is the simple cousin. Ardbheg is the fun Uncle, Caol Isla is the daddy! Port Ellen is of course the Grandma!
     
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    Single malts are all good and well but a good blend that you can enjoy with or without water or ice or at any temperature and wont break the bank try monkey shoulder
     
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    Blends, yes... my late father in law and I enjoyed many a blend and carbonated water - very nice drink!
     

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