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post #2371 of 2450
^^^Nice, just sippin on some Oklahoma wheat beer listening to the blu-ray audio disc of Derek and the Dominoes and zoning out. Definitely a good evening
post #2372 of 2450
Today I'm having a nice Sunday roast with some J.W Blue!

post #2373 of 2450
PioManiac, bit of a longshot here, but you're the only one proximal that I am aware of. I'll be up in the Grande Prairie area around December 17-19 and I'm wondering if you have any suggestions for liquor stores in town. I'll be at the Holiday Inn for one night then out of town for another then flying back home. Going to/returning through Calgary I'm afraid.
post #2374 of 2450

Sorry Mo'

 

Never been that far up North,

 

My best guess is you wont find anything special on that trip until you hit the duty-free liquor shop at the Calgary airport. :rolleyes:

post #2375 of 2450
Happy thanksgiving gentlemen!
post #2376 of 2450
Quote:
Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post

Sorry Mo'

Never been that far up North,

My best guess is you wont find anything special on that trip until you hit the duty-free liquor shop at the Calgary airport. rolleyes.gif

Ok, thanks. I had high hopes. Now I'm looking at buying some swill. LOL.
post #2377 of 2450

I reluctantly picked up a bottle of Winter Jack on a whim last week

 

Should have trusted my gut, at over $26 a bottle, and only 15% alcohol

its barely enough to give you a buzz unless you down half a bottle in a couple minutes.

Maybe I can mix it with some Everclear to bring it up to par lol!

 

on the plus side, it is pretty good heated in a coffee mug in the microwave

especially after shoveling the snow in -20 weather.

 

on the rocks its not quite as good as the ice tends to dilute the alcohol even further.

 

Maybe I'm spoiled by high test Single Malt Whisky at over 50% and this just feels like a kids cool-aid to me now.

 

 

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur,

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices.

 

It is based on an original family recipe from Jack’s home in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

When it’s cold outside and snow is falling, our heartwarming Tennessee Cider should be enjoyed with friends and family.

 

Winter Jack is best served warm. Once heated, it has an inviting aroma of warm apple cider, orange peel, cinnamon, clove

and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The taste is reminiscent of apple pie complemented with Tennessee Whiskey and seasonal spices,

with a finish of toasted oak and vanilla.

post #2378 of 2450
I also tried this and agree it's nice hot & way overpriced it should of been around the 25% ABV, Best price I've seen this in the UK is £12 and think it's normally £17 still dear at £12 I think.
post #2379 of 2450

I made up for my poor JD choice on the weekend and stocked up with Cardhu,

a bargain priced GlenDronach Single cask at just $63!!!

...and a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 y/o for just $33 on sale.

 

The Fiddich was the very first bottle of Single Malt Scotch I ever purchased and it didnt really impress me much at the time,

after a saw a re-review Ralfy posted on it,  I was willing to give it a second chance now that I have a little more experience/education...

It was Awesome! and put a healthy dent in that bottle (as you can see below)

 

Tonite after shoveling snow, I'm enjoying it with some Drambuie and just a splash of the GD Single Cask

...Best Damn Rusty Nail I've ever had!

 

 

I now know how Winter is almost tolerable in the Great White North.

 

Mo' you missed out on an awesome whisky sale at Wine and Beyond this weekend,

There were dozens of offerings at $10-$20 off and several sample tables with a wide variety of Single Malts.

 

Bruichladdie is normally WAY out of my price range, so the freebies were greatly appreciated !


Edited by PioManiac - 12/2/13 at 5:56pm
post #2380 of 2450
Long day of driving/packing/loading (for a household move).....a Drake Denogginizer has now done it's job smile.gif

post #2381 of 2450
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Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post



Mo' you missed out on an awesome whisky sale at Wine and Beyond this weekend,
There were dozens of offerings at $10-$20 off and several sample tables with a wide variety of Single Malts.

eek.gif

Other than living close to the border so I can shop stateside, I hate living here. At least with respect to liquor prices. There was a stellar sale last week in Grand Forks, North Dakota as well - Oban was down to $45 a bottle, compared to $125 here before tax. Ugh. No one told me about it until after though, so I didn't make the drive (two hours there, two back).

Those prices you're listing are killing me. I'm no great fan of Glenfiddich but at $33 I"d stock up. And all that single cask Glendronach? Oh, the pain.

And I hate Drambuie's new packaging. Big boo. (it's not real new, but sometime in the last five years or so). Looking at Vintage wine and spirits for my visit to Grande Prairie in a couple of weeks. Also interesting to note that Grande Prairie, according to MacLean's magazine, is the 7th most dangerous city in Canada. Chuckle.
post #2382 of 2450
Got some beer in for the weekend! To have with a good old fashioned movie marathon & cheese platter! The film list I have so far is ¡Three Amigos!, The Producers, Trading Places, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Get Him to the Greek, Ted, It should be a barrel of laughs.

post #2383 of 2450
Brrrr. Alberta was kind enough to send us both the cold and the snow. Had to snowblow the end of the damn street in addition to the driveway. mad.gif

But y'know, this cold makes perfect weather for drinking Scotch. If I ever move to Hawaii, I doubt I'll drink much in the way of whisky but here in Canada? Here we go...

Pulled this one up from the basement:

post #2384 of 2450

Temps near -40 with the windchill at High Noon today, clear blue sky and sun shinning...very chilly

 

The only two good things about -40,

 

there's no need for metric/imperial conversion... -40ºC = 40 Below Fº

 

....and its Definitely Scotch Weather!

 

post #2385 of 2450
-40???? Geez man, I'm whining about 19 degrees! Talisker is keeping my inner temps up tonight though.
post #2386 of 2450
Let me correct myself. Its Talisker Storm that I'm drinking this evening.
post #2387 of 2450
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Originally Posted by t-town oil View Post

-40???? Geez man, I'm whining about 19 degrees! Talisker is keeping my inner temps up tonight though.

And I've been whining about 28 degrees in Montery, Ca. in the mornings lately! eek.gif
post #2388 of 2450
Quote:
Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post

Temps near -40 with the windchill at High Noon today, clear blue sky and sun shinning...very chilly

The only two good things about -40,

there's no need for metric/imperial conversion... -40ºC = 40 Below Fº

....and its Definitely Scotch Weather!



I'd be diagonally opposed to you geographically on the prairies, so yeah, same crap here. Just sumpin' ridiculous.

Bring me more whisky! biggrin.gif
post #2389 of 2450
Taking it easy chilling with a nice Krombacher!
post #2390 of 2450
Warmed up with The Glenrothes Select Reserve yesterday, a pleasant surprise purchase by my wife.
post #2391 of 2450

It's been a long time since I poured myself a premium Tequila, Wow almost forgot how good it is...

 

 

post #2392 of 2450
Thread Starter 
Egg nog and Miller Lite tonight playing BF3 in the HT. How is everyone?
post #2393 of 2450

I retired from COD after MW3 ....until now

 

Picked up Black Ops II and Ghosts for the holidays and running through the maps in Bot mode mode to learn the maps

 

 

...Coffee and Baileys (only 10 am here right now)

post #2394 of 2450

Wow, The Maps in Ghosts are ridiculously large,

too much for me to memorize while under the influence.

BLOPS2 looks/feels much better so far.

 

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Spice Rum gets a Big thumbs up from me

 

Very good stuff, not too pricey, nicely spiced and incredibly smooth despite being over 90 proof

Having it with a little Nog on Christmas Eve... Merry Christmas everyone!!!

post #2395 of 2450
Thread Starter 
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
post #2396 of 2450
Merry Christmas to all. A productive Christmas, alkyhaul-wize. Got the wife a margarita machine and I got some beer under the tree (Becks, Efes, Steinlager, Grolsch).

Was also out in the Peace River region of Alberta last week (made it as far north as Manning) but in Grande Prairie was able to find a fine deal on this wee dram...



Then today I was given a bottle as a gift as well. Gift was from my best friend who was my best man at my wedding nearly 21 years ago. I don't often make the wisest of decisions but that fellow as my best man was a lifetime homerun. I gave him a bottle of Balvenie Caribbean rum cask (14 y/0) and in return received one of these:

post #2397 of 2450
Happy New Year gents...
post #2398 of 2450
I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
You know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Every morning just before breakfast
I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and good buddy Wiser
That's all I ever need
'Cause I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

The other night I lay sleeping
And I woke from a terrible dream
So I called up my pal Jack Daniel's
And his partner Jimmy Beam
And we drank alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

The other day I got invited to a party
But I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker
And his brothers Black and Red
And we drank alone
Yeah, with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah, my whole family done give up on me
And it makes me feel oh so bad
The only one who will hang out with me
Is my dear Old Grand-Dad
And we drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself



Almost falling to the second page. This is how I'm feelin'...
post #2399 of 2450
You're not alone brother!
post #2400 of 2450

I only drink when I'm alone

(or with somebody)

 

...and only on days that end with "y"

 

My New Years resolution was to not drink any more,

(but I'm not drinking any less either :p)

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