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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:23 pm

Dave wrote:Shyte
Is that wot yer drinking? :shock:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by BaggyTrousers » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:41 pm

Saw a bottle in the offy Grumps and was deeply confused, not helped by the fact that there was no sign of the wonderful Bush Ordinaire on view. I wondered had they taken the ludicrous step of rebranding the standard bottle, thank God they haven't.

I'll await an opinion, though I suspect Dave may already have provided a review.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Dave » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Dave wrote:Shyte
Is that wot yer drinking? :shock:
Not always.
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Re: What are you drinking?

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:Saw a bottle in the offy Grumps and was deeply confused, not helped by the fact that there was no sign of the wonderful Bush Ordinaire on view. I wondered had they taken the ludicrous step of rebranding the standard bottle, thank God they haven't.

I'll await an opinion, though I suspect Dave may already have provided a review.
Hopefully I will review it soon after Christmas ... hopefully without having to buy it for myself. :thumleft:

If necessary though, I'll take one for the team and report back. :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by big mervyn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:53 pm

Sake.

Bought it out of curiosity.

Closest thing to it would be a fino sherry. It's alright like, but I wouldn't be in a big rush to buy more. Maybe I'll think differently when I get to the bottom of the bottle :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 pm

big mervyn wrote:Sake.

Bought it out of curiosity.

Closest thing to it would be a fino sherry. It's alright like, but I wouldn't be in a big rush to buy more. Maybe I'll think differently when I get to the bottom of the bottle :lol:
As in rice wine?

Do you drink it warmed?

Tried it (warm) many years ago in London in an oriental restaurant.

Unfortunately I'd had a few pints before hand and a bit of a pub crawl after, finishing back at hotel which had a very late bar for residents.

Can't really remember what I thought of the sake for some reason. :drunken:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by big mervyn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:40 pm

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big mervyn wrote:Sake.

Bought it out of curiosity.

Closest thing to it would be a fino sherry. It's alright like, but I wouldn't be in a big rush to buy more. Maybe I'll think differently when I get to the bottom of the bottle :lol:
As in rice wine?

Do you drink it warmed?

Tried it (warm) many years ago in London in an oriental restaurant.

Unfortunately I'd had a few pints before hand and a bit of a pub crawl after, finishing back at hotel which had a very late bar for residents.

Can't really remember what I thought of the sake for some reason. :drunken:
Yeah rice wine. I'm drinking mine slightly chilled which is also acceptable. There's different flavours but this one's "umami" (Shooting Stars? :lol:). Definitely easier to drink once the taste has been acquired >burp
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by justinr73 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:40 am

I think I’ve forced down most of a bottle at some point.

And cooked with the rest of it.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Rooster » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:45 am

Sake is the Japanese version of mijiu in China, better grade stuff is huanjiu for a real man's Chinese drink try the equivilant of vodka or whiskey called baijiu, best drunk at home near a bed !
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:54 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Anyone tried Red Bush yet?

A bit like Black Bush but matured in Bourbon casks. It was only released a year or two back.
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BaggyTrousers wrote:Saw a bottle in the offy Grumps and was deeply confused, not helped by the fact that there was no sign of the wonderful Bush Ordinaire on view. I wondered had they taken the ludicrous step of rebranding the standard bottle, thank God they haven't.

I'll await an opinion, though I suspect Dave may already have provided a review.
Hopefully I will review it soon after Christmas ... hopefully without having to buy it for myself. :thumleft:

If necessary though, I'll take one for the team and report back. :lol:
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Red Bush - Quite acceptable - not as smooth as Black Bush or a Bush single malt.

I'm not good at describing tastes - just know what I like, and what I don't. It's possibly a medium between a regular Bush and Black Bush.

Wouldn't be rushing to buy it myself - I now have a liking for Bush Ordinaire, Black Bush and my (now) favourite of 10yr Bush Single Malt. Having said that, I wouldn't refuse it if offered.

Certainly given the choice between spending my £19 on Red Bush or going for the Bush Ordinaire, I would save a couple of quid and buy the cheaper Bushmills, or find a few extra £s and buy the Black Bush.

I have however, still to find anything that comes out of the Bushmills Distillery that I cannot knock back, although the Honey Bushmills does push the limits a bit.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:19 pm

I may have been a bit previous in my last assessment ... strangely enough, a second one (actually probably a third or fourth, considering the first was probably a triple), is a lot smoother ... :lol: :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Setanta » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:37 pm

Black bush remains my favourite tipple but I do like this Jameson's Caskmate.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by big mervyn » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:26 pm

I'm actually drinking McGrath's red ale but some of youse hipsters might enjoy this

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Re: What are you drinking?

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