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January 4, 2011 3:00 am at 3:00 am #731405
I think that a Frum Yid can enjoy a good shot of bourbon on Shabbos or a simcha. It has nothing to do with getting drunk.January 4, 2011 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #731406
I’m w lkwdfellow.January 4, 2011 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm #731407
Getting a buzz and getting drunk are 2 different thingsJanuary 4, 2011 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #731408
“The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation”
-Benjamin D’israeliJanuary 4, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #731409January 4, 2011 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #731410
If you knew anything about Oscar Wilde you wouldnt be so quick to quote him.January 4, 2011 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #731411
the choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation
thats what i always say
Moderation is a fatal thing
CHAS V SHALOM !!January 4, 2011 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #731412rtParticipant
it is a nebach that there is so much conversing by yidden on such a goyishe topicJanuary 4, 2011 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #731413
And alien tears will fill for him,
Pity’s long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn.
-Oscar WildeJanuary 4, 2011 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm #731414
-mark twain-January 4, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #731415
I actually made up the whole esophagus story. I was going to tell you, but my account got blocked.January 4, 2011 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #731416
You do know what that is referring to, yes?January 4, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #731418
thank you sacrilegeJanuary 4, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #731419
Your welcome.January 4, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm #731420nfgo3Member
rt: if so many Yidden are discussing this, maybe it’s not a goyishe topic. 🙂 [Does the smiley guy to the left of the beginning of this sentence have a buzz, or is he drunk?]January 4, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #731421
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
-Oscar WildeJanuary 4, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #731422rtParticipant
nfgo3: unfortunately you may be correct; azoi ve kristalzach ve yiddelzachJanuary 5, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am #731423
rt – I fail to see why this is a goyishe topic. Yidden for many doros have had a shot of bronfin after the fish on Friday night, as well as on Shabbos morning with their herring & kichel. Today, we’re B”H blessed with many great options of quality bourons to enrich our oneg Shabbos. What’s goyish about that?January 5, 2011 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #7314241dayatatimeParticipant
Disraeli was a jew who converted to another religion, later arguing that xtianity was “completed Judaism”- chas v’shalom-
Yet, you quote him, what a shameJanuary 5, 2011 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #731425
Getting acquainted with Google are we? 😉
Keep reading, they will probably mention somewhere that he is the descendant of those who were expelled from Spain during the Inquisition. That should shed some light on his Religious beliefs.January 5, 2011 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #731426
Sorry I’m joining this so late. Bourbon? Yuck!
Stick with a good single-malt scotch.
For beginners I recommend Oban. It’s very light and easy to drink.
The best scotch I ever had was Royal Salute, but at $175 a bottle for the 21-year-old, it’s not something I have very often.
And this may sound crazy, but try Advoscotch mixed with Fresca. It’s surprisingly good.January 5, 2011 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #731427
have you tried glenlivet 50 years?January 5, 2011 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #731428
I don’t remember if I’ve ever had it. I think I did and I think it was good. But then again, I’ve never had a single-malt that wasn’t good. But some are better than others.January 5, 2011 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #731429
you never had it
its $16,000 a bottleJanuary 5, 2011 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #731430
Depends on the year. Some years it’s available for under $1000.January 5, 2011 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #731431
im sorry i meant glenfiddich 50 year old
i get all those glen things confusedJanuary 5, 2011 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #731432bein_hasdorimParticipant
Bourbon, Whats the Shailoh?
There are Three catagories in men who drink booze.
Those who know their alcohol, & enjoy it.
Those who drink whatever they’re told is good.
Those who’ll drink anything.January 5, 2011 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #731433
There are Three categories in men who drink booze.
And what about women who drink?January 5, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #7314341dayatatimeParticipant
Defending Disraeli are we? Not surprising, your SC says it all
And here i thought i always needed to be right- How do you know that I,m not a historian- and, how do we know that you didn’t google it?
Anyhew, I enjoy a good shot of Bourbon, nice light buzz, dont like getting drunk
Thats all she wrote
1dayJanuary 5, 2011 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #731435nfgo3Member
haifagirl: Make up your mind, please. You first advise us to stick with a single-malt scotch, but then you say the best scotch you ever had was Royal Salute, which is a blended scotch. As for the Advoscotch-Fresca cocktail, it would taste better without the Advoscotch, but, admittedly, it won’t give a buzz.
As I have said, the differences in taste among whiskeys is inconsequential and undetectible. If you want a buzz, any alcohol will do. If you want something that tastes good, have a pizza.January 23, 2011 2:45 am at 2:45 am #731436
Sacrilege – bourbon of the week – Pouge. I was fairly impressed with it – all-around nice taam.January 23, 2011 3:41 am at 3:41 am #731437
Did you drink it straight? I was of the impression its a good mixing Bourbon.
Glad to see youre taking your job as Bourbon consultant so seriously 🙂January 23, 2011 4:11 am at 4:11 am #731438
Sacrilege – I only drink straight… I did have a shot of Maker’s Mark in between, but that’s only because I like variety.
Of course, this a serious position which I don’t take lightly…January 23, 2011 4:26 am at 4:26 am #731439☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Why did nobody (that I noticed) mention Booker’s ? Too strong for you folks?January 23, 2011 6:06 am at 6:06 am #731440
Chase the Bourbon with Bourbon. Nice!January 24, 2011 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #731441cherrybimParticipant
Pouge – What are the details; and what’s the cost and where do you get it?
“Did you drink it straight?”
What other way is there to really enjoy bourbon?
Bookers is great for a quick hit but a bit too strong to appreciate its full flavor.January 24, 2011 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #731442
cherrybim – it is a bit lighter, pretty smooth, and has nice flavor. Overall very nice taste. I’m not great with adjectives in describing bourbons, but I enjoyed it. Not sure of the price, as I had it by someone’s house. I think that it available in most wine stores.
I agree, there’s no other way to drink bourbon other than straight…January 24, 2011 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #731443
Not every Bourbon is great tasting, some are better as mixers.
It runs between $40-$50.January 24, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #731444bptParticipant
I was recently given a $$$ bottle of scotch, one that I would never pony up for out of pocket.
This past shabbos, it was “tested” against my almost fininshed Wild Turkey Rare Breed (almost 1/3 of the cost of the snooty scotch) and given the choice, I’d still go with one of Kentucky’s finest.
There may be some good scotches to be had, but its tough to find a bad bourbon.January 25, 2011 2:13 am at 2:13 am #731445
bpt – that is a very true statement.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed is an excellent bourbon. I recently started buying the Wild Turkey 101 – which is also very good.
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