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    Re: A terrible booze sin

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    The latest news report says one of the bars served a Scotch that was made up from rubbing alcohol and caramel flavor/coloring.
    So that would make it a "blended" whisky...........................right?
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: A terrible booze sin

    Can't say those Jersey boys don't have style.

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    Re: 29 Establishments in NJ busted for scamming customers

    my bad, didn't see that one!

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    Rubbing them the wrong way

    I see that TGI Friday's restaurants in NJ were busted for selling caramel-colored rubbing alcohol as Scotch. Apparently, some the customers couldn't tell the difference. Reminded me of the wine "experts" who couldn't tell red from white varieties if served in a dark glass. I have more confidence in SBers' ability to recognize bourbon when we drink it. Even so, I won't be doing a blind tasting of rubbing alcohol vs. Booker's any time soon.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Rubbing them the wrong way

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    I see that TGI Friday's restaurants in NJ were busted for selling caramel-colored rubbing alcohol as Scotch. Apparently, some the customers couldn't tell the difference. Reminded me of the wine "experts" who couldn't tell red from white varieties if served in a dark glass. I have more confidence in SBers' ability to recognize bourbon when we drink it. Even so, I won't be doing a blind tasting of rubbing alcohol vs. Booker's any time soon.
    I have wondered how long it will be before counterfeit whiskey starts showing up. happens quite often with some of the very high end wines.

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    Re: Rubbing them the wrong way

    We have now set a SB site record for redundancy.
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    Re: A terrible booze sin

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    The latest news report says one of the bars served a Scotch that was made up from rubbing alcohol and caramel flavor/coloring.
    Isn't rubbing alcohol highly toxic?

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    Re: A terrible booze sin

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Isn't rubbing alcohol highly toxic?
    Isopropyl is, ethyl is not. Both are considered rubbing alcohol. In Iran people who have access to 99.9% ethyl alcohol are considered to be living high on the hog, since at least you know that booze is coming from a reputable source and isn't the product of home distillation without head and tails cut out, leading to poisoning and death. Of course that ethanol is meant for medical purposes, but most of the stuff gets consumed recreationally.

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    Re: A terrible booze sin

    Ah, sick bay alcohol, my Dad told me about alternative uses for that stuff when he served in WW2.

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    Re: Rubbing them the wrong way

    re . . .re . . . redone what?

 

 

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