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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    It is a good thing that the Chinese drink baijiu. Could you imagine the shortages if they drank American Whiskey? I wonder what accounts for the other 0.5% that they drink. Since it is high spirits, it can't be beer.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    The Philippines and gin? Who knew!
    American influence? Who knows. MacArthur was not known to be much of a drinker, but I'm sure his troops were.
    "Civilization begins with distillation."

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Maybe they just filter and flavor that cheap Chinese stuff.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Bah. No beer = no Australia on the chart. Didn't know about the Philippines and Gin.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by mbroo5880i View Post
    It is a good thing that the Chinese drink baijiu. Could you imagine the shortages if they drank American Whiskey? I wonder what accounts for the other 0.5% that they drink. Since it is high spirits, it can't be beer.
    I read an article that they are partial to cognac, Louis XIV specifically. They like to mix it with their tea.
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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    ...cognac, Louis XIV specifically. They like to mix it with their tea.
    Expensive doesn`t necessarily equal good.
    A $100 bottle of Armagnac may be more enjoyable than a $2000 Remy Martin in a crystal decanter - the tea may be of better quality than the cognac.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Expensive doesn`t necessarily equal good.
    A $100 bottle of Armagnac may be more enjoyable than a $2000 Remy Martin in a crystal decanter - the tea may be of better quality than the cognac.
    You got no argument from me there. I just find it funny that they would spend that much money on a status symbol then mix it with something. Kind of like my wife mixing my Whistlepig rye with coke.
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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    I just find it funny that they would spend that much money on a status symbol then mix it with something.

    Part of the status act is showing disdain while conspicuously consuming as in "I only drink 25 year old GlenBurgoo and mix mine with coke".

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    I just find it funny that they would spend that much money on a status symbol then mix it with something. Kind of like my wife mixing my Whistlepig rye with coke.
    All joking aside, and to be fair, tea is a different ballgame compared with other mixers such a coke. There is quite a culture surrounding tea and there are people as serious about its brewing & tasting as the bourbon crowd visiting these boards. So, its possible that matching a fine tea with a quality spirit may actually be a good drinking experience.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Got a couple of expensive bottles of Chinese spirit in my bar, given as gifts. Opened one and wow, the smell/taste/texture.

    Definitely an acquired taste.

 

 

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