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  1. #1481
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Well, I tried some Drambuie at a friend's recommendation. Gah! I may try it next time I need cough syrup. Did not like!

    I also had recent exposure to Cointreau and did not like it either. I guess I'm just not a liqueur type of person.
    Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Well, I tried some Drambuie at a friend's recommendation. Gah! I may try it next time I need cough syrup. Did not like!

    I also had recent exposure to Cointreau and did not like it either. I guess I'm just not a liqueur type of person.
    Im can't drink Drambuie either. I have to be drinking a Rusty Nail... otherwise, it's too sweet for me.

  3. #1483
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Well, I tried some Drambuie at a friend's recommendation. Gah! I may try it next time I need cough syrup. Did not like!

    I also had recent exposure to Cointreau and did not like it either. I guess I'm just not a liqueur type of person.
    I'm with you, Mark. I really wanted to like Drambuie but just couldn't get into it.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

  4. #1484
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I agree on the dislike of Drambuie, but I always have Cointreau on hand simply for margaritas. Although I can never imagine anyone drinking them straight-up, for me, almost all cordials and liquer's are relegated to cocktail mixing duties.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Well, I tried some Drambuie at a friend's recommendation. Gah! I may try it next time I need cough syrup. Did not like!

    I also had recent exposure to Cointreau and did not like it either. I guess I'm just not a liqueur type of person.
    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    I'm with you, Mark. I really wanted to like Drambuie but just couldn't get into it.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    When I was in the navy (early 70's), my ship stopped in St. Thomas and everybody bought duty-free liquor. They had special deals, five bottles, different mixes. My petty officer recommended me the 3 Johnnie Walker Black / 2 Drambuie, -said I could make rusty nails with it. I'd never had one, but hadn't had much of any hard liquor, so I followed his lead/advice. Can't drink on the ship, and somehow I got it home to my grandma's house when I was on leave. Tried my first shot of Drambuie there. Had a reaction just like Mark's. Gave some to granny and she assured me that's what it was supposed to taste like. Made rusty nails for us. We finished them. That was the last time I had Drambuie. Gave everything to grandma. Never saw it again, but it wouldn't surprise me if she still had the Drambuie when she passed away in the 90's.

    Next cruise I bought a case of Heineken at duty-free.

    Took me decades to even order a blended scotch of my own volition.
    Peace, ... and Hippy Love.

  6. #1486
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    My problem is I don't like mixing what I drink. Unless it's spiking some Evan Williams eggnog, that is . I can't really think of anything I'd like to mix Drambuie with to make it palatable. Especially when I could spend my drinking time with the stuff I really like straight up.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Talisker 57' North, my favorite whisk(e)y of the moment, phenomenal juice!
    Christian,

    did you find that locally?

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Sadly, I have a similar aversion to Drambuie and Cointreau by themselves. The taste didn't put me off but the high concentration of sugar just made it too much to get through. I finished the Cointreau by filtering it through margaritas and it worked well for that. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out what to do with the Drambuie so it was used to sanitize the bathroom drain. A little expensive for a sanitizer but the bathroom smelled good for the first time in a long time.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    It sounds too late, but my suggestion would be to cut it 50/50 with any good Scotch whisky or malt. It cuts the sugar in half but preserves the essential taste. You can increase the whisky in the mix to get the taste you like. Indeed there is a cocktail like this, I can't remember the name, Rusty Nail maybe.

    Gary

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Picked up a few to replenish a depleted scotch supply.

    Highland Park 18
    Springbank 10
    Balvenie Single Cask 15
    Glenmorangie 10
    Auchenstosh 10

 

 

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