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Drunk Thread II: The Drunkening


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5 hours ago, Zorral said:

Bad, bad, BAD News for Drunkening!  Beer -- less of it, and more expensive.

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/22/1124491808/beer-carbon-dioxide-shortage
 

Yeah, I remember reading about this in July because I follow Night Shift (one of the breweries quoted in the article).

Hope it doesn't hit my local brewery. If so, I suppose I'm gonna have to bust out the homebrew kit more regularly. Thanks to the magic of bottle conditioning, I am not reliant on external CO2 supplies.

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Well, I have a golf tournament tomorrow morning and I tend to play best with a moderate hangover.  I think it keeps me from giving too much of a shit and from over swinging.  So after getting back from a friend's pre-wedding celebration, I'm having 3 fingers or so of Basil Hayden.  Alas, autumn has arrived in New England.  Tomorrow won't be awful, but I probably will wear pants on the course for the first time since early April.  I also put up my worst round in about 2 months this afternoon, so I should be blazing tomorrow.

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A question regarding Scotland's whiskey which I guess is what the alcoholic beverage we all fondly knows as Scotch evolved from.  For reasons I was going through the Samuel Johnson's and James Boswell's books from their journey together in Scotland. This takes place about 40 years after Culloden.  Johnson tastes for the first -- and last time -- the national drink about which Boswell and others have spoken so much.  He calls it whiskey. There's a conversation around this experience that tells us 'whiskey'  is something the English didn't drink and was unknown in London.

So when did Scotch become Scotch, and when the English turn to whiskey as what gentlemen were always drinking it seems in the 19th C and thereafter?  Is this an effect of Victorian and Albert loving the Scottish estate Balmoral, and after Albert's death Queen Victoria immuring herself there, for long periods, so those who wished to discuss anything with her had to go to Scotland?

 

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On 9/23/2022 at 8:34 PM, LongRider said:

@A True Kaniggit well, has the spider moved on, or does the battle still rage?

Oh. After my failed assassination attempt the spider never came back.

I suppose it was smart enough to know I would not possibly miss twice. 
 

(Sorry, I’ve been out of town. 
Had to go North into the mountains to worship a buckwheat.)

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4 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Oh. After my failed assassination attempt the spider never came back.

I suppose it was smart enough to know I would not possibly miss twice. 
 

(Sorry, I’ve been out of town. 
Had to go North into the mountains to worship a buckwheat.)

Hopefully the spider told all its friends and neighbors to stay away from the Penguin!   

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15 minutes ago, A True Kaniggit said:

There was a new spider this morning. :tantrum:
 

Also. Down with Shampaggin!

O_o.    It seems that a good piece of real estate attracts all the spiders to your yard. Jam it with a broom, that’s my favorite anti-spider weapon. 
Did notice that the spider waited awhile to fool you into thinking it was all clear.  Devious little eight legged bastard. 
:angry:

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I m not currently drunk but once when I was, along similar lines, I discovered you can catch more flies w the tube from a canister vac (with the end piece removed) than you can with honey.

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Scotches, whiskeys, vodkas, boubons are so over.  The Financial Times says so.

https://www.ft.com/content/57fb42b8-ebcb-4412-98cb-0f2982147816?

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.... Tequila is now the fastest-growing spirit in the US. This year, Americans will spend $13.3bn on agave spirits, more than they do on US-made whiskey. In 2023, they are set to overtake vodka as America’s best-selling spirit, according to research group IWSR. Any educated bartender will tell you tequila is as complex as whiskey and wine. But to many Americans, it is either a wild party drink or a celebrity gimmick. Nick Jonas has one. So do Michael Jordan, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora and Kendall Jenner. Tequila is George Clooney in a grey suit, fingertips on a glass of reposado, promoting a brand he sold in 2017 for $1bn. It’s not farmers in agave fields, artisan distillations, various terroirs. ....

 

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16 hours ago, RhaenysBee said:

What alcoholic beverage is least triggering for reflux? Siri and google say it’s gin and whiskey. Any contradictory opinions? 

Interesting that that's what google says.  I pretty much exclusively drink whiskey and gin these days, and it is at least in part because beer and wine comparatively give me much more/worse heartburn.  Not really sure if gin and whiskey are better for this compared to other spirits (e.g. vodka, rum, tequila), and when I say "whiskey," I'm basically counting bourbon and scotch too.

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2 hours ago, DMC said:

Interesting that that's what google says.  I pretty much exclusively drink whiskey and gin these days, and it is at least in part because beer and wine comparatively give me much more/worse heartburn.  Not really sure if gin and whiskey are better for this compared to other spirits (e.g. vodka, rum, tequila), and when I say "whiskey," I'm basically counting bourbon and scotch too.

Well, you are on the right track, because the internet says that gin, tequila and non-grain vodka has the least acidity in this order. (The whiskey was my mistake it says tequila, I just misremembered) I think the general rule of thumb is to stay away from anything that’s sugary, fizzy or has to do with grapes, aka cocktails, sweet liqueurs, wine, champagne, Prosecco, etc. Mulled wine is the death of me. I love it but it destroys me for a week every single time. Especially when you follow up with 5 fizzy cocktails. Winter weddings… 

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On 11/17/2022 at 10:48 PM, RhaenysBee said:

What alcoholic beverage is least triggering for reflux? Siri and google say it’s gin and whiskey. Any contradictory opinions? 

Any clear spirits I'd say. Nothing else really 'agrees' with me, though it won't stop me drinking it if it is offered. I also struggle with fizzy mixers these days which isn't ideal. The drawbacks of years of bodily abuse!

I'd agree with Google and sidi though

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Yeah it seems pretty intuitive to me clear spirits would be the most agreeable.  I just can't really gauge because I usually switch off from gin (or vodka) to whiskey drink to drink.

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