Posted by Joke at 11:37 PM
Badger posted at 7:15 AM, May 29, 2009
You are reading my mind again and it's freaking me out. I SWEAR there is a post about what I'm drinking these days sitting in my drafts folder RIGHT NOW, written yesterday afternoon but not yet published.
But getting back to what YOU said, I find my liquor cabinet stocked with brands that most people I know do not buy themselves (Tito's, Forty Creek, Bellringer, etc.). I assume this is because while I demand quality and have very specific and occasionally perverse ideas as to what constitutes such, I am also an unrepentant cheapskate. AND I actually find it fun (yes, FUN) to experiment with the cheaper, less well-known brands to see what doesn't suck.
Added to which, I have a discount card at my local liquor store. 'Nuff said?
Joke posted at 9:00 AM, May 29, 2009
I am holding back a post on the perfect replacements for Chambord & Cointreau. Bettah AND cheapah.
Tito's is, natch, the bomb-diggety and worth the detour to The One Place Carrying It.
P.S. Your local liquor store has a dicount card??? I am deeply envious.
BabelBabe posted at 10:04 AM, May 29, 2009
and I thought H was the only person who would rather drink water than well scotch (many many weddings)...
that said, my potable fussiness comes form migraine-inducing alcohol. I have an excuse for my pickiness.
Badger posted at 10:04 AM, May 29, 2009
It gets better.
Certain things go on DEEP discount every week, but you only get the discount if you have the card (which is free, but you have to know to ASK for it). This is what has allowed me to try things I wouldn't ordinarily have tried. Turns out not only the distilleries with the massive advertising budgets make good booze -- WHO KNEW?
AND this particular store gives a 5% discount for cash to EVERYONE. Debit card counts as cash. Hellzyeah.
Joke posted at 10:07 AM, May 29, 2009
1- I'd rather go thirsty than drink [shudder] water. (Bubbly mineral water is OK, but it better have painful carbonation.)
2- There's a diff. between can't and won't.
3- There are SOME "well" liquors which are merely relabeled Big Fancy Brand liquors. (Castillo, for example, is relabeled Bacardi.)
Now ya know.
Joke posted at 10:08 AM, May 29, 2009
It is a testimony to your inner moral compass you're not 12-steppin' by this point.
Jen posted at 11:32 PM, May 30, 2009
It's one of my great regrets that I didn't drink more when I could, and that I absent-mindedly ordered the house chardonnay on so many occasions. Also, that I never got to try the tequila with the bee logo.
Poppy Buhk-suhm posted at 6:49 PM, May 31, 2009
My parents drank pretty respectable stuff, but that's because they drank a lot of bourbon on the rocks. They liked Old Fitzgerald, which isn't available any more.
And just so you know, George Dickel is the poor man's Jack Daniels.