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Canadian Club Review

Canadian Club WhiskySo far, all of our reviews have been about beers. Now we’re going to start mixing it up a bit with liquor. This week we reviewed Canadian Club. A great value for the quality you’ll get.

Now, if you’ve tried the single malt whiskies and scotches then you know how wide the range of taste can be for whiskey (or, in this case whisky). The Canadians are smooth and drinkable, and for our money much better for mixing cocktails than most other types of whiskey.

Read our review of Canadian Club Whisky.

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April 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Chasers – Popular Beer/Liquor Combos

When we talk about chasers, we usually are talking about taking a shot and then “chasing” it with a beer. However some people do it the opposite way, they chug a beer and chase it with a shot. Many recipes also call for dropping a shot of liquor into a beer, or layering the liquor with the beer.

Check out our Chasers page for a five great recipes that combine beer and liquor.

February 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Liquor is Made

Have you ever wanted to know how different kinds of liquor are made? Or, what’s the difference between different kinds of Tequila?

We’ve put together a page on Drunkmansguide.com that will lay it all out. There’s even pretty pictures that we swiped off the internet for you to look at 🙂

You can access the new page here: How Liquor is Made

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quote of the Day: On Whiskey

Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat, Jr. had the following to say to the Mississippi State Legislature in 1952:

“You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey.

“If when you say whiskey you mean the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

“But;

“If when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman’s step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life’s great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

“This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.”

December 11, 2007 Posted by | Alcohol Quotes, Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , | Leave a comment

What You Need to Stock Your Bar

Step 1

Stocking your bar usually starts off with having a short conversation with yourself.

 

You can do it the way we do it; talking out loud while sitting at the back of the bus. Or you can do it silently by yourself. Whatever.

 

During this conversation, decide what drinks you like the most and make sure you always have the stuff to make them on hand. IOW, if your name is Jeffrey Lebowski, then all you need is some cream, a bottle of cheap Vodka, and some Kahlua.

 

Step 2

Put together the basic components of most other drinks. This will usually require a little more money, and you might want to build it up over time. Here is a short list of the staples most any bar includes:

 

Liquors and Spirits

  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Tequila (White and Dark)
  • Rum (Light and Dark)
  • Vermouth (Extra Dry and Sweet)
  • Whiskey
  • Scotch
  • Brandy/Cognac
  • Beer

Fillers, Liqueurs, and Flavoring Agents

  • Triple Sec
  • Grenadine
  • Bitters
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Various Sodas (Cola, Club Soda, and Lemon Lime at least)

If you buy “good” liquor (that’s the stuff on the middle shelf), then properly stocking your bar will probably cost you about $350.

 

If $350 is looking like it’s too similar to your week’s pay, then look for your liquor on the bottom shelf – that will bring your cost down to under $200.

 

If $350 is looking more like an hour’s worth of pay, then you can probably look for your liquor on the top shelf.

December 10, 2007 Posted by | beer, Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment