What Is Your Favourite Drink

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by FarmerPug » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:24 am

what does rum taste of.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by DRTDVL » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:07 am

the cheap stuff? petrol / sh*t

Good stuff depends on the barrels it's been aged in. it's made with sugarcane basically so it's sweeter than a whiskey but can have a very different flavor depending on the barrels (i.e. port, whiskey, bourbon, etc...) thats used to age it.

A few people think it's like a sweeter scotch whiskey. I tend to drink mine either with 1 - 2 ice cubes or straight, the ice will melt diluting the rum in some cases releasing a bit of flavor and softening the drink.

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Old Rum - very nice rum
Copper color. Sweet, peppery spice and dried tropical fruit aromas. A round, supple entry leads to a glycerous, slightly sweet medium-full body of brown sugar, dried cherries, guava, pineapple, cinnamon, and caramelized roasted nuts. Finishes with a sweet, light molasses and ashy mineral fade. A nice, supple, and surprising sweet aged rum. Should mix brilliantly, or enjoy as an after-dinner sipper.

International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
RATING: 95 points (Exceptional)

Plantation 20th Anniversary Extra Old Aged Rum
Rich copper color. Bold aromas of coconut creme pie and creme brulee follow through on a rich entry to a fruity medium-full body with layers of dried tropical fruits and sweet baking spices. Finishes with a spicy praline, cherry, and toasted coconut fade with spicy cedar and leather underneath. A mildly sweet, very flavorful and appealing aged rum for sipping or fruity cocktails, especially piña coladas.

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one of the better cheapies
Havana Club Añejo 7 Años Rum
Brilliant amber color. Banana blossom, caramelized roasted nuts, earthy sea salt, dried fruit,cigar box, and creamy mocha aromas. A soft, gentle entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body of sweet toffee, sweet tobacco, date, tobacco, and dried cherry flavors. Finishes with a pleasing warm and spice with a touch of rubber sap and minerals. Nice complexity, balance, and finesse.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by PADDY » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:17 am

Lager: Carlsberg, Kirin.
Bitter: JS Smooth, sometimes Boddingtons.
Real Ale: Directors...Eagle IPA or Bombardier (I'm an ex-Charles Wells pub manager)
Spirits: Greenspot Whiskey. I am Irish, after all.... :D

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by DiscoPol » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:49 am

Well since making the big move out here its now vodka, vodka and vodka all straight up in shots straight from the freezer.

Now back in Blighty shots have a bad reputation as the sort of thing only the students or the "serious about getting drunk" do but here its the norm, so when in Poland do as the Poles and i have to say its working out quite well to date :wink:

just remember dont think you can drink like a pole, even the small ones can out drink a rhino :oops:
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by Welly » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:10 am

DiscoPol wrote:just remember dont think you can drink like a pole, even the small ones can out drink a rhino :oops:
Ahh yes, but you haven't 'made it' until you can drink the Englishman into a comma and still drive home in a straight line...AND get up at 05:30 and go to work 8) :lol: :lol:
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by FarmerPug » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:58 am

how much can you drink before you cant drive.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by Doggy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:07 pm

Years ago comments like, 'He had to drive home cos he couldn't walk', were all too common. :roll:
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by FarmerPug » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:28 pm

potchin used to be a popular drink over here, but its not sold in the shops

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by DRTDVL » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Was playing xbox last night and was setting fastest stage times after 2 beers and 1/3 a bottle of rum... legally it's about 1 beer an hour to remain under the limit

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by DiscoPol » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:49 pm

FarmerPug wrote:how much can you drink before you cant drive.
Over here its 0.2g/l , a lot lower than the UK and its not uncommon for the Police to decide to perform morning breathalyser tests on every motorist entering Warsaw on any particular morning, i have been stopped twice in this kind of morning test so far in 10 months, both passed with a reading of zero, thank god.
The BBC wrote:Poles have a three-times higher chance of being killed in a road accident than Swedes for example.

Drink driving is one of the main safety problems on Polish roads.

Poland has an almost zero-tolerance policy towards driving under the influence of drink and drugs, with the legal limit at 0.2g/l.

Offenders face up to two years in prison and loss of their driving licence for up to 10 years.


or if you are asking about how much "I" can drink before i cant drive, then personally i have a zero tolerance policy, it seems the only safe bet here, a night on the lash here means no driving for at least 24 hours :|
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by DRTDVL » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:00 pm

our limit is 400mg

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by DiscoPol » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:24 pm

DRTDVL wrote:our limit is 400mg
double ours then :roll: (Poland)
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by lozz » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:11 am

Ihave Afew red stripes now and then,

My favourites used too be.

Pernod and Black,
Jack daniels,


After Suffering with Liver-failiure istay Away from the Heavy stuff, :(


Take it Easy chaps :drink sensible and think of your health ^ 8)

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by FarmerPug » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:15 am

19 and i havent started yet, seems easier not to start, than to start and try and stop.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Drink

Post by lozz » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:19 am

FarmerPug wrote:19 and i havent started yet, seems easier not to start, than to start and try and stop.
Very true mate, 8)

Drink sensible and stay healthy is my Motto,

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