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larryace 09-05-2013 10:09 PM

Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
On the rare occasions I do hard liquor, I find that rum makes me dull, tequila is interesting, bourbon is my favorite, Kamikazes are pretty cool and the rest I don't really know about. I like the beer high the best, but I don't like that you have to drink so much.

What's your favorite alcohol high and why?

Magenta 09-05-2013 10:25 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Well, since you ask ...

In no particular order:

Gin (Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Hendricks at a push)
Stella Artois
Fizzy wine (not remotely fussy as long as it has bubbles and it's dry)
Sancerre/Chablis
Sauvignon blanc

Why? Well, because it would be rude not to.

opentune 09-05-2013 10:40 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Beer or red wine. mostly because of great taste, but also they are the most controllable. I never get out of hand with those two. I don't like getting drunk anyway.
I rarely drink hard liquor, but if I do, straight vodka on ice with a lime (also controllable, lol).

IDDrummer 09-05-2013 10:59 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Scotch.

I like the taste of certain beers - ales, actually - but they don't really agree with me.

Wine doesn't taste good to me, and gives me instantaneous heartburn.

So, yeah. Scotch.

FoolInTheRain 09-05-2013 10:59 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Tequila.

The wife and I go out for Tex-Mex at least twice a week. You simply can't eat meat fresh of the parilla without downing 2 margaritas on the rocks. You just can't do it.

Dr_Watso 09-05-2013 11:01 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Another bourbon guy here. I like Beam. The 10 year stuff is nice. Aside from that I like really interesting complex beers. As a whole, though, I don't like to get drunk, only a bit buzzy. The feeling of being drunk is very uncomfortable for me, I was never sure why people liked that. Especially to the point where you throw up. I had buddies in school who literally wouldn't stop drinking until they barfed.

eclipseownzu 09-05-2013 11:06 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
I don't really care for it but a Champagne drunk is great. It is different than other alcohols, makes me goofy.

Magenta 09-05-2013 11:14 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IDDrummer (Post 1177457)
Scotch.

So, yeah. Scotch.

You drink that for enjoyment? Wow.

It's my medicine of choice - has to be single malt though. Anything else doesn't do it for me. The peatier (i.e. muddier/shittier) the more efficacious. No pleasure to be derived, but a whole lot of well-being.

IDDrummer 09-05-2013 11:31 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Magenta (Post 1177468)
You drink that for enjoyment? Wow.

It's my medicine of choice - has to be single malt though. Anything else doesn't do it for me. The peatier (i.e. muddier/shittier) the more efficacious. No pleasure to be derived, but a whole lot of well-being.

See, I enjoy the peaty/muddy/shitty taste. Must be single malt to experience this correctly. The well-being is just a bonus.

Magenta 09-05-2013 11:37 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IDDrummer (Post 1177476)
See, I enjoy the peaty/muddy/shitty taste. Must be single malt to experience this correctly. The well-being is just a bonus.

Rethpect. ........................

camcoman 09-05-2013 11:54 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Good vodkas (Absolut, Kettle One, Grey Goose in no particular order). Enjoy Gin & Tequila but have gotten in too much trouble with either of those. Scotches & Bourbons (dark liquors) guarantee me a hangover. Beer seems to be a lot of work for little payout. Can't get past the smell of wine, go figure.

keep it simple 09-05-2013 11:57 PM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Most old world red wines except anything French (mostly too expensive for good quality). Exception is (new world) good quality South American malbecs. Andy favourites = any really good Valpolicella, deeper Dao varieties, & older Barolos :)

BacteriumFendYoke 09-06-2013 12:06 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
This one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5EmCKbWS6c

Pocket-full-of-gold 09-06-2013 01:08 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Favourite high? If I'm honest then I'll have to answer, all of 'em.

Beer. Only ever had two kinds....good and better. Bud doesn't count as no-one could seriously consider it beer.
Jack Daniels. Sipped neat from a glass if I'm refined. Swigged straight from the bottle if I'm not (and the missus is nowhere in sight) and sometimes with coke if the desire takes me.
Bourbon. If for some reason I can't get Jack.
Vodka tonic. No lemon or lime wedges....why do they do that? Talk about ruining a good drink.
Gin and tonic. If no vodka....again, sans lemon/lime.
Red wine. Either expensive or quaffer.....all the same to me.
I also have an expensive penchant for French champagne.
And if at a cocktail party, I can work my way through the entire list whilst at the same time turning up my nose at how unmanly the whole concept is and ordering a beer chaser in order to add some extra testosterone.
Never much cared for Scotch, but I often wonder that now I'm older I should try to aquire a taste for some of the well aged stuff.

Sorry for the essay......I guess you could say I'm partial to a tipple.

CreeplyTuna 09-06-2013 01:12 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
I use Listorine sometimes. I aim for once a day, but sometimes I'm just too tired.

skod 09-06-2013 01:20 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Anything that pours, except (unfortunately) hopped beer. It would appear that I inherited an allergy to hops from my dad, believe it or not. He'd go anaphylactic and end up in the ER if he got *near* the stuff. I'm not quite so badly affected. I can drink 5 sips and be viciously sick for a week (it causes instant gastritis), but not rush-to-the-ER level sick. The thing that really sucks is having to avoid beer-battered fish&chips and the like: frying the beer in the batter apparently does not denature whatever wierdball protein it is from the hops that sets my gut off.

So I console myself with everything else. I'm especially fond of small-batch island rums these days, like Clarke's Court Old Grog from Grenada, or Seven Fathoms from Grand Cayman... The closest mass-import rum you can get here in the US without going down island for them is Mount Gay from Barbados. One thing that must be said: Bacardi products are not rum. I don't know exactly what they *are* (parts washer fluid, perhaps), but rum they are not. I can't stand 'em. They have permanently turned more people off from rum than anything else... (;-)

lefty2 09-06-2013 03:18 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Well in the 70's it was beer with purple micro-dot. I don't drink alcohol anymore. OR DO THE OTHER STUFF.

larryace 09-06-2013 03:30 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eclipseownzu (Post 1177464)
I don't really care for it but a Champagne drunk is great. It is different than other alcohols, makes me goofy.

My first wife used to get very abusive with people when she drank champagne.

Jules, Jack Daniels is bourbon, no?

I like light American lagers, like Bud. Heavy beers are too bitter for me. Wine makes me tired and dull.

The only time I will drink is after a gig, and I don't even do that anymore. Not at home, not usually even at a party. Alcohol is something I can't even do on a semi regular basis, it's too strong for me.

Beam Me Up Scotty 09-06-2013 03:31 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Mmmmm scotch. Give me some dark, peaty stuff like a Laphroaig Quarter-Cask. That, is a fine dram.

IDDrummer 09-06-2013 03:47 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beam Me Up Scotty (Post 1177555)
Mmmmm scotch. Give me some dark, peaty stuff like a Laphroaig Quarter-Cask. That, is a fine dram.

There's a man who knows what's good.

Pocket-full-of-gold 09-06-2013 03:47 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1177553)
Jules, Jack Daniels is bourbon, no?

I'm told that if you refer to it as bourbon in Lynchburg, Tennessee.....you'll be hung, drawn and quartered for heresy. Apparently the purists have always defined it as a "Tennesse whiskey"

From Wiki: Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, the company disavows this classification and markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon

As an Aussie lad far removed from the deep south, who am I to argue, uncle? I just like getting pissed on the stuff!! :-)

IDDrummer 09-06-2013 03:57 AM

Re: What is the your favorite alcohol high?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 1177561)
I'm told that if you refer to it as bourbon in Lynchburg, Tennessee.....you'll be hung, drawn and quartered for heresy. Apparently the purists have always defined it as a "Tennesse whiskey"

From Wiki: Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, the company disavows this classification and markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon

As an Aussie lad far removed from the deep south, who am I to argue, uncle? I just like getting pissed on the stuff!! :-)

Wise man. My family's from Tennessee. You're better off not messing with them, lol. Just drink the whiskey.

zarrdoss 09-06-2013 04:06 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Not that I drink much at all anymore but when I do I like the good stuff like Chivas Regal 12, or preferably 18, had a shot of the 25 once, damn it was smooth. Just a nice relaxing buzz. I like beer also but drink the good stuff but it just makes me sleepy.

bosman 09-06-2013 04:39 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Jack daniels up or with coca cola

Coors light and any of the pretentious beers on earth.

Anon La Ply 09-06-2013 04:43 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
I'm with ID and Scotty - scotch all the way. Swizzle and gargle a slug of rotgut before swallowing for best effect (when not in public, ahem). Magnificent! Good for gingivitis and mouth ulcers too.

DrumEatDrum 09-06-2013 05:11 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Rum.

I love tequila, but it makes me sleepy. Overall, it reminds me too much of a close up of a floor.

Vodka makes me do things I don't recall, so my wife has declared I can't drink it. And just as well.

Rum. I can drink rum all night.

MrInsanePolack 09-06-2013 05:41 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
The wife will not allow me to drink anything stronger than beer or wine. I will binge drink any liquor I can get my hands on. The results are a blacked out evening and a worthless next two days. I never get sick though, must be my Polish genes.

That being said, we really don't drink that much at all. I may buy a six pack once a month at most. Gotta be a thick dark beer though, I don't like the watered down domestics.

sonnygrabber 09-06-2013 06:39 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Absinthe...nothing like the Green Faerie kicking you in the minerals a few times really hard to jumpstart an evening.

Midnite Zephyr 09-06-2013 07:11 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
I drink Sierra Nevada Torpedos. It's pretty much the only beer I buy anymore unless I'm at a bar playing a gig, then I'll probably have a Newcastle or whatever IPA is on tap, if there is one on tap.

I drink bourbon too. Top shelf only: High West, Bulleit, Templeton. I like the rye whiskies too. You guys can have your Jack Daniels, if you want a good Tenessee whiskey try the Tenessee Jailers Whiskey.

I hardly even drink anymore, so when I do, I drink the good stuff.

IDDrummer 09-06-2013 08:12 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anon La Ply (Post 1177582)
I'm with ID and Scotty - scotch all the way. Swizzle and gargle a slug of rotgut before swallowing for best effect (when not in public, ahem). Magnificent! Good for gingivitis and mouth ulcers too.

I knew you were a woman of discerning taste, gargling notwithstanding.

8Mile 09-06-2013 08:21 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Can't believe I'm the first person to come here and say that this idea that different liquors produce different highs is bulls***. I don't buy it. Alcohol is alcohol.

Okay, now that that's out of the way: I love good scotch. I prefer the Islay single malts.

Reggae_Mangle 09-06-2013 11:15 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
I don't drink much, but there was a time when I used to drink every night.

A dark rum called Old Monk. Fabulous stuff, makes you a real pirate.

Midnite Zephyr 09-06-2013 11:47 AM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Reggae_Mangle (Post 1177661)
I don't drink much, but there was a time when I used to drink every night.

A dark rum called Old Monk. Fabulous stuff, makes you a real pirate.

That sounds like a good one. Had to Google it. It's a 7 year old dark Indian rum and it has a 5 star rating. I wonder if they have it at BevMo (a large liquor store chain).

aydee 09-06-2013 12:36 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1177437)
On the rare occasions I do hard liquor, I find that rum makes me dull, tequila is interesting, bourbon is my favorite, Kamikazes are pretty cool and the rest I don't really know about. I like the beer high the best, but I don't like that you have to drink so much.

What's your favorite alcohol high and why?

Not a huge drinker but:

1) Jim Beam - when Im with old friends who want to pretend we're all 20 years old for one evening

2) Glenmorangie- When Im with some 'sophisticates' who might give me an opportunity to make some money.

3) The 3 Ms- ( Mohitos, Marinis, or Margueritas ) when Im out socializing with 'regular friends'.

4) Good Wine - When I'm out for dinner with my wife.

5) Beer- ( Amstel light, Corona ) - which I sip really slowly before and during a gig.

6) Will occassionaly burn some soothing herbs to relax the post gig adrenalin but I guess thats non alcholic. ( Never in the parking lot, though )


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jspitza 09-06-2013 01:16 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Definitely beer, preferably a great Belgium ale like Trappas or Gulden Draak but Miller will also do. Why? Because I'm a cheap date.......And beecusse it nun off yoooor darn busnus Mr......BAH!
Where's my cymbals????

nightraider43 09-06-2013 02:18 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Hmmm...honestly I would have to say whatever got me laid back in my younger days (their choice). When I lived in Europe for 3 years I preferred the good German beers...ahh the memories! When I visited London the local ales. When I visited France I took my own lol. And when I would go to the Costa Brava region of Spain refer back to my first statement. However a couple pitchers of Sangria found myself waking up on the beach at 4 in the morning ;-)

Steve

TColumbia37 09-06-2013 02:30 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
I'm in the same page. I prefer the state that beer puts me in, but I have to drink so much that I just feel full before I ever really feel enough of the effects.

I normally drink Whiskey. Sometimes I drink Everclear, 190 proof. It's crazy, in that I'll drink a good amount in a short period, and I'll be wasted for like 30 minutes. Then it just feels like I'm sober again. A friend of mine had the same experience with it.

dmacc 09-06-2013 02:43 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
I used to love Tanqueray & tonic. Now I can only take one or two a year.

I love beer - preferably small micro's and am generally always open to trying new ones. Beer fills me up fast so not much more than 2 or 3 bottles / drafts for me.

wsabol 09-06-2013 03:32 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
Definitely beer, and I don't mind drinking a lot of it. The stuff is delicious

I really enjoy dry vodka drinks, like vodka/tonic, vodke/soda, etc, but I can't tolerate the morning after anymore.

I used to be a red wine guy as well. But I've grown out of it honestly. I feel hungover after one glass.. even when I drink the good stuff.

longgun 09-06-2013 04:14 PM

Re: Your Favorite Alcohol High
 
For me, it has to be beer................even though after two or three, I have a pretty good buzz............cheap date

Whenever I drank hard liquor, it always ended up bad..............after some shots, I don't have any idea what I'm doing and can't remember a thing. No more hard stuff for me


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