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Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/14(Tue)13:00 No. 21

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Every gentleman needs his drink to settle down after a hard day of work. In my case I like a scottish whisky, preferably single malt and aged a minimum of 10 years to exhibit the right flavors.

What is your spirit of choice /class/?

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Maxwell+The+Texas+Dignitary 12/06/21(Thu)19:34 No. 1121

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All the way

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/21(Thu)21:49 No. 1122

Interesting good sir. Are there any unfortunate side effects of doing so that you are aware of?

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/24(Sun)00:57 No. 1132

Though it might be rather malapropos, I feel it necessary to object to the very notion of a gentleman doing a "hard day of work". Rather an obnoxious notion if I must say so myself.

The Sophisticated Finn 12/06/24(Sun)21:33 No. 1135

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Personally I prefer a medium sweet white wine, a riesling or moscato perhaps, but had I to choose a spirit it will be bourbon or cognac.
A long time ago I had one bottle of old cognac in a green matte bottle. It was absolutely gorgeous in taste, I only wish I could still remember its name.

Ausfag here 12/07/01(Sun)16:03 No. 1198

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The "Uncouth Swine" is back on the premisis. I was indeed very intoxicated in my last post. But I do like to make fun of the Australians. I am actually an englishman living in New Zealand, and my drink of choice is easy - Hennessy.

Nothing beats a fine cognac, and no cognac is more fine than Hennensy, with the runner up of course being Courvoisier.

And for a fun fact, Hennessy was also Ozzy Osbourne's drink of choice!

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/03(Tue)05:45 No. 1210

A fine glass of pruno does hit the spot.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/03(Tue)05:46 No. 1211

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Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/08(Sun)13:06 No. 1237

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I always enjoy a knob creek on the rocks after a long day at work.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/09(Mon)07:28 No. 1238

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My drink of choice. Only available in Kentucky in limited quantities, but it's so damn good. Perhaps the finest beer I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

In terms of fancier drinks, I quite like bourbon. I tend to stay away from Irish Whiskey, but a good Knob Creek or some other such bourbon usually hits the spot when I'm in front of my fireplace listening to jazz on a cold, rainy evening.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/12(Thu)04:23 No. 1251

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Beer and scotch man myself. If you haven't yet check out your local brewery. Go down there pick up a couple of growlers. Most will let you sample everything first so you'll never go home with a beer you don't like. Usually runs about $15 per the first time but after you own the containers its a great deal.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/12(Thu)07:24 No. 1252


A fine choice! I used to dislike bourbon, but Knob Creek opened my eyes to a new world of taste! However, I still prefer my more rye oriented whiskey, which is why I'll suggest the smooth Forty Creek.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/13(Fri)16:31 No. 1257

I'm partial to whiskey, Recently my uncle bought me a large bottle of "Gentleman Jack"
I also quite enjoy a high quality ale such as "black Sheep Ale"

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/10/12(Fri)06:28 No. 1623

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Personally I prefer a good bourbon or an aged rum, something 20+ years old if possible. For bourbon my favorites are probably Blanton's Gold and Pappy Van Winkle 23-year, whereas for rum I would heartily recommend El Dorado 25-year or Ron Zacapa XO Gran Reserva.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/10/14(Sun)06:12 No. 1628

Jim Beam on the rocks

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/10/14(Sun)10:30 No. 1632

I'm not sure about you gents, but I could never go past a cold beer.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/10/14(Sun)20:54 No. 1633

Gents, I need a wine for a housewarming gift, please help me.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/10/25(Thu)22:34 No. 1680

McCallan 15
Oban 14
Dalmore 12 for starters

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/11/26(Mon)01:13 No. 1768

Good middle range (40-70 usd) Scotches that I like to keep on hand. Listed from peat to sherry:

Laphroaig 10 year
Highland Park 12 year
Oban 14 year
Aberlour A'bunadh

Be certain to start off neat. Sample that first off, then wait five minutes and sample again. Afterwards add a couple drops of a good bottled water and let that sit for a minute or so, sample yet again. The flavour should change considerably over these three sampling, pick whichever you like the most and run with it. Keep in mind that the Aberlour is a cask strength, so you can add a dollop rather than merely several drops.

Happy drams gentlemen.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/02(Sun)22:36 No. 1782

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Ah, Zubrowka...

"[Zubrowka] smells of freshly mown hay and spring flowers, of thyme and lavender, and it's soft on the palate and so comfortable, it's like listening to music by moonlight."

notapussy 12/12/03(Mon)15:41 No. 1789

VAT69 is my blend of choice.
As a student, I had to achieve taste for accessible marks, such as the mentioned, for my currently low social position. I hope this may change once I'm done getting my degree as a physician and a respectful job with a decent monetary retribution.
On the bright side, wine is really cheap in my country of residence, and pretty acceptable too, so in general I end up consuming it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/05(Wed)06:51 No. 1798

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sangsom and soda

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/06(Thu)16:05 No. 1811

Ah! A gentleman whose tastes match my own. Do you take your Sangsom with lemon? I find it quite refreshing on these balmy Siamese evenings.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/12(Wed)06:28 No. 1836

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As a fellow lover of bourbon and sour-mash whiskey, I commend your choice, and I'd suggest trying the woodford with a pinch of fresh squeezed lime. It truly brings out the more subtle flavors already present in the bourbon. But careful not to add to much, and risk turning it into some tropical nightmare.

My spirit of choice is the easy-drinking, and charmingly complex Blanton's bourbon. It has it's detractors, but as a gentleman, I respect the rights of others to be wrong.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/12(Wed)20:24 No. 1837


That is the most evil drink I've had. Ever.
I've seen (gentle)manly men do things I shan't repeat here from that beverage.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/16(Thu)04:08 No. 2672

I love New Zealand whites. They have a particular acidity and dryness which is an acquired taste, but one that, once acquired, will stay with a gent his entire life.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/29(Wed)11:54 No. 2694

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Ah, Original Poster! I too, enjoy a good whisky. I will note here though that saying "Scottish" whisky is redundant, as the spelling you have chosen is particular a drink of that breed, whereas the spelling "whiskey" would be used if your drink was not Scottish. All pedantry aside, I applaud your choice of drink. It is refreshing to find another soul who enjoys drinking as it is meant to be; straight from a well crafted tumbler (preferably crystal), and a healthy enjoyment of the comfortable burn that accompanies it. That being said, I will admit with some embarrassment to being quite partial to a Cuba Libré on occasion.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/31(Fri)09:46 No. 2697

A cocktail of souchong tea and peated Scotch, especially Ardbeg.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/02/16(Sun)00:12 No. 2709

Also a wine drinker. Partial to full-bodied reds myself, but all varieties and vintages are welcome at my table.

Today I had Anna de Codorniu Metodo Classico 2008 before, and Carmen Reserva Carmenére 2010 with pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes. Fantastic stuff.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/02/23(Sun)03:23 No. 2711

Henessy straight, nigga.


Sophisticated Gentleman 14/03/07(Fri)02:20 No. 2716

Hendricks, of course. Fever tree tonic and a chunk of cucumber is perfect. Gin is incredibly refreshing.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/03/09(Sun)01:06 No. 2718

Glenlivet 12 year is my "every day" spirit of choice however I've been known to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or even a cold pint of malt beverage whilst "chilling with bros" as I believe the vernacular expression goes.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/03/23(Sun)05:05 No. 2729

I prefer the smoky flavour of Islay single malt whiskies. Although I have enjoyed Laphroaig for some time, I've now acquired a fine specimen of Bowmore, which is also quite exquisite.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/17(Thu)09:58 No. 2827

>>2718 whilst "chilling with bros" as I believe the vernacular expression goes.

Jolly good rhyme, holmes! You should consider writing prose!

inb4 prose isnt poetry bleh blah... i did it for the rhyme

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/17(Thu)09:58 No. 2828

>>2718 whilst "chilling with bros" as I believe the vernacular expression goes.

Jolly good rhyme, holmes! You should consider writing prose!

inb4 prose isnt poetry bleh blah... i did it for the rhyme

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/27(Sun)08:26 No. 2837

I don't really drink, but when I do I like a nice chilled vodka. The flavor and that sting is just like melted sugar to me. Course, I enjoy a nice Absinthe every now and then, classic French or Bohemian prepared.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/12/12(Fri)04:43 No. 2972

A White Russian made with Mamont vodka, Kahlua and whole milk from Jersey in the English Channel, over just a few ice cubes.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/12/14(Sun)22:33 No. 2976

I prefer the flavor of cognac myself.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/01/29(Thu)23:58 No. 2999

I find that a traditional lushed absinth perfectly complements my nightly descent into madness

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/02/26(Thu)10:09 No. 3009

I've always enjoyed a good scotch or bourbon. Nothing beats a martini on a summer evening though. Anyone tried Lillet in place of vermouth? Its incredible. Also fond of Trappist style ale.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/02/26(Thu)10:12 No. 3010

Has anyone tried the Yamazaki? Apparently the Japanese make a fine whisky.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/03/06(Fri)09:48 No. 3013

My man, nothing beats a snifter of Laphroaig at the end of the day

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/04/15(Wed)10:15 No. 3022

Hendricks gin is pretty nice. Can's say I know that much about whisky, but The Macallan 18 yr is a pretty rad and casual? If the weather's hot, then a G&T is the way to go for me. a mint leaf isn't entirely out of place in one

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/08/10(Sat)02:02 No. 3453

Ive had most of them, the single year is nice and the cheapest but isnt exported, the 12 yr is very nice but hard to find below 250 the 18 is passable but the 25 is fucking amazing

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/08/26(Mon)07:55 No. 3475

Nothing like cheap Lambrusco Wine overlooking the hills of Rome

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/11/03(Sun)17:55 No. 3501

Water and Do Nothing Meditation.

Jin Yue 20/01/19(Sun)10:01 No. 3521

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Speaking as a club member of the happiest colony of them all, Hong Kong, here are my perennial whiskies, starting with the most inexpensive. All but the last are rich in taste (not strong alcoholically) and feature at least subtle ginger or spice notes, and often, butter and/or toast, my favourite notes. The former two are also accessible notes to people new to whisky. None of these are very peaty or smoky, another bias of mine.

1. Famous Grouse. This, the People's Blend of Scotland, is the only good whisky you can buy for less than 100 Hong Kong dollars in the Far East. If you are a dandy on the dole, it is essential. Distinctive biscuity note too.

2. Wild Turkey Rye Whisky. This is the only American mass-market American blend I sip a dram of every now and then, mostly because of its long, buttery finish, and when I feel like rye. If you don't care for either, skip it.

3. Monkey Shoulder. Clearly aimed at those ghastly millennials in marketing terms, but this does not stop the whisky itself from being lovely, with the clearest burnt-toast note. 300-500HKD.

4. Nikka from the Barrel. The best common Japanese blend, very close to M.S. in terms of quality; a tad spicier. Also 300-500HKD.

5. Highland Park, 12-year "Viking" single malt. Now this is a very different beast. The most aromatic, clear, bright taste, a bouquet of wildflowers and herbs by the side of a still, clear loch. Emphatically not spicy or peaty or smoky. 500-600HKD usually, but as it's grossly underrated, it can be found for 300-400HKD. Drink slowly. Do not mix it. HP say correctly that it goes well with Japanese food, though.

6. Bunnahabhain 18-year single malt. The best of what I like. Glorious, complex, rich, adult, with a new note every time you sip it, but with my beloved ginger and spice in particularly well done form, and nuts. The bottle which introduced me to Good Whisky in the first place, so I'm slightly biased, perhaps. Only costs about 1000HKD nonetheless, and thus a perennial in my cabinet.

Sophisticated Gentleman 20/10/16(Fri)00:10 No. 3583

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I recently fell in love with the Old Fashioned. I'm new to bourbon, so I don't yet have a spirit of choice, but I have my ratios of sugar & spice tuned right how I want them.

Sophisticated Gentleman 20/11/22(Sun)01:29 No. 3592

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Sophisticated Gentleman 21/03/27(Sat)21:26 No. 3622

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Warning to all

Don't whats gone wrong with the isle of juru 10 year single malt.
All I can say is it's rough as turps.
Had to mix it with ginger ale and i've been drinking it for years. Maybe a bad batch or bad year.
Just thought of giving all you gentleman a heads up.


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