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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/?

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/14(Tue)13:23 No. 23

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While I share your sentiments regarding alcoholic beverages, I'm partial to wine, not spirits.
Which is not to say that I don't enjoy an occasional whiskey or whisky.

My current favorite wine is the Valdepeñas Gran reserva from 2002.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/14(Tue)15:27 No. 29


I am also partial to wine, but I also have an affinity for beer: microbrews and craft brews only, of course. Currently I am drinking an Orfila Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008.

If I must choose a spirit I am partial to vodka, whiskey, or bourbon.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/14(Tue)16:31 No. 30

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Laphroaig, single malt, 10 years old. It might be due to my limited budget, but I've found this to be my spirit of choice.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/14(Tue)17:13 No. 31

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Although I will occasionally partake in a well aged single malt scotch, I must admit that I too am primarily an oenophile.

When I require a beverage with a little more fire than the average wine, I will turn to a tawny port or madeira, such as this 15 year old Bual from Cossart Gordon.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/15(Wed)21:58 No. 69

If one should be so bold as to limit oneself to the use of malt whiskey for consumption during the aftermath of ones daily escapades, i would readily entreat thee to attempt the Ardbeg Renaissance.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/16(Thu)00:48 No. 77

I am but a humble teetotaler.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/20(Mon)02:04 No. 136

Ah, one's choice of alcohol does indeed say paragraphs about one's personality and class. I myself enjoy a few shots of Whiskey after most days.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/21(Tue)12:11 No. 160

I don't drink anymore, I don't drink any less either.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/21(Tue)20:47 No. 161

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I really enjoy a good ol Jack Daniels on the rocks. The drink that seems to match with everything

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/22(Wed)00:46 No. 162

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Although I find scotch quite congenial, I have always venerated a good gin, or a jenever when I can find one. When mixed, I quite enjoy a Tom Collins or even a simple Gin and Tonic.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/22(Wed)05:23 No. 167

hendricks gin and tonic with lime, or of course, the white russian

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/22(Wed)08:12 No. 169

I've recently come across a crystal glass liquor bottle and glassware set. I'm in the mood for a smooth whiskey, and my spending limit is $50. What brand would be the finest to drop my clams on?

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/22(Wed)18:14 No. 170

A nice rum. Matusalem works for me.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/22(Wed)20:53 No. 172

I rather enjoy Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey mixed with Ginger Ale.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/22(Wed)21:44 No. 174

Crown Royal is my drink of choice, it is the kind of drink you can serve to friends without bankrupting yourself or feeling that you are a miser. I prefer the Special Reserve, but usually drink the regular as to not spoil my palette too much. I cannot recommend the Black variety, just as a matter of personal taste.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/23(Thu)07:31 No. 176

Drambuie. 1 glass is enough, as it is rather sweet.

Skunch 12/02/23(Thu)15:13 No. 180

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Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/24(Fri)04:50 No. 192

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Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/25(Sat)20:45 No. 232

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I had to quit drinking as my parents were getting worried about me. Last time they locked me in the basement and I brok my knuckle punching a wall.
I used to like a really nice G&T composed of Whitley Neils gin (a craft gin thats pretty accesible and relatively cheap)mixed with fever tree tonic water.
Then it startd going down hill and I began drinking 3litre bottles of white cider. then I lost my job so i didn't have a job to enjoy a relaxing drink after..then I started drinking in the morning

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/25(Sat)21:05 No. 235

What a barbaric troglodyte.

Anyhow, I myself enjoy a rather nice calming cup of tea, sometimes with a hint of lemon and a nice fresh leaf of mint placed on top of it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/25(Sat)21:35 No. 238

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Think what you will! Your subjective understandings of my currrent predicament in life is of no consequence to me.
And I stand by my assertion that Whitley Neil's Gin, with a quality tonic water (not schwepes), makes a damn fine after work drink.

Go forth and multiply.....good day to you!

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/26(Sun)03:59 No. 250

Apparently, Gin & Tonics have... homosexual connotations? I've never met someone who thinks this way, but the internet certainly seems to.

I guess if you're not chewing on hunks of wood or mainlining spirits, you're a limp-wristed poofter.

Oh well, not that I care.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/26(Sun)04:11 No. 251

The only cocktail I have ever found palatable is the Old Fashioned. A simple classic where the added components serve to enhance the attributes of the whiskey.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/26(Sun)04:20 No. 252

If you want finer scottish whisky i especially recomend glenfiddich. Chivas regal is also very good

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/26(Sun)04:26 No. 253

Never been a fan of Chivas, Bunnahabhain 18yo is where it's at.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/26(Sun)04:33 No. 254

Ah yes, Islay is more of an acquired taste, but a mark of a more adventurous and developed palate.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/26(Sun)14:55 No. 258

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This post made me deeply uncomfortable.
considering glenfidich and especially chivas regal as a outstanding product is folly

Furthermore >>254 Although bunnahabhain is now a quality product at a decent price (since they stopped using e150 food dye and stopped chill-filtering it) the remarkable thing about bunnahabhain is that it does NOT actually taste like a typical islay whisky.

I will not be looking to this board for future advice

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/28(Tue)13:04 No. 275


And, if one wishes to advance yet another level higher, I would recommend Bruichladdich.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/29(Wed)05:19 No. 281

I honestly think the current fad for 'the 'laddie' is unwarranted.
well-done them for renovating a craft distillery and getting rid of the chill-filtration and e150.. but its really not that remarkable a drink

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/01(Thu)23:35 No. 303


I recommnend you to try The Macallan 12 sherry oak.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/03(Sat)23:10 No. 318

Scotch is my cup of tea in most cases, with Oban being my favorite, though I have been known to settle for perhaps Jameson's or a Bourbon. I also enjoy a quality vodka after a hard night of work; Stolichnaya or Svedka as I find Grey Goose overrated.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/04(Sun)17:42 No. 331

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I was feeling pretentious so I took a picture of what my night was about before we went to town.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/11(Sun)05:11 No. 376

I prefer a short glass of chilled Gozio Amaretto. Sweet, calming, and has a rich, golden glow.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/18(Sun)14:32 No. 455

De Olifant goes well with a bottle of Jack.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/21(Wed)22:24 No. 475

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I fancy myself more of a wine person. If it's not the wine in the picture, then I would continue my project of trying to decipher the tastes of Chartreuse (Green label, naturally).

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/22(Thu)17:25 No. 477


Sorry amice, the Appleton Estate was already a tad bit too smokey for my taste. Whiskey isn't my cup of spirit, but thank you for the suggestion.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/22(Thu)23:18 No. 483

quite outlandish that you would dare to cross blades with our elegant admins. outlandish indeed.

related to the current subject, i prefer a tumbler of jameson's nightly. i do not drink it on the rocks, nay, my whiskey stones cool it sufficiently enough for my liking

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/23(Fri)16:07 No. 484

A gentleman never needs a drink.
...and certainly not after a hard day of work.

A gentleman entertains a drink because he finds himself in good company at the appropriate time of day.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/28(Wed)04:35 No. 501

Hrm, I understand. I do find its deep amber color alluring. The label speaks much for it as well. What I find most exquisite is that their online store offers a fantastic and novel method for describing the taste. You have my thanks, good sir. I would shake your hand if I could.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/28(Wed)23:26 No. 504

I'm partial to whiskey, gin and bitters myself. Never been a cognac man. Lately though, I've found a fondness for the Old Fashioned cocktail, and I find myself drinking it in situations I would otherwise opt for a Whiskey or Gin Tonic. The unavailability of good bourbon on this side of the Atlantic irks me to no end.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/29(Thu)06:50 No. 508

A well done premium rum for me, although I'm all too willing to have a Captain Morgans Private Stock. A first class drink despite its price.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/03/29(Thu)20:27 No. 518

While I do not enjoy their normal products, their Private Stock is a different case.
I feel the same way about Jack Daniel's; the sour mash is barely whiskey to me, however Gentleman Jack is fitting for any upstanding denizen of /class/.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/09(Mon)19:12 No. 574

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A fine Cognac rarely disappoints.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/11(Wed)11:38 No. 589

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When company is over we will often have a glass of Dom. Romane Conti or Chteau Le Pin Pomerol. But on occasion I will indulge in a fine Cognac, my favorite being Henri IV Dudognon Heritage. I'd highly recommend it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/12(Thu)06:00 No. 596

Personally, I like a little Soju. When I had a younger stomach, I liked Cognac and Scotch whisky. Recently, though, when the occasion has granted something stronger I've gone with Scotch. I think I've developed my taste in Cognac too far to appreciate the lower end stuff.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/12(Thu)07:11 No. 597

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My poison of the week. I do say I am enjoying this very much so far.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/12(Thu)14:19 No. 600

Any whiskey of my homeland, Bushmills is grand like.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/17(Tue)06:33 No. 633

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Say what you will about tequila in general, but my drink of choice is Don Julio.

Re: What is your spirit of choice /class/? footlover 12/04/19(Thu)23:34 No. 662

Single Malt Scotch served Neat
Manhattan (makers mark) rocks.
Old Fashioned, if I'm feelin sweet ;)

Ausfag here 12/04/25(Wed)18:03 No. 707

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Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/26(Thu)05:17 No. 716

Oh dear, one of those ruffians from the colonies has stumbled across our establishment.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/28(Sat)22:55 No. 725


Ruffians from the colonies, indeed! Tell me, my friend, what is that nation infamous for 'Lager-Louts' and 'Football-Hooligans' who burn down entire city blocks in their beer-fueled rampages? Eh? What was that answer, pray? Why, yes, I AM referring to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland!

And, yes, we in the United States DO drink beer...and a more noble and delightful masculine beverage was never fermented.

Shall we discuss the alternatives? There is always rum...a libation so vile that its very name has come to symbolize the horrors of alchoholism. Then there is the 'water of life' itself, that Gaelic whiskey that has so many admirers. It has been said that 'the French tipple constantly and kill their livers, the Scots drink in bouts and kill their neighbors'. A sip of single malt is all it takes to know why the Highlanders remain such a sullen, foul-tempered, and violent folk.

That leaves us with...wine. No thank you, my Continental friends...I have no desire to imitate the Spaniards, the Italians...and certainly not THEM from across the Channel. I suppose that I retain a touch of that elitist arrogance for which the British Isles are so justly renokned.

No, when the time comes to drink, give me a pint of Guiness, or a good, honest northern stout. A mug of Newcastle brown ale would not come amiss, either. As the gent said; Have a fucking beer, ya cunts! Though, honestly, Fosters would not be my first choice.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/02(Wed)03:21 No. 741

Sir, I'll have you know that I, as a fellow American, find all American beers to taste of piss. Not to belittle your argument, a fine one it was. Perhaps we ought focus more on hating the French?

Sir Reginald Botts 12/05/02(Wed)08:43 No. 744

As a man of class, I have partaken in many a good night of drinking with my fellow chaps. As the occasion demands, different drinks are always brought to our attention. In times where we need to scour the streets to pass time, fine ale like Lowenbrau, Stiegl, or Pilsner Urquell. Odd other drinks sometimes catch our attention, but rarely do they meet our needs. When it's a classy night with friends at my domicile, we drink the finer alcohols, ranging anywhere from fairly inexpensive wine to wines like Cheval Blanc. In terms of harder liquors, we generally stay to things like Forty Creek double barrel select and Russian Standard. No need to complicate simplicity, I say!

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/03(Thu)20:54 No. 746


I have a splendid French rifle. When it came into my possession, it nad never been fired, and only dropped once.

Or, to use a scene from a movie I rather like, one US Army General says to another, "We wouldn't be over there if they hadn't already beaten the French Army."
The second General smirks and says, "The French Army...what's that?"

We won't even bother with giving the four levels of the French Terror Alert system.

Now, back to beverages. I am not an enthusiast of any hard liquors; it would be far easier to list what I loath than what I like. I DO like Tequila (yes, with the limes and salt), disgustingly plebian though it may be. Vodka has always been among my least favorite libations (though I would like to try the true Russian 'Starka' at least once...I've heard some good things).

But the all-time most hated libation, for me, is whiskey in any form. I can drink Crown Royal, but (trust me on this) you don't want me to...under its malevolent influence I revert to my Ozark hillbilly roots and become EXTREMELY, and sometimes violently, anti-social. You know; barking guns, edged weapons, flowing blood...all that tiresome ugliness.

Brandy and such like; they will send this fearless, square-jawed hero screaming in terror faster than a manly French hooker with hairy pits. What little I have partaken in that line was enough to convince me that I don't want any more. I know that Winston Churchill was VERY fond of the stuff, but that just shows that he was, in the final analysis, a Nutter. Of course, his misguided adventure at Narvik is reason enough for the serious student of history to already hold that opinion.

So, in closing, just give me a good beer (yes, American domestic is PISS), some good Frog jokes, and some banjo music to shoot at Yankees by. I'm GOOOOOOOOOOOD!

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/04(Fri)07:11 No. 748

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Seulement les riff-raff détester le Français.

Français est la langue de gentilhommes.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/04(Fri)18:17 No. 751

Only the most ignorant US proletariat ridicule France, unaware of how much of their history and very presence in this country is owed to the support of the French.

A 6 year aged vanilla Methyglin is my spirit of choice.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/04(Fri)19:54 No. 752


It is true that the (somewhat tepid) support of the French did shorten the American Revolution...I question, however, that this support was essential to our victory.

In any event, the fact that we saved the very national existence of France TWICE in the last century obviates any debt we might have owed them...but for the United States, France would now be governed from Berlin.

And no one can doubt that the Germans have REALLY, REALLY GOOD beer! Oktoberfest in Paris...there's a thought.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/04(Fri)20:20 No. 753


The vast majority of the gunpowder used by the colonies in gaining their independence came from France. Without that, the Revolution would have failed.

To be fair, though, France's motivation was spite for Britain, not any particular fondness for the colonies.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/04(Fri)20:31 No. 754

>It is true that the (somewhat tepid) support of the French did shorten the American Revolution...I question, however, that this support was essential to our victory.

It is true that the (somewhat tepid and late) support of the Americans did shorten World Wars I & II...I question, however, that this support was essential to the allied victories.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/04(Fri)23:24 No. 755

"France would now be governed from Berlin"

Unless Germany ignored the lesson otherwise successful Napoleon taught the world, and invaded Russia to its peril. Which it did, and also did.

The US waits til most of Europe was crushed, England is anywhere from a day to a week of munitions left, and it's essentially Russia burning up Hitlers army, to roll in when it's all but over, parade on through the ruins, and spend the next century claiming to have won the war nearly single-handedly.

Let's see, shall we, what the US's track record of military excellence looks like post WWII, without the rest of the world to do the lions share of the fighting for them. Korean War, good, created North Korea, Cambodia, where Kissinger launched airstrikes on tens of thousands of civilians in an attempt to engage them in the a conflict they wanted no part of, Vietnam, the wondrous success that followed, Panama, when the US foresaw the danger of being invaded and turned communist by a tiny central american impovershed nation of a few thousand peasant soldiers, Chile, killed democracy and installed a brutal genocidal dictator, Gulf War, whew, sure solved that saddam problem once & for all, Afghanistan, hey, let's get everybody on board for this one... Afghan wha... Iraq! Leaving more French soldiers than Americans to fight the actual enemy in Afghanistan, the US launches another successful war against Saddam, then non-existant WMDs, then resistance of any kind to their occupation, with no clear enemies, no clear objectives, no exit strategy, then goes bankrupt.

Bang-up job, ol chaps. I tip my 1991 Chianti Classico to the most ambitious overreaching failed empires.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/05(Sat)01:34 No. 756

HEY! Respect to the Empires, the U.S.A. has never been able to become an Empire, show show respect to the British, Mongols, Russians, Spanish, Qings, Yuans, Huans, French, Romans, Nazis, Ottomans, Malis, Thais, Shu, Sikh, Armenians, Latins, Serbians, Aztecs and every other Empire great and small. Be they short lived or long standing each and everyone of them had to earn the title of Empire, do not belittle that achievement by including the Americans even by its failure.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/05(Sat)18:13 No. 759


Well played; rapier wit is so much more becoming of a gentleman than sullen bombast, don't you think?

While I do stand by my previous points...and, yes, I still believe that, but for the United States, Germany would be the dominant European nation and France a German tributary...I think that this whole thread is wandering off-topic and is becoming filled with acrimony and stridently hostile political speculation unbecoming of aspiring gentlemen. In any event, we are supposed to be discussing tipple, not politics!

As an enthusiast of beer, I usually prefer the darker brews, but a friend of mine is an accomplished Home-Brewer, and makes an India Pale Ale that is simply amazing. In appearance it is not too different from the standard American Piss-Pilsner, but in taste...ah, words fail me!

So; any Home-Brewers among the gentlemen frequenting this board? And, if so, what is your best and most favored concoction?

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/06(Sun)17:06 No. 762

In the autumn I pick black currant from the gardens and make black currant liqueur. It's usually done in time for Christmas. I like to serve it along with dessert.

Come summer I plan to try my hand at juniper-ale; I do enjoy harvesting the fruits of my lands.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/06(Sun)20:08 No. 763

A credit to you for the creation of your own liqueurs but I must deplore your actions should you lack of etiquette as per my speculation. A gentlemen and his ladies may pick berries until the first leaves fall. To do so after this time is to deprive birds and mammals of a much valued source of energy for the coming months. As much as they are desired for their ripeness a gentlemen must resist temptation to harvest them both as a measure of worth and as an example of conduct for to others to learn from. The exception being should he have nurtured their growth specifically for his purpose and took an active role and measures in the discouragement of creatures preying on the fruits of his labour.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/07(Mon)07:03 No. 764

I'm a general fan of Lagavulin 16 year scotch, and at the moment I've got a bottle of a wonderful Tobermory 15.

I do love wine, but prefer to match my burgundy with food than to leave it by itself.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/07(Mon)13:23 No. 765

My absolute favorite is Talisker, either the 10 or 18. Slight preference for the 10.

Also anything Islay will suffice.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/26(Sat)14:15 No. 865

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I like to try out many different liquors, but I always end up going back to my two favorite spirits.

The first is Woodford Reserve, although the brand is fairly new on the bourbon scene (1996) master distiller Chris Morris truly is a genius, consistently producing a bourbon with a distinct character from other top offerings on the market. Woodford is exceptionally balanced and manages to represent bourbon notes that are usually overpowered with equal intensity. Woodford will immerse you in flavors that the best bourbons only tease you with. The most surprising aspect is the cool, almost minty finish.

My second mainstay is Casa Noble Anejo. A smooth, buttery and vanilla affair that needs no further embellishment.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/30(Wed)02:49 No. 889

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I prefer the taste and inebriatory effects of Kraken Rum on the rocks. It is rather spendy, but potent and very tasty. I will settle for a rum that is lighter on the wallet like Captain Morgan but I do indeed prefer the eloquent flavor of the mighty Kraken.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/30(Wed)02:53 No. 890

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Are you a gentleman?

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/31(Thu)00:58 No. 896


Surely, you jest. Please ask your local vendor of spirits for advice the next time you visit his establishment. Kraken shouldn't be mentioned here.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/31(Thu)07:21 No. 897

The Original Poster is a very fine gentleman, and his preferences are startlingly similar to mine.

However,I am a scientist at heart and I enjoy putting additional substances into my drink. Call me a ruffian, but a healthy dose of valium can spruce a drink right up.

Thank you for this pleasant conversation my dear gentlemen.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/01(Fri)21:28 No. 909

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although I have to concede to OP that i do love a good single malt scotch, particularly glenfiddich, my true love is vodka and a stiff drink with some Balkan 176 does my nerves good at the days end

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/15(Fri)03:50 No. 1063


Amice, after having tried it straight and sipping it I must agree on your choice.
The counterman did his best to convince me Patron was of the highest quality, but to me it tasted like sugarwater for the lowly masses. Don Julio will soon be resident in my abode.

On another note, Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia is also quite agreeable albeit a bit expensive in comparison.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/15(Fri)18:07 No. 1065

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Whiskey is far too rough on my throat, I prefer a nice midori melon liqueur

Original+gentleman 12/06/16(Sat)03:13 No. 1069

A fine single malt well matured scotch whiskey, glenmorangie special reserve,28 years old, served in a short tumbler, with a single ice cube,(optional),any more kills the whiskey, to be savored, not swilled.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/16(Sat)17:07 No. 1076

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Straight from the sack.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/20(Wed)15:21 No. 1118

gotta be gin and tonic..

Rio!!MyMwx3ZQp2 12/06/21(Thu)16:13 No. 1120

Maker's Mark, Bakers or Jack Daniels. Though I drank Russian Standard Vodka in the past.

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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