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Old 11-27-2015, 08:52   #31
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Bushmills, I just can't help myself when it comes to this Irish Whiskey. It is said, that God himself invented Bushmills to keep the Irish from running the world.
I've always preferred Jameson to Bushmills when it comes to Irish whiskeys.

The word "whiskey" comes from the old Gaelic "uisge beatha" which translates to "water of life".

It's been my go-to drink when paying respects to the dead, celebrating births, marriages, anniversaries, or days ending in "y".
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:06   #32
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The word "whiskey" comes from the old Gaelic "uisge beatha" which translates to "water of life".

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Jameson's Black Barrel, 'nuff said.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:22   #33
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Ever try the Bushmills 400th anniversary stuff?

I saw it in the airport a couple times and was a dumbass walking past it.

Quite cheap then, harder to come by now.
I've had varities of Bushmills when in England, and visits to Ireland. I've not had much luck finding anything but the good ole' primary Bushmills, CONUS. The Jameson's bottling looks better that the Bushmills offering, but I'll take the later everytime. Duty free shopping for some things is a good thing.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:29   #34
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At 80 proof it's watered-down "water-of-life"!
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I've always preferred Jameson to Bushmills when it comes to Irish whiskeys.

The word "whiskey" comes from the old Gaelic "uisge beatha" which translates to "water of life".

It's been my go-to drink when paying respects to the dead, celebrating births, marriages, anniversaries, or days ending in "y".
To this day, the Gaelic still believe in, and pay attention to it's "water of life". My favorite places in the wotrld, are Irish pubs, with peat burning in the fire place, Guinness and/or Bushmills, and the love of the Irish Pub Darts matches, and for singing after around 1900.

When living in Europe, bottled water was always assumed when one asked for,"A glass of water". The serving staff would simply ask, With gas, or without gas"; with gas meaning carbonation. We had a German couple over for diner one evening. He was a Poilzi Chopper Pilot, and his wife was a teacher. We had water on the table, and the pilot asked about the water, which brand of bottled water. We said it was tap water, and the guy physically recoiled from the glass. Tap water was not to be trusted, ever. We opened some Perrier for them and all got back to normal.
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Old 11-27-2015, 23:23   #36
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I've had varities of Bushmills when in England, and visits to Ireland. I've not had much luck finding anything but the good ole' primary Bushmills, CONUS. The Jameson's bottling looks better that the Bushmills offering, but I'll take the later everytime. Duty free shopping for some things is a good thing.
Agreed!
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:55   #38
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I've always preferred Jameson to Bushmills when it comes to Irish whiskeys.

The word "whiskey" comes from the old Gaelic "uisge beatha" which translates to "water of life".

It's been my go-to drink when paying respects to the dead, celebrating births, marriages, anniversaries, or days ending in "y".
The Jameson people are pleasantly un-precious about their tipple. At the distillery, they offer a choice of mixer. Water or Ginger Ale and I must admit the Ginger Ale is quite tasty.
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The Jameson people are pleasantly un-precious about their tipple. At the distillery, they offer a choice of mixer. Water or Ginger Ale and I must admit the Ginger Ale is quite tasty.
Ginger ale is a wonderful mixer if you can find one that is strong and not too sweet. Growing up in and near Michigan, I've always been fond of Vernors as a mixer - particularly with rum or whiskey.
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Ginger ale is a wonderful mixer if you can find one that is strong and not too sweet. Growing up in and near Michigan, I've always been fond of Vernors as a mixer - particularly with rum or whiskey.
Exactly. In SA we get a few types but the best are Schwepps or Canada Dry, if you can find it.
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Exactly. In SA we get a few types but the best are Schwepps or Canada Dry, if you can find it.
Those are too sweet without enough ginger. I do love Schweppes bitter lemon and gin, however.
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Make your own ginger beer--water, grated ginger, sugar to taste and yeast + a cleaned out 2L soda bottle (with appropriate pressure release cap openings) + a couple days = ginger mixer with your desired level of sweetness.

I got tired (and too cheap) of buying Gosling's at the local liquor store.
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All this talk of alcohol and mixers, I had to go back to the beginning and see what this thread was about, "Athletes & Soldiers relying on a pristine diet to combat the effects of oxidative stress."

Hilarious how we drifted off azimuth here!
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Ginger ale is a wonderful mixer if you can find one that is strong and not too sweet. Growing up in and near Michigan, I've always been fond of Vernors as a mixer - particularly with rum or whiskey.
Find Bundaberg Ginger Beer, you'll like it. Plus it goes extremely well with Appleton's Black Molasses Cask Strength Rum (if you can find it in your area).
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Find Bundaberg Ginger Beer, you'll like it. Plus it goes extremely well with Appleton's Black Molasses Cask Strength Rum (if you can find it in your area).
Bundaberg was available at the local Costco and was good stuff. Strong ginger ale/ginger beer with rum tastes like cream soda and goes down way too easily for its own good.
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