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Old 07-11-2018, 12:16 PM
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Good whisky. Good beer. It's not cheap. But it's good.

Good whisky seems to start at $80 a bottle. Good beer....is good. And not cheap.
Try Gooderham & Worts. $55 a bottle but tastes like it's worth considerably more.

That's my go to since Seagrams bought the recipe from the defunct company.

Used to be Canada's oldest distillery untill they closed up shop in the late 90's or early 00's
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:25 PM
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Try Gooderham & Worts. $55 a bottle but tastes like it's worth considerably more.

That's my go to since Seagrams bought the recipe from the defunct company.

Used to be Canada's oldest distillery untill they closed up shop in the late 90's or early 00's
You talking the standard stuff or the 17yr Little Trinity? The LT is great stuff, it tips the scales at $75ish but worth every penny.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:35 PM
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Scotch and red wine are my mainstays, and good versus cheap is paramount. I find the happy point for nice scotches tends to be between $80 to $150 per bottle. Obviously there are very nice ones more than that, but really you can find massive amounts of options in that price point. For wine I drink a lot of Bordeaux, St-Emilion in particular. It tends to be on the expensive end of the scale but fortunately we travel in France fairly often so I pick up some great deals and send them home. Waaaay cheaper than buying local!
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:00 PM
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Jim Beam and Budweiser is my usual choice for spirits and beer.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:42 AM
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Hammer & Sicle vodka! Ohwait, thats been pulled off Alberta shelves because someone didnít like the ex-soviet symbol. Good stuff though.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:19 AM
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Anyone else drink the Coop beer made by Big Rock? It is quite good and fairly cheap.

Was over in Scotland in June and was introduced to Tamnavulin. We had a couple of wee drams while learning to Spey cast on the Spey. Also toured Bunnahabhain out on Islay, has to be one of my favorites too.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:22 AM
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I just got back from a family funeral in the Peg and figured I would contribute to my Brother-In-Law's fridge with some Beer and Cider for a BBQ we had after the funeral.

I have always been pretty cost driven in selecting products, but the prices floored me in Manitoba.

A 8 pack of Somersby Cider and 2 cans of Stiegl Radler were $44
Add a 24 of Bud and my total was over a $100
Four of us standing around the bbq and the cooler was empty before dessert.

When it costs $50 a hour to drink Bud it make you wonder what it would cost to drink the good stuff

I am re-thinking retirement in Manitoba.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:18 AM
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Anyone else drink the Coop beer made by Big Rock? It is quite good and fairly cheap.
They have had a number of breweries making the beer for them over the years. The Big Rock stuff is not one of my favorites. When the started, it was Great Western that made it; I quite liked that. At one point Wild Rose made it and that was good too.

Occasionally it goes on sale for about a buck a beer.

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It has been scientifically proven that a 308 round will not leave your property -- they essentially fall dead at the fence line. But a 38 round, when fired from a handgun, will of its own accord leave your property and destroy any small schools nearby.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:44 AM
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Summer, Gin and tonic with lemon. Beer in summer I will go with Electric ave or velvet fog Wild rose. Might throw a richards white or blonde in too.

Winter, Barracks brown Wild rose. Love the stuff. Havana club Rums.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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For me it is simple you drink what you enjoy, I like the taste of alcohol but not so much the effects. Summer is about beer and I enjoy most of the raddlers that are out there the best being Rickards at the moment. At any giving time tequila is a my poison I find very little beats a good extra Anejo, thought not cheap but very tasty, the complexity in those spirits can be comparable to that found in scotch and bourbon. I often refer to it as the Scotch of our southern friends.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:29 PM
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:37 PM
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For I have passed the years of drinking for effect, now I go for the enjoyment of it, and I have found some fun exploring the many flavours of whiskies. Just to add the odd opinion for some favourites

Scotch: Wemyss Malts makes a Kiln Ember blended malt. A buddy of mine said it best, its a smokie milkshake with how smooth it is. Its about 80 a bottle.

Rye: Riddton Rye was one Ive recently discovered, and a straight rye whisky. Its around 90

Bourbon: Basil and Hayden make a great high rye bouron, and my uncle loves their dark, which has a bit of port in it. Pretty smooth, lots of flavour.

Beer: I wander all over coop liquor and pick at random, but my go to's: Okanagan springs pale ale for the summer, and gransville islands winter ale from october till when stocks run out
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:51 PM
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Haven't seen a lot of mention of rum here. I like a good whiskey as much as the next fellr but rum is a real treat for me. A few I'm fond of - Captain Morgan Private Stock, Eldorado 12yr usually but 15yr if I'm feeling spendy.

Anyone else savour the rum?
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Haven't seen a lot of mention of rum here. I like a good whiskey as much as the next fellr but rum is a real treat for me. A few I'm fond of - Captain Morgan Private Stock, Eldorado 12yr usually but 15yr if I'm feeling spendy.

Anyone else savour the rum?
They are rare in these parts, but there are some nice rums from the Philippines.

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:06 PM
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For beer I usually drink Rainier or Bud Light.

For Whiskey I drink Alberta Premium.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:26 PM
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Some hoser is trying to sell an EMPTY bottle from the limited release Canadian Club 40 Year for $500 on Kijiji. With the box and bag of course!
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:54 AM
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Iíve been drinking fruit wine from Shady Orchard & Winery. It is made in northern Alberta. My favourite is Saskatoon & Raspberry but the Strawberry wine makes a wicked Sangria. Iím also kind of biased... I am the owner of the winery.
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