Not being entirely dense, I took some advice from Lileks and picked up a bottle of Fr
On vodka overall: avoid Level at all costs. Way to much to pay for an antifreeze aftertaste.
But will it keep tractor running for fall harvest?
What! Level has an anti-freeze after taste?!
I’m going to go pour me another one right now and disprove that once and for all.
I want to know how Marc knows what anti-freeze tastes like.
I learned the curious and dangerous taste of antifreeze one desperate night when the choice was going to bed at a reasonable hour or trying all of the various automotive fluids available. I stand by my choice.
Give me almost any potato-based vodka over any other. However, give me any single-malt scotch over any vodka, and any single-cask bourbon over any scotch. At the top of this pyramid, therefore, sits Booker’s. May the aforementioned Mr. Noe therefore rest in blessed peace.
Spare me your gimmicky umlauted upstarts, you can spend more (lots more) but not really do any better than w
No worries, Marc. Every man has to decide for himself when to go to bed and what to imbibe, I’ve always said.
Sorry, but I have to be the heathen here. My martini must be dry, dirty, and made with gin (Leyden’s generally, Hendricks during the summer).
My martini is often a “Winston Churchill” (so named because of the story that he looked at the vermouth whilst pouring the gin…).
But I’ve never heard the term “dirty”.
A little help, please??
Leelu – If you put olive juice in a martini it’s dirty.
Is there no one to speak for Three Olives? Sure it’s a grain vodka, but the Brits make it, and don’t we all like to give them our support?
My own martini preference: well-shaken, pretty wet (a little less than half again as much vermouth as the standard recipe) and a well-rinsed olive, served in a chilled rather large shot type glass (rather than the traditional tumbler). Purists will winch, but not enough vermouth emphasizes the wrong flavors in the gin. Too much vermouth does ruin it, but my definition of too much is just a lot higher than most folks.
I am a stickler about the gin though. You can make lots of nice drinks with vodka, but not a martini, a vodka martini might be nice, but they should change the damned name.
Ignore all forgoing jibes, Fr
Melchior is still disappointed that no-one mentions Baczewski’s Monopolowa vodka. Is it available nowhere but Houston? I mean, palatalized consonants and potato liquor–what more could you want?
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