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What Your Booze Says About Your Politics

January 2nd, 2014 - 12:49 pm

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Yes, I know this has been making the rounds and, no, I’m not upset that the Washington Post is totally stealing my schtick. Although I have been getting a lot of questions along “as a vodka drinker, are you offended to be lumped in with all the lefties?”

It’s true that I am a vodka drinker. It’s also true that I’m no lefty. But I also enjoy scotch — a lot. And I’ve spent the last couple years really honing my appreciation for bourbon. Summer afternoons are most often filled with proper gin martinis or gin & tonics. I sip fine tequila on the beach and I make a mean margarita here at Casa Verde on Friday nights. Weekend mornings often involve mimosas. I drink (and cook with) lots of red wines, but most often zins, cabs, and pinots. Colorado is home to many fine beers, which I also drink. Although recently I’ve been on a pilsner kick and so I’ve been buying stuff from Germany and the Czech Republic — new suggestions welcome, please!

So to paraphrase George Thorogood, I really really really really really really like booze.

When I launched VodkaPundit twelve years ago next Friday, the first name I thought of for it was “ScotchPundit” because scotch is what I used to drink more than anything else. But the name sounded too stuffy (or perhaps focused on Scotland), when what I wanted to imply was a certain insouciance.

And to my mind there is no cocktail more insouciant than a vodka martini. It lacks bourbon and scotch’s haughtiness, it doesn’t have gin’s herbal complexities, it won’t leave you naked in a dumpster like tequila. A vodka martini is light and airy, and bright with a twist of lemon. Brighter still with a twist of lime. It goes down easy and might even make you feel a little smarter, if only for a little while.

So, yes, VodkaPundit.

Just don’t try to put it on any chart.

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Paulaner Pilsner, the best pilsner on the planet!
15 weeks ago
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Assuming you have enjoyed Reissdorf Kolsch already. I have also been enjoying Firestone Walker Pivo Pils for a lighter alternative to ales.
15 weeks ago
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if I lived anywhere near CO I'd drop off a bottle of Larceny bourbon but that can't happen so I'll urge you to get some for yourself! You'll like it
15 weeks ago
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So my usual dilemma, choosing between Bombay Sapphire and Wild Turkey, puts me where, exactly?

However, 2-Buck Chuck is no surprise whatsoever.
15 weeks ago
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Congrats to you, Stephen! Over the past year, I have increased by visitation at your site from about once per week to multiple times per day! Love your posts!
15 weeks ago
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Thank you.
15 weeks ago
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No small wonder I've never heard of most of the stuff the hard-left drink, nor do I have any desire to do so.

That said it's a pretty silly generalization, even if I do drink quite a lot of Kendall Jackson.
15 weeks ago
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Meh. They forgot beer drinkers. ;)
15 weeks ago
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ScotchPundit???? I think not. I'm with Faulkner regarding scotch.....he would only drink it if there was nothing else.
15 weeks ago
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First, Happy Blogiversary in advance!

Second, I had a 25 yo Glenfiddich a few weekends ago while I was in San Diego for a conference. It was ridiculously smooth. It was also ridiculously expensive, so I'm not doing that again anytime soon.

But yeah, ScotchPundit would've suited. :-)
15 weeks ago
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Glenfiddich expensive? Don't even think about Laphroaig, then.
15 weeks ago
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My preferred package store starts Glenfiddich somewhat reasonably for a 12, but quickly escalates into three digits before you get to the 25.

To some extent my choice to move up to an affordable single malt was to reduce how much I drink. Pricey whiskys are actually a plot to get us thrrrrrifty Scots to drink less, and it works. For some of us.
15 weeks ago
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Absinthe??
15 weeks ago
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Actually, yes. Not very often, but my dear friend Jay is a collector and always has something new for me to try whenever I'm over.

For NYE he brought out this "black absinthe" from Germany, although it looked navy blue to me. 160 proof and tasty as all get-out.
15 weeks ago
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Holy powder burns, Batman! 160 proof means an early night.
15 weeks ago
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I want the stuff that almost toasted VanHelsing.
15 weeks ago
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