Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by key001, Oct 19, 2012.
Black French Roast coffee and a very bold flavored cigar:
Crown Royal, neat.
Robitussin's and Jack Daniels are my friends tonight.
I used to drink Crown quite a bit back in the day, specifically the Reserve. Special Reserve aside, the VO usually trumped the Crown for me personally.
I personally like the regular Crown over the Reserve, haven't tried VO yet though, maybe give that a try.
Under $15, nice. Are you recommending?
Wow, I find your preferences very interesting. HTWingNut, you're telling me you prefer regular CR over the reserve- served neat? I've been a CR drinker all of my life (I have the purple bags to prove it) and on the rocks or mixed, it's fine. But the reserve is so much smoother, better balanced and more nuanced in taste. When we'd run out of the CR, we'd reach for the VO, but I always had to put a splash of 7 Up in it. At that point it didn't matter too much though. Smoothness is not everything, but why do you want a mule kick of a drink?
Back to French Roast coffee and a stick:
I should clarify here. Back when I was drinking Canadian blends regularly, it was with mixers. The drinks made with VO seemed to stand up a bit better. Straight up, I def prefer the Reserve to the Crown. Honestly can't remember D) what the VO was like neat because as stated above, it didn't typically matter by then. Lots of flavor and character with the VO but as Fishon stated, not quite as smooth. Then again, given the post history in this thread, he may prefers something a little smoother in both beer and whiskey while I'm drawn to a bolder profile.
Tough to say. I grew up drinking this stuff and to me it's second nature when I'm not drinking Scotch of some kind. With that being said, I'm not a brandy/cognac buff by any means so my evaluation might be flawed, but I do enjoy it after dinner with a double espresso, on occasion.
Don't expect a French cognac, since Stock is quite different. If you're familiar with Italian brandies - Vecchia Romagna being the most popular one I guess - this is a very decent example of that branch.
Newcastle Brown Ale.
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