What Is Your Drink of Choice?

I just turned 21 and am about to start an internship. As I am moving from one phase of my life to another, I will now be needing to evolve my taste in alcohol.

My first legal purchase was Don Julio Blanco, but I'm looking for suggestions. What does everyone here drink?

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May 11, 2019

Maker's Mark. 1800 Silver.

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May 13, 2019

1800 silver is the best bang for your buck tequila wise. You can do a lot better than Maker's for whiskey.

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May 11, 2019

Whatever @GoldenCinderblock s wife is in the mood for that evening

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May 11, 2019

Also just turned 21 and need to evolve my alcohol palate; my beer of choice on a casual day is Stella Artois, a good whiskey on a fat rock if I'm sitting down.

I'd love some scotch recommendations so here's my bump of the thread.

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May 13, 2019

If you like rye check out Whistlepig

Scotch wise Lagavulin is rock solid, see if you like it.

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May 14, 2019

Assuming even if you're on an IB salary your whiskey budget isn't too crazy yet. Here are some of my favorites for around $100 bottles or less.

Oban 14
Oban 18 (I prefer this over 14 but try 14 first to see if it's in your wheelhouse)
Lagavulin 8
Lagavulin 16 (again, try 8 first).
Laphroaig
Ardbeg
Glenfiddich
Glenmorangie

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May 14, 2019

Oban 18 is my fav, can't wait to buy the 25

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May 14, 2019

This list is pretty good. Macallen can suck it. Not good.

I think the Glenfiddich and Lapgroaig are my two favorites for these. Haven't tried Oban 14 or 18 yet

May 11, 2019

Good: Makers Mark, Knob Creek
Great: Macallan 12 year, Nikka or Yamazaki 12-18 year. Most 12-18 single malts.
I have money flex: Old Rip Van Winkle, any Old & Rare (30 years +)

I worked as a bar tender in college and had the opportunity to try some very expensive hooch. For me personally there is a point of diminishing return, most people couldn't tell the difference between a $100-$200 bottle and a $2000+ bottle.

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May 11, 2019

I just read about RIP Van Winkle in my English class lol

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May 11, 2019

Recently I've become more fond of Diplomatico Ambassador Selection (rum).

But my go-to drink would probably be a plain screwdriver. I could drink those all day long, if it wasn't for the risk of getting absolutely hammered.

May 11, 2019

Go-to drink is a Negroni

May 11, 2019

Keep it simple for the next couple years. You're 21, you don't want to be the guy drinking a martini.

A few classics to start with: G&T, rum and coke, whiskey sour, etc. As time goes on you can make these simple cocktails even better with better gin/whiskey/whatever.

21 is a great time of your life, enjoy!

May 11, 2019

An Old Fashioned has never failed me. Neither has Johnnie Walker Blue.

May 12, 2019

Bourbon: Woodford Reserve or Elijah Craig
Beer: Local craft depending on where I am

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May 13, 2019

Like any OG hardo, I only drink mint flavoured vodka and chocolate milk. It's like After Eight, but in liquid form.

May 14, 2019

Try get27 & Baileys then.

May 14, 2019

Beer: I'm a big fan of trying any local IPA's (though if its with work friends I usually stick to a lighter 6 to 8% IPA or else you get going a lot faster than your coworkers drinking lighters beers).

Mixed Drinks: Gin and Tonic, Rum and Coke (slowly sliding down my preference list), Whiskey Sour

Liquor: Scotch / Scotch Whiskey is the only thing I drink straight.

May 13, 2019

Don't listen to anyone on here who put "and coke". Coke is not a proper mixer, especially with whiskey.

May 13, 2019

Whiskey or scotch on the rocks. Currently into Angel's Envy.

Also drink a lot of red wine. Currently into Barolos and Barberas.

May 14, 2019

Spend some time learning your pallet. It's all different for people. More importantly, learn when it's appropriate to go for the middle to top tier stuff and when you should just throw whatever well shit bourbon there is at the bar into a coke.

My drink(s):

College:
Going to only get one? Sip an Old Fashioned or scotch. Going to grab a few? Drink Whisky & coke? Beer also acceptable. Going to get plastered? Shotgun beer, tequila shots (well is fine if it's cold) and an AMF. Substitute the AMF for a Long Island Iced Tea if necessary.

Work:
Always let your manager/higher-up order first. Order something less expensive or similar if it's cheap. Of course, no fucking shots unless they are buying or instigating. Be professional. When they leave, loosen up the tie and go do whatever you want but when around your coworkers or management, always err on the side of caution.

Half the time I don't even drink near my management. I'll grab a soda water with 5 limes. No one ever takes a sip. If they ask just say a vodka and soda. No one should be pressuring you to do anything (if they are appropriate).

Don't buy into the hype. Just because shit is expensive doesn't mean it's good. My $30 bottle of Laphroaig 10 yr beats the shit out of most other scotches out there. Find what you like and never apologize for it.

May 13, 2019

Rye for liquor, dark stouts for beer.

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May 13, 2019

Allergic to beer so...cocktails all day long.

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Gin and Tonic (low in carbs)

May 13, 2019

Low carbs? 32 grams of sugar in tonic.

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May 14, 2019

i dont drink now - alcohol is poison

May 14, 2019

but back when i was - go to was natty light

May 14, 2019

One part Hendrick's, one part tonic with lime or Glenlivet 12 year.

May 14, 2019
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