Whats your favourite tipple?

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  • #188230 Reply
    struth
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    As thought of by Kezo, a tipple thread lol.

    Whisky(scottish malt) is my no 1, although i do like American whisky with the E and rye, bourbon etc too. Brandy is nice, as is sherry and port… Rum too.. Yes I will drink most things bar gin.

    One of my keeper shelves below. I’ll drink it when my time comes lol.

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  • #188231 Reply
    Marc
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    I’ll drink anything including gin.

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    #188234 Reply
    POPS
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    One of my sons is gradually introducing me to some really excellent IPA’s. They are usually only 330mls and are generally much more refreshing out of a can than even a premium lager. I’m also fascinated by their wacky names.

    #188236 Reply
    mitch
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    dark and stormy, with goslings dark seal no lime.

    any rum

    #188237 Reply
    Wigwam
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    Never from a can, POPS. Never from a can.  Unless you want to wait 15 minutes between pouring and drinking.

     

    Favourite tipple is Tamnavulin Double Cask whisky most of the time, Henri Bardouin Pastis in the summer heat.

    #188238 Reply
    POPS
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    I can only speak as I find but a can of IPA drank straight away after it’s poured is a real treat. I love the fizz and the citrus burst.

    A number of people have raised their eyebrows in shock, so I’m probably a bit of a pleb Wigwam, lol.

    #188242 Reply
    kezo
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    Thanks @struth 🙂

    My favourite winter spirit or a times of man flu is dark or Barbados rum (Doorlys 12 yr, Plantation 5yr or Mount Gay)

     

     

    As well as a strong larger or cider during the summer my go to spirit is a G&T, either the old style dry gin or new age gin.

    My favourite new age gin is Tanqueray No.Ten bottled at 47.3% and is the only gin in the prestigious globally-acclaimed San Francisco Spirits Hall of Fame.

    #188245 Reply
    kezo
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    dark and stormy, with goslings dark seal no lime. any rum

    Love rum @mitch but can’t say ive tried dark seal. Whats it like?

    My main go to rums are from Barbados Doorlys 12yr old, Plantation 5yr old or Mount Gay and I don’t mind cpt morgan.

    #188247 Reply
    struth
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    ive a bottle of el dorado 15 yr old rum somewhere in kitchen. never opened; been with me for years lol. its supposed to be good i was told.

    just having an 8yr old glenallachie. spicy sherried, young but vibrant

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    #188250 Reply
    mitch
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    my bad, its black seal lol i was close.

    its bermuda black rum, bit like pussers navy rum.

    got it and a few others on a cruise with p&o. it overnighted in bermuda.

     

    #188361 Reply
    struth
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    dpd dropped this to me today from son for fathers day. yum..

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    #188463 Reply
    Marc
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    Bought a 10 can pack of this Ukrainian beer all profits go to Ukrainian humanitarian relief, the beer is quite nice, I’ve no idea how to pronounce it’s name but the pronunciation is shown in brackets underneath.

     

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    #188466 Reply
    Marc
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    I bought this Danish beer yesterday in Lidl, it’s a 1 litre can, it’s massive, it has a ring pull on the top, not tried it yet I’ll give it a go at the weekend.

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    #188470 Reply
    Marc
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    Anyone remember party cans, I can just about, they were a 7 pint can of beer, the only way to open them was with a rusty nail and an hammer, most of it ended up on the ceiling.

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    #188472 Reply
    kezo
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    Anyone remember party cans, I can just about, they were a 7 pint can of beer, the only way to open them was with a rusty nail and an hammer, most of it ended up on the ceiling.

    Can remember the them from the late 70s early 80’s.

    Watneys launched Party Seven on 21 October 1968. [1] It complemented their smaller can, Party Four, which they had been selling since 1964.

    In 1968, Party Seven sold for 15 shillings.

    The way to open it was to punch two holes in the top with a sharp implement. One hole let the beer out, the other let the air in.

    At the launch of Party Seven, Watneys offered a Sparklets beer tap designed for Party Seven. You could buy it for 59/9d (59 shillings and 9 pence, see pounds, shillings and pence). For that you also got a voucher entitling you to one free Party Seven. The beer tap was expensive, in today’s money it would have been just under £40.

    Design of the cans
    The Party Four and Party Seven cans set them apart from competitors. They were not just big beer cans. The design evoked the idea of a party. Watneys changed it between 1964 (when Party Four was launched) to the 1980s, when sales dried up, to reflect current fashions and trends.

    They used four different styles of can.

    Original version
    The original Party Four can was black. When Party Seven was launched it was red with gold lettering and illustrations. The designs on both cans were Edwardian scenes.

    The original can had the title ‘Watneys Party Seven’ and ‘Draught Bitter’ in italics. This design ran at least until 1970.

    Early 1970s redesign
    In the early 1970s Watneys redesigned the cans. They still had the letters ‘Watneys Party Seven’ but ‘draught bitter’ was moved below the illustration and no longer in italics.

    The big change though was in the illustrations. The cans now had scenes with young people enjoying life. The 1970s’ Party Seven featured:

    beach scene
    vintage sports car and young people
    party with a man playing a guitar
    party scene with young people drinking
    The men had long hair and beards. They wore flared trousers. The women had long hair and wore flared trousers or mini-skirts. There is a Californian beach party feel to the images. Perhaps Watneys were targeting the American market. They exported to the USA.

    The Party Four cans were also red and gold. They had similar, but slighty different, pictures. There was a beach buggy instead of the vintage sports car. There was a new Party Four Mild, in blue and gold, with the same images as the Party Four bitter can.

    Mid-1970s minor revision
    The lettering on the cans was changed again around 1975. The cans no longer used the word draught, they were just bitter or mild and the designation ‘bitter’ or ‘mild’ was moved above the illustration.

    Sparklets Party Seven beer tap, 1968
    1980s redesign
    The cans were redesigned again for the 1980s. They were still red and gold, but the clothes and hair styles reflected the new decade. A narrowboat replaced the vintage sports car and beach buggy from the earlier cans. There was more of an English feel to the new images.

    Watneys Party Four was still available as mild in a blue can.

    Competitors
    Sales of beer in party containers took off in the 1970s. In 1974 the UK Government added ‘beer in party containers’ to the list of items used to make up a typical shopping basket for the RPI (Retail Price Index) calculation. In 1987 they removed it.

    Many other brewers also made beer in similar party containers. As with Long Life canned beer, Watneys Party Seven and Party Four were the most well-known party containers. These are just a few of the competitors:

    Seven pint party cans
    Worthington’s Special Bitter – Large Bumper
    Huntsman Homecan ‘7’
    M & B Mild – Large Bumper
    Fullers ‘7’ – bitter
    Worthington ‘E’ – draught bitter
    Fullers Seven-a-Side – draught bitter
    Devenports Drum Bitter
    Courage Jackpot 7

    Five pint party cans
    Whitbread Party King – draught bitter
    Ansells Bitter – five pints
    Ind Coope Pipkin Bitter – five pints
    Co-op Country Pub Bitter
    Tetley Bitter – five large glasses
    Four pint party cans
    Young’s Special Bitter
    Carlsberg Pilsner Lager
    Wadworths Old Timer – traditional strong ale
    Banks’s Foursome – bitter beer
    Banks’s Foursome – mild ale
    Harp Lager
    Gold Eagle Bitter
    How much did Watneys Party Seven Cost?
    1968 – Recommended price at launch – 15 shillings (75p)
    1972 – MacFisheries – 77p
    1973 – Peter Dominic – 79p
    1974 – Co-op – £1
    1975 – Hillards – £1.33
    1977 – Asda – £1.49
    1979 – Peter Dominic – £1.99
    Watneys Party Seven, 1980s can
    How much did Watneys Party four cost?
    1973 – Peter Dominic – 49p
    1974 – Co-op bitter or mild – 60p
    1977 – Liptons – 85p

    How much beer was in a Party Seven can?
    Watneys Party Seven cans did not quite hold seven pints of beer. The cans contained 6 pint and 16 fluid ounces. (These are UK fluid ounces so 16 is 0.8 pints).

    The Party Four can was not quite four pints. It contained 3 pints and 18 fluid ounces, or 3.9 pints.

    https://www.retrowow.co.uk/retro_britain/keg_bitter/watneys_party_seven.php

     

    #188474 Reply
    Marc
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    @kezo

    Thanks for that, interesting reading.

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    #189211 Reply
    struth
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    picked up a bottle of israeli whiskey the other day. milk and honey sherry cask. not yet opened but looks interesting and gets a decent rep.

     

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    #189216 Reply
    kezo
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    #189217 Reply
    struth
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    like that but the sherry version.

     

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    #189226 Reply
    kezo
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    like that but the sherry version.

    How much did you pick that up for, if you don’t mind me asking? might get parents want towards xmas presents. Picked them a bottle of hibbici / Yamatosco (Japanese)  or something like that last year.

     

    #189283 Reply
    struth
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    kezo, i paid about £45 for it.  think it had a fiver off at time. Aberlour 12 can be had in many supermarkets at 25/28 pounds. its a v good buy at that

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