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We had a discussion on Dark and Stormys a while back if I remember rightly and according to the traditional recipe a D&S is Dark Rum and Ginger Beer. Now maybe its different in the US but over here GB is a very different thing to Ginger Ale.
That said my favourites are Dark Rum and Ginger Ale or Vodka Tonic both with squeeze of fresh lime, lots of ice.
Fast, I never did get the hang of the spiced rum.
Whiskey for me is straight up or on the rocks.....my favourites are middle shelf Jamieson and Bushmill. The you beaut single malt Scotch's are way to peaty (if that's the right word) for my taste. Jamieson and/or Bushmill for me has enough flavour and a decent kick. Currently drinking a bottle of Bushmill Black Bush. Nice drop, step up from Original but I doubt I'd go higher than that. It does seem that I prefer Irish Whiskey to Scotch or Bourbon though I used to drink J&B.
edit - 4arch got there before me with Ginger Ale v Ginger beer comment though Australian Ginger Beer is sweeter than Ginger Ale. GB is gingerier though. Gingerier ? Whoa, doubt that one is in the Oxford Dictionary.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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Last edited by tdw; 05-27-2010 at 09:54 PM.