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u/mezum · 2 pointsr/liquor

Sake is not actually "hard liquor", since it is not distilled. It is a rice wine, and usually has an ABV around 13-16%. If you're partial to sake, I would give shochu a try. Shochu can be made from barley, potato, rice, sugar, or buckwheat and from what I've sampled you can really taste a difference between these. While it is distilled, most I've seen are still only around 20-35% ABV, which makes them fairly light and crisp. I see people mentioned gin, and you might also like Genever, which is similar to gin(actually it is the origin/inspiration for gin), but has a bit more of a whiskey-like grain flavor, and the juniper is more subdued. Gin can also vary quite a bit, since it's basically a neutral spirit distilled with a custom mix of herbs & botanicals. So if you don't like one, that doesn't mean you won't like others. Traditional Dry London gin is usually heavy on juniper. For this style, I usually reach for Plymouth. Hendricks gin is another favorite. It's Scottish and has a crisp cucumber and rose petal flavor. Leopold's is an American gin and is a bit more citrus leaning than juniper.

Since you like red wines, you might also enjoy tawny port. Port tends to be sweet, but tawny is aged in oak for at least 2 years and loses some of the sweetness. These are essentially dessert wines, but I like to make an equal mix of port, sweet vermouth, and dry vermouth (or dry sherry) with a lemon twist. Still sweet, but the dry vermouth and lemon help curb that and the herbal flavors from the sweet vermouth adds some extra character.

I think the recommendation for an old fashioned is also good advice, but I would work with quality ingredients. I like to make mine with 2oz W.L. Weller Special Reserve, 2 heavy dashes Angostura bitters, either a demerara cube and 2 dashes of water or 2 dashes of demerara syrup (saves time). Add to a mixing glass the bitters and sugar+water/syrup. Muddle the cube until it is mostly dissolved. Add ice and the bourbon, and stir until mixed and chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with an ice cube(preferably a clear ice block), then twist an orange peel over the drink and drop it in. You can also add a cherry if you like, but I would recommend only using a Luxardo maraschino or Toschi amarena cherry since they aren't cloyingly sweet like the red-hot colored maraschino cherries and actually have a complex flavor that melds well with other ingredients. I know this might seem like I'm overdoing it, and trying to get this at many bars is a huge headache sometimes, but it's seriously way better than the typical old fashioned served with a bunch of small ice cubes, orange slice, and dyed candy cherry.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/liquor

What kind of flask are you looking for? A steel hip flask is obviously the best choice for discreet drinking, as it fits nicely in a pocket and is extremely durable. Theres also something of a market for ornate round flasks, like this one. Some of these can be quite beautiful, but they aren't very good for drinking discretely, as they are ornate enough to catch peoples' eyes and you can easily lose the cap if you aren't careful.

If you're buying something for a real aficionado, though, the only way to go is a proper glass flask. These have the obvious disadvantage of being quite fragile, but they don't contaminate the taste of the liquor like metal flasks sometimes can. If your buddy likes to enjoy his alcohol, I'd say to look for a glass flask with a leather case, something like this.

As far as where to buy them - if you're looking for a steel hip flask or a basic round flask, Amazon has got you covered. If you're looking for an ornate round flask or a glass flask, though, eBay is probably the only place to find them.

u/BigLeChowski · 2 pointsr/liquor

I've amassed about 10 different Calvados, and so far, Roger Groult is my favorite. The 8 year old is great and available for about $55.

Also, anything you ever would want to know about Calvados is in here:

u/heatedundercarriage · 3 pointsr/liquor

It's tequila, not wine... I don't understand why you would need to do this. If you're really keen on doing this you could use a vacuum pump instead. Then again, your tequila will be fine, even opened, for years and years. You will possibly lose some noticable volume after 10 years (angels share), but you should have enjoyed it by then!!!

u/PM_ME_TO_SOVNGARDE · 2 pointsr/liquor

Two books to recommend.

Death & Company - at the beginning of this book, it gives a really solid explanation of all the different liquors and how they're made and the staple drinks people use them in. The book also talks in detail about cocktails and the bar the book is named after.

The Drunken Botanist - Mainly about all the different natural products that make alcoholic beverages, and how it occurs, etc.

u/nvstarz · 2 pointsr/liquor

You may like The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart. It's a listing of dozens of the plants that make up the booze we love, whether they are distilled, infused, or simply used to add flavor. It's a highly useful but concise resource.

u/MadatMax · 3 pointsr/liquor

Nah, I don't think most people will really care what they're taking a shot out of.

If you're really worried about it, here's a set of 12 for about $15.

If you don't want that many, I'm sure you can get a single one at Walmart or a dollar store.

u/KrakatauGreen · 5 pointsr/liquor

Get an audio book of The History of the World in 6 Glasses and listen to it on your commute.

Or just read it.

u/teemark · 1 pointr/liquor

I have had the same frustration when doing infusions. I normally filter first through cheesecloth and a fine mesh sieve, then through Chemex filters. I usually have to change the filter about every 16oz, and it takes quite a while.

Someone once recommended the Buon Vino Mini Jet Wine Filter, but I didn't want to spend that much for the low volume I do, so I just deal with the slow filtration.

u/jsceva · 2 pointsr/liquor

If you want to save labels, I've had a bit of mixed luck actually using these, but they usually work. Only problem is that can be hard to use on odd shape bottles.