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Post by LondonJonnyO on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:25 pm

We all have been known to express an interest in the odd drop of booze on the course... and I myself have taken to carrying a hipflask during the winter months (and rounds with the ringer).

So what's your tipple?

Currently, and being a whisky fan, I have a nice single malt donated by a friend. The odd thing is that this is only a 10 year old and yet it is far smoother than many a 15, 18 or 21 year old I have sampled. It's Japanese of all things and is one of the best malts I have ever sampled. The name? Yamazaki. Excellent stuff.
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Post by Doc on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:28 pm

Gentleman Jack is the smooth special release from Jack Daniels, and when this runs out it'll be replenished with Macallan single malt. Love electric trolleys with the new optics assembly Wink
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Post by drive4show on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:30 pm

Not a spirit drinker so don't really do hipflasks but have been known to take out a thermos of tomato soup spiced up with some chilli powder on a cold day.

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Post by Mercurio on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:41 pm

It's been so long since I filled it up, I can't remember what's in my hip flask.

I expect it'll be emptied during the Cornwall tour in February, though.

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Post by Davie on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:42 pm

For me, golf and drinking don't really mix (at least not before or during - after is a different matter!)

If I were to take a small nip it would be The Glenlivet or a drop of Hine brandy

Like D4S I'm more likely to have a flask of soup on the golf course
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:45 pm

Davie if you had the sunday I've just had believe me you would have been drinking on the course! Worst day ever!

Also drinking with the ringer on the course is just a prelude to the rest of the night.
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Post by Noshankingtonite on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:04 pm

LondonJonnyO wrote:We all have been known to express an interest in the odd drop of booze on the course... and I myself have taken to carrying a hipflask during the winter months (and rounds with the ringer).

So what's your tipple?

Currently, and being a whisky fan, I have a nice single malt donated by a friend. The odd thing is that this is only a 10 year old and yet it is far smoother than many a 15, 18 or 21 year old I have sampled. It's Japanese of all things and is one of the best malts I have ever sampled. The name? Yamazaki. Excellent stuff.

LJ: my old fella (UncleAlbert1934) gave me the monogrammed hipflask he was given on retirement. Took it down to Newquay and made the cardinal schoolboy error of offering the JAS-meister a 'wee nip' of blended whisky. He looked at me and muttered something along the lines of 'I wouldnae wash ma feet in that pish!' - so it's single malt from now on; or rum - maybe Pussers or Woods100 (purloined from behind the old fella's bar in the corner when he isn't looking) Innocent
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Post by Mercurio on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:04 pm

Davie - like you I don't 'drink and drive' but I wouldn't regard a swig from a hip-flask on a chilly day as being anything other than medicinal!
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Post by Noshankingtonite on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:08 pm

Mercurio wrote:Davie - like you I don't 'drink and drive' but I wouldn't regard a swig from a hip-flask on a chilly day as being anything other than medicinal!

Merc: the way I hit the ball these cold, dank winter months it's cathartic as well lol!
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:37 pm

I dunno NST... there are some very good blends out there. The Johnnie Walker Gold and Green spring to mind... as does the Blue (of which I am a huge fan when I can get it)
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Post by Maverick on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:50 am

Yamazaki 10year old is a very smooth blend LJ; have a bottle in my cupboard lovely drink was bought for me as a present by mrs mav she had no idea what she was buying and buy luck got me that? Never had it before so very pleasantly surprised.

I do have a hip flask will put in a glenfiddich or glenmorangie. Something I have started having recently is Black Grouse a very nice blend from the famous grouse family which I can't usually stand.

One tipple I like though warms you up and feels festive is a bog standard Bells with a dash of dry ginger ale, gives a nice flavour and warms you through.

D4S may have to steal that idea of tommy soup and chilli though
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:29 am

Tut tut Mave... The Yamazaki is a single not a blend!

And the tommy and chilli soup is something I do as well. But with my own brand of chillies (which I am happy to share....)
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Post by Jethro on Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:51 am

A whisky mac does the trick for me on a cold morning.

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Post by Puligny on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:03 am

2 parts Whisky, or whiskey, ideally single malt but to your taste mixed with one part Drambuie. Works on or off the golf course!!

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Post by Jethro on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:08 am

Puligny wrote:2 parts Whisky, or whiskey, ideally single malt but to your taste mixed with one part Drambuie. Works on or off the golf course!!

A rusty nail isn't it? Haven't had one of those in years (looks over at drinks cabinet)


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Post by Puligny on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:11 am

I believe that is the name. Must admit that between typing it and seeing your reply I have one on the go!! Hazelburn single malt and Drambuie. Won't be driving tonight!!!!!

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Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:15 am

Irish car bombs are a good long variety of whisky based drink. But not suitable in a hipflask.
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Post by oldshanker on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:27 am

If I haven't got a reasonable malt available, I will happily fill my flask with home made sloe gin. I've always got a bit of that on the go.

Mind you Whisky Mac......haven't had one of those for years. Wonder if the bottle of Stones green ginger wine is around still?? silent
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Post by Maverick on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:30 am

LJ you know what I meant.
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Post by Yadsendew on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:44 am

A nice flask of Port & Brandy for me and my mates to share - we generally all carry a brew of some description although it's sometimes a question of guess what it is!

For old codgers we can be silly........If someone hits a good shot we all celebrate by having a swig; and if someone gets a birdie...well you can imagine.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:23 am

Never really get to play when it's cold enough to warrant a hipflask. Not really much if a drinker on the course during the summer either. Sometimes too much of the aiming fluid can cause sensory overload.

Did used to take a flask of tea out whilst playing in the cold back in blighty. Could pour a nice cuppa, set the cup on the ground, play shot and tea would have cooled down to the perfect drinking temperature. Lovely.

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