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Nightcap?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by GrumpyGregry, 13 Sep 2017.

  1. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    You know the drill, photos welcome et cetera.
     
  2. OP
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    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    A large Green Spot. Irish Pot Still whiskey.
     
  3. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Location:
    Crawley
    I have some Definitely Not Port, Oh No Siree No from McGuigan when I did a tour of misc. Hunter Valley wineries in August. It's not really called that although it should be. Personal Reserve Tawny is what it says on the label, the word Port being a protected characteristic.

    It's nearly all gone.
     
  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I made my 1st bottle of sloe gin last year and it was very successful.
    Tomorrow I should be bottling this years crop and have been a lot more successful with the foraging so reckon I may fill at least half a dozen bottles..... Roll on Christmas :cheers:
     
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  5. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    Are the sloes out in force yet? I must go and look. Last year I found few handfuls along my dog walk route and I picked them. On my way home I popped in to the local supermarket to get a half bottle of gin. I only had the halfjack to pay for at the till but the cashier told me it is not 10:00 AM yet and I can't yet buy it. I said there must be some mistake because this was my breakfast gin, but she didn't get it.
     
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  6. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Hell yes! Last year I was a bit late and struggled to get enough for one bottle. This time I went to the same area but took a different route and found a field full of the treasure fruit. I reckon I could open a sloe gin factory........
     
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  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Please explain the allure of sloe gin for the benefit of the rest of us plebs. What additional quality do the sloes confer on a drink that's already hard to better, especially when mixed with tonic, with a slice of lime and some ice?
     
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  8. OP
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    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    The British used to take gin neat. They only started putting it in tonic water, note the order, to sweeten the bitterness of the tonic thus making the anti-malarial palatable.

    Thusly virtues are.made of necessities.
     
  9. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Location:
    Crawley
    You strain the sloes out when it's ready and put them on your muesli. Takes the edge off the day.
     
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  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Glen Madeupname Islay single malt from Aldi.
     
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  11. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    The Ben Bracken Islay malt from LiDL also was working well last night.
     
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  12. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Location:
    Accrington
    I struggle finding sloes here
     
  13. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    I take a wee dram of whatever is whiskey is going cheap at Aldi.
    My cherry vodka didn't really work, it improved neither the cherries nor the vodka.
     
  14. OP
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    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    1993 Tullibardine tonight. Very pale. And yes a very early night.
     
  15. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Polish potato voddy, cold, with nothing else in it. Na zdrowie!
     
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