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Johnny Walker is a blended scotch. Not that same. I like the Nazi analogy...and that is correct too.
Jameson is my stand-by. But I've been known to stoop pretty low before also.From a trip in May of last year:
Sam, any brown libation makes for a nice evening in the back country. Something primal about it!
The word 'whisky/ey' is simply a phonetic corruption of the Scots Gaelic 'uisge beatha', meaning 'water of life'. Well named. :)
what are the carrying mediums of choice here?
Mine's a Snow Peak titanium flask.
Platy or pop bottle.
overnighter...I just bring the bottle..multi day? I have a lexan flask
Tip of the day:My intoxicant of choice is SUL, its usually more green than brown, and I only need about .125 oz for a multiday. Hard to beat that.Like other SUL gear it's hard to find in stores.
The Macallan single malt Scotch whiskeyhttp://www.themacallan.com/home.aspx18 year, warms you up in many, many ways, it has accompanied me on many of life's adventures.
Edited by Dtriano on 03/15/2011 17:37:16 MDT.
Yea Absinthe is tough to find in stores ;)
Actually, absinthe (not the old school Moulin Rouge formula, alas) is making quite a comeback, and there is even a sizable American industry. There's a bar by my house (Wisdom) that has an entire absinthe menu.http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2007/07/absinthehttp://www.absinthedevil.com/Recommended_Absinthe_Best_Absinthe_Brands_s/30.htmNot that I endorse this -- but it is an efficient alcohol vessel.
For carrying whisky on trail I find that the little plastic bottles the cheap stuff comes in works great. The bottle pictured above has been used and re-used a half dozen times and although it has Early Times printed on the bottle it could just as easily have Jameson, Macallan 12, or Montana Roughstock in it.
Bakers, Basil Hayden, Woodford Reserve, Bulleit, Elijah Craig, Bookers, Elmer T Lee, Russell Reserve. Can't go wrong with any of these. Brad
"From a trip in May of last year:"Man, that's one contented looking Burner.
I just received a bottle of 143 proof George T Stagg from a couple of coworkers as a going away gift. I'm looking very forward to sipping some given it's super reviews.
David Ure said it best: "Nothing. Drinking would distort the experience." What's amazing to me is that while the BPL forums go on and on about cuben fiber or ray way or Calderas or ULA or bubble wrap or super duper ultralight or tigoat or gossamer gear LT4' etc, not one mention is made herein about the excessive weight of humping booze into the woods. And yet if someone brings up using an eight pound four season tent there's all sort of hemming and hawing. Weird.
Granted, it was a very short overnight hike, but I noticed my whisky flask (for sharing purposes, a tad large) was my single heaviest piece of "gear." It put things in perspective. On longer outings, I skip the booze. On shorter ones, it's a lovely addition and worth the weight.
"not one mention is made herein about the excessive weight of humping booze into the woods."I'm not sure that a few ounces is excessive weight. You seem to write from a perspective that we're humping in bottles of the stuff. Perhaps some do, but I bring a small amount of scotch to enjoy sipping a small bit in the evening as the sun settles beyond the horizon. It certainly doesn't distort any experience, any more than bringing hot cocoa or coffee distorts the experience (after all, I could just drink water and nothing else).But then again, I don't claim to be an SUL'er. Or even a UL'er. Just an L'er! L'er's are allowed a bit of scotch, it's on page 37 of the official rule book.....
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