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25 July 2019 08:47
 

This morning, Victor’s homemade moonshine, made and served to us in his home in Uglich, Russia, located on the Volga about 250 Km north of Moscow.  They started making moonshine during a prohibition period.  Recipe is 30 liters of water, 10 kilos of sugar and 1 kilo of yeast.  No grain.  You can flavor with honey or herbs, but Victor’s was not flavored, just colored with walnut shells and then strained, so it had a nice, clear golden hue, sort of like Cognac.  Surprisingly smooth.

 
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EN - 25 July 2019 08:47 AM

This morning, Victor’s homemade moonshine, made and served to us in his home in Uglich, Russia, located on the Volga about 250 Km north of Moscow.  They started making moonshine during a prohibition period.  Recipe is 30 liters of water, 10 kilos of sugar and 1 kilo of yeast.  No grain.  You can flavor with honey or herbs, but Victor’s was not flavored, just colored with walnut shells and then strained, so it had a nice, clear golden hue, sort of like Cognac.  Surprisingly smooth.

Was it distilled or fermented?

 
 
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EN - 25 July 2019 08:47 AM

This morning, Victor’s homemade moonshine, made and served to us in his home in Uglich, Russia, located on the Volga about 250 Km north of Moscow.  They started making moonshine during a prohibition period.  Recipe is 30 liters of water, 10 kilos of sugar and 1 kilo of yeast.  No grain.  You can flavor with honey or herbs, but Victor’s was not flavored, just colored with walnut shells and then strained, so it had a nice, clear golden hue, sort of like Cognac.  Surprisingly smooth.

Was it distilled or fermented?

Both, in reverse order.

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30 July 2019 00:50
 

Rye and soda.  I forgot how easy it is to drink.

 
 
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23 August 2019 16:44
 

Bacardi rum - silver - after a rough, hot week of work.

 
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23 August 2019 18:52
 
EN - 23 August 2019 04:44 PM

Bacardi rum - silver - after a rough, hot week of work.

A rum story ... During WWII,Royal Canadian Navy sailors were given a weekly ration of dark rum.  If they were 21 or older.  So, a sailor 18-20 was considered old enough to fight for and maybe die for his country, but not old enough to have a drink.  I find this bizarre and oddly funny.

 
 
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Jan_CAN - 23 August 2019 06:52 PM
EN - 23 August 2019 04:44 PM

Bacardi rum - silver - after a rough, hot week of work.

A rum story ... During WWII,Royal Canadian Navy sailors were given a weekly ration of dark rum.  If they were 21 or older.  So, a sailor 18-20 was considered old enough to fight for and maybe die for his country, but not old enough to have a drink.  I find this bizarre and oddly funny.

What is the drinking age in Canada today?  What is the age of majority?

Yesterday I had two beers, Boddington’s and Firestone/Walker’s 805, around 5:00 and they were enough to make me stagger.  This morning I woke up feeling slightly hung over.  I’m starting to not miss drinking.

 
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24 August 2019 09:16
 
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EN - 23 August 2019 04:44 PM

Bacardi rum - silver - after a rough, hot week of work.

A rum story ... During WWII,Royal Canadian Navy sailors were given a weekly ration of dark rum.  If they were 21 or older.  So, a sailor 18-20 was considered old enough to fight for and maybe die for his country, but not old enough to have a drink.  I find this bizarre and oddly funny.

What is the drinking age in Canada today?  What is the age of majority?

Yesterday I had two beers, Boddington’s and Firestone/Walker’s 805, around 5:00 and they were enough to make me stagger.  This morning I woke up feeling slightly hung over.  I’m starting to not miss drinking.

The legal drinking (and marijuana use) age and age of majority varies in each province/territory from 18 to 19.  Countrywide, one can join the military at 18 and also are tried in adult court at 18.  Where I live the minimum drinking age is 19, but one can get married without parental consent at 18.  So, technically a young couple might not be able to drink champagne at their wedding.

To each their own, but the older I get, the less I seem to want to drink.  I’ve had enough of being around over-drinkers so tend to avoid it or go home early when the first signs of obnoxiousness starts.  Of course there are times for exceptions, such as on a cruise when one just has to try that ‘drink of the day’, haha.

 

 
 
 
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24 August 2019 13:48
 
Jan_CAN - 23 August 2019 06:52 PM
EN - 23 August 2019 04:44 PM

Bacardi rum - silver - after a rough, hot week of work.

A rum story ... During WWII,Royal Canadian Navy sailors were given a weekly ration of dark rum.  If they were 21 or older.  So, a sailor 18-20 was considered old enough to fight for and maybe die for his country, but not old enough to have a drink.  I find this bizarre and oddly funny.

It is my contention that men are braver after two drinks but stupider after 3.  So an 18 year old should be allowed 2 shots of grog before battle.

Back on Bacardi Silver.  Had a bit of hair-of-the-dog this morning for the boys at the gym - fixed a rum, OJ and Disaronno concoction - I called it a “Rumaretto” (Disaronno is amaretto).  Not bad.

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24 August 2019 13:55
 

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EN - 24 August 2019 01:48 PM

. . . fixed a rum, OJ and Disaronno concoction - I called it a “Rumaretto” (Disaronno is amaretto).  Not bad.

Hmmmm. . . I have that stuff, and will give it a try.

 
 
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02 September 2019 07:20
 

At SPI I had a 151 Rum Punch.  It has 151 Rum and several other secret liqueurs of various fruits.  Secret recipe. No fair !!  Did the job.

 
 
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06 September 2019 17:08
 

Blanton’s bourbon, neat, with a club soda and lime, at Cheeves Brothers Steakhose.

 
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EN - 06 September 2019 05:08 PM

Blanton’s bourbon, neat, with a club soda and lime, at Cheeves Brothers Steakhose.

Blanton’s is gooooooood.  A couple years ago I bought four bottles at Costco when they were $40 each.  Still have a bottle.

 
 
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07 September 2019 21:42
 
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EN - 06 September 2019 05:08 PM

Blanton’s bourbon, neat, with a club soda and lime, at Cheeves Brothers Steakhose.

Blanton’s is gooooooood.  A couple years ago I bought four bottles at Costco when they were $40 each.  Still have a bottle.

Maybe the best bourbon out there, but that’s a matter of taste.  Right now it’s chilled rum.

 
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