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A friend of ours is a gin fancier (as are we) who tries every available gin that comes on the market. Australia has a lot of home grown gins, some exceptional and she recently mentioned this one from Tasmania on her Instagram feed.

Poltergeist Gin - a true spirit.
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A friend of mine refers to white wine as 'lady petrol' . It doesn't seem to upset the females he's serving it to. He's a Navy bloke.

Edit: Supplementary question. If the suppliers have already decided risque names were not economically wise why would CAMRA need to ban them? Mind you, I always thought CAMRA were a bunch of tweed-encrusted snobs more interested in sniffing the ale instead of actually drinking it in any sensible quantity, but that might just have been the local branch where I grew up.

And bitter beer is not supposed to be citrusy. I've given up on the progressively more inoffensive flavours of beer and resorted to Guinness. Courage Directors used to be so dry and bitter you needed a drink afterwards. Never been the same since they stopped brewing in London.

Oops, sorry, got on one of my hobbyhorses there.
Apart from Abbot, and Bishops finger, Tourettesbloodyshittybitter is one to look out for.:boozing:
 

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258 Year Old Cognac Sells At Auction For £118,580


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The spirit dates back to 1762 and has been stored in a family cellar for the past 140 years. It should still taste good, Sotheby's auction house said.

The bottle was bought by a private collector in Asia and has set a record for the most expensive bottle of Cognac sold at auction, Sotheby's added.

It is one of only three bottles of the rare Gautier Cognac still in existence.
Seems a bargain compared with a bottle of The Macallan 1926 which sold last year for £1.5 million.
 
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Pope says Scotch whisky is the real holy water:
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The Vatican weren't happy, and had the quip cut from a TV documentary. Can't imagine Pope Francis boozed up, to be honest.
 

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The worst possible news during the coronavirus panic.
50 million pints of beer set to be thrown away.
It's an absolute disaster on an epic scale.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52199185
The landlord of The Red Lion Hotel in Cromer isolated there during the virus with a couple of people, I was chatting with him across the car park at the time and he was locked in with 40+ barrels of beer that were going to go off anyway so they've spent the last few months until the recent relaxation of government restrictions drinking through the lot ..
 

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they've spent the last few months until the recent relaxation of government restrictions drinking through the lot ..
Well done....taking one for the team there!
 

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Well done....taking one for the team there!
Just imagine his predicament .. a mint 3 storey haunted Victorian hotel (that I used to live and work in with all the keys) .. no customers or tourists. They were heroic in the face of all adversity .. over FORTY barrels of premium ale to drink for free? .. how did they manage? .. it must have been quarantine hell ..
 

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Just imagine his predicament .. a mint 3 storey haunted Victorian hotel (that I used to live and work in with all the keys) .. no customers or tourists. They were heroic in the face of all adversity .. over FORTY barrels of premium ale to drink for free? .. how did they manage? .. it must have been quarantine hell ..
Are they now thoroughly sick of the taste of beer?
 

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Just imagine his predicament .. a mint 3 storey haunted Victorian hotel (that I used to live and work in with all the keys) .. no customers or tourists. They were heroic in the face of all adversity .. over FORTY barrels of premium ale to drink for free? .. how did they manage? .. it must have been quarantine hell ..
They may have observed increasing levels of paranormal activity as they worked their way through the ale. :beer: ;)
 

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I would probably have to buy a lot of new, bigger clothes when I got out.
 

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I'm gutted as after nearly 26 years of going to my local which is a Samuel Smiths pubs that mad bugger Humphrey Smith has put all drinks up by £1 so after him removing the toastie machine wasn't enough he has went the attractive place for decent cheap ale and stout etc to being nothing different then other traditional pubs :mad:
I must the youngest looking longest regular going and have seem the changes like when it would folk nights, Craster Crab sandwichs etc, bar meals and Sunday dinner, juke box in the pool room, cheap bottles of wine alongside cheap bottled beer and cans and now its skeleton of its former self.
 

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I'm gutted as after nearly 26 years of going to my local which is a Samuel Smiths pubs that mad bugger Humphrey Smith has put all drinks up by £1 so after him removing the toastie machine wasn't enough he has went the attractive place for decent cheap ale and stout etc to being nothing different then other traditional pubs :mad:
I must the youngest looking longest regular going and have seem the changes like when it would folk nights, Craster Crab sandwichs etc, bar meals and Sunday dinner, juke box in the pool room, cheap bottles of wine alongside cheap bottled beer and cans and now its skeleton of its former self.
Take a hip flask to the pub and buy only 1 pint. Sorted.
 

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Take a hip flask to the pub and buy only 1 pint. Sorted.
Nah I just go to my local Social club as they have the Sovereign on for £2.50 which is 53p cheaper and the Stout for £2.90, saying that before lockdown Sovereign Bitter was £2.09 and Stout £2.30 in the SS pubs.
 

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Nah I just go to my local Social club as they have the Sovereign on for £2.50 which is 53p cheaper and the Stout for £2.90, saying that before lockdown Sovereign Bitter was £2.09 and Stout £2.30 in the SS pubs.
Blimey. When you go to your local social club, do you experience a time-slip on the way there and upon your arrival it's 1996???
 

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Blimey. When you go to your local social club, do you experience a time-slip on the way there and upon your arrival it's 1996???
I would just like a return to say February 2020, before reality became unreal.

As a regular Beerfest attendee, this is the year I've been to fewer festivals since around 1979.
At least I have the Alton Winter Beerfest to remember in January this year.
 

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I would just like a return to say February 2020, before reality became unreal.

As a regular Beerfest attendee, this is the year I've been to fewer festivals since around 1979.
At least I have the Alton Winter Beerfest to remember in January this year.
I refer to Swiftys post elsewhere regarding the pub landlords 'forced' to drink their booze stocks - bet you wish you were there, eh?
 

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Blimey. When you go to your local social club, do you experience a time-slip on the way there and upon your arrival it's 1996???
You know what that's what it's just like....very strange ;)
 

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I refer to Swiftys post elsewhere regarding the pub landlords 'forced' to drink their booze stocks - bet you wish you were there, eh?
'Forced' - bet their arms had to be hammerlocked behind their backs to get them to drink it, yeah.
 

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Son sells 28 years of birthday whisky to buy first home

A man whose father gave him 18-year-old whisky every year for his birthday is selling the collection to buy a house.

Matthew Robson, from Taunton, was born in 1992 and over the course of his life his father Pete has spent about £5,000 on 28 bottles of Macallan single malt.

The collection is now worth more than £40,000 and has been put up for sale.

The 28-year-old said it "probably wasn't" the best gift for a young boy but with "strict instructions never to open them" they had become a nest egg.

"Each year I received it as a birthday present," Matthew said. "I thought it was quite a quirky little present as I was slightly too young to start drinking.

"But I was under strict instructions, never, never to open them and I tried my hardest and succeeded and they're all intact."
 

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I've said this for a long time that whisky is a smart investment.
 

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He is not a nice man that Humphrey Smith as he has no shut down my ex local and also shut down another pub in Sheffield and fired the staff for not having his favourite dessert on the menu :(
 
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