Next drink to have a resurgence ?

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motco

11,183 posts

182 months

Tuesday 4th December
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Sheep dip...

PurpleTurtle

2,715 posts

80 months

Tuesday 4th December
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Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!

J4CKO

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25,786 posts

136 months

Tuesday 4th December
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PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Shared some with some Scottish lads at a Stone Roses concert, its er, interesting.

cherryowen

8,545 posts

140 months

Tuesday 4th December
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HTP99 said:
mat13 said:
Personally I think rum will be the next big thing, nice and sweet so easy on the palate and lots of variations and cocktails allready available.
I've heard rum being mentioned, there are more rums being released but ultimately they still taste like rum but just have differing intensities of that rum flavour; the "base" flavour is too strong, rich and heavy, to enable differing and obvious flavourings..

I'm a rum drinker and apart from the awful spiced versions I don't think there is much more that can be done to make rum different and exciting to capture the fashionable and trendy market.
I agree that rum may be the next thing to kick off.

Coincidentally, I've recently had to frequent my local Asda (council? maybe? but it is on the way home) to get my evening glug of choice : Appleton Estate, as the offie I used to stop at is winding down their operations for some reason. Anyway, I was taken aback by the range of rums on sale. Everything from O.V.D. / Wood's / Rumbullion / Plantation / Bayou / Duppy / Appleton / Pusser's and much more. Over the last few weeks, a Nicaraguan rum has been really taking my fancy as a mixer with coke.

I dislike the spiced rums also, but - to sip neat - there's fruity Appleton Single Estate, sweet Diplomatico Reserva, and almost cognac-like El-Dorado 15. Even Lamb's has a place mixed with coke, having a deep, dark chocolate overtone.



RTB

6,786 posts

194 months

Tuesday 4th December
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Something that can be knocked out in a matter of weeks that has an image the marketing people can work on to appeal to women between the ages of 35 and 50.

Whiskey: takes to long to make and most people don't like it
Rum: has a chance although they've it's been slow taking off (it's got a bit of an image problem)
Brandy: no chance, mainly because the target demographic don't like it, it takes too long to make and you can't make 50 obviously different types
Vodka: probably already been and gone.

Gin is the gold standard in this field. Take some cheaply made raw spirit, swirl some plant matter around in it, put a blob of wax over the cork to finish off the artisan bottle and sell it for the same price as a single Malt that's taken 15 years to make.

I'm not sure what annoys me the most, the cynical marketing of artisan gins or the fact that we've got a cupboard full and I really enjoy drinking them....smile
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CoolHands

8,883 posts

131 months

Tuesday 4th December
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Lager top

OldGermanHeaps

1,881 posts

114 months

Wednesday 5th December
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mad dog 20/20
the ultimate school disco livener.
apart from billy.

Venisonpie

175 posts

18 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Turbo shandy. Half of leffe, bottle of smirnoff ice.

ambuletz

7,291 posts

117 months

Wednesday 5th December
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what about a snakebite? (or some call that a snakebite and black). I haven't drank one of those in yeeears. I remember it being THE drink that all my friends drank whenever they managed to get served in a pub (under age sometimes).

pincher

5,294 posts

153 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Two Dogs and/or Hooch thumbup

Thesprucegoose

16,450 posts

131 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Absinthe

Voldemort

3,644 posts

214 months

Wednesday 5th December
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motco said:
Sheep dip...
Good call.


motco

11,183 posts

182 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Voldemort said:
motco said:
Sheep dip...
Good call.

Looks good! Mind you I was at a piss-up in a brewery* last night and anything alcoholic seems unwise this morning. What I meant, of course, was whatever booze the marketing people can dupe the masses (the sheep) into buying.




  • Rebellion Brewery open night with plenty of samples... It was better organised than a lot of government things too.

opieoilman

4,259 posts

172 months

Wednesday 5th December
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White Lightning/Omega/Frosty Jacks - Just needs to be put in tasteful glass bottles with brown paper labels and a bit of glitter, make up a few cocktails with it (perhaps add blackcurrant, or lager and blackcurrant for a refreshing fruity drink) and people will lap it up.


BoRED S2upid

14,912 posts

176 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Badda said:
Cava is about to have its year, it’ll be massive in 2019.
Home grown stuff rather than French!

arfur

3,081 posts

150 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Venisonpie said:
Turbo shandy. Half of leffe, bottle of smirnoff ice.
My god ... that would make for a short evening !

QuartzDad

495 posts

58 months

Wednesday 5th December
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arfur said:
My god ... that would make for a short evening !
tbf, it sounds bloody brilliant!

ElectricSoup

4,740 posts

87 months

Wednesday 5th December
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ambuletz said:
what about a snakebite? (or some call that a snakebite and black). I haven't drank one of those in yeeears. I remember it being THE drink that all my friends drank whenever they managed to get served in a pub (under age sometimes).
Turbo snakebite - Carlsberg Special Brew with White Lightning.

Add Pernod to a snakebite and black to make a Purple Nasty.

ElectricSoup

4,740 posts

87 months

Wednesday 5th December
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PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.

Europa1

7,253 posts

124 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Venisonpie said:
Turbo shandy. Half of leffe, bottle of smirnoff ice.
I thought it was Stella? Mind you, either combination is potent.