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#1 lesliec

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

Over in the Drinks topic, Rafa asked "But what happened to your love for Wray & Nephew White Overproof, the Keith Moon of rums?"

Which got me thinking: what other personalities could we link with our favourite (or not) drinks or ingredients?

Starter for 10: Fernet Branca, the Ozzy Osborne of bitters.

Discuss.
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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:21 PM

if WNOP is the Keith Moon of rums, then WT101 is the Lemmy Kilmister of Bourbon



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:25 PM

Mansinthe; the Marilyn Manson of absinthe.

Because, well, it is ...
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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:22 PM

Ditto Ron de Jeremy.

 

Edit: No, wait, that's not what I meant!


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#5 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:56 PM

The Macallan - the Sean Connery of scotch.  Oh wait - rock stars.  



#6 Adam George

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

Macallan would be the John Mayer of scotches.  Good, but boring.

 

Sean Connery would be Clynlish: Smooth with rugged edges.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:38 PM

Smith + Cross - the Tom Waits of rum

 

Or rather,

 

Tom Waits - the Smith + Cross of men


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

Tom Waits for no man. 

 

Lou Reed is Old Grand Dad 114, pretty plainly. 

 

Paul McCartney is Pimm's.

 

Merzbow is a big slug of Xocolatl bitters, room temperature, sipped slowly.

 

Joanna Newsom is mirabelle eau de vie. 

 

Terry Jacks is the spirit in the sky.

 

Sufjan Stevens is the Holy Spirit. 


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#9 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:20 PM

Everclear - the Barry Manilow of grain spirits.

 

Moonshine - the Joe Cocker of spirits.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:24 PM

Macallan would be the John Mayer of scotches.  Good, but boring.

 

Sean Connery would be Clynlish: Smooth with rugged edges.

 

You overrate John Mayer. He's more like a perfectly decent mid-shelf blend, technically quite well-made if undistinguished, that suddenly got a garish, annoying ad campaign and irritating fans.

 

You get Sean Connery exactly right, however. And anyone who can pull off his outfit from Zardoz has at least a little bit of rockstar in him.

 

Neil Young is Lot 40.

 

Katy Perry is marshmallow vodka.

 

 

Everclear - the Barry Manilow of grain spirits.

 

Certainly a much better choice than this one


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

Baby Duck - the Donny Osmond of wine.



#12 Rafa

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:46 PM

Cabo Wabo: the David Lee Roth of tequilas.

 

Even here you come up behind, Sammy.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:11 PM

The Blue Blazer - the Freddie Mercury of cocktails.  


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:21 PM

Dubonnet = Carla Bruni


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:28 PM

Dubonnet = Carla Bruni

 

As in 'no longer favoured by French presidents'?


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#16 lesliec

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

I don't feel any great urge to restrict this to rock stars, so I'm all for Sean Connery (Rafa: Zardoz?  You're not THAT old ...).

 

Punt e Mes = Sofia Loren.  Well, I'm sure she'd like to be thought of as smooth, sweet and a little spicy.  Wouldn't we all?


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:39 AM

Amaro Sibila as James Ellroy. Dark. Bitter. Complex. Deliberately offensive to a whole lot of people. And just that little bit sweet.

 

Monte Alban mezcal--the cheap shite with the worm--as Cormac McCarthy. Mouth-filling seediness. Subtle as Judge Holden.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:46 AM

Brian Ferry is Gordon's. Although he'd prefer to be Tanqueray.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:51 AM

Bacardi White - the Ricky Martin of rums….


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Smoke and Oakum - the Keith Richard of rums.

Thinking Jack Sparrow's dad, here.

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#21 Adam George

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:30 AM

You overrate John Mayer. He's more like a perfectly decent mid-shelf blend, technically quite well-made if undistinguished, that suddenly got a garish, annoying ad campaign and irritating fans.

 

 

 

Oh, Chivas 12....


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:13 AM

Morissey = Cynar

 

The bitterest vegetable of all.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:00 PM

Someone needs to make a bitter melon amaro...



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

Someone needs to make a bitter melon amaro...

 

Blues band name.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

Blues band name.

 Obviously, a bitter melon amaro is Double Trouble.


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