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lesliec

Spirits as rock stars

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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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Ditto Ron de Jeremy.

 

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


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

 

Sean Connery would be Clynlish: Smooth with rugged edges.


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Smith + Cross - the Tom Waits of rum

 

Or rather,

 

Tom Waits - the Smith + Cross of men

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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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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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Cabo Wabo: the David Lee Roth of tequilas.

 

Even here you come up behind, Sammy.

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Dubonnet = Carla Bruni


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

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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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Morissey = Cynar

 

The bitterest vegetable of all.

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Someone needs to make a bitter melon amaro...

 

Blues band name.

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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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