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Discussion in 'The Human Condition' started by rynner2, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. rynner2

    rynner2 Great Old One

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    Another Westcountry gin I'd never heard of:
    This Devon-made gin has just been named the best in the WORLD!
    By RA_Herald | Posted: May 18, 2017

    A Devon-based gin firm is officially the best in the world.

    Salcombe Distilling Company, based in South Devon, won two awards at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017, one of the most prestigious spirit events in the world.

    The company, who produce Salcombe Gin, won first place in both the World Spirit Competition and the Beverage Testing Institute awards.

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    Salcombe Gin co-founders Angus Lugsdin and Howard Davies

    Co-founder Angus Lugsdin said: "We are ecstatic our Gin is now being recognised internationally, an incredible accolade after all the hard work of the past year.
    "Our main objective is to produce an exceptional hand crafted gin and we strive for perfection in every step of the process.
    These awards are a real testament to our ethos and hardworking team in Salcombe, Devon."

    The company, who create Salcombe Gin, beat 2,252 other spirit entries from all corners of the globe to claim first place in the World Spirit Competition. :D
    In addition, the Beverage Testing Institute in America has awarded Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' a Platinum Medal adding to their ever increasing and now international collection of awards.

    Powered by the Beverage Testing Institute, the Tastings.com International Review of Spirits is America's oldest annual international spirits competition and has been operated objectively for 24 years.
    Salcombe Gin was described as 'superlative' and was awarded the highest possible rating with a score of 96/100.

    etc...

    http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/it-...in-the-world/story-30340798-detail/story.html

    Start Point is a famous English Channel headland to the east of Salcombe harbour.
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    The Queen Mum informs me that she still prefers Gordons and Cork Dry Gin.

    Sent from my iOuija.
     
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  3. rynner2

    rynner2 Great Old One

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    Well, she would never have tried Salcombe gin, as it only went into production last year! :p

    (Unless spirits have access to spirits...:rolleyes:)
     
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    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    They do! At least, the part that evaporates is known as "the angels' share!' :)
     
  5. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    44% proof. Not enough to prove that spirits exist, sorry.
     
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    CarlosTheDJ Justified & Ancient

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    Furtwangler v2.0 is upon us!

    It's a potent beast - "rocket fuel" was the first thing that sprang to mind. I was trollied after two pints.

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    David Plankton Justified & Ancient

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    Do you know the alcohol content? You can get a device to measure it. If not, could you guess it? About-ish.
     
  8. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    One is reminded of the Goodies' "Lager Free Alcohol" sketch...
     
  9. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Do more 'in the mouth' testing. That'll tell you the alcohol content. :drink:
     
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    CarlosTheDJ Justified & Ancient

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    I've measured it all right - it's between 9 and 10% :revelry:
     
  11. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    The favourite drink of orangemen & their supporters seems to be Buckfast.

    But the money from that goes to the Monks!

    And a percentage of that goes to the Vatican!

    Francis sends his thanks!
     
  12. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    I've got a feeling there's going to be a well-advertised auction of some very well aged Madeira ...

    SOURCE: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-10-15-40-41
     
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    skinny _.~~Blackstar~~._

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    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    I learned how to make a Baby Guinness yesterday ... it's the same method as making an Irish coffee but the ingredients are different ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Guinness

    ... one customer went a bit mental after slamming a few so I had to get him out of the bar .. I was doing a good job of it until a barmaids boyfriend grabbed the bloke by the arm and through him through the air onto the pavement outside .. fortunately I'd opened both doors already because I thought the customer might punch me. It's a tasty drink though.
     
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  15. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Wow, this bar you work in sounds a bit rough.
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    I bet Swifty keeps a baseball bat under the counter.
     
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    skinny _.~~Blackstar~~._

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    I bet he doesn't.




    ..... Cricket bat maybe.
     
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  18. Heckler

    Heckler The unspeakable mass

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    Swifty is so nails he once barred Chuck Norris for farting at the bar.
     
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  19. Coal

    Coal Sure, we're all wrong. Makes complete sense.

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    I keep my cricket bat for no other reason...plus it has just the right curve to the blade, suggesting many balls hit the middle. So Swifty's not borrowing it.
     
  20. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    We used to have a hockey stick behind the counter at my last job but I never had to use it ... or have a fight with anyone .. I'd just crash them a fag and go for an unsanctioned break with them instead and talk to them nicely and listen ..
     
  21. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I call :BS: on that. If Chuck Norris farted, there wouldn't be a bar left afterwards.
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    I'm posting this here because before it's over this discovery might portend the next evolutionary leap in alcohol usage ...

    FULL STORY: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40899192
     
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    So that's why they are useless at remembering stuff :)
     
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    Hang on - yoghurt for breakfast?.. Is that even allowed in this country? There are standards we should adhere to..
     
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    True. Whisky marmalade would be far more British...or opiated kedgeree for those mornings when you're hankering after an Anglo-Indian vibe.
     
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    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Surely Guinness flavoured Marmite would be the ultimate British flavoured spread?.
     
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    Yep, that could work: it's all yeast. Any food technologists out there - Swifty has thrown down the gauntlet. I'll be happy to try it as part of the market research.
     
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    Marmite is a concentrate of Brewers' yeast and started out as a by-product of brewing. Guinness flavoured Marmite wold in effect infusing the beer back into the yeast extract - at a guess it'd taste like.......Marmite, but be a bit runnier.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    That'd be exactly like Tesco's yeast spread.
     
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