Nov 26, 2006
I have the best family sometimes.
On Thursday, my sister needed some rum for her apple pie, and mentioned that she'd never tried straight rum before, so we gave her a little bit of rum to try, which was very entertaining to watch.
Last night, I'm not entirely sure how it started since I wasn't in the room, but for some reason my dad brought out a green drink that's basically Armenian moonshine and had us try it. That started a whole sequence where we poked through the liquor cabinet and pulled out everything we wanted to try and sampled it.
We ended up pouring samples of fifteen different liquors.
- Armenian moonshine
- Armenian brandy - The label on this was in Cyrillic, so I don't know what brand it was.
- Courvoisier VS cognac
- Hennessey cognac
- Napa valley cognac-like brandy - Since it's not made in France, it's not truly a cognac, but it's made in the same way as a cognac would be.
- Maker's Mark bourbon
- Calvados bourbon
- Peruvian pisco - Don't know the brand
- McCormick bourbon
- Early Times bourbon
- Jack Daniel's whiskey
- Canadian Club whiskey
- Seagram's Canadian whiskey
- Seagram's 7 whiskey
- Baileys Irish Cream - We all knew what Baileys tasted like, we just poured some because we wanted it.
After that, we finished off with tumbleweeds, which are ice cream, Kahlua, and white creme de cacao. Very tasty. Overall, my favorites were the Maker's Mark, Hennessey, McCormick, and Seagram's Canadian whiskey, plus of course Baileys. The Pisco and Armenian moonshine were easily the worst; those were incredibly harsh.
All in all, it was probably the most drinking I've ever done in one sitting. Once we were done, I had a good time annoying Coley and Melissa with my drunken ramblings in instant messages, which they seemed entertained by. I mentioned it to Kat and she thinks there should be a term akin to "drunken dialing" but for IMs, which seems reasonable.
I definitely should drink more often. For most folks the exact opposite is probably true, but I found that I don't really mind myself when drunk. I've always had this fear that if I got really drunk I'd become someone that I don't like, since I'm a very controlled person with lots of stuff I don't like that I've decided against being over the years. It turns out, though, I just do the same things I do when I'm tired (which generally means acting silly and childlike), with the added bonus of a slightly fuzzy feeling and a loss of motor control. It's actually pretty nice to know that I'm not some kind of angry or mean drunk.