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help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby Rockefeller » 17 Jul 2012, 23:59

Hello friends,

A buddy of mine loves his hard liquor - the stronger the better. I'd like to bring him a souvenir from this good nation. Would anyone know what the strongest liquor they have here is? I myself would also love to try a good strong formosan drink, so you'll be doing us both favors.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby kaikai34 » 18 Jul 2012, 00:13

Jin Men Gao Liang 58% or 116 proof.

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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby xtrain » 18 Jul 2012, 11:23

kaikai34 wrote:Jin Men Gao Liang 58% or 116 proof.

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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby finley » 18 Jul 2012, 11:39

Yep, that's the stuff you want if you're not concerned about what it tastes like. IMHO is it absolutely f-ing vile. You can't even mix it - it still tastes vile. Although thinking about it, it might go well with 蠻牛.

I've had better brands, which are much more drinkable. Unfortunately I can't remember what they are (no explanation needed, I assume).

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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby Icon » 18 Jul 2012, 11:43

Maybe a bit of kavalan whisky?
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=108061&hilit=kavalan
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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby kaikai34 » 18 Jul 2012, 16:35

Icon wrote:Maybe a bit of kavalan whisky?
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=108061&hilit=kavalan


Noooooooooooo!!!!!!

It's overpriced and it sucks. For the same price you could get a bottle of 15 or 18 year old single malt scotch. If you get a chance, try it before buying. You will be severely disappointed for the amount you'll be paying.
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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby Icon » 18 Jul 2012, 16:42

kaikai34 wrote:
Icon wrote:Maybe a bit of kavalan whisky?
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=108061&hilit=kavalan


Noooooooooooo!!!!!!

It's overpriced and it sucks. For the same price you could get a bottle of 15 or 18 year old single malt scotch. If you get a chance, try it before buying. You will be severely disappointed for the amount you'll be paying.


Well, he's considering Gaoliang, anyways. :lol:
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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby sandman » 18 Jul 2012, 16:48

I don't think it sucks at all, nor do the people I've brought bottles back for in the past. (I'm Scottish, and used to live on the Speyside whisky trail. :wink: ) The consensus is that it is a very nice whisky. No doubt that it is definitely extremely overpriced, though. For the same money, you can get many different premium aged single malts here. But as a one-off novelty item, its not half bad. I'd go for that over any kind of kaoliang.
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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 18 Jul 2012, 16:55

There are also a bunch of different whiskeys and such you can pick up at the Handicraft Centre near Tai-Da Uni Hospital Station. Smaller bottles so you can give him a range. I remember one whiskey actually tasted like a good rum. :lol:
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Re: help: hard liquor in taiwan

Postby Rockefeller » 24 Jul 2012, 03:20

thanks fellas for all your input, much appreciated! :thumbsup:
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