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'Subpoena Colada': DC Bars Open Early And Offer Specials For Impeachment Hearings

 

Washington Examiner

by Zachary Halaschak

November 13, 2019 10:14 AM

 

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Bars and restaurants across Washington, D.C., are cashing in on the impeachment hearings against President Trump, opening both their establishments and their bottles.

 

The first public impeachment hearings begin Wednesday morning with testimony from Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. After weeks of closed-door testimony, a bevy of figures are expected to testify openly during the public phase of the investigation.

 

Duffy’s Irish Pub will be serving special drinks named the “Subpoena Colada” and “James and the Giant Impeachment,” according to the Hill. The restaurant boasts eight large TVs for patrons to watch the hearings as they imbibe on the bar’s “happy hearing hours” deals, featuring $5 rail drinks and $2 off wine and beer.

 

Hawk ‘n’ Dove will open at 10 a.m. to air the hearings. In addition to all of the bar's TVs tuning in to what is happening on Capitol Hill, the locale will serve its happy hour menu all day.

 

Union Pub opens at 9:50 a.m. and will feature specials that play off an "im'peach'ment" theme. The peach-flavored cocktails will be available for $7 apiece and include “Impeachment Please,” a drink that contains peach-flavored Jim Beam, orange bitters, and simple syrup. Another drink, “I got 99 Problems but Impeachment Ain’t One” contains Sobieski peach vodka, orange juice, peach Schnapps, Sprite, and lemon libation.

 

The pub will also be serving $15 Budweiser and Bud Light buckets.

 

*snip*

 

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gravelrash

Peach-flavored Jim Beam? May the spirit of Jacob Beam haunt your asses until you have to answer to a higher proof for your sins.

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Dean Adam Smithee

Peach-flavored Jim Beam? May the spirit of Jacob Beam haunt your asses until you have to answer to a higher proof for your sins.

 

Being IN Georgia - The Peach State - I've tried it; it's not as awful as you might think. But not really a "favorite" either. Put a gun to my head and tell me I *have* to drink a flavored bourbon, I could live with Jim Beam "Maple", for at least a bit. It's not the flavor that bothers me but the fact that most are sickening sweet.

 

Only ONE flavored spirits I really "like": From ~Thanksgiving every year until it's gone, Smirnoff releases a limited quantity of "peppermint twist" vodka. Last year, I wanted at least half a dozen bottles on hand for a holiday party; Swear to god, I had to go to at least 20 different liquor stores in the Atlanta area to get enough.

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MontyPython

Aw c'mon, like Beam was some sort of "great" or "inviolable" bourbon in the first place? Meh, it's bourbon for people who grab the first thing they see on the shelf.

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gravelrash

Being IN Georgia - The Peach State - I've tried it; it's not as awful as you might think. But not really a "favorite" either. Put a gun to my head and tell me I *have* to drink a flavored bourbon, I could live with Jim Beam "Maple", for at least a bit. It's not the flavor that bothers me but the fact that most are sickening sweet.

 

Only ONE flavored spirits I really "like": From ~Thanksgiving every year until it's gone, Smirnoff releases a limited quantity of "peppermint twist" vodka. Last year, I wanted at least half a dozen bottles on hand for a holiday party; Swear to god, I had to go to at least 20 different liquor stores in the Atlanta area to get enough.

 

I am not a whiskey drinker except for Scotch. Sip a shot of The Glenlivet now and then. Fruit flavored whiskey is wrong. Mixing is different. There was a bar outside of Saint Louis that I can't remember the name that served "The Original CBG" - Coke, Beam and Goobers. The bartender said that no one over 22 would order it.

 

Vodka and I are not friends. Especially bottom shelf Smirnoff. In high school, we used to hold a lighter to a Jolly Rancher or a Starburst and let it drip into a 750 ml with a Dr. Pepper chaser.

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Dean Adam Smithee

Aw c'mon, like Beam was some sort of "great" or "inviolable" bourbon in the first place? Meh, it's bourbon for people who grab the first thing they see on the shelf.

 

Disagree. Beam is at least palatable. if I had to "rank" bourbons:

 

#1 - "Woodford reserve". Yeah, I know, controversial. Not as smooth as it could be, but I happen to like that it has a bit of a "bite", as its a bit heavy on the rye.

 

#2 - "Ancient Age". Surprisingly good for the price point. Not just me but ranked highly on most reviews. Sucks that apparently not available in Ga. (Sucks also that I can't get Passport scotch in GA either, last one I smuggled in from FLA).

 

#3 - "Jim Beam". Yeah, okay, it's adequate. But it's a whole lot more fun to smuggle in another brand from across state lines; it just adds something to the taste. :)

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MontyPython

Disagree. Beam is at least palatable. if I had to "rank" bourbons:

 

#1 - "Woodford reserve". Yeah, I know, controversial. Not as smooth as it could be, but I happen to like that it has a bit of a "bite", as its a bit heavy on the rye.

 

#2 - "Ancient Age". Surprisingly good for the price point. Not just me but ranked highly on most reviews. Sucks that apparently not available in Ga. (Sucks also that I can't get Passport scotch in GA either, last one I smuggled in from FLA).

 

#3 - "Jim Beam". Yeah, okay, it's adequate. But it's a whole lot more fun to smuggle in another brand from across state lines; it just adds something to the taste. :)

 

Well we definitely have "Woodford Reserve" in common. I'd never heard of it until last April. That's when JerryL & his wife came to visit on my birthday, and gave me a bottle of "Woodford Reserve" for my b-day present. GOOD stuff. But of course that was way last April. That bottle was emptied long ago, LOL.

 

As for the rest - You mean certain distillery/brands are still illegal in some places? If so, then I acknowledge myself incredibly naive for a guy who drinks as much as I do.

 

:blush:

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Ticked@TinselTown

I was given a bottle of Peach Crown Royal as a housewarming gift...

 

Perhaps I should do some shots while informing the Dims what I think of their dog and pony show...

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Bookdoc

Well we definitely have "Woodford Reserve" in common. I'd never heard of it until last April. That's when JerryL & his wife came to visit on my birthday, and gave me a bottle of "Woodford Reserve" for my b-day present. GOOD stuff. But of course that was way last April. That bottle was emptied long ago, LOL.

 

As for the rest - You mean certain distillery/brands are still illegal in some places? If so, then I acknowledge myself incredibly naive for a guy who drinks as much as I do.

 

:blush:

While I am more into Scotch than Bourbon, my wife and daughter are big fans and have tried a number of them. Their standard is Knob Creek with Angel's Envy as the upgrade when available.

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MontyPython

While I am more into Scotch than Bourbon, my wife and daughter are big fans and have tried a number of them. Their standard is Knob Creek with Angel's Envy as the upgrade when available.

 

I like scotch too. Ever try Laphroaig? It's the best scotch I've ever had, but also the most expensive.

 

B)

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corporal_little

Disagree. Beam is at least palatable. if I had to "rank" bourbons:

 

#1 - "Woodford reserve". Yeah, I know, controversial. Not as smooth as it could be, but I happen to like that it has a bit of a "bite", as its a bit heavy on the rye.

 

#2 - "Ancient Age". Surprisingly good for the price point. Not just me but ranked highly on most reviews. Sucks that apparently not available in Ga. (Sucks also that I can't get Passport scotch in GA either, last one I smuggled in from FLA).

 

#3 - "Jim Beam". Yeah, okay, it's adequate. But it's a whole lot more fun to smuggle in another brand from across state lines; it just adds something to the taste. :)

If these are your top 3, you shouldn’t be ranking bourbons....

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zurg

If these are your top 3, you shouldn’t be ranking bourbons....

I was wondering how to answer him, but you took care of it...perfect

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JerryL

Well we definitely have "Woodford Reserve" in common. I'd never heard of it until last April. That's when JerryL & his wife came to visit on my birthday, and gave me a bottle of "Woodford Reserve" for my b-day present. GOOD stuff. But of course that was way last April. That bottle was emptied long ago, LOL.

 

As for the rest - You mean certain distillery/brands are still illegal in some places? If so, then I acknowledge myself incredibly naive for a guy who drinks as much as I do.

 

:blush:

I need to pass by and see you again, then. Someone already mentioned it but will bring Knob Creek next time.

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corporal_little

I was wondering how to answer him, but you took care of it...perfect

To be faaaiiirrr.... Woodford is really good. Especially the Double Oak.

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MontyPython

I need to pass by and see you again, then. Someone already mentioned it but will bring Knob Creek next time.

 

YES PLEASE come by for another visit! But it's not necessary to bring anything. It's the visit we'd look forward to, not the booze.

 

:coolshades:

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Severian

I like scotch too. Ever try Laphroaig? It's the best scotch I've ever had, but also the most expensive.

 

B)

While I love Laphroaig, it's a loooong way from being the most expensive.

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bigpapa

I like scotch too. Ever try Laphroaig? It's the best scotch I've ever had, but also the most expensive.

 

B)

That's my favorite, particularly if I have a cigar in my other hand.

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Dean Adam Smithee

Well we definitely have "Woodford Reserve" in common. I'd never heard of it until last April. That's when JerryL & his wife came to visit on my birthday, and gave me a bottle of "Woodford Reserve" for my b-day present. GOOD stuff. But of course that was way last April. That bottle was emptied long ago, LOL.

 

As for the rest - You mean certain distillery/brands are still illegal in some places? If so, then I acknowledge myself incredibly naive for a guy who drinks as much as I do.

 

:blush:

 

Not illegal, per se, but a quirk of Georgia's distribution laws. Retailers can't order directly from the producer, they MUST buy from a distributor. The distributors are private businesses who can choose what labels to carry and at what price...but each distributor also has a State-controlled "monopoly" within their territory; everyone who "dispenses" liquor from private clubs to bars/restaurants to liquor stores are required to buy from that one distributor at a price that the distributor has filed with the state. (Heck, if your club runs out of a particular bottle you can't just send someone to the liquor store to get another, you're required to buy from only that one distributor.)

 

Bottom line is that if that (1) local distributor doesn't handle that label, you're out of luck. You can't even special order it if it's not on the price list they've filed with the state.

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MontyPython

While I love Laphroaig, it's a loooong way from being the most expensive.

 

I'm sure that's true. I simply meant it's the most expensive I've ever had. Lemme tell ya the story (try not to fall asleep, LOL):

 

I was performing a few years ago at a VERY fancy, expensive restaurant/bar. WAY outta my league, price-wise. But price didn't matter because I was just the entertainer, being paid to perform there. I wasn't planning to spend any money there, eat anything, drink anything, etc. But during one of my 15-minute breaks between sets there was a patron who insisted on buying me a drink. He was really impressed with the show and simply wouldn't take no for an answer. Well I'm a usually a beer drinker, but didn't have time to drink a whole beer (WA state law says you can't bring an alcoholic drink onstage), so I said "OK, how 'bout a quick shot of scotch?"

 

He bought me a shot of Laphroaig. As soon as I drank it I realized it was the best scotch I'd ever had. Naturally I was expecting "well" scotch (you know, the cheap crap they sell in their cheapest drinks), but this stuff was GREAT. So I said something like "Damn that's good! Hey bartender, how 'bout one more?" The bartender brought me another and said "That'll be twenty dollars."

 

EXCUSE ME? Twenty dollars for a single shot of scotch?? Are you freaking kidding me?? That's when I learned that Laphroaig is great stuff, but WAY beyond my ability to pay for it.

 

 

That's my favorite, particularly if I have a cigar in my other hand.

 

Yup, great stuff.

 

 

Not illegal, per se, but a quirk of Georgia's distribution laws. Retailers can't order directly from the producer, they MUST buy from a distributor. The distributors are private businesses who can choose what labels to carry and at what price...but each distributor also has a State-controlled "monopoly" within their territory; everyone who "dispenses" liquor from private clubs to bars/restaurants to liquor stores are required to buy from that one distributor at a price that the distributor has filed with the state. (Heck, if your club runs out of a particular bottle you can't just send someone to the liquor store to get another, you're required to buy from only that one distributor.)

 

Bottom line is that if that (1) local distributor doesn't handle that label, you're out of luck. You can't even special order it if it's not on the price list they've filed with the state.

 

What a stupid law.

 

B)

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Dean Adam Smithee

If these are your top 3, you shouldn’t be ranking bourbons....

 

Well, those are "My" rankings and for a reason: I believe in keeping (2) bourbons on hand. A "good" bourbon for special occasions, and a "regular" bourbon.

 

For a "good" bourbon, Woodford Reserve is "MY" choice. Yeah, I know, there are others just as good or perhaps even better at the same price point of $30-ish. If I'm giving a gift and I don't know their preference, it's usually Knob Creek because I know some don't like Woodford plus Knob Creek usually has nice gift sets during the holiday season.

 

For something one shelf down - a "house" bourbon, so to speak - for mixed drinks or for pouring at functions, IMHO Ancient Age is the best in that category. Jim Beam if I must. Hence #2 and #3 on my list.

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corporal_little

Well, those are "My" rankings and for a reason: I believe in keeping (2) bourbons on hand. A "good" bourbon for special occasions, and a "regular" bourbon.

 

For a "good" bourbon, Woodford Reserve is "MY" choice. Yeah, I know, there are others just as good or perhaps even better at the same price point of $30-ish. If I'm giving a gift and I don't know their preference, it's usually Knob Creek because I know some don't like Woodford plus Knob Creek usually has nice gift sets during the holiday season.

 

For something one shelf down - a "house" bourbon, so to speak - for mixed drinks or for pouring at functions, IMHO Ancient Age is the best in that category. Jim Beam if I must. Hence #2 and #3 on my list.

 

Woodford is middle of the road.

 

If you want to get a good bourbon that's actually the same price or less than Woodford, try some of these:

 

1. Buffalo Trace

2. Weller

3. Balconies

4. TX (straight or blend)

5. Makers Mark

6. Four Roses

 

If you want to spend a bit more money - go with one of these:

 

1. Whistle Pig

2. Old Forester 1920

3. Blantons (if you can find it)

4. Eagle Rare

5. Henry McKenna 10yr - bottled in bond

6. Weller 12

 

And the best cheap whiskeys are (IMHO):

1. Evan Williams

2. Texas Ranger

3. Old Forester 86

4. Wild Turkey 101

5. And yeah.....Jim Beam.

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Severian

Damn Monty, 20 a shot?!?! Then again, I've never ordered it out, always out of my own bottle at home. 80 bucks a bottle may seem like a lot, but not compared with 20 bucks a shot!!! Cripes.

 

No wonder I drink at home!

 

Lately, since I did try it at a bar/restaurant, I've been enjoying Vespers. From the Bond book/movie Casino Royale. Three measures of gin, one of vodka, half a measure of Lilet, with a lemon peel. Served very cold.

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MontyPython

Damn Monty, 20 a shot?!?! Then again, I've never ordered it out, always out of my own bottle at home. 80 bucks a bottle may seem like a lot, but not compared with 20 bucks a shot!!! Cripes.

 

No wonder I drink at home!

 

Well as I said, it was a really fancy place, way beyond my means if I was going somewhere to eat or drink. The kind of place that would charge $12 for the very same bottle of beer that sells for $4.50 at the biker bar down the street, LOL. So if you could find Laphroaig at the biker bar down the street, I'm sure it would be much cheaper. Trouble is, only fancy-schmancy places serve Laphroaig.

 

 

Lately, since I did try it at a bar/restaurant, I've been enjoying Vespers. From the Bond book/movie Casino Royale. Three measures of gin, one of vodka, half a measure of Lilet, with a lemon peel. Served very cold.

 

Ewww...And I don't even know what "Lilet" is...

 

Just gimme a beer or a glass of whiskey, scotch or rum.

 

(Maybe a tiny splash of seltzer if it's really cheap crappy whiskey/scotch/rum. Helps take the "paint-thinner" edge off.)

 

:yes:

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Woodford is middle of the road.

 

If you want to get a good bourbon that's actually the same price or less than Woodford, try some of these:

 

1. Buffalo Trace

2. Weller

3. Balconies

4. TX (straight or blend)

5. Makers Mark

6. Four Roses

 

If you want to spend a bit more money - go with one of these:

 

1. Whistle Pig

2. Old Forester 1920

3. Blantons (if you can find it)

4. Eagle Rare

5. Henry McKenna 10yr - bottled in bond

6. Weller 12

 

And the best cheap whiskeys are (IMHO):

1. Evan Williams

2. Texas Ranger

3. Old Forester 86

4. Wild Turkey 101

5. And yeah.....Jim Beam.

 

 

No Old Grand Dad on the affordable list? If you haven't had it, you're missing out. The bonded and the 114 proof are both way better than their price point should allow.

 

Blantons on the other hand is the most delicious thing I've ever drank. Also comes in a bottle worth keeping on your shelf after draining it. I got a bottle last Christmas and just finished it last week.

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corporal_little

No Old Grand Dad on the affordable list? If you haven't had it, you're missing out. The bonded and the 114 proof are both way better than their price point should allow.

 

Blantons on the other hand is the most delicious thing I've ever drank. Also comes in a bottle worth keeping on your shelf after draining it. I got a bottle last Christmas and just finished it last week.

Haven't had Old Grand Dad.

 

I'm sitting here looking at a bottle of Blanton's in my office right now....it's unfortunately empty.... however..... I think you can fill up a Blanton's bottle with Buffalo Trace and 99% of people wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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