Happy b-day! I didn't have my first legal drink until I was 24. I had quit drinking at 20 and just decided to have a drink on New Year's eve. Well, contrary to what the people of Alcoholics Anonymous* told me, I didn't go down in flames or anything. It's been 5 years and although I have gotten really drunk a few times, I've been ok. I usually drink gin martinis in the summer and manhattans in the winter. I still feel like a drunk when I get home from work at 8 AM and have a glass of booze from time to time :P.
Originally Posted by toirtis
My poisons of choice are absinthe and a good, 15+ year-old single-malt.
I'm currently working on a bottle of 18 year Glenleven single-malt. Good stuff!
On cheap vodka: Don't know if you've seen this yet, but here's
a humorous web page about a (not so) scientific experiment on filtering cheap vodka.
*There's a whole story behind it, I don't mean to offend friends of Bill W. or tell recovering alcoholics it's ok to drink. If you really need to know what that story is I'll be glad to tell you in a PM.