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Old 15th Oct 2021, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
Stella is still called 'wife beater' round here. The one tthing I can't stand owing to past excess is Pernot. Can't be in the same room as it.
Used to (initially when I was 20 ish)
drink Pernod when we were unserviceable ( which wasn't uncommon in the sixties) at Istres. What I do remember was that to lessen the hangover I drank water which seemed to put me back to where I'd been the night previously ie pi$$ed !

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Old 15th Oct 2021, 20:50
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Southern Comfort is the one I can’t go near. Not since the unfortunate events following the 202 Sqn Christmas do in 1986….

Any officers who were serving at Brawdy at the time, and who lived-in, may well be aware of it…
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:23
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The Queen has apparently been advised to give up alcohol by her doctors, purely as a precaution. I wonder, were she privy to this section of the conversation, which particular tipple she would admit to avoiding for ever more...?

Speaking of which, how did we manage to enter some sort of parallel universe where instead of imagining shortages we are now comparing excesses? Was it some sort of Event Horizon (involving a toilet bowl)?
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:25
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Originally Posted by NRU74 View Post
Used to (initially when I was 20 ish)
drink Pernod when we were unserviceable ( which wasn't uncommon in the sixties) at Istres. What I do remember was that to lessen the hangover I drank water which seemed to put me back to where I'd been the night previously ie pi$$ed !
I was horribly ill after a night drinking Carling Black Label with Pernod chasers. Haven't touched Pernod since. Whether it was actually that or the carbonated pee that was Black Label I will never know.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:35
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Who's going to bring up Watney's Red Barrel?

Perhaps I should rephrase that...
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:47
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There was worse ....Watney's Starlight !
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:55
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Cross the road to avoid 'Newkie Brown' or commercial rum. Navy rum, on the other hand, is an elixir Actually so , when administered by Ricky Windon under a screamingly hot shower at CFS(H) on my first wet winching in Holyhead harbour. The old style 'ventile' immersion suit was a sieve and my core temperature had become 'interesting'. The hot water got the blood moving and the Navy rum restored the will to live !
One other avoid (possibly now banned under the Harmful Substances Act) ... Merrydown - for those unaware of it, - don't ask ! For those who know of it - no need to ask !
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:01
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I squandered two days of a two-week Jamaican second honeymoon back in 1977. The demon rum. Hangover from Hell. Just thinking about it nauseates me!

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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:14
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Who's going to bring up Watney's Red Barrel?

Perhaps I should rephrase that...
Graffiti seen on wall in a pub in the Midlands in my youth:

'Drinking Watney's Red Barrel is like making love in a punt, f***ing close to water'.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:17
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the old ones are the best, and that is one of the oldest
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:27
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
One other avoid (possibly now banned under the Harmful Substances Act) ... Merrydown - for those unaware of it, - don't ask ! For those who know of it - no need to ask !
Strewth! I'd completely forgotten Merrydown. Having had a quick Goog, I'm astonished to read that the company still lives and produces the stuff, well, something, anyway.

Damn rough going down (well, the first half pint or so) but a damn sight rougher coming up.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:42
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Think I've escaped any encounters with Merrydown, can't recall ever seeing it on tap or boxed in a pub... bottled in supermarkets, yes.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:57
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Back in the day a pals party was running short of alcohol so I decided to get stuck into some of his fathers bottled Worthington white shield.

Nil by mouth for a week.

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Old 16th Oct 2021, 00:07
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My worst experience - red wine and vodka, on a 50:50 basis.
God, I was ill. Never drunk vodka since, but seem to have overcome any red wine prejudice.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 01:09
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As a student at RAF Shawbury I made some extra strong home brewed bitter beer to my own recipe and held a house party. To begin with, no one wanted to try it but my next door neighbour already had and persuaded others to try half a pint. It soon proved far more popular than the commercial stuff we also had on offer. By midnight it had long gone and there were people lying on their backs on my front lawn, unable to walk home.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 03:29
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Does anyone admit to having drunk "White Lightning" cider ? Thankfully, now withdrawn from sale it needed to be consumed sitting on a bench in a park or shopping precinct whilst dressed in fake Burberry clothing.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 11:40
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
The Queen has apparently been advised to give up alcohol by her doctors, purely as a precaution. I wonder, were she privy to this section of the conversation, which particular tipple she would admit to avoiding for ever more...?
I observe Her Majesty, unlike her son, has avoided the dreaded 'rona by sanitising internally. Must be some high quality health advice she has received.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 11:51
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Personal drinking tale was at a party at college I managed to consume:-

2 pints of bitter (probably Red Barrel)
2 Pints cider (not sure what brand)
1 bottle (large lemonade size) of Draught English Sherry.

Then took 2 days to get out of bed.

The odd thing is although I know what did the damage (i.e. the draught sherry) I have never drunk cider from that day to this (and I live in Somerset).
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 11:59
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I remember Red Barrel varying enormously from pub to pub - which it theoretically shouldn't have done. In one or two places in Chelmsford it was quite palatable. Then they changed to Starlight - at that stage 'Watney' became an acronym for 'Weaker And Tastes Nastier Every Year.'

The one that has caught me out two times is Theakston's Old Peculiar - half a pint and I'm 'praying to the porcelain god' for some reason. Tennant's (Leeds and Sheffield breweries - not the Scottish one) was a beautiful creamy pint with a good taste. Then they were bought in about early 1965 by Whitbread and the quality went to hell in a handbasket - their pubs served Whitbread Tankard from Cheltenham, That was pretty well on a par with Starlight....
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 12:32
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Originally Posted by radeng View Post
I remember Red Barrel varying enormously from pub to pub - which it theoretically shouldn't have done. In one or two places in Chelmsford it was quite palatable. Then they changed to Starlight - at that stage 'Watney' became an acronym for 'Weaker And Tastes Nastier Every Year.'

The one that has caught me out two times is Theakston's Old Peculiar - half a pint and I'm 'praying to the porcelain god' for some reason. Tennant's (Leeds and Sheffield breweries - not the Scottish one) was a beautiful creamy pint with a good taste. Then they were bought in about early 1965 by Whitbread and the quality went to hell in a handbasket - their pubs served Whitbread Tankard from Cheltenham, That was pretty well on a par with Starlight....
And thus CAMRA was born .................
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