Reading through Jack B's thread on "The Foods of WWII", which is excellent by the way, I glanced down at my glass and the thought hit me, We don't have a thread about 'Spirits'. So for what it's worth here it is. Like to hear others thoughts on what they prefer on those evenings where you can just kick back and contemplate life. I'm no way a connoisseur and tonight's beverage of choice being enjoyed from a bottle of Glenlivet. It is a bottle I got from my Uncle and is only uncorked occasionally - tonight being occasionally. Merle was more a Martini, Manhattan or Old Fashion guy and only kept a bottle of Vodka in the cabinet for those few friends who stopped by who "could stomach the stuff". I found this out when we visited him one year for his 92nd birthday. We would get him a "Good" bottle of the potato alcohol for his evening cocktail. After hauling a bottle of Grey Goose across two thirds of the country and the day before his big day, we brought up in casual conversation how he liked his Martini. Two shots Gin, a smidgen of dry Vermouth and one or two small ice-cubes. We asked about a Vodka Martini and he said, " Hate the stuff" ! Only keep it for others". The bottle of Grey Goose is down stairs, still unopened. Cheers !