Responses to Imbibers 100
So far the response to the Imbibers 100 has be interesting, and opinionated, of course. A few forums have jumped in and started plucking away at the choices. As per one uptight poster "Sauternes AND Chateau d'Yquem?" My response is but of course, if you don't know what the bottom tastes like, how can you ever appreciate the finest? Same reason I added Bud. Even though I haven't actually chugged a Bud, I've had enough macrobrew (Blue, Canadian, etc.). Just because drinks are the same style doesn't mean they are the same. Taste can be, and should be, an exercise in contrast.
I never trust someone who claims to only drink microbrewed beer and single malt scotch, and states overwhelmingly that they are better than macrobrew and blended. Why? Again, appreciation is having the understanding of taste range. Plus, we always have to factor in a persons preferences, heritage and genetics (non, normal and super tasters).
Of the responses, Ting, Wray & Nephew Overproof and Clamato seem to be high on the list of something everyone should try.
Now the most controversial item was Buckley's Cough Syrup. For those who have tried it, they would laugh, so maybe it was a location / inside joke. Why didn't I get the memo that humour had died on the Internet?
Overall, a fun little experiment. Keeping it to 100 seems to provoke discussion. The list could easily go to 1000, but that would be no fun.