Single malt Scotch, preferably of Speyside origin, but there are fine choices from the outer Isles that don't go too far on the peat smoking. Macallan, 18-year, neat. A water back is honorable. You may also have 12-year Macallan in a bind, but it must be order with a certain brazen disregard for public opinion and then consumed with a certain angst.
reminds me of a drink my friends and I had To make it: go to the liquor store and buy the cheapest 66er (66 ounces) of scotch available. Divide the cost between you and 2 friends of your choice. Sit down with friends each sitting adjacent to one another at a table with the bottle of Scotch in the middle. Pass bottle around until bottle is empty. Then start discussing politics/sports. I call this drink method "Ignorant Opinion Rationalizer". We called it this because because no matter how ignorant, or opinionated we got, each one of us was sure that we had the correct opinion( the rationalized part of it ). A particularly good starting topic was "how unions have lost their effectiveness" if one of your friends is in a union or if you know that one of your friends is a soccer freak, you can start with "how hockey (or sport of your choice) is far superior to soccer." Personal attacks at your friends work well too. the only rule: no topic is off limits! We'd argue till the sun came up the next morning. Its a sure crowd pleaser. bottoms up, Jamie [ April 18, 2002: Message edited by: Jamie Robertson ]