Well known spirit or cheap spirit.

@jugsjugs (13045)
November 25, 2009 2:43pm CST
Do you always buy the brand names or cheaper makes as in shops own make spirits? I tend to buy the shops own if it is alot cheaper as it seems to taste all the same.
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@hvedra (1623)
26 Nov 09
It depends how I'm drinking it or using it. If I'm making a fruit liquer then it doens't matter and I'll buy the best value as it will end up tasting of the fruit anyway. For mixers cheap is usually okay. For drinking neat then I might go for something in particular especially single malt whisky because those are very distinctive flavours which only an idiot would spoil with a mixer!
@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
26 Nov 09
i usually by the cheaper spirits because spirits are going to taste like spirits. my mum, though, makes home made baileys and she always uses a reasonably expensive scotch as she feels it makes a better baileys - especially when she is giving it as a christmas present.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I never tasted a spirit. But what I buy for gifts ranges in quality depending on the taste of the recipient. Some of my friends are not as particular as others. And then, a few, like me do not imbibe, so they get something else altogether.
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@Hatley (163748)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Nov 09
hi jugsjugs sometimes we buy the shops own and other times we buy our favorite name brand as we do know what we like and we don't do it often so it has to be really special. We like to have spirits only on special occasions so it has to be really good for me.
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@Hatley (163748)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 09
hi jugsjugs thanks so much for the best response always fun to get one. [[emm]
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@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
28 Nov 09
My husband and I don't drink all that frequently, so we tend to buy only the brands that we like. This doesn't necessarily mean that we are buying the well-known or more expensive brands, but rather the brands that we've become comfortable with over the period of our drinking lives. For example, neither of us cares for Absolut Vodka although we both like vodka, we instead opt for Skyy vodka. When it comes to rum we prefer Bacardi.
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@celticeagle (115442)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov 09
No, I buy the ones I like whether they are of the expensive brand or cheaper. I try different ones at a shop we have now that has all kinds from all over the country. I have found some very interesting ones. It has been a while since I got any. Maybe I will for New Year's Eve. Hmmm? I will give that some thought.
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Nov 09
I used to buy the cheaper ones. My friends who used to travel especially from HongKong they sell signature shirts for a lower cost. I think it's not the cost of the shirt or item that matters but it's how you carry it--cheap or expensive. Be confident!
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
26 Nov 09
When we did buy spirit many years ago we would buy brand name spirit. We would buy a big bottle as it would last a long time so we figured it was cheaper then buy a small brand name bottle.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I do the same
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• Philippines
25 Nov 09
i agree with you that they all seem to taste the same, the spirits that are sold by brands compared to the spirits that are brewed by the shops. the all have the same effect on me. the drinks that the shops brew or distill are at a lower price so i will simply buy that kind of drink than that of a brand name spirit.
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• Canada
1 Dec 09
There is a local brand of vodka that my husband likes, but when it comes to specialty things like Croatian plum brandy, I like a certain brand. Then again Croatian plum brandy is hard to find around here, so there are nott that many brands available, and certainly not a store brand. LOL