Updated Booze Selection

Old Sep 2, 11, 8:29 pm
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Updated Booze Selection

Just looking at a Hemispheres at the moment, and it looks like they've standardized the booze between the two airlines.

SPECIALTY
Salvador's Margarita $7
Trader Vic's Mai Tai $9

BEER $6
Bud, Miller Lite, Heineken

WINE $7
House Red/White
Sparkling (Int'l only)

SPIRITS $7
Absolut Vodka
Bacardi Rum
Bombay Sapphire
Canadian Club Whisky
Dewar's Scotch
Jack Daniels
Jim Beam

LIQUEURS $7
Baileys
Courvosier VSOP

OTHER (Int'l) $7
Crown Royal
DiSaronno Amaretto*
Glenlivet Scotch
Grand Marnier
Kahlua*

*Also avail. domestic F/C, but not Y.

I'm pleased with the vodka upgrade and the best of both gin coming over. Looks like they might have done right on this one. Downside is the higher mai tai pricing. Not a scotch or whisky drinker, so I can't comment on what was before or is now.

Best part is "Alcoholic beverages are available on most flights. Complimentary in premium cabins. Priced as shown in economy cabin."
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Old Sep 2, 11, 8:31 pm
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looks like all the $tirrings are gone. I guess CO decided to go with your advice and just ditch them.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 8:34 pm
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Looks like a slight upgrade but the Scotch/Bourbon choice is still no good...why can't they do what DL does and offer Woodford Reserve as a decent Bourbon...

Oh well...wishful thinking...
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Old Sep 2, 11, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
I'm pleased with the vodka upgrade
Absolut is not an upgrade from anything other than Fleischman's IMO. It was Finlandia or Smirnoff before, right? I'd rather either of those over Absolut.

Guess I'll be running them out of rum on a regular basis now.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Absolut is not an upgrade from anything other than Fleischman's IMO. It was Finlandia or Smirnoff before, right? I'd rather either of those over Absolut.
I think it was Skyy (CO) and Finlandia (UA). Absolut is a definite upgrade from Skyy and a minor upgrade from Finlandia in my book.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:01 pm
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This sucks!! I absolutely HATE Absolute vodka. this destroys my screwdrivers, bloody marys, white russians and vodka sodas. Skky is much better. Finlandia would have been nice. damn damn damn.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
I think it was Skyy (CO) and Finlandia (UA). Absolut is a definite upgrade from Skyy and a minor upgrade from Finlandia in my book.
Yes it was Skyy/Finlandia. Absolut is an improvement. I'd like to see some better whisky/scotch - at least Johnny Walker Black for international and Red for domestic.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by BryanIAH View Post
Yes it was Skyy/Finlandia. Absolut is an improvement. I'd like to see some better whisky/scotch - at least Johnny Walker Black for international and Red for domestic.
I agree with you on Johnny Walker although I'd like Blue for Intl F.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:13 pm
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I think UA used to have Chivas for intl which is a shame to see it go as I am a big fan.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by usa18dca View Post
I agree with you on Johnny Walker although I'd like Blue for Intl F.
So would I but I don't think UA would ever buy it for us haha.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
Complimentary in premium cabins. Priced as shown in economy cabin."
Wasn't it less than 6 months ago that it was complimentary in all cabins on intl flights (at least to Asia)?

Oh, well. Time to start using those 1k drink chits.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by BryanIAH View Post
Yes it was Skyy/Finlandia. Absolut is an improvement.
If it's not Belvedere or Chopin, it's all about the same.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Absolut is not an upgrade from anything other than Fleischman's IMO. It was Finlandia or Smirnoff before, right? I'd rather either of those over Absolut.
Originally Posted by dlen111 View Post
This sucks!! I absolutely HATE Absolute vodka. this destroys my screwdrivers, bloody marys, white russians and vodka sodas. Skky is much better. Finlandia would have been nice. damn damn damn.
+1! I never liked Absolute. It's way too oily tasting.

Originally Posted by MBS PremExec View Post
If it's not Belvedere or Chopin, it's all about the same.
Well, if it's a real martini you're spot on target. For a mixed drink it matters much less.

As a side note, I flew today on UA metal and the FA remarked about the Bombay Sapphire. I'm not a gin drinker, but my friends who are would be very pleased with this change.
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Old Sep 2, 11, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by BryanIAH View Post
So would I but I don't think UA would ever buy it [Johnny Walker Blue] for us haha.
UA used to serve this in int'l F.

Personally, I much prefer a good single malt over blends.

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Old Sep 2, 11, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by BryanIAH View Post
Yes it was Skyy/Finlandia. Absolut is an improvement.
I still disagree. I really dislike Absolut and I drink a lot of vodka.
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