@North American 36What was the best drink you've had while hunting on safari?
@Philip GlassWhen I went on the 21 day lion hunt in the Zambezi valley in Zimbabwe I knew I needed to take something with me. You see on most safaris I just like to drink what they have and enjoy the local beers and yes now the scotch. I always hated scotch but spending so much time in Africa you can only drink so much beer! Now I do enjoy scotch of many varieties. When traveling I just want to embrace the culture and drink “whatever pours”!
So back to Zim. I thought what would be better than a really good martini in the middle of the wildness? So I packed a small shaker and a big jar of olives and gambled on being able to get vermouth along with the vodka in the duty free in JNB. I was able to get what I needed at duty free just before jumping on the plane to Harare.
The first few nights I just drank what was in the bar but after taking my lion.....The party was on and the shaker came out of my bag, along with everything else.
What a good time we had. The PH’s, the film crew filing Trophy, and myself sipping martinis in the Omay!
What a memory.
I do love Tafel Lager in Namibia and XXXX beer in Australia. Those two are hard to beat. I know, I’ve had some experience drinking
I know that it’s a Queensland beer. Interesting how each state had its own beers in the past. I so wish I could get XXXX in the states! It may be the best beer in the world. And I’ve done quite a bit of research on the subject !
You would be welcome at my house.The Queensland Diesel is always welcome in my camp. My favourite drink by far.
Well that would be better than drinking xxxx Bitter through a pair of old gins undies on a hot day. That's how we describe a Fair Dinkum drinker in Australia.
@CBHWell that would be better than drinking xxxx Bitter through a pair of old gins undies on a hot day. That's how we describe a Fair Dinkum drinker in Australia.
I reckon the Original XXXX Bitter was the one that went down like Barbed Wire.
They came to their senses and made xxxx Gold, probably one of the best mid strength beers we have.
Bundy is our main Australian produced spirit but in the last 10 years there are heaps of small batch Gin distilleries it's the in thing.
There are a few producers making Australian Whiskey
@CBHOk, I had some good beers in Africa, one I did not enjoy so much.
I tried some local Brandy.
Local wines are good. I bought some SA wine in Australia and enjoyed it.
I had some Glenlivet on the flights, made the most of it.
I took a bottle of "The Great Aussie Spirit" Bundaberg Rum, I could not tempt the outfitters. I thought I was doing a good thing but they shy'd away. I'm sure Bob woulda made a pig of himself if I was shouting.
Bundy is an acquired taste but once bitten by the Bundy Bear you enjoy its unique flavour. The aged versions are a little more refined like the gentlemen here.
Nah mate, I don't do man buns, lattes or creedmores.@CBH
Wash your mouth out with XXXX and Bundy mate. If'n you start drinking gin the next steps are soylates with the yuppie mob and renouncing hunting.