I had trouble finding eggnog in my local store even before Xmas. I had to ask where it was, and there were no options, just one kind. (Later at a different store -- Giant vs. Safeway -- I saw lots of eggnog, lots of brands, lots of different kinds.) Yeah, you didn't miss much.
We had DIY eggnog when I was a kid, and not sure there was any other kind back then. It was ok, but not really enjoyable. I have had the occasional random taste of commercial eggnog from time to time, but don't think I would be able to countenance more than a teaspoonful, and only for a good cause.
Kind of reminds me of the Drummond Island rogaine which was a thing for many years, at least during the 90s. A team got extra points for downing a can of Spam at a certain control. Not worth it! Better to just go find another control. Back then it was the only kind of spam you might encounter.
Last week I saw Coconut nog so I guess some of our varieties aren't widely appreciated! I like egg nog but I usually buy one litre in December and drink small glasses over 7-10 days. Drinking a full litre beer-mile style was not nearly as pleasant. I imagined my arteries exploding when I finished.
Takes me a couple of months to get through a gallon. I pour a little into a glass and take sips. So it's something like Charlie's teaspoon dose, but between early November and the end of the year, I have quite a few of them. A full litre at once would be of no interest.
We split a quart between four of us for the nog jog and, since the servings were each only 1/4 of that, each round was pretty tolerable. I find it pretty tasty but I'm not sure I'd love to do a whole quart by myself for one of these.