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Originally posted by BRR:
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Originally posted by g-man:
oof last night hurt:

glass of
basil
jefferson
blantons

then added an old fashion, negroni and tom collins.

That's what we call, "Doin' WORK!" Which was your preferred Bourbon?


i like the smoothness and sweetness of the blantons

but to be honest, i *think* that's what i recalled.
Just got back from the Whiskies of the World San Francisco event. Beautiful night on the San Francisco Belle yacht where this took place. Partook of the following that I can remember off the top of my head:

Aberlour 18
Four Roses Single Barrel
Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta
Hakushu 18
Hibiki 12
Highland Park Origins
Laphroaig 18
Nikka 17
Oban 18
Yamazaki 18 (multiple pours of this)

I'm missing a few, but too tired to dig up the list of stuff that was being poured.......
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Just got back from the Whiskies of the World San Francisco event. Beautiful night on the San Francisco Belle yacht where this took place. Partook of the following that I can remember off the top of my head:

Aberlour 18
Four Roses Single Barrel
Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta
Hakushu 18
Hibiki 12
Highland Park Origins
Laphroaig 18
Nikka 17
Oban 18
Yamazaki 18 (multiple pours of this)

I'm missing a few, but too tired to dig up the list of stuff that was being poured.......

a lot of nice pours there. Smile
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Maker's cask strength
Evan Wiliams Single Barrel.


Are you a "Casker's" subscriber? What did you think of both?


Too early in my exploration to tell. Generally, I need to add an ice cube to cask strength bourbons to make them enjoyable to my palate.

As for single barrel bourbons I own, the EW was put in cask the year my wife and I met, so that's why I bought it. I also own a Four Roses SB that was bottled on my father's birthday.

5 years ago I would say that I would never be into distilled spirits. Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink
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Originally posted by billhike:
Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink

Are these near Puerto Vallarta? I'm heading there Monday, but I've never taken any of the tequila tours.

And I hear you on those cask strength spirits. Some years back, I went to a scotch tasting event and they were pouring some cask strength bottles. They strongly advised to add some water, but still, they would put you on your a$$ in a hurry.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink

Are these near Puerto Vallarta? I'm heading there Monday, but I've never taken any of the tequila tours.


Both are actually closer to Guadalajara than the coast. When we went in 2010, Guadalajara was our base and we drove a rented vehicle to the region. Not sure that would be recommended these days. Cuervo is right in the heart of the town of Tequila. Herradura is in Amatitan.
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Being a Hendricks guy for the most part, I had to go out and buy a bottle of the Botanist. I applaud the recommendation, its a very well made gin and will be a nice change from my "house" gin. Thanks!


+1 I was not really a gin guy at all, but I also purchased a bottle of Botanist, and am very happy I did.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Being a Hendricks guy for the most part, I had to go out and buy a bottle of the Botanist. I applaud the recommendation, its a very well made gin and will be a nice change from my "house" gin. Thanks!


+1 I was not really a gin guy at all, but I also purchased a bottle of Botanist, and am very happy I did.


Hmmmm, duly noted. The other day I was choosing between buying a bottle of The Botanist or the Victoria and decided to go with the latter to encourage the Canadian producer. I'll pick up The Botanist next time.
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink

Are these near Puerto Vallarta? I'm heading there Monday, but I've never taken any of the tequila tours.


Both are actually closer to Guadalajara than the coast. When we went in 2010, Guadalajara was our base and we drove a rented vehicle to the region. Not sure that would be recommended these days. Cuervo is right in the heart of the town of Tequila. Herradura is in Amatitan.

Yeah, no. A police convoy was ambushed near San Sebastian, on the road between PV and Guadalajara just the other day. So I don't think I'll be heading that far inland on this trip.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Question to all our Canadian forumites:

Since we all know Whistle Pig is really a Canadian rye in a Vermont bottle, any suggestions to a true Canadian 100% rye equivalent?


Lot's of really good Canadian Whiskey like Lot No.40, Crown Royal Limited Edition or Cask No.16 and Wiser's Red Letter or 18 year old.

In terms of 100 Rye though I think the best would be Canadian Club Chairman’s Select

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