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Originally posted by mneeley490:
A trip to the US Virgin Islands, 30 years ago, put me off rum for the rest of my life.
That said, I did recently enjoy a daiquiri made with some Plantation XO, so maybe there is hope after all.


This is akin to having a Single Malt mixed with Coke
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
A trip to the US Virgin Islands, 30 years ago, put me off rum for the rest of my life.
That said, I did recently enjoy a daiquiri made with some Plantation XO, so maybe there is hope after all.


This is akin to having a Single Malt mixed with Coke

Agreed. Try it neat...I think you'll like it. Also try a bottle of Zacapa 23.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
A trip to the US Virgin Islands, 30 years ago, put me off rum for the rest of my life.
That said, I did recently enjoy a daiquiri made with some Plantation XO, so maybe there is hope after all.


This is akin to having a Single Malt mixed with Coke

Agreed. Try it neat...I think you'll like it. Also try a bottle of Zacapa 23.


Baby steps...
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Originally posted by billhike:
Maker's 46 with two ice cubes. I liked this stuff way better at the distillery.

I'm a big Maker's fan, it's my house brand. But I've never been a fan of the 46, especially at the inflated price.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Maker's 46 with two ice cubes. I liked this stuff way better at the distillery.

I'm a big Maker's fan, it's my house brand. But I've never been a fan of the 46, especially at the inflated price.


+1 here.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Maker's 46 with two ice cubes. I liked this stuff way better at the distillery.

I'm a big Maker's fan, it's my house brand. But I've never been a fan of the 46, especially at the inflated price.

Not a fan of the 46 either. I do prefer Maker's for mixing an Old Fashioned rather than sipping.
Whiskey Sour with Old Grand-Dad.
Okay, it's not Maker's Mark, but as the bottle only cost me $13 on sale, it's certainly serviceable.
The Macallan Gold. So I'm a little confused with what Macallan's doing. I guess they're starting a line of NV Scotches in which the darker it is the older it is. And I guess they are continuing their vintage line too. I like it with a small melting ice cube. Strange bottle, slightly ovoid up top, yet round at the base. Not bad--58 bucks at Costco.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Whiskey Sour with Old Grand-Dad.
Okay, it's not Maker's Mark, but as the bottle only cost me $13 on sale, it's certainly serviceable.

I think Old Grand Dad BIB is a pretty good mixer if you like a high rye bourbon. IMHO Old Grad Dad 114 stacks up really well vs Basil Hayden. Good QPR.
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
Homemade Limoncello. Was inspired by a recent trip to Italy.

One of my favorites, and so easy to make. Ever try strawberries? Fragolicello is amazing, and they only need to steep for a couple days.
Fortaleza Blanco tequila barrel sample at an offline last Saturday night. I will never look at tequila the same way. I was barely able to stay awake from Drinking with my Friday group the night before until I tried this. Mind blowing and a paradigm shift for me. I ended up having a couple nice glasses of it. Looking to pick up a bottle this weekend.
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Fortaleza Blanco tequila barrel sample at an offline last Saturday night. I will never look at tequila the same way. I was barely able to stay awake from Drinking with my Friday group the night before until I tried this. Mind blowing and a paradigm shift for me. I ended up having a couple nice glasses of it. Looking to pick up a bottle this weekend.

I'm interested in trying this based on your post. Curious as to what about this tequila blew your skirt up - was it perhaps the first time a blanco really wowed you?

I was never a tequila fan until doing a couple of tours in Tequila on vacation a few years ago and trying different styles. Casa Herradura was a great experience.

Sipping some Riazul Anejo right now.
Enjoyed at Chicago's Milk Room, with the master Paul McGee:

1909 Overholt Rye

1967 Old Fitz (Stitzel Weller), 6 year old, 86 Proof, Italian export

Run for the Roses 16

1960s IW Harper BiB, Japanese Export

Variety of older Old Crow (National Distillers), JW Dant and Old Fitz

What a night Cool
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Originally posted by VinT:
Ballantines 21. Peatiest, smokiest blend I've ever tried.


I remember buying that for my father years ago. He loved it.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
High West Campfire
Hight West Bourbon/Rye Blend
Diplomatico Reserva Rum


High West has made it to Florida? Interesting, they are a Utah distillery.
'79 Michter's pot still sour mash whiskey, 86 proof, from a porcelain ice wagon decanter.

Clear juice with some cork sediment filtered into a glass decanter.

While not very complex, super clean, smooth juice.

Glut era- age of the whiskey unknown (to me anyway).
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
High West Campfire
Hight West Bourbon/Rye Blend
Diplomatico Reserva Rum


High West has made it to Florida? Interesting, they are a Utah distillery.


Widely available.

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