Sipping some Sauza Reposado Tequila. Cleaning everything out before a retailer Champagne/sparkling tasting tomorrow!
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Maker's Mark bourbon in my Old Fashions. The angostura bitters add just the right amount of Christmas spices to the drink! Big Grin
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Originally posted by mareff:
no cigar but a nice Laphroaig..neat of course.


I always prefer a single drop or even two of water off of an ice cube in my single.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mareff:
no cigar but a nice Laphroaig..neat of course.


I always prefer a single drop or even two of water off of an ice cube in my single.


In Scotland, no ice! They'll add a few drops of water though.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mareff:
no cigar but a nice Laphroaig..neat of course.


I always prefer a single drop or even two of water off of an ice cube in my single.


In Scotland, no ice! They'll add a few drops of water though.


Completely agree, a drop or two, off of an ice cube, but never ice.
Btw, w+a, I had a nice discussion about single malts with Olivier Humbrecht this summer. His wife is Scottish and they were about to leave for a vacation in Scotland. He gave the name of a single malt site he frequents.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Btw, w+a, I had a nice discussion about single malts with Olivier Humbrecht this summer. His wife is Scottish and they were about to leave for a vacation in Scotland. He gave the name of a single malt site he frequents.


I hold Olivier in high regard, and would think you would connect with him as well, Board-O.

I thought he was a true Renaissance man, and one of the finest visits to a winery I have ever experienced.
A single malt with 1/2 of a tiny ice cube is perfect and about the same as a couple drops of water and doesn't chill the scotch. I would never think of using a regular sized ice cube.
i personally dont like it chilled at all, it numbs the mouth for some of the sweetness and secondary flavors.

i do the 2-3 drops of water but definitely at room temp.
Good start of the month yesterday night:
-2005 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
-1998 Altesino BdM Montosoli (wow!)
-1997 Pian delle Vigne BdM (getting tired)
-1990 Suiduiraut
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Originally posted by CRB:
A single malt with 1/2 of a tiny ice cube is perfect and about the same as a couple drops of water and doesn't chill the scotch.


Yes it does. That's ice's defining characteristic.
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Originally posted by hippomon:
Love the Green Fairy

I've been seeking an introduction to her for some time. I just can't see myself forking over for what are probably inferior US versions.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by CRB:
A single malt with 1/2 of a tiny ice cube is perfect and about the same as a couple drops of water and doesn't chill the scotch.


Yes it does. That's ice's defining characteristic.

Post Of The Year.
I have a personal preference for the
whiskeys of Ireland. From what I have observed not a whole lot of people have ventured into this venue. I would suggest that you scotch fans give it a try. For everyday drinking I prefer Jamison. For great sipping I strongly suggest Blackbush.
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Originally posted by Dave Tong BBP:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by CRB:
A single malt with 1/2 of a tiny ice cube is perfect and about the same as a couple drops of water and doesn't chill the scotch.


Yes it does. That's ice's defining characteristic.

Post Of The Year.


LOL !! Boardo, thanks for the clarification. Big Grin
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Originally posted by I.U. Hoosier:
I have a personal preference for the
whiskeys of Ireland. From what I have observed not a whole lot of people have ventured into this venue. I would suggest that you scotch fans give it a try. For everyday drinking I prefer Jamison. For great sipping I strongly suggest Blackbush.
One word.... "Ick".
Did a side-by-side of Macallan 18 and Lagavulin 16 tonight (no wine). The honey and smooth Macallan were excellent, but I slightly prefer the bite of the Lagavulin.
I tried Maker's Mark's new "46" bourbon tonight. It was quite good, maybe a little more complex than the standard Maker's.
Herrudura Anejo Tequila. As an aside, Casa Herrudura is a great old property to visit if you find yourself in Jalisco State for Tequila tours.
Bought a Bunnahabhain 18 about a week agaoi and have taken only a small taste, but I like it a lot. It's a bit smoother than the 12, which is not necessarily a plus for me with an Islay, but the total package is stunning.
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Originally posted by winederlust:
Caol Ila 18


Winederlust - please shoot me an email at joer2112 at yahoo dot com.
Ardbeg 10 years old, distilled 1994, 50%vol, "Old Malt Cask" series, Douglas Laing
Brora 20 years old, distilled 1982 , natural cask strength 58,1% vol, "Rare malts selection", Diageo
I've been going through a bottle of Diplomatico 12 Year Reserva Exclusiva Rum lately. To this day, the best liquor I've ever tasted.
I've been sipping on the following, lately:

Pappy Van Winkle 12yr
Templeton Rye

At The Publican I had a taste of the Pappy Van Winkle 20yr. It was unbelievable!
Berno, that Pappy 20 is pretty great stuff. Have you tried the 23? I haven't but would love a dram. From what I've heard, it's the Romanee-Conti of bourbons.
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Originally posted by Squirreljam:
Berno, that Pappy 20 is pretty great stuff. Have you tried the 23? I haven't but would love a dram. From what I've heard, it's the Romanee-Conti of bourbons.

I have not, there's a bottle left in my store. It's quite tempting, but I like the 12 year enough to keep me satisfied.
The baby spent the night with Grandma last night so I finally got to sit on the front porch and enjoy a nice glass of Green Spot.
Bookers's Single Barrel Bourbon

you can feel all 127.4 proof on this bad boy.

not as refined as the basil hayden's, this is sharper, but still nice. and a great selection when you walk in from the office and "need a drink"
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Originally posted by jorgerunfast:
Bookers's Single Barrel Bourbon

you can feel all 127.4 proof on this bad boy.

not as refined as the basil hayden's, this is sharper, but still nice. and a great selection when you walk in from the office and "need a drink"

Big Grin
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Jose Cuervo Tradicional
Unfortunately there's nothing very Traditional about Cuervo. Big Grin
Cognac Vieux Millénaire (petite champagne), Lheraut
A gift from a good wine-shop, for the 2000 festivities. Rediscovered on a remote place on a shelf. Smile
Anyone tried Avion tequilla? You might recognize the name from Entourage which gives me a hard time taking it seriously. I read a somewhat reputable person write about it being pretty good though. Always skeptical of movie crossover products.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
One of my favorite sipping Tequilas is Don Julio Anejo. Nice stuff

It is one of my favorites as well.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
One of my favorite sipping Tequilas is Don Julio Anejo. Nice stuff

It is one of my favorites as well.


Yes. His Blanco is also my go-to for summer margaritas.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
One of my favorite sipping Tequilas is Don Julio Anejo. Nice stuff

It is one of my favorites as well.


Yes. His Blanco is also my go-to for summer margaritas.

PH

Thanks for the tip. Smile
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Originally posted by kingofcool:
Anyone tried Avion tequilla? You might recognize the name from Entourage which gives me a hard time taking it seriously. I read a somewhat reputable person write about it being pretty good though. Always skeptical of movie crossover products.


If I recall correctly, this was the brand being tasted at a retail shop recently. I tried both the Reposado and Anejo, and wasn't very impressed. Herrudura's Anejo is about the same price and blows it away IMO.
Johnnie Walker Blue blended Scotch
Clase Azul tequila
Lagavulin 16 Scotch

MacCallan 18 Scotch
Oro Azul tequila
Partida tequila
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I've always leaned toward scotch whiskey, but after ten days in Ireland I'm re-acquiring my taste for Irish whiskey. Not sure how prevalent it is here because I'm just getting back from the trip and again, I haven't looked at Irish whiskeys much, but I really enjoyed Redbreast...
Picking up a bottle of Pappy 12 but it's for a friend for watching our dogs. Going to request he save some for a fishing trip coming up.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by kingofcool:
What'd you think?
I really liked it

Same here, very tasty. I just got a bottle of the 15. The 20 was something special, too.
Just opened a bottle of Provenance private bottling that we brought back from Scotland. It's a winter distillation, whatever that means, and it's one of the finest single malts I've ever tasted. I'm going to have to ration this.
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Originally posted by TheEngineer:
Pouring the last of my recently purchased bottle of Highland Park 30 yo.

Really lovely stuff.


Very nice. Unfortunately so much more expensive than the 18. Even more expensive if family and friends drink 3/4 of the bottle in one evening.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by wine+art:
1608 Bushmills Irish Whiskey.


Had to google this, to see if this is a 400 year old bottle. Ok it isn't Smile[/QUOTE. I'm a poor and working class stiff. I was lucky that my CC went through... And a Sears CC at that. I'm a rookie when it comes to this libation, so nothing unique or expensive. Wink
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
1608 Bushmills Irish Whiskey.


Had to google this, to see if this is a 400 year old bottle. Ok it isn't Smile


it's still 100$ =)

the middleton is better for the money IMHO
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by wine+art:
1608 Bushmills Irish Whiskey.


Had to google this, to see if this is a 400 year old bottle. Ok it isn't Smile[/QUOTE. I'm a poor and working class stiff. I was lucky that my CC went through... And a Sears CC at that. I'm a rookie when it comes to this libation, so nothing unique or expensive. Wink

Working class stiff, yeah. Given the wines you are drinking, i did not completely rule out you actually tasted a 400 year old Irish Whiskey.

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