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Originally posted by patespo1:
Grappa


On purpose? Ack

I tried different styles in Italy last year, and all I discovered was that it's not for me. Wink
Plantation 5 yr old is the best aged rum qpr today. For $16.99/750ml, it's a steal. Drink it neat. I keep mine in the fridge or wine cellar at 56F to cool it down, holding off the burn.

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Originally posted by TBA:
Plantation 5 yr old

I have a friend who loves rum. So I picked up a bottle for $20 and gave it to him in the middle of a round on his course last week. Sampled it on the rocks. Smooth.....
Last drops of a bottle of:
Highland-Park, Leif Eriksson release, an interesting excursion, HP untypically using american oak, but then i'm looking forward to switching back to sherry with the good old 18yr.
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Grappa


On purpose? Ack

I tried different styles in Italy last year, and all I discovered was that it's not for me. Wink


Yes, it's an after dinner drink that I have really grown to love. It's definitely not for everyone
Tonight - Four Roses Single Barrrel Bourbon. Normally I prefer whiskeys neat, but a couple of ice cubes made this a lot nicer for me.
Old Reserve 1999 Plantation Rum, Jamaica, single cask, Port cask finish, selected by the Nectar Belgium.
My very first exploration into the world of fine rum, beyond Zacapa.

I must say the underlying distilled sugar aromatics is beautiful. Could this beat a Balvenie Port wood? Not quite. interesting competitor vs a Glenrothes Port wood though. Would like to taste this at 21yr vs Balvenie.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Old Reserve 1999 Plantation Rum, Jamaica, single cask, Port cask finish, selected by the Nectar Belgium.
My very first exploration into the world of fine rum, beyond Zacapa.

I must say the underlying distilled sugar aromatics is beautiful. Could this beat a Balvenie Port wood? Not quite. interesting competitor vs a Glenrothes Port wood though. Would like to taste this at 21yr vs Balvenie.


Nice...always wanted to try this but very hard to find. Aged premium rums are the bargain of the spirit world.
Wet Duncan's head with the last of my 1980 Glenfarclas family cask, along with some Macallan Ruby and Lagavulin PX cask.

I'm not a huge scotch guy and I doubt I'll ever replace that bottle of Glenfarclas my dad gave me (he IS a scotch guy...) but wow that's good stuff.

Loved the ruby and the PX even more.

Duncan graham sutherland, with that name and ginger hair, I doubt this will be the last scotch drunk with/for him!
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Wet Duncan's head with the last of my 1980 Glenfarclas family cask, along with some Macallan Ruby and Lagavulin PX cask.

I'm not a huge scotch guy and I doubt I'll ever replace that bottle of Glenfarclas my dad gave me (he IS a scotch guy...) but wow that's good stuff.

Loved the ruby and the PX even more.

Duncan graham sutherland, with that name and ginger hair, I doubt this will be the last scotch drunk with/for him!

never heard of macallan ruby, but interested in locating some. that whole lineup sounds like good drinking.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Wet Duncan's head with the last of my 1980 Glenfarclas family cask, along with some Macallan Ruby and Lagavulin PX cask.

I'm not a huge scotch guy and I doubt I'll ever replace that bottle of Glenfarclas my dad gave me (he IS a scotch guy...) but wow that's good stuff.

Loved the ruby and the PX even more.

Duncan graham sutherland, with that name and ginger hair, I doubt this will be the last scotch drunk with/for him!

never heard of macallan ruby, but interested in locating some. that whole lineup sounds like good drinking.


It's their 1824 collection. Goes by colour with each bottle in sherry casks for different lengths of time. The ruby is the oldest then sienna, gold etc... Very easy drinking.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Wet Duncan's head with the last of my 1980 Glenfarclas family cask, along with some Macallan Ruby and Lagavulin PX cask.

I'm not a huge scotch guy and I doubt I'll ever replace that bottle of Glenfarclas my dad gave me (he IS a scotch guy...) but wow that's good stuff.

Loved the ruby and the PX even more.

Duncan graham sutherland, with that name and ginger hair, I doubt this will be the last scotch drunk with/for him!

never heard of macallan ruby, but interested in locating some. that whole lineup sounds like good drinking.


It's their 1824 collection. Goes by colour with each bottle in sherry casks for different lengths of time. The ruby is the oldest then sienna, gold etc... Very easy drinking.

VERY nice... ah, no wonder i haven't seen it... not distributed to either US or Taiwan... I see Canada gets it though.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Pappy van winkle 23


Cool

Slummin' it tonight, huh?!

haha... just relaxing with friends and enjoying life's many blessings.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Pappy van winkle 23


Cool

Slummin' it tonight, huh?!

haha... just relaxing with friends and enjoying life's many blessings.


That's what it's all about, man. Enjoy.

I was lucky enough to try a couple pours from SD Wineaux's stash recently. Incredible stuff.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Pappy van winkle 23


Cool

Slummin' it tonight, huh?!

haha... just relaxing with friends and enjoying life's many blessings.


That's what it's all about, man. Enjoy.

I was lucky enough to try a couple pours from SD Wineaux's stash recently. Incredible stuff.

many thanks ShaneT. I agree, that is what life is all about. Glad you got to experience that sweet nectar of the gods recently. we gotta get you up here for an offline soon.
With 99,99% probability:
Lagavulin Distillers edition, PX shery cask
(from an unlabeled 20cl bottle, i tend to keep 20cl of past malt bottles for later enjoyment, filling them into 20cl bottles. This enables high fill, thus low Oxygene contact. Usually i know about the contents of the bottle, by its location on my shelf, however moving to a new appartment caused a little mess in my 20cl bottles collection Identifying this malt is a no-brainer, the very deep color, peat and a very deep sherry note, unmistakably Lugavulins PX monster)
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... and from a box containing 12 different Japanese Nikka Whiskies in 40ml glass tubes :
Nikka All Malt
Nikka Miyagikyo 10

(funny box, containing:
Nikka All Malt,
Nikka from the barrel,
Super Nikka,
Nikka Pure Malt Red,
Nikka Pure Malt Black,
Nikka Pure Malt White,
Nikka 17 Taketsuru,
Nikka 21 Taketsuru,
Miyagikyo 10,
Yoichi 10,
Miyagikyo 15,
Yoichi 15)
Lots to explore, in the weeks to come...
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
... and from a box containing 12 different Japanese Nikka Whiskies in 40ml glass tubes :
Nikka All Malt
Nikka Miyagikyo 10

(funny box, containing:
Nikka All Malt,
Nikka from the barrel,
Super Nikka,
Nikka Pure Malt Red,
Nikka Pure Malt Black,
Nikka Pure Malt White,
Nikka 17 Taketsuru,
Nikka 21 Taketsuru,
Miyagikyo 10,
Yoichi 10,
Miyagikyo 15,
Yoichi 15)
Lots to explore, in the weeks to come...

Interesting. I've never had Japanese whiskey. What are your thoughts? Is it like scotch, or more like American whiskeys?
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
... and from a box containing 12 different Japanese Nikka Whiskies in 40ml glass tubes :
Nikka All Malt
Nikka Miyagikyo 10

(funny box, containing:
Nikka All Malt,
Nikka from the barrel,
Super Nikka,
Nikka Pure Malt Red,
Nikka Pure Malt Black,
Nikka Pure Malt White,
Nikka 17 Taketsuru,
Nikka 21 Taketsuru,
Miyagikyo 10,
Yoichi 10,
Miyagikyo 15,
Yoichi 15)
Lots to explore, in the weeks to come...

Interesting. I've never had Japanese whiskey. What are your thoughts? Is it like scotch, or more like American whiskeys?


It's very much like scotch single malt Whisky, (at least Yoichi and Miygakyo)
Obviously there's a deep relationship between Japan and Scotland, some renowned scotch distilleries have Japanese owners nowadays.
The relationship is mutual, look at the pagoda design, common to many distilleries in scotland (eg.: Strathisla)

Japanese Whiskys have a permanent and prominent place in my single-malt collection, serious stuff.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Japanese Whiskys have a permanent and prominent place in my single-malt collection, serious stuff.

Absolutely, in full agreement. What Japan is doing right now with whiskey, is benchmark stuff. Hibiki 17 is hard to beat. Even cheaper stuff like Hakushu 12 is really top notch. Miyagikyo 15 can go toe-to-toe with anything scotland has to offer.
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Originally posted by The Web:
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Originally posted by bdklein:
Tito's Vodka


Had a classic dirty Martini made with Tito's on Sunday evening and it was heaven. Love that stuff.

tito's is nice, but i have yet to find any vodka that can compete with the complexity and flavor of gin. vodka is just so bland.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:

tito's is nice, but i have yet to find any vodka that can compete with the complexity and flavor of gin. vodka is just so bland.


Gin has never been my thing, but to ensure that I am a well rounded person I'll start experimenting with Gin martinis.
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Originally posted by The Web:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:

tito's is nice, but i have yet to find any vodka that can compete with the complexity and flavor of gin. vodka is just so bland.


Gin has never been my thing, but to ensure that I am a well rounded person I'll start experimenting with Gin martinis.

a nice gin, with a splash of st germain, shaken and served up with a lemon twist is hard to beat.
Agreed on Vodka, have tried and tried and just cant figure it out. Only time I have vodka is in a bloody mary (if I dont use tequila) and screw drivers...

TPE...So you prefer St Germain to Vermouth? What is it that you like comparing to a nice vermouth?
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Agreed on Vodka, have tried and tried and just cant figure it out. Only time I have vodka is in a bloody mary (if I dont use tequila) and screw drivers...

TPE...So you prefer St Germain to Vermouth? What is it that you like comparing to a nice vermouth?

Oh, I have a special love for a nice vermouth as well. Really, my preference of st germain or vermouth is almost entirely dependent on whether I am feeling olives, onions or just a twist. When garnishing with olives and onions, I always go vermouth. When I am including some fruit (lemon twist or orange peel wedge if drinking rusty blade), I go with the st germain, which compliments the fruit better. Additionally, for those that are new to gin, the st germain offers a slight hint of sweetness that helps ease the transition, and it tastes darn good.

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