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gawd damn it all keeps dropping... there's no end. I'm running out of money to add, oy
Oh I didn't mean adding a few drops for drinkability, more like adding 50% water for 'tasting'/testing purposes so you can really taste the whole thing. Not to be done regularly, just as a technique
I thought it was a well known practice. Adding quite a bit of water (not just a few drops) to really dilute a spirit down to actually taste it. Am I crazy?My understanding was that these were historically cure-alls, basically people taking a bunch of herbs and spices and stuff with various vitamins/minerals and other 'benefits' real or imagined and soaking, boiling, tincturing etc them in alcohol. Of course they tasted like shit but that wasn't the goal. At some point when...
I'd say start with other concentrations of Habit Rouge, like EdT, EdP, and Parfum/extrait. Try other Guerlains like Heritage. And then I'd say some related houses like Hermes and even some Malles. Basically look for old school French type stuff. Maybe even a bit of Chanel oldies?
well no, what i meant is for tasting, not mixing purposes. Let's say you're doing a tasting of bitters to decide which ones to buy. It's like adding 50% water to your scotch, you can actually taste it instead of getting distracted with the alcohol, so adding some salt water lets you taste all the herbs and spices and flavors without the strong bitterness. Plus in the early days, bitters weren't used as concentrated flavor shots as much as they were used as tonics and...
and to think I was actually going to post about SOPW a few days ago when it was down to 1.37, asking if anyone else thought it looked ready for the plucking. Went up like what 20-30% on Friday? Damn, shoulda woulda coulda. Let's see how LULU does on Tuesday
So the shop is called Nikolas, and the owner who's usually there is in fact Nikolas. Great store, very good service, good range of products and many of them are exclusive brands, you'll pay $$$ but get what you pay for. I just organized a SF meetup at the store actually last fall and plan to do another meetup some time this summer, maybe there or somewhere else. I'll PM you guys whenever I have time to get something set up. Also if anyone has suggestions for meetup...
I was watching a youtube video about bitters and they said that mixing them with some salt neutralizes the bitterness and makes it actually taste sweet or something. Is this like a widely known thing I just learned or is this news to you guys too? I haven't tried it but will. I think they said add a little salt water to some bitters and you can taste them straight up better.
HP18 just went up too, it's now $200
I find when I'm out drinking with other people at a bar or with a meal i never pick anything I'd actually want to think about or deconstruct, and on the few times I've ordered something I've never had before I always regretted not being able to really get a good impression of it afterwards.
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