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Grolsch
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Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist
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It's Cider Week here in central VA, so I succumbed to the mini-hype and bought a local dry cider. I thought it would be an approximation of a nice dry cider from Normandy. I was wrong--it sucks. Flavorless.
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^ At least as of two years ago or so, Jever was ubiquitous in Brooklyn. Pretty much on the menu at every place I went to. Couldn't figure out why--it's totally unremarkable, in my opinion.
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Reminds me of my Poiré by Eric Bordelet. The Sydre was great, so I'm looking forward to it.

Laphroiag 10

How much is Jever in the US? And FWIW, at least Jever is better than Becks.
Edited by b1os - 11/15/12 at 3:25pm
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My digestif after a way too big dinner :D

 

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one of my favorites, it's in my decanter right now. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif\

Tom, how was that Ardbeg?
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Isn't something missing?  Maybe rinsing the glass with something else?
Yeah, obviously. Forgot it in my post. Rinsed the glass with Henri Bardouin pastis.
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Aviation: Tanquery, Luxardo, creme de violette, lemon.
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Old Fashioned with bitters frenzy
3oz Four Roses, 1.75 sugar cubes, orange twist, 1d Angostura/Angostura Orange/TBT Jerry Thomas'/TBT Old Aromatics bitters
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one of my favorites, it's in my decanter right now. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif\
Tom, how was that Ardbeg?

 

Well, what can I say ... I am not so sure of the objectivity of my tasting note. This really is "the shit" so let's be honest: excitement comes into play. The first thing that is noticeable is peat. It cannot possibly be compared to the peat delivery of contemporary Ardbegs. I don't know how to explain this precisely but even though the peat is not a "straight punch in your face" the nose of that whisky could be used to be a definition of the notes commonly described as "medicinal" and "iodine". At the same time, you feel layers and layers of fruit and creamy sweetness.

On the palate it is gentle and oily. The peat comes out at the very end and you feel it is everlasting. This is definitely 9+/10 if you like Islay.

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This could not possibly be better than 1975 but I decided to elaborate on Ardbegs this weekend :) Going into cognacs very soon!

 

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Tasting notes sound great. I had a Pierre Ferrand Ambre last night after dinner. My company opened a bottle of Glenmorangie Nectar d'or and very much enjoyed.
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Tasting notes sound great. I had a Pierre Ferrand Ambre last night after dinner. My company opened a bottle of Glenmorangie Nectar d'or and very much enjoyed.

 

I always enjoy whisky :D Will surely do some Glenmoragies with different finishes too!

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^ At least as of two years ago or so, Jever was ubiquitous in Brooklyn. Pretty much on the menu at every place I went to. Couldn't figure out why--it's totally unremarkable, in my opinion.

I like it for it's bitterness. I'm sure it sells in part due to the awesomely simple label. It's golden, you know?

Anyway, something you'd recommend instead? A bitter tasting pilsner kind of beer?

(Drinking a Chimay Blue at the moment, next will be a Grolsch)
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