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That's really unfortunate. Can you import from other EU member states?

 

I'm on something of a rye kick at the moment. Had a dram of my beloved Rittenhouse 25 the other night....so bloody good.
 

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That's really unfortunate. Can you import from other EU member states?

I'm on something of a rye kick at the moment. Had a dram of my beloved Rittenhouse 25 the other night....so bloody good.

 
Haven't found anything in a quick google search. Mostly 50-65$ for Sazerac 6. I guess hardly no demand at the moment.
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That's rough. I looked up my favorite fantasy seller (I say fantasy because I can't buy from them in the States), Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh, and as you say, Sazerac 6 is $60/bottle (kind of you to convert, incidentally).

 

I looked up my present dram, George T. Stagg bourbon (a ridiculously deep and woody bourbon bottled at inferno-like proof), and it is 118GBP!! Stagg is not cheap in the US, but that is steeeeeep!

 

On the other hand, at least these things are procurable in the EU, even if at high cost. I would love to be able to put my hands on this: http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000001501 at triple price, because it pretty much is my favorite whisky, but I just can't.

 

~H
 

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Gibonious: Yes, straight Benedictine -- that's all I stock, incidentally. If I want B&B, well, I have brandy, too
I didn't realize there was a difference when I first went and bought some facepalm.gif It's the same price too, the Benedictine goes a lot farther than B&B. Won't make that mistake again.
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. I know the Vieux Carra well, as it is one of my absolute favorite cocktails, though I don't think I made up the Stumbling Monk as a Vieux Carre variant; I was trying to do something with Old Potrero, which is an odd rye. 

I've really been enjoying old fashioned New Orleans style cocktails this year. Combinations I'd never think of that work out very well.
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That's rough. I looked up my favorite fantasy seller (I say fantasy because I can't buy from them in the States), Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh, and as you say, Sazerac 6 is $60/bottle (kind of you to convert, incidentally).

I looked up my present dram, George T. Stagg bourbon (a ridiculously deep and woody bourbon bottled at inferno-like proof), and it is 118GBP!! Stagg is not cheap in the US, but that is steeeeeep!

On the other hand, at least these things are procurable in the EU, even if at high cost. I would love to be able to put my hands on this: http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000001501 at triple price, because it pretty much is my favorite whisky, but I just can't.

~H

 
I can proxy for you. Or is it state liquor laws?
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I didn't realize there was a difference when I first went and bought some facepalm.gif It's the same price too, the Benedictine goes a lot farther than B&B. Won't make that mistake again.
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. I know the Vieux Carra well, as it is one of my absolute favorite cocktails, though I don't think I made up the Stumbling Monk as a Vieux Carre variant; I was trying to do something with Old Potrero, which is an odd rye. 

I've really been enjoying old fashioned New Orleans style cocktails this year. Combinations I'd never think of that work out very well.

 

Straight-up Benedictine is really not all that well-known, but most know B&B, so I am not surprised. I was fascinated by spirits rather before drinking age, so I read up all I could in anticipation -- how I picked up that particular piece of knowledge.

 

I honestly believe that the old cocktails are the best -- or at least cocktails that hew to their principles. Few of the new wave cocktails really sing to my palate the way some of those oldies do (see my post on the PDT book up a few). What are your favorites?

 

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I can proxy for you. Or is it state liquor laws?

 

Thanks. I really appreciate that. I wish I could accept! But yes, state liquor laws -- PA, OH, UT, TX, and VA make it really hard. In some cases, violation of state liquor laws carry max sentences of up to a year in jail, and though I expect that draconian a remedy is rarely imposed, it will look really bad on my application for the Bar to have such a conviction. So I am stuck. It is what it is. Thanks though!

 

~ H

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Benedictine is popping up in cocktail lists more and more. I think the renewed interests in classic cocktails is helping drive this.
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What are your favorites?
I went on a big Corpse Reviver #2 kick along with the Vieux Carre.

Probably some others that I'm not thinking of; I really ought to take notes.
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Carte Blanche:
2 parts rye (Alberta Springs)
1 part Cointreau
Dash Fee Bros. old fashioned bitters
Dash Fee Bros. peach bitters
Amarena Fabbri cherry

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Tonight I am doing  a cocktail inspired by the Midnight at La Esquina, from the Gibson in D.C., and which was the best cocktail I had in three months in DC, touring all the major cocktail bars.

 

1.75 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal

1.00 oz Cocchi Americano

0.50 oz Campari

 

Stir over ice and strain either into a cocktail glass or over a large cube in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with orange rind.

 

Really, really wonderful. I should name this one.

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What are your favorites?
I went on a big Corpse Reviver #2 kick along with the Vieux Carre.

Probably some others that I'm not thinking of; I really ought to take notes.

The Corpse Reviver #2 was one of my favorite early cocktails, and I still love it -- both with Lillet Blanc and Cocchi Americano. As far as classics go (my book is not in front of me right now for a definitive list), some of my favorites are: The Last Word, the Widow's Kiss, The Manhattan, the Rob Roy, the Negroni, the Sazerac, the Old Fashioned, the Aviation, the Hemmingway Daquiri, the Gimlet, the Ward Eight, the Tuxedo #2, the Caipirinha, the Sidecar, the Jack Rose, a classic sour with egg white (Amaretto, scotch, or rye), the Margarita, the Pegu Club, the Capetown, and....well, that's all my finals-addeled mind can recall.

 

Since you like the Vieux Carre, you might also like the De La Louisianne.

 

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Carte Blanche:
2 parts rye (Alberta Springs)
1 part Cointreau
Dash Fee Bros. old fashioned bitters
Dash Fee Bros. peach bitters
Amarena Fabbri cherry

 

 

That sounds yummy -- perhaps a bit sweet? This is one of the few cocktails I think might go well with the Ferrand dry Curacao and its brandy base. I had a Corpse reviver with it once that did not work for me. Brandy+gin = not good. Nice photos, too!

 

~H

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NIce pics, denning.

I'm doing a very Canadian drink tonight too. Eight oz of Tito's vodka in a nice Caesar. smile.gif
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I'm having some Taylor's 10.

Hunts, have you tried Morgenthaler's amaretto sour interpretation? It's really good.

1½ oz amaretto (I love the Lazzaroni amaretto, but DiSaronno works well here, too)
¾ oz cask-proof bourbon (I use Booker’s, from the Jim Beam distillery)
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup
½ oz egg white, beaten

Dry shake ingredients to combine, then shake well with cracked ice. Strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon peel and brandied cherries, if desired. Serve and grin like an idiot as your friends freak out.
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Had dinner Sunday night at the Russia House restaurant in Herndon, VA

 

I had 2 Katarina the Great's: Lemon Vodka, Blackberry Liquor, Dry Vermouth served on the rocks.  They were very tasty, but due to my low alcohol tolerance and the fact that I was driving, I only drank 1/2 of the second one.

 

Cheers,

 

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Hunts - why the Del Maguey Vida as opposed to some of the other DM varietals?
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In keeping with all the rye talk... High West Whiskey "Double Rye!"

First, in a Manhattan (2:1 HW rye, Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth, coupla' splashes Angostura, stirred in mixing glass with crushed ice, then strained into cocktail glass with a thin lemon twist fresh off the tree out front).

Second, in an Old Fashioned (Coupla' splashes Angostura muddled in .5tsp sugar coating inside of glass, thin lemon twist, ice, solid pour of HW rye).

Enjoyed these at the grill with a nice little Trinidad Reyes cigar.
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