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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

picked up some Sazerac, Dolin Rouge, Regans orange, what are opinions on the proportions for a Manhattan? 2oz rye, 1oz vermouth coupla splashes orange and splash of aromatic?

Those are the proportions of spirits I use. Bitters, amount and type, are personal preference. I've been enjoying a dash of Boker's and a dash of Whiskey Barrel-Aged.
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Yup, 2:1. For Old Fashioneds I usually use one sugar cube per 2oz.
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Shameless plug but I own a cocktail ingredient company called Liber & Co. I honestly drink our Spiced Tonic Syrup three times a week...why sell it if you don't enjoy it?? I also love wine and will drink a good glass of Cotes du Rhone or Bordeaux any time of day!
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Beckwith - you have the makings for a fine OF right there homie.
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Just got home from happy hour and figured I needed to slurp something out of one of my casks. So have a nice big glass of my cask conditioned manhattans I put down on November 10th. So smooth, full of baking spices and vanilla. Man, this is so good.
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Espressi, Cappuccini, Mariage Frères' Earl Grey Sencha, Dark & Stormy, Negroni, Sencha Ariake, Old Fashioned or Manhattan. Not necessarily in that order.
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Last Nigt

Pimm's No.3 (No.3 Gin, Carpano Antica, Ginger Beer, muddled cucumber)
Dogfish Head "Chickory Stout"
Pappy Van Winkle 15yo
Smokin' Gun (ARDBEG, FERNET BRANCA, BROWN SUGAR, STIRRING BLOOD ORANGE BITTERS)
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Really freaking yummy. The definition, I think, of smooth.

 

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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Hit my cask-aged Manhattan for the first time. It's been about three weeks. It's starting to round out nicely, but hasn't developed any additional depth yet. Very enjoyable, very smooth (the wife got in trouble happy.gif).


Also tried a "Remember the Maine."
2 oz rye
3/4 sweet vermouth
2 tsp cherry brandy
splash absinthe

Very interesting. I really like the cherry note along with the anise, but I've been on a cherry-brandy kick this week.

I love cherry in cocktails, but find so few are actually any good. I find Heering to taste very 'cooked' if you know what I mean. The Rothman & Winter Cherry is very fresh, so I am experimenting with that. There is a cocktail I have been trying to perfect, with Scotch, Cointreau, and Cherry -- but it is not right yet! It eludes me. So frustrating.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just got home from happy hour and figured I needed to slurp something out of one of my casks. So have a nice big glass of my cask conditioned manhattans I put down on November 10th. So smooth, full of baking spices and vanilla. Man, this is so good.

 

Dude, my father bought me a 1L and a 2L cask for Christmas. Truly a good present for me. My 1 L cask is soaking with water waiting for some Negroni. I will try that first and run Manhattan in the big cask, which will be followed by Negroni. Any tips?

 

~ H

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Has anyone tried mixing ginger beer with anejo tequila yet?
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I haven't personally, but the mixing of a base spirit with ginger ale/beer is, as I'm sure you know, fairly  common -- traditionally called a buck or a mule. The tequila variant is called El Burro, I think. But it usually uses a silver tequila. 

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I currently don't have access to my liquor stock. Just gin, anejo tequila, Campari, vemrouth rosso, bourbon, rum, scotch, bitters. So the cocktails I can make are fairly limited, which is why I thought about mixing it. I'll probably try it.
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Thanks fellas. Really honing this drink and probably consuming to much, but man what a difference those ingredients make over my last method of makers mark, cheap vermouth and just aromatic bitters. Night and day. Last night was two sazerac manhattan Jordan cab, 04 krug cab, finished off with cask strength laphroaig. Peete.
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Glenfiddich 12yo. Been slowly but surely trying different scotches. Tried so far:

Glenmorangie 12
Glenmorangie nectar d'or
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Johnny Walker Black and Gold
Glenfiddich 12
Macallan 18
Glenlivet 12

Any suggestions?
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Of the above, which ones did you prefer?
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

I currently don't have access to my liquor stock. Just gin, anejo tequila, Campari, vemrouth rosso, bourbon, rum, scotch, bitters. So the cocktails I can make are fairly limited, which is why I thought about mixing it. I'll probably try it.

Ah, that's always a challenge, especially not having any modifiers like Cointreau. That sort of thing comes up for me a lot at other people's houses -- they know I like cocktails, so ask me to make somethinmg with their flavored vodka, yellowed citrus and old vermouth. They know not what they do! But its hard to explain.

 

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Originally Posted by Texx View Post

Glenfiddich 12yo. Been slowly but surely trying different scotches. Tried so far:

Glenmorangie 12
Glenmorangie nectar d'or
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Johnny Walker Black and Gold
Glenfiddich 12
Macallan 18
Glenlivet 12

Any suggestions?

Help us a little! What of those did you like or not like? Some direction helps -- failing that, just buy one scotch from each region and try them, then expand. Also, I would direct you to the Scotch thread, where most of the experts hang out.

 

 

~ H

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