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First Mojito of the year! Now I need to get off my ass, put up the corduroy, and dig out the linen. I switched out the tweed and linen jackets last week, but I have a large and delicately constructed pile of crap on top of the trunk where, among other things, I have my out of season pants.
Don't forget the Richmond Gimlets!
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The mint in my yard needs to grow faster. It's mojito/julep season!


By August, I have a veritable field of mint out there. Stuff is a weed.
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Don't forget southsides
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63 and 73 armagnac yesterday and balvenie 12 today
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Aberlour A'bunadh this evening. Sherry MONSTER.
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^ Speaking my language!
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^ Speaking my language!

I have been on a scotch kick lately. I have been rotating between Laphroiag 10, Ardbeg 10, Ardbeg Oogie, Talisker 18, and the Aberlour A'bunadh. Going to add a Bunnahabhain 25 or a Highland Park 25 sometime in the next couple weeks, I am intrigued to say the least.
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Also, any recommended Armagnacs? I have been looking to get into them...
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Puysegur 1973 vintage has been great to me and is a great place to start and finish. I love the 1963, but it is not so much improved over the 73 that I would always go the extra mile. All of those scotches you have listed are great, I have not had the HP 25 but the 18 is great.
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Puysegur 1973 vintage has been great to me and is a great place to start and finish. I love the 1963, but it is not so much improved over the 73 that I would always go the extra mile. All of those scotches you have listed are great, I have not had the HP 25 but the 18 is great.

I bookmarked a source for it. Thanks for the heads up. Yes, I am graduating in a couple weeks, so I figure I ought to celebrate in style icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

And yes, I am a fan of all of the bottles I have picked up so far. The A'bunadh is a bit different than what I usually go for, but it is a very interesting dram.
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Hit up the cask aged Manhattan today. It's finally coming around after ~15 weeks.
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My pleasure. Congrats and. Enjoy!
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Hm. Then why not run with it and use it in a Silver Fizz, or sub it for the cream in a Ramos? Maybe even pile on the peach and swap the gin for a peach eau de vie.

 

Gave the Ramos a try tonight. It worked out nicely. :tip of the hat:
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Drowning in the end of the semester.

 

Have enjoyed the odd whisky and bourbon; knocked back some Royal Lochnagar and Mortlach 16 with my father; also have had a couple of my new Ginza cocktail, a Vesper, and a few Boulevardiers (really hit the spot). Also had a Cure for Pain -- a Death and Co. Cocktail that has both a dash of Campari and Creme de Cacao in it (!). Exciting. Clearly not all on one day -- since my last post or thereabouts.

 

Am really feeling kind of dry cocktails of late. Currently drinking a Delmonico:

 

1 oz London Dry Gin (Beefeater)

0.5 oz Brandy (Christian Bros VS)

0.75 oz sweet vermouth (Petrucci)

0.5 oz Dry Vermouth (Vya Whisper Dry)

dash orange bitters (Angostura)

 

This is working quite nicely for me. I think I will have another. Would think this would be better with a fruitier vermouth like M&R, but Dolin Rouge most especially.

 

~ H

 

 

 

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Puysegur 1973 vintage has been great to me and is a great place to start and finish. I love the 1963, but it is not so much improved over the 73 that I would always go the extra mile. All of those scotches you have listed are great, I have not had the HP 25 but the 18 is great.

I bookmarked a source for it. Thanks for the heads up. Yes, I am graduating in a couple weeks, so I figure I ought to celebrate in style icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

And yes, I am a fan of all of the bottles I have picked up so far. The A'bunadh is a bit different than what I usually go for, but it is a very interesting dram.

 

I feel you on the graduation. Law school for me, what are you ending and beginning?

 

I like Darroze Armagnacs, though they are widely known. The '73 was one of the better things I have ever consumed.

 

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Hit up the cask aged Manhattan today. It's finally coming around after ~15 weeks.

 

Awesome. I have a 2L waiting for Manhattan. My 1L trial was Negroni and that was a HUGE success. I laid that puppy down at Christmas, and I regret to say that it is gone. I'd get home from class, around 11:00pm, and it was just too bloody easy to tap that puppy. It was great to see how it evolved; after 7 weeks it was really becoming joyful, and hit its stride at 14 or so. What size cask do you have?

 

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Gave the Ramos a try tonight. It worked out nicely. :tip of the hat:

Nice. Glad it worked out!

 

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Probably be awhile though, the Islays always feel more fall/winter to me. Bourbon/rye/Highland malt season coming up.

 

Likewise. Have had a Dalwhinnie and some Eagle Rare 17 of late.

 

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Opened the 1963 it is life changing.

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Grabbed a bottle of Lillet White the other day so I have been on a Huntsman patented "White Martini" kick.
2 oz. gin (Junipero/Magellan/Brokers)
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
splash Luxardo Maraschino
Garnish of lemon peel

I've thrown in a Vesper or two for good measure as well.

 

I hope that you enjoyed them! I am always happy with that cocktail when I make it for myself.

 

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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Hunts, have you tried this?

Deauville

1.5 cl Brandy
1.5 cl Calvados
1.5 cl Orange liquor
1.5 cl Lemon juice

 

Nope. What did you think? It is like a 2:1:1 Sidecar, right? Quite honestly, I find that the Sidecar never ever works for me without some simple and a little less Cointreau. Too much Cointreau is cloying to me, but still more sugar is required to balance the lemon.

 

 

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Talisker distillers edition.

 

I really enjoy all the DE's; it may be a marketing thing, but it was done so very well. Back in the day, filling out the collection with the Lag and Caol Ila DEs was really hard to do, now they are very widely available.

 

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Bobby Burns and writing an honest to god personal letter to someone. Making it reminded me that I need to pick up another bottle of mixable scotch (I typically use Teachers, but Black Bottle for this one since I wasn't sure if there would be enough of the Teachers left).

Always a nice drink, just make it with more Benedictine than the recipe recommends. Because Benedictine is tasty. And a scotch with some smoke to it.

 

Writing letters is one of the most fulfilling things that I do. Enjoy!

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A straight pour of Benedictine. While it's very nice in the cocktails I use it in, sometimes you just want the straight article.
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