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post #12316 of 14192
I did a heroic amount of drinking this weekend.
post #12317 of 14192
A coke :))
post #12318 of 14192
Dark & Stormy, Amaretto Sour
post #12319 of 14192
Just picked up a bottle of Pure Kentucky XO. Hideous name, hideous bottle, tasty whiskey.

Shall be doing a flight of this, Rowan's Creek, and Basil Hayden tonight, just for shits and giggles.
post #12320 of 14192
I've never been much of a whiskey guy and admittedly have not ventured too often into that territory in recent years, but I've lately felt like that's a critical deficiency on my part. I'm seeking to remedy this and picked up bottles of Bulleit Rye and Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon. I'm currently sipping the first over ice.
post #12321 of 14192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nil View Post

I've never been much of a whiskey guy and admittedly have not ventured too often into that territory in recent years, but I've lately felt like that's a critical deficiency on my part. I'm seeking to remedy this and picked up bottles of Bulleit Rye and Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon. I'm currently sipping the first over ice.

You should also try some decent scotch, it's a very different animal from bourbon or rye, and worth exploring if you're looking to round out your palate.
post #12322 of 14192
I definitely will do so eventually, I just want to get a handle on these prior to purchasing a bottle at twice the cost of something I may not enjoy.
post #12323 of 14192
Scotch is a very, very different animal. I am more of a scotch man myself, but I have been giving bourbon a go as of late. It is a nice change of pace, and is a little bit more manageable monetarily speaking.

I find that there is just a little bit of a learning curve. The first few glasses I had neat were unbearable. Now, I cannot imagine putting a drop of water in my bourbon (or at least those which I have on hand). Although I do prefer my scotch with some water to open up the flavor profiles.
Edited by Newcomer - 6/26/13 at 6:08pm
post #12324 of 14192

It seems very odd to me to declare that one wouldn't imagine adding a drop of water to a Scotch. Different whiskies have different profiles (and proofs) and thus respond differently to dilution -- most respond positively if they are over 80pf, and some, like my 131pf Mortlach, would be otherwise undrinkable.

 

Anyway, there are things to enjoy about all of the dark spirits; rye, scotch, bourbon, rum, and probably even tequila, though I have not really toured that spirit yet.

 

I am drinking a Hemingway Daquiri (sometimes called a La Floridita) with my wonderful El Dorado 3yr white demarara rum. Fantastic.

~ H

 

post #12325 of 14192
Huntsman: I added for clarity.

I have found with the bourbons I have toured [as you so eloquently phrased it], with water many of the subtleties are extinguished. With Scotch though, I definitely prefer a few drops of water to open the spirit up a little bit. Especially with the more... throaty whisky. I apologize for my god awful English. Posting with my iPad is not my forte.
post #12326 of 14192

Anybody drinking Old Bardstown bourbon after the Robert Parker favorable review? Apparently the review shouldn't be taken that seriously, but I'm curious about the bourbon not the review.  I drank a bottle. I think it was ~$17 and I would say it was pretty great for that price point. I normally stick with Buffalo Trace and am still developing my taste. The main thing I picked out about Old Bardstown was a strong note of maple syrup.

post #12327 of 14192
Unsurprising that Parker gave high praise to a strong, one-note whiskey. Even more unsurprising that he gave highest praise to something practically impossible to find.
post #12328 of 14192
Eva Green variation (I don't have Cocchi Americano)
2 1/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Lillet (should be Cocchi Americano)
1/2 oz Bittermens Commonwealth Tonic Cordial



Another Negroni with Lillet instead of vermouth.
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Suck it crushed ice haters
post #12330 of 14192
Remove the straw and you will suffer! But seriously, my biggest beef is probably with imperfect homemade crushed ice (by bashing ice in a kitchen towel on the wall) which leaves you with lots of fine ice splinters that you suck up with a straw. Annoying.
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