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Tonight, I'd like to sample some blend of Scotch called The Black Grouse. It seems to be 'based' on The Famous Grouse, could be that I'll also drunk-post, then so maybe expect some Jeromian madness...
Tried this now (amply). It is not bad- of course smoother than many a single malt, it still has a smoky and slightly peaty nose and first impression, but then it gets a bit too honey-ish for my taste. Really not bad, but not top, either.
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Tried this now (amply). It is not bad- of course smoother than many a single malt, it still has a smoky and slightly peaty nose and first impression, but then it gets a bit too honey-ish for my taste. Really not bad, but not top, either.

I don't often drink blends, but that sounds like something I might want to try!

I'm having a Rogue Santa's Private Reserve right now. Pretty good, so far.
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Gin & Tonic. No lime. EZ
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About an ounce of Courvoisier VSOP, from the parent's stash (though they don't drink many straight spirits- I was surprised to find it sitting in the cabinet). Honestly, I can't say that I'm as impressed as I was expecting, given the big name aspect. It's not much better then the E&J VSOP I've had up at school, and I think I prefer the E&J XO I keep around up there to it. It's a fine brandy, but perhaps it suffers from my expectations, based on both the name and its typical pricetag.

Or am I just an unwashed heathen?
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4 shots of Knob Creek. just glad to have year end staff reviews over with. except for a 1K bonus that got bumped down to $500, i pretty much got what i wanted for my crew. so kinda celebrating.

-Jeff
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Hardly heathen! I use Courvoisier for cocktails that call for a decent brandy. Really, all the big-name brandies are blends that lack individuality. Not as if VSOPs even have that much age on them, anyway. For cheap Congnac for drinking I always rec Pierre Ferrand Ambre, which is well under $50. There 1er Cru is also very nice. AS are all the Tesserons. Gabriel and Andrieu also make some nice stuff. ~ H
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About an ounce of Courvoisier VSOP, from the parent's stash (though they don't drink many straight spirits- I was surprised to find it sitting in the cabinet). Honestly, I can't say that I'm as impressed as I was expecting, given the big name aspect. It's not much better then the E&J VSOP I've had up at school, and I think I prefer the E&J XO I keep around up there to it. It's a fine brandy, but perhaps it suffers from my expectations, based on both the name and its typical pricetag. Or am I just an unwashed heathen?
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All mine
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Good call on the Trois Pistoles.

I'm drinking Tyrconnell. Really nice Irish single malt.
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DIdn't notice it was the pale in the store, I can see why the brown gets better reviews
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I bought their ginger beer recently and boy was it strong! Delicious for me, but with an intense and lingering spiciness that put my friend Lauren off when we used it for chaser. I kept a bottle, and mixed 1:1 with Pyrat XO it makes a powerfully interesting Dark n Stormy because of the raw ginger kick and the orange tastes of the rum.

In regards to the rum straight, it's amazingly quaffable. I read that the new Patron formula tweaks made it sweeter and bumped the orange notes up as well, and those are definitely the prominent elements of Pyrat's taste. The finish has no burn, just a tingling spiciness that the hangtag describes as cinnamon. Presentation is nice and for under $25 (I paid $20), this is a good gift option. I think especially women would like this style as it is nowhere near as assertive as most of the spirits I regularly drink. Even among rums of its age range and price, like This was a bargain, and will be a good bottle to have around when I tire of whiskey and tequila.

Sounds good! I was impressed with their tonic water, so I'll probably try out their other stuff as well, probably their ginger beer first. That and I haven't had a Dark n' Stormy in a long time.

Currently drinking a Bombay Sapphire Revelation. Not bad.
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Drambuie with an ice cube. I buy a bottle every year in December. To me, it's the perfect Holiday season drink, and reminds me of holidays at home with my parents, who were both fans of this liqeur..
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a strong pour of Lagavulin. Need something to keep me warm, it's a cold one out there.
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First drink of the Noah's Mill, it was pretty hot, some BW calmed it down and it opened up nicely
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Good god this Rochefort 10 is incredible. I only have 2 bottles left; I need to restock.
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