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post #1276 of 2024
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Congrats on the GF! She sounds perfect for you. Skip Astor and go to Park Ave. or Panhandler.
She's very special, indeed. I really enjoy Park Ave, but I have so many cheapo things I need to stock up on, and Park Ave is more expensive, isn't it? I usually just shop there for their selection, but I always thought I was paying them a premium for it. I mean, I really need some Falernum, and rhum agricole and Carpano Antico and Punt E Mes, and my Junipero and Miller's Westbourne. Would I be better off at Park? (their summer hours kind of suck though). I will look up Panhandler -- never heard of it. Brown spirits-wise, I am just looking for either a Stagg or Pappy, and maybe a new scotch - Caol Ila distillery would be my choice. ~H
post #1277 of 2024
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She's very special, indeed.

I really enjoy Park Ave, but I have so many cheapo things I need to stock up on, and Park Ave is more expensive, isn't it? I usually just shop there for their selection, but I always thought I was paying them a premium for it. I mean, I really need some Falernum, and rhum agricole and Carpano Antico and Punt E Mes, and my Junipero and Miller's Westbourne. Would I be better off at Park? (their summer hours kind of suck though). I will look up Panhandler -- never heard of it.

Brown spirits-wise, I am just looking for either a Stagg or Pappy, and maybe a new scotch - Caol Ila distillery would be my choice.

~H

First off, let me correct a mistake. I mentioned a store in NYC called Panhandler, but the store I was thinking of was Warehouse Wines & Spirits‎. Broadway Panhandler is a very fine kitchen ware store, but not a liquor store. Warehouse, however, has a very good whisk(e)y collection and competitive pricing.

Second, for restocking go to Astor, for something more out of the ordinary go to Park Ave.

Third, you'll need a good bit of luck to find GTS or Pappy in the summer. They are generally fall releases and sell out pretty quick. I have some extra's lying around though...
post #1278 of 2024
Hunts, glad to hear you have a cocktail sipping female companion again!

Have you taken her to the VTR yet? I actually have the picture you know who took of Mrs. Piob and me framed in my office. I can't wait to get back.
post #1279 of 2024
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Hunts, glad to hear you have a cocktail sipping female companion again! Have you taken her to the VTR yet? I actually have the picture you know who took of Mrs. Piob and me framed in my office. I can't wait to get back.
Me, too... and one who enjoys dressing up as well. We are very desperately trying to plan a trip in August - she will so love it there. I think that's awesome about the picture. I, too, have a number of Tang-related items framed around the house, including a page from the menu and a napkin framed and hanging in the bar. The place gets to you! ~ H
post #1280 of 2024
Chimay Premier. Loved Grande Reserve so we'll see about Premiere. Also got a Choc Beer Sampler. So far their Miner Mishap was pretty good. The basic, yet solid, Boulevard Pale Ale. Spaten Optimator
post #1281 of 2024
Two bottles of Ron Zacapa XO for $111 total
post #1282 of 2024
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Two bottles of Ron Zacapa XO for $111 total

Excellent deal!
post #1283 of 2024
Hai Guiz,

First purchase here in a while. Was at CostCo and saw this. Given how good the vodka and Scotch is, couldn't pass it by:

post #1284 of 2024
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Hai Guiz,

First purchase here in a while. Was at CostCo and saw this. Given how good the vodka and Scotch is, couldn't pass it by:


I love this stuff for the $$. I get really strong mint flavors in there that I think I really cool. I've got a couple bottle stored away. Great buy!
post #1285 of 2024


Should be interesting. Mac 18 at cask strength and some newfangled Montana whiskey.
post #1286 of 2024
For the Irish whiskey lovers here, I just picked up a bottle of Tullamore Dew Distillery Reserve from Cask in San Francisco. I think I paid $75 plus tax.

This is the whiskey that they sell at the visitor's center and few places elsewhere. The bottle is the typical European 70cl and not the American 750ml bottle. It is not part of Tullamore Dew's standard range so I am excited to see how it turns out. I cannot recall if Peter Mulryan's "Whiskies of Ireland" or Jim Murphy's "Classic Irish Whiskey" have tasting notes for this release.

I haven't opened it yet, waiting for a special occasion to pop the cork.

Edit: for the record I think the "regular" Tully is reprehensible. The 10yr and 12yr are quite a different story and very good.

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I really enjoy Park Ave, but I have so many cheapo things I need to stock up on, and Park Ave is more expensive, isn't it?


I'm thinking of visiting Park Ave on my next sortie to NYC. There aren't any places in or around Philadephia with decent selections of Irish whiskey. The best I can do is Total Wine near Concord DE, which is about a 35 minute drive.
post #1287 of 2024
Just got back from the store:

Ron Zacapa 23
CC Sherry Cask (because of Pio)
Vya sweet

I've been looking forward to some cocktails. Lately I've been experimenting with my altered Buffalo Trace. I put half an orange peel and half a vanilla bean in the bottle for about 3 weeks. I just took them out and strained it. I've found that this flavored Buffalo Trace makes some truly amazing cocktails. My favorite so far was an altered old fashioned.

Muddle an orange slice, fabbri cherry, 0.5oz simple syrup and 4 dashes of Angostura bitters.
Fill glass with ice.
Add 0.5oz of the altered Buffalo Trace
Add 1.5oz regular Buffalo Trace

The result is spectacular. Once your get to the bottom of the glass, the vanilla comes alive and the orange plays a more prominent role.
post #1288 of 2024
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In a store today, just there to help a friend out, I spotted....Pappy Van Winkle 20! $80, score! (even though I had just written the largest check of my life three weeks before, and was, essentially, out of current spending money). ~ H
post #1289 of 2024
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In a store today, just there to help a friend out, I spotted....Pappy Van Winkle 20! $80, score! (even though I had just written the largest check of my life three weeks before, and was, essentially, out of current spending money).

~ H

Good find! You may remember that I had a very similar experience with BMH 21 a few months back. It is a fun feeling - finding a good deal or a rare liquor.
post #1290 of 2024
Snake Dog IPA
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