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post #1366 of 2027
This is a killer stout. One of my favorites

post #1367 of 2027
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Great value for the $. I like that one a lot better than Basils you bought.
Plan is to buy a bottle a week. Within 6 months I should have a really impressive setup. Next one up may be a Blanton's. I also want to grab a couple of tried and true bottles just for foundation - Beam black, Makers, Woodford, Knob.

By the way it's not such good value up here - costs $40 a bottle. However it's only available at one specialty place so they can charge what they want. Still, I had a couple of fingers last night and I really like it which is a relief because apparently quality varies significantly depending on the barrell (I believe mine is 131), once you get up into the 300s there have been less than stellar reviews. I like BH too, but more as a daily drinker.
post #1368 of 2027
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An old Macallan Cask Strength
New Laphroaig 10 CS (Batch 001)
Old Laphroaig 10 CS (Red Stripe)
2x Redbreast 15 (2010 release)
My newest foray into American craft distilling, Leopold Brother's Small Batch Whiskey

Man you are a machine!! I still have not opened my HP 12. I do not want it sitting open for too long. Trying to drink up my Glenlivet 15 and Ron Zaccapa. I don't know if I will ever get to my HP. I even have a bottle waiting for me at the liqueur store of HP 18 but I am probably going to put off the purchase until I finish off the others.

Don't know how yo do it and still keep it all "fresh."
post #1369 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post
Man you are a machine!! I still have not opened my HP 12. I do not want it sitting open for too long. Trying to drink up my Glenlivet 15 and Ron Zaccapa. I don't know if I will ever get to my HP. I even have a bottle waiting for me at the liqueur store of HP 18 but I am probably going to put off the purchase until I finish off the others.

Don't know how yo do it and still keep it all "fresh."

I don't have all the stuff I buy open! I do go through it pretty quick because I am good about sharing, but in general stuff will stay pretty good in the bottle (as long as it is at least 1/3 full) for a while. If you are very serious about flavor loss you kind either decant the liquor into smaller bottles or use argon gas to preserve it. I've found that bourbons start heading south before scotch, tequila or rum.
post #1370 of 2027
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Plan is to buy a bottle a week. Within 6 months I should have a really impressive setup. Next one up may be a Blanton's. I also want to grab a couple of tried and true bottles just for foundation - Beam black, Makers, Woodford, Knob.

By the way it's not such good value up here - costs $40 a bottle. However it's only available at one specialty place so they can charge what they want. Still, I had a couple of fingers last night and I really like it which is a relief because apparently quality varies significantly depending on the barrell (I believe mine is 131), once you get up into the 300s there have been less than stellar reviews. I like BH too, but more as a daily drinker.

A bottle a week is a nice clip. Its good way to try a lot of different liquors. However, as always, quality of quantity.

$40 is more than double what it costs in the states, maybe you should work on your Canadian whiskey collection instead!
post #1371 of 2027
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I do go through it pretty quick because I am good about sharing

Please tell me you live in Ohio! You buy some great stuff.
post #1372 of 2027
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Please tell me you live in Ohio! You buy some great stuff.
Where in OH are you, Willie? (which 'C' city you are closest to is good enough). ~ H
post #1373 of 2027
...case of Strongbow Cider. This stuff is delicious.
post #1374 of 2027
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Where in OH are you, Willie? (which 'C' city you are closest to is good enough).

~ H

Cleveland
post #1375 of 2027
In (small-timer's) celebration of a job promotion, I just bought some "Death's Door" gin and "Gulden Draak" beer. The gin was $27, which is more than Martin Miller and Junipero, so I hope it is good. I purchased the beer on a whim because I want to begin getting into beer. I am absolutely clueless when it comes to this stuff, but I'm excited to find my way through it.
post #1376 of 2027
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Originally Posted by ama View Post


An old Macallan Cask Strength
New Laphroaig 10 CS (Batch 001)
Old Laphroaig 10 CS (Red Stripe)
2x Redbreast 15 (2010 release)
My newest foray into American craft distilling, Leopold Brother's Small Batch Whiskey

Hmm, the Macallan looks like my bottle/box. It's old?
post #1377 of 2027
This week's score. Should have chosen somewhere with better lighting

post #1378 of 2027
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Random Grenache, Sangiovese, some Molydooker (shiraz, cab, and Verdehelo), Gewurtztraminer, and Mont-Redon Ch. D. Pape. ...and I just stopped in for some Hendrick's. ~ H
post #1379 of 2027
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This week's score. Should have chosen somewhere with better lighting

Do share your thoughts on the Allagash beers - I find they are sometimes ridiculously overpriced. What's the one on the far right?
post #1380 of 2027
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Do share your thoughts on the Allagash beers - I find they are sometimes ridiculously overpriced. What's the one on the far right?

It's called Yeast Hoist, I can't find much on it, but it has a pretty cool bottle which was done by a graphic novelist.




I am a pretty big fan of Allagash, cheifly the Curieux, but I've never tried these ones though, they aren't regularly available around these parts so I stocked up on a couple in case I really enjoyed them. For the record they're Victor (Ale brewed with grapes), Interlude (2009) and Hugh Malone.

I do agree they're pretty highly priced. The worst offender I've encountered is The Lost Abbey, very thick, rich, delicious beers, but some of them are pretty expensive and probably not worth it when you compare against the rest of the market.
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