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post #1711 of 2027
Nice. Haitian rums tend to be a bit smokier and have some punch to them.
post #1712 of 2027
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post #1713 of 2027
Nice haul.
post #1714 of 2027
I hope that Dolin blanc is good. I got it instead of the Lillet because it's just like half the price. We'll see. (yeah, the Dolin rouge is half of the Carpano Antica, but I don't regret the purchase -- it's much better than NP rouge, imo. first vermouth of which I can really taste the bitterness)
post #1715 of 2027
For those who've bought Carpano Antica, how long has it lasted before it went bad? I would love to try it, but I find that I am already throwing out 50% of the 375 mL bottles I buy as they go bad before I get to use all of them. So I don't know if I would want to throw out 3/4 of a larger bottle like the Carpano.

Options? Solutions?
post #1716 of 2027
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I don't know, I probably keep a bottle of Carpano for two months or so. I really should just cover it in a nitrogen blanket and have done with it. But I am too busy and too lazy right now.

 

~ H

post #1717 of 2027
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I don't know, I probably keep a bottle of Carpano for two months or so. I really should just cover it in a nitrogen blanket and have done with it. But I am too busy and too lazy right now.

~ H
Nitrogen blanket?
I kept my NP rouge at room temperature for a couple of months. Didn't spoil. Fridge space is limited. But I think I won't have any problems with the Carpano. I mean, it won't last that long.
post #1718 of 2027
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I don't know, I probably keep a bottle of Carpano for two months or so. I really should just cover it in a nitrogen blanket and have done with it. But I am too busy and too lazy right now.

~ H

I have a can of that Private Preserver spray. Is that what you are talking about?
post #1719 of 2027
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Yeah, any of those compressed gas affairs, would, I suppose, be good enough. Reviews of the Private Preserve, IIRC, are mixed, and it is a blend of gasses -- I really just want to get a big nitrogen bottle, regulator, and nozzle so I can flush the air out and leave as much nitrogen in there as possible, perhaps with a quick-closing valve on the bottle. Some say that argon is better, as it is denser than air and will sit on top of the wine, protecting it from the remaining oxygen in the bottle, but I think that is not correct -- osmosis at the very least will result in mixing, and while the argon will by and large cover the wine, oxygen and the other gasses are going to be constantly shuttling around and through the argon layer.

 

B1, yes, Carpano is yummy, isn't it?

 

~ H

post #1720 of 2027
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I'll play:
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Gonna have a friend over for a few days soon, I'll crack it open when he's over. Also bought some gordon's, but well gin isn't exciting.

Good call on skipping the 15. I think the 8 is much better and cheaper to boot.
post #1721 of 2027
Bought a bottle of Russian Standard that's chillin in my freezer right now. Not digging the cranberry vodkas I've made iwht it (shocking as I usually guzzle anything with acohol) so will try my hand at some vodkat tonics inthe coming days.
post #1722 of 2027
Huntsman,
How is that Tremontis myrtle berry liqueur you got not too long ago? Is it worth picking up bottle for something different?
post #1723 of 2027
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Bought a bottle of Russian Standard that's chillin in my freezer right now. Not digging the cranberry vodkas I've made iwht it (shocking as I usually guzzle anything with acohol) so will try my hand at some vodkat tonics inthe coming days.


If you're interested, I think we could help you discover some far more interesting cocktails than vodka with cranberry juice. You might have to get some stuff though.
 

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Huntsman,
How is that Tremontis myrtle berry liqueur you got not too long ago? Is it worth picking up bottle for something different?


I haven't opened my bottle yet, in fact the last time I had some was June -- at a restaurant near me with a surprisingly large selection of after-dinner liqueurs and grappas. I really enjoy the Tremontis as it is sweet, but not cloying, but has a rich, earthy flavor -- sort of like an amaro without the bitterness. This is something that I think is hard to find in an after-dinner drink. I think it is a little expensive for its class, but it is very good.

 

~H

 

post #1724 of 2027
just bought some JW blue yesterday.........peepwall[1].gif
post #1725 of 2027
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just bought some JW blue yesterday.........peepwall[1].gif

I hope it was on sale at least.
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