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post #1771 of 2027
I just had a friend grab some bottles for me from Astor Wines in NY to allow me to make more drinks from the PDT book. I don't have them yet, but will report once I do.

Bittermens Commonwealth (looking forward to this. Supposed to be closer to the idea of how an original tonic tasted)
Bitter Truth Sloe Gin
Yellow Chartreuse
Laird's Applejack
post #1772 of 2027
I'm interested in your opinion of the Applejack. I have read that Laird's Apple Brandy Bottled in Bond is a better choice for cocktails that call for Applejack.
post #1773 of 2027
Thread Starter 

Denning, that's a nice haul!

 

I got the bottled in bond for cocktails. It is better than the standard, but just ok. I also have the 7 yr, but have not opened it yet. Busnel VSOP is what I was using for my apple brandy cocktails, and I do think it is a little better for cocktails that exhibit the spirit well.

 

~ H
 

post #1774 of 2027
Thanks Huntsman. If I had been there I probably would have grabbed something other than the Applejack, but as it was a favour someone was doing for me I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

The two I'm really excited about are the Bittermen's Commonwealth (I love my G&Ts) and the Bitter Truth sloe gin. The sloe gin is made with Hans Reisetbauer's blue gin, which I have heard rave reviews about. He is the guy in Austria who is making the best Eau de Vies in the world and started branching out a little over the last few years.
post #1775 of 2027
Forgot to make bookmarks... what is (are) your favorite Cognac(s) in the 20-30€ range? I'd like to try something different than Rémy Martain VSOP.
post #1776 of 2027
Just picked up the following:
Hine VSOP
Aperol
Black Maple Hill
Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 year
post #1777 of 2027
I need help.

I need to buy around 5 or 6 cases of a good drinking wine.

I prefer italian wines.

I need advice for White and Reds.

I also need the price to be under $15 for each bottle.

help.
post #1778 of 2027
Buy local or online... need more details on what you like to drink or is this for a crowd/event? There's enormous range in reds especially but "red and white" is not near detailed enough.

I'm biased on Italian wines but at $15 a bottle you'll not be getting much or it will be far too young to drink anytime soon, IMO.
post #1779 of 2027
Thread Starter 

Hit like ten DC stores looking for cool stuff, but have bought little -- Junipero, Cocchi, Dolin dry and blanc, Vya sweet.

 

~ H
 

post #1780 of 2027
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Hit like ten DC stores looking for cool stuff, but have bought little -- Junipero, Cocchi, Dolin dry and blanc, Vya sweet.

~ H

I really like Junipero... how do you feel about it with respect to other gins you prefer?
post #1781 of 2027
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Buy local or online... need more details on what you like to drink or is this for a crowd/event? There's enormous range in reds especially but "red and white" is not near detailed enough.
I'm biased on Italian wines but at $15 a bottle you'll not be getting much or it will be far too young to drink anytime soon, IMO.

something like a Rosso di toscano for the red or even a zinfandel?
post #1782 of 2027
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Asbach Uralt

Cashier didn't notice the symmetry ffffuuuu.gif
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Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 year

How do you like this?
post #1783 of 2027
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How do you like this?

Haven't cracked it yet. I bought it for my girlfriend for her birthday in a couple weeks.
post #1784 of 2027
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Haven't cracked it yet. I bought it for my girlfriend for her birthday in a couple weeks.

Oooohhh, girls who like scotch inlove.gif
post #1785 of 2027
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Oooohhh, girls who like scotch inlove.gif

+1 ... fell in love with my girlfriend over many a glass of fine single malt! inlove.gif
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