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post #1861 of 2027
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Impressive, but why'd you choose Woodford, Maker's, and Four Roses, specifically?
Hibiki 21, I've never had, but I think of it as the Blue Label of Japanese whiskies. I don't know why one would want to spend that much on something like that.

eh. because I can.
post #1862 of 2027
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post #1863 of 2027
Nice haul. The .7l bottle of Citadelle looks much better. But the 1.0l bottle definitely suits your needs better.
So, why did you buy Fever Tree's ginger beer? Also, try to find some Guignolet de Dijon.
post #1864 of 2027
The Citadelle, Tang, and the Makers are all 1.5l smile.gif The Tang 1.5 litre was actually $2 cheaper than the 1 litre! Bought the ginger beer on a lark. I've got ginger simple syrup that I can make ginger beer on the run with but decided to give the Fever Tree a try. Dark and stormy tonight I think. Or maybe a mojito? smile.gif
post #1865 of 2027
1.5, wow. Never seen those for good prices (usually the XXL bottless are more expensive/l than smaller ones). Actually, I haven't even seen Citadelle in 1.0 yet. The bottle really looks huge indeed.
When I bought Mountain Gay Eclipse Silver, .7l was 18€. 1l was 20€. D'oh.

Let me know what you think of Fever Tree's. But please don't crush the mint in your Mojito. devil.gif
post #1866 of 2027
^Why are you against muddling?
post #1867 of 2027
Fever Tree's ginger beer is delicious. Its VERY gingery though. My favorite of the store brands. Nothing else is even close.
post #1868 of 2027
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^Why are you against muddling?
Do we need to get down this road again? tongue.gif
post #1869 of 2027
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^Why are you against muddling?
Do we need to get down this road again? tongue.gif

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post #1870 of 2027
Searched high and low for a bottle of that French gin you folks are on about but came home with another bottle of Hendricks'. C'est la vie.
post #1871 of 2027
I have it but haven't opened it yet. I meant to buy olives the last two times I went shopping.. but forgot about it. Sorry, Piob! Will do so on Monday. But I'm even more interested about the Citadelle réserve now (slightly aged).

So, I had some La Trappe Isid'or (very nice), Hercule Stout (nice) and Rodenbach Grand Cru (very interesting) today.
Bednight drink I'm sipping now is a Bourbon Renewal. 2oz Maker's Mark, 1oz lemon juice, .5 oz Crème de Cassis, .5 oz simply syrup, 1 dash Angostura bitters. Good one!

Oops, just realized that this is "the wrong" thread. Whatever. I found some Villa Antinori rosso '08 at the local supermarket for 12.99€ which is a pretty good price. In Germany, it's mostly 15€. So I had to buy it, of course, because you guys are in favor of the winery.
post #1872 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Fever Tree's ginger beer is delicious. Its VERY gingery though. My favorite of the store brands. Nothing else is even close.

Man, you are not kidding! I touched up the D&S with .5 oz simple syrup and a few ounces of soda. Not only intensely gingery but that pepper strong ginger gives you too.
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Searched high and low for a bottle of that French gin you folks are on about but came home with another bottle of Hendricks'. C'est la vie.

Remember: if it's not Scottish, IT'S CRAP!
post #1873 of 2027
http://therumhowlerblog.wordpress.com/gin-reviews/citadelle-reserve-gin-2011-edition/

Sound pretty good.

This put me a little off, but whatever.
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Classic Martini [...]Pour the Vermouth and the Citadelle Reserve Gin into a metal shaker with ice. Shake until the outside of the shaker frosts
Maybe he just watched too much James Bond. Well, won't happen in the future. Then people will shake or stir Heineken. frown.gif
post #1874 of 2027
Thread Starter 

Nice (large) haul, Piob, but two points of interest: The regular Laird's actually has only 51% apple spirit, the rest is grain. The best applejack to get from Laird's is the 'Bottled in Bond' with a black label with red writing. They also make aged expressions. The BiB is like $20. Before I was able to find that, I bought Calvados for my applejack cocktails, one of the lower-priced Busnels for like $35. Made a damned fine Widow's Kiss.  Also, I don't think that the Hiram Walker Sloe gin has any sloeberrys in it -- there are only two that I know of that do: Plymouth's and one from The Bitter Truth.

 

~ H
 

post #1875 of 2027
Hunts, thanks for the tips. I'm having problems with sourcing these days so had to take what I could get. I am almost out of Luxardo and my usual place even stopped carrying that. I have enough for maybe two Last Words and will be out until I get some tossed into some wine shipments from the cost this fall.

You really have to try the Citadelle and tell me what you think.
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