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post #61 of 99
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wow seeing all this scotch makes me want to try some.

anyone recommend one to try as a "starter" scotch?

Piobaire's choices are quite sound, and should be a good find in the liquor store. If on the other hand, you are in a restaurant, and wish to start a sampling there - the usual offering in that department is a reasonably priced Glenfiddich or Glenlivet. I think those two malts are generally the most available options on hand at eating establishments. Interestingly, I believe that Glenfiddich produced one of the most expensive bids at auction for a 40 or 50 yr old bottle a few years back. I think someone paid close to $80,000 for a bottle of 50 year old.
post #62 of 99
this thread is gorgeous. Piobaire, that bottle of Johnny Walker Blue made me forget what I was doing for a good minute.

As a general query, when did you all start serious collecting/consumption? Some of these collections are works of art.

and Huntsman, may I ask what you do for a living? Just curious.
post #63 of 99
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Originally Posted by maclovin View Post
Chums,

Am I the only member here who finds the prominent display of liquor bottles in ones house to be decidedly lower middle? A fine tipple is a lovely thing, but please leave the public display of alcohol to bars and liquor stores, unless you desire to appear gauche.

Yrs.

Mac

Actually, I wholeheartedly agree.
post #64 of 99
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As a general query, when did you all start serious collecting/consumption? Some of these collections are works of art. and Huntsman, may I ask what you do for a living? Just curious.
In a sense, I started collecting before I was a serious consumer. I work as an R&D engineer. ~ Huntsman
post #65 of 99


Top: Vodkas: Stoli, Eristoff, Puschkin, Absolut (full), well
Middle: Bacardi White, Bacardi Black, Havana Club White, Absinthe 66, Malibu, Gordon's, Finsbury, well triple sec, well bourbon, well tequila,
Bottom: Martini Red, Martini Dry, well vermouth, well red vermouth, Baileys Caramel, Baileys Mint, Kahlua, Puschkin Time Warp, Disaronno Amaretto



Glassware + bar tools + Angustora bitters (shaker, Absinthe spoon, etc)
Of course, there's the fridge with Coca Cola, a few other mixers, couple of mini-bottles and a freezer with ice.


All considering, not a bad collection for a college student.
post #66 of 99
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this thread is gorgeous... that bottle of Johnny Walker Blue made me forget what I was doing for a good minute.

A whole bottle and you only forgot for a minute?
post #67 of 99
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have any vermouth recommendations? I'm growing weary of the same ol' Martini & Rossi time after time. Preferably something within reasonable acquisition in the States. Both dry and sweet. I'm sort of interested in the idea of drinking it straight but would also love to kick my martinis and Manhattans up a notch or seven.
post #68 of 99
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Does anyone have any vermouth recommendations? I'm growing weary of the same ol' Martini & Rossi time after time. Preferably something within reasonable acquisition in the States. Both dry and sweet. I'm sort of interested in the idea of drinking it straight but would also love to kick my martinis and Manhattans up a notch or seven.

I prefer Stock vermouth. Less sweet, more herbals.
post #69 of 99
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Originally Posted by The Wayfarer View Post
Does anyone have any vermouth recommendations? I'm growing weary of the same ol' Martini & Rossi time after time. Preferably something within reasonable acquisition in the States. Both dry and sweet. I'm sort of interested in the idea of drinking it straight but would also love to kick my martinis and Manhattans up a notch or seven.
One word: Vya.
post #70 of 99
Pimm's
post #71 of 99
Vodka. Lots and lots of Vodka. It's actually all in the freezer.


Oh yeah, and a bottle of Padron in case a bunch of co-eds unexpectedly drop by. You can't do body shots with lesser tequila
post #72 of 99
I try to always have gin, bourbon and scotch.
post #73 of 99
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I try to always have gin, bourbon and scotch.

+1. As new as I am to drinking, I always have at least 1 gin, try to have 2 kinds of bourbon, and hopefully soon I will start keeping scotch around. I also have a healthy supply of cheap beer (coors) and an assortment of nicer beers. Then some decent vodka, although I don't drink that often. Someday I'd like to have a bar that is similar to some of the pictures posted in this thread.
post #74 of 99
Gentlemen,

I apologize for the lack of pictures, but we have not yet made the leap from film to digital. We did however make our first significant furniture purchase together a steamer style bar from Marshall Field's (pre Macy's). Nothing to terribly expensive inside because we do enjoy to drink and entertain. We will experiment on occasion, but here are are go to labels.

Chopin Vodka
Svedka Vodka (for drinks with heavily flavored mixers)
Hendricks Gin
Pierre Ferand Amber Cognac
Patron or Corzo Reposada Tequila
10 Cane (light) Rum
Ron Anejo (dark) Rum
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Woodford Reserve
Yamazaki 12
Campari
Lazzaroni Amaretto

various liqueurs, cremes, bitters, sodas, juices...

also have a bottle of PF 1901 Absinthe

do not drink much scotch but considering a bottle of McCallum Cask strength
post #75 of 99
This picture is more of what was stocked in our bar over the course of the semester. All gone now. Not shown: innumerable handles of MH Gordon's Vodka, RonRigo rum and enough beer to sink Ireland.
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