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I Just Bought a... (Wine, Spirit, or Beer)

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Huntsman, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Are two varieties of orange bitters really necessary? Though since you have them, what do you think of the (fairly) new Angostura orange bitters in comparison?
     
  2. Piobaire

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    I've not tried the new Angostura orange ones yet but I will tell you I greatly prefer the Fee Brothers West Indies one over Regan's.

    The VTR (Velvet Tango Room) bitters you see there are the best bitters I've ever had. I have a track on some newer artisnal ones that I will report on as I get them.

    Wow, just looked at post history here. Been nearly two years since I posted in this thread and I'm still the #1 poster in this thread.
     
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  3. Rambo

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    Get with it buddy. No one like a quitter.
     
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    I quite like the Citadelle gin. I think I posted about it in the gin thread.
    I had remnants of Junipero, Martin Miller, Plymouth, Tanqueray and a new bottle of Citadelle.

    Citadelle had the best nose by far, Junipero the best taste.
     
  5. Piobaire

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    Gin thread! I've tuned out too much here.

    I told Mrs. PIob something very painful today. This French gin might be better than Hendricks. It hurts. Also, it's 30% less money.
     
  6. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    ^ wow, I had always kind of dismissed it out of hand.
     
  7. Krish the Fish

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    Buddy of mine is in London for the Olympics. Is there anything that I should have him bring back to the States, preferably something good that can't be found in the country (or in Ohio with our oppressive alcohol laws)? This is open to anything, with a special focus perhaps on Gin. The gins I have right now are Tanqueray No. 10, Martin Miller's, Aviation, Plymouth, Hendrick's, and I just ran out of my well gin (Beefeater).

    Thanks guys!
     
  8. Rambo

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    Get some Cuban rums. Can you pass those through customs? Pretty much everything they sell in the UK we can get here in the states. Don't know specifically about Ohio though.
     
  9. Krish the Fish

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    Didn't think of cuban rum. Definitely going to ask him about them.
     
  10. Hampton

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    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    If you're particularly interested in gin, the Plymouth Navy Strength is beloved and not available (yet) in the States. Were it me, I'd be going for whisky that is not available Stateside, like, for instance, Mortlach's distillery bottling. My favorite vodka, Smirnoff Black Copper Pot Still, would also rank highly.

    ~ H
     
  12. Joffrey

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    I just went through a samper 12 pack of Victory. Also bought a bottle of Old Overholt I've barely touched.
     
  13. b1os

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  14. Hampton

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    Seems you will get drunk tonight ;)
     
  15. b1os

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    Sure!
    Actually, I'm stocking up a little because I think spirits in BE/NL are a little more expensive.
     
  16. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    Yeah true that. Sometimes I just buy diffrent kind of spirits to save up, guests or make a drink sometime. Always good to have.
     
  17. b1os

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    Yeah.. problem is that spirits take so much space. Right now, I have like 30-40 bottles (or so) and if I stock up, I'd have about 55. And then there's the cost.. :laugh:
     
  18. Hampton

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    Yepp I know, that's why I have some old shit in the garage and finer stuff in doors. Actually I have bottles all over the place at home :D
     
  19. cptjeff

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    I think you're misunderstanding the type of drinkers most in here are- I don't think many here buy bottles for the purpose of consuming them quick. They're buying liquor to maintain a well stocked selection rather than buying it to drink immediately. You're almost certainly not going to find anybody who drinks with the sole aim of getting hammered.
     
  20. Hampton

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    What did I write? I wrote that it's always good to buy and save up? Have a big stock of many diffrent liquor. Didn't write anything about drinking it fast?
     

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