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What are you drinking right now?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VMan, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both for your recommendations. It looks like I have a few new ones to try. Rittenhouse seems to be much cheaper near me than the rest too. Handy is over $100 here. I'll pick up a few different bottles and report back!
     
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  3. Piobaire

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    It would clearly only be used in producing essential oils.

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  4. saint

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    I prefer Rye to Bourbon, usually mix with High West Double or one of the Dad's Hat PA special bottlings, if I'm dubious about the recipe I'll try it first with Old Overcoat (Wacky Packages!). I've got some unopened better bottles around like Handy, Whistle Pig and Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7.
     
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    Much appreciated! I've only ever had Hendrick's, so i will give the Botanist a go.
     
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    high west double is good, I had it in NYC last week. I've heard Whistle Pig is just rebooted Alberta Premium and a $40 markup. Anyone know any truth to it?

    Also, I haven't really mixed rye other than manhattans or an old fashioned. I'll have to try more
     
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  7. Piobaire

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    Might I suggest Citadelle gin before The Botanist? First, it's much less expensive (I can buy a handle for the same price as a 750ml of The Botanist), and second, it's a really good gin. Then get a bottle of The Botanist and decide whether you think over double the price is worth it.
     
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    A little digestif.
     
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    Everything @Huntsman said.
    I'd also add that--especially for mixing purposes-- high-rye mashbill bourbon is a worthy alternative (and honestly these days, without the historical regional distinctions, it's hard to really draw a line between the two.)

    With the price hike for regular Rittenhouse, I've switched to bonded Old Grandad as my go-to mixer; the change has been seamless. 114 is even better. For sipping, I've liked all of the high-rye single-barrel Four Roses expressions I've tried.

    As far as rye labeled as such, Huntsman gives good recommendations. Handy is a particular favorite of mine.
     
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    Interesting, last time I had Dad's Hat it was really lousy and underaged (I wound up using it for cooking) which was sad as I really wanted to like it and loved the idea of reviving Monongahela Rye. It was brand new at the time so maybe it's better now that it's had a few more years to get to a respectable age.

    Historical regional rye production is fascinating to me; the great old rye industries of Western PA and Maryland now live on only in the names of products from Kentucky. I'd love to see someone reopen the original Old Overholt distillery (though I'd settle for the current Kentucky incarnation at the original proof), or to start making Pikesville Rye (or historically accurate Maryland rye) in Maryland again.
     
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    Relatively pedestrian (Bacardi) mojito. But I grabbed the rum at the grocery for $6 per 750ml so wtf. :satisfied:
     
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    damn, idabe drunk allthetime!




    (not just most of the time like normal)
     
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    Thanks for the tip- I'll take you up on it.
    Citadelle is $35 here vs Botanist is $50.

    Recently went out for dinner and asked for a Hendrick's martini with a touch of Lillet Blanc. One of the best martinis I've had. It was so smooth and delicious.
     
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    That's what I like about the special bottlings of Dad's Hat, they are made Farm to Bottle in PA:

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    The Bourbon that got me interested in the old whiskey industry on the East Coast:

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    Sadly its my last bottle, so I'm saving it for a special occasion.
     
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    Fatty. You're going to get cancer. You should offload some of the bottles on me
     
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    The Botanist and tonic, lemon, lime or cucumber?
     
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    I've taken to throwing one of those coiled-wire balls people use for workout shakes in my tin when making egg white cocktails. Still shake for the same amount of time with great froth.

    Shave talk: I really like Fortaleza it tastesoke a strawberry plucked form the ground that is still earthy. Herradura is a really nicely prices tequila as well.

    Fidencio is a superb mescal that isn't outrageously expensive.

    I tasted the bottle pictured below and loved it. It's expensive, but one of the best I've ever tasted.

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    Old Overholt is a great cheap RYE for mixing drinks; under $20. Rittenhouse is bonded so it's at least 100 proof. I love Rittenhouse, but I find most people whom I make cocktails for, find it too strong for their liking.
     
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    Almost ordered a bottle of it earlier today (36 €). Sold out now. :( [Edit: never mind, it was the Marca Negra. Edit 2: Never mind, it's the same stuff.] Picked up some San Cosme Mezcal Blanco, Plantation Barbados XO, Michter's Rye, Grand Marnier and Amaro Montenegro instead.
     
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    Interesting! I think I will try a "Hendricks-Blanc" Martini tonight!
     

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