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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. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    In the vein of Tokyo's post in the Fine Living forum, post the newest acquisitions to your cellar, fridge, or bar. We have more than enough members interested in serious libations to make this a very interesting thread.

    I'll start -- stopped off to grab a bottle of Cointreau and did some extra damage: St. Germain Elderflower liquor, a 1978 Dufftown single malt, and a Glenmorangie Sauternes cask malt. The St. Germain is really unusual and made me a great Aviation. Can't wait to try the Sauternes-aged Glenmorangie, though.

    [​IMG]


    next...
     
  2. Piobaire

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    Excellent thread idea! I have nothing to contribute tonight, but just wanted to commend you on the thread.

    Cheers!
     
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  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Excellent thread idea! I have nothing to contribute tonight, but just wanted to commend you on the thread.

    Cheers!


    <laughs> Thabks -- I know you'll be a frequent contributor...get well!

    Connemara Cask Strength Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

    http://www.connemarawhiskey.com/_cas...skStrength.asp


    I like Connemara, but have never had the Cask Strength. I typically dilute it to under 80pf anyway, so I've never really understood the appeal (other than, effectively, getting more than the apparent 750ml). I expect that the higher pf would allow a greater quantity of alcohol-soluble flavor components to be present, but I've never had one go cloudy on me (indicating that those components were coming out of solution). How do you take it?
     
  5. vinouspleasure

    vinouspleasure Senior member

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    1963 croft port
    2004 rafinelli zin
     
  6. kronik

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    I actually just purchased most of the alcohol for the bar I'm putting together so here goes:

    Bourbon -

    Maker's Mark
    Knob Creek
    Woodford Reserve
    Pappy Van Winkle 20

    Scotch -

    Macallan 12
    Highland Park 15
    Oban 14
    Edradour 10

    Vodka -

    Hangar One Kaffir Lime
    Hangar One Mandarin Blossom

    Rum -

    Ron Zacapa Centenario 23
    Mount Gay Extra Old

    Couple random liqueurs..

    Still need to get a couple bottles of cognac/armangac that aren't 300 dollars a piece, and some other stuff that isn't coming to mind.
     
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    ^^^

    I'm really gonna enjoy emptying these bottles for you in a few weeks.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ I'm really gonna enjoy emptying these bottles for you in a few weeks.
    Just two white guys sitting around drinking premium spirits.
     
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    ^^^

    I'm really gonna enjoy emptying these bottles for you in a few weeks.


    Yea, all drinking will be done in a bar where you were pick up your own tab. You are not invited to the casa de kronik.

    Just two white guys sitting around drinking premium spirits.

    Conne and I have had a couple conversations revolving around me telling some of the people I grew up with that I was sitting around sipping on single malts. Their reaction would be somewhat akin to your racist assessment.
     
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    Just got my new bottle of Jameson's 18. I've been out for about 5-6 days, so it'll be nice to crack open tonight. [​IMG]
     
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    I just got a litre of Belvedere for $34 which I thought was a good price but have been told you can get it for less.
     
  13. Huntsman

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    Just got my new bottle of Jameson's 18. I've been out for about 5-6 days, so it'll be nice to crack open tonight. [​IMG]
    Nice!
     
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    It was between this and a bottle of Blantons single barrel but I still have bottles of 1792 and woodford about half full and just cracked my bottle of makers last night.


    [​IMG]

    I've never ventured into the Irish side so I'm hoping it's decent.
     
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    It was between this and a bottle of Blantons single barrel but I still have bottles of 1792 and woodford about half full and just cracked my bottle of makers last night.


    [​IMG]

    I've never ventured into the Irish side so I'm hoping it's decent.


    More than decent my friend. It's alcoholic honey. Fantastic!

    So, I presume you've tried some now. What do you think?
     
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    <laughs> Thabks -- I know you'll be a frequent contributor...get well!



    I like Connemara, but have never had the Cask Strength. I typically dilute it to under 80pf anyway, so I've never really understood the appeal (other than, effectively, getting more than the apparent 750ml). I expect that the higher pf would allow a greater quantity of alcohol-soluble flavor components to be present, but I've never had one go cloudy on me (indicating that those components were coming out of solution). How do you take it?


    Sorry -- haven't had a chance to try it yet as it's in boxes with the rest of the contents of my liquor cabinet since my kitchen, dining room and basement were all flooded over the weekend [​IMG]

    I'll probably dig it out on Monday and have it with a little water.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    I swear to god, this is Grey Goose. But just $55 for this huge bottle. You can also just see the 18 year old Macallan I got at CostCo too [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Huntsman

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    That's a big bottle of vodka.

    I swore I'd stay out of liquor stores this month but I ran out of Lillet Rouge so I had to force myself. So I restocked the Lillet and added a Les Charmes Chardonnay, an Auselse and a Spatlese that looked good/good deal, some Cassis lambics, and 750ml of Chimay Blue (one of the few beers I enjoy, monks rule).
     
  19. Connemara

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    Picked up a bottle of gasoline. I guess they relabeled it as "Ten High." It's actually not that bad. [​IMG]
     
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    Just bought this the other day, thought I'd post it here too. [​IMG]
     

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