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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.

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    ^ Very nice.
     


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    I see Pappy there. [​IMG]
     


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    3 words. Sapphire on sale....[​IMG]
     


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    ama Senior member

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    Stagg has arrived!

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    I hardly ever open stuff the day I get it, but Stagg is an exception. So chewy and chocolaty. A must buy in my opinion!

    (cross posted in bourbon)
     


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    Grabbed a few things today. The first, I bought just to get the leather bag:

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    Yes, that's an 06 Caymus Special Select. Release price, $160, WS rating of 94. I'll let you know what I think of it in another 5-10 years!
     


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    I had the 1994 Caymus about 8-9 months ago. Nice, as expected, but I thought the 1994 Insignia had aged much better.
     


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    A bottle of Remy VSOP, for cocktails, and a bottle of walnut liqueur. I plan to make a drink known as The Angel's Share this weekend. 1 1/4oz Louis 13th 3/4oz walnut liqueur 1/2oz port 1/8oz Chartreuse I plan to make one with Louis, and one with the VSOP.
    Louis 13th? That is....incredibly decadent!
    + like.... a lot on the Crag, the Pappy, and the Parker.
    Stagg has arrived! I hardly ever open stuff the day I get it, but Stagg is an exception. So chewy and chocolaty. A must buy in my opinion! (cross posted in bourbon)
    Me wanty the Stagg. PDC made a drink called the Staggerac for a while that I really wanted to try....
    Grabbed a few things today. The first, I bought just to get the leather bag: Yes, that's an 06 Caymus Special Select. Release price, $160, WS rating of 94. I'll let you know what I think of it in another 5-10 years!
    Nice bag, Fee Bros, R&W, and my my my Caymus! And Genevieve! Tell me what you think of it -- I haven't found something that really works with it an I as of yet. (OK, it's good in a gin Alexander, but it's a lame end for it). ~ H
     


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    Nice bag, Fee Bros, R&W, and my my my Caymus! And Genevieve! Tell me what you think of it -- I haven't found something that really works with it an I as of yet. (OK, it's good in a gin Alexander, but it's a lame end for it).

    ~ H


    Well, I put the juice of half a lime in a huge tumbler, some Genevieve, then tonic. Huh. Oily is the term I want to use. Very, very not 21st century gin.

    What's your Alexander recipe?
     


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    Yeah I don't think the Genevers go over well in the classic sort of cocktails we'd use a London Dry in -- genever is the gin for cocktails of old. And I mean old. Even the Martinez (I believe ) is new enough to have used Old Tom (a sweetened London Dry). Genever is straight up Jerry Thomas stuff. As for the Alexander -- easy enough: 1:1:1 Gin, dark creme de cacao (Kahlua is even fine), 1/2&1/2, and a good few drops bitters. Shake hard, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with cinnamon (I use true cinnamon, not cassia, for this, as it is fruitier and less, well, cinnamon-y). My bitters also have a profound cinnamon topnote -- VTR house bitters, in fact. Some use heavy cream which gets quite thick with the shaking, but I am afraid for my arteries and do not. ~ H
     


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    Yeah I don't think the Genevers go over well in the classic sort of cocktails we'd use a London Dry in -- genever is the gin for cocktails of old. And I mean old. Even the Martinez (I believe ) is new enough to have used Old Tom (a sweetened London Dry). Genever is straight up Jerry Thomas stuff.

    As for the Alexander -- easy enough: 1:1:1 Gin, dark creme de cacao (Kahlua is even fine), 1/2&1/2, and a good few drops bitters. Shake hard, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with cinnamon (I use true cinnamon, not cassia, for this, as it is fruitier and less, well, cinnamon-y). My bitters also have a profound cinnamon topnote -- VTR house bitters, in fact.

    Some use heavy cream which gets quite thick with the shaking, but I am afraid for my arteries and do not.

    ~ H


    Thanks. I'll give that a try next weekend. Yes, this is going to be hard to fit into a cocktail, but it's interesting to have, in an academic fashion.
     


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    Case of weyerbacher's "blithering Idiot" barley wine style Ale and another of Stoudts Double IPA

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    I just scored. Got an email from Sea Smoke, on a limited number of magnum two packs, first come, first served. Logged in at work and bought myself a two pack [​IMG]
     


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    Speaking of, a friend at work offered me some of his Kosta Brown allocation. I probably won't bite at $72 a bottle, but it's nice to have a source.
     


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    Speaking of, a friend at work offered me some of his Kosta Brown allocation. I probably won't bite at $72 a bottle, but it's nice to have a source.

    [​IMG] The only wait list I haven't managed to get off of thanks to this recession. I'd buy a couple bottles, if I was you.
     


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