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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. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    It's like Hendrick's from Scotland, too, right? How do you like it?
     
  2. ecs135

    ecs135 Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up three bottles of Encanto pisco, and last night I mixed up a pisco sour: 2 oz. pisco, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 1 egg white, shaken and strained, angusturro bitters to finish. Bliss.

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    But just as soon as I have done so, now I want to try Aviator and Botanist. Damn this thread.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I was underwhelmed. Not bad, just not distinctive. It tastes like a standard London Dry to my untrained palate. I think additional study is necessary.
     
  4. b1os

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    Has anyone tried the new Rémy Martain VSOP (Mature Cask Finish)?
     
  5. Kid Nickels

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    haven't used it yet and not even sure how... :happy:
     
  6. Kid Nickels

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    no but I really do like Remy VSOP so I'm curious...
     
  7. cptjeff

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    I had a pretty good ginger cocktail recently, it was a bourbon long drink with a ginger and chili simple syrup. IMO, it could have done with less chili- the bourbon and ginger was successful on its own. There may have been something else, but I don't remember. But that could give you something to play with.

    Or you could riff on the Dark 'n Stormy, with a shaken cocktail pairing the rum and ginger. You could toss some other flavor in as well if you wanted.
     
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  8. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    and a dozen others here: http://domainedecanton.com/cocktail-recipes/
    you need to change the mixer in the bottom left.
     
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  9. Jackie Treehorn

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    I am being heretical by watching the Derby and drinking a mojito instead of a julep.
     
  10. Kid Nickels

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    :happy: that's funny... so am I! :cheers: guess we're more Cinco than Derby... but it was a good race.
     
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  11. denning

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    I just had a friend grab some bottles for me from Astor Wines in NY to allow me to make more drinks from the PDT book. I don't have them yet, but will report once I do.

    Bittermens Commonwealth (looking forward to this. Supposed to be closer to the idea of how an original tonic tasted)
    Bitter Truth Sloe Gin
    Yellow Chartreuse
    Laird's Applejack
     
  12. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I'm interested in your opinion of the Applejack. I have read that Laird's Apple Brandy Bottled in Bond is a better choice for cocktails that call for Applejack.
     
  13. Huntsman

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    Denning, that's a nice haul!

    I got the bottled in bond for cocktails. It is better than the standard, but just ok. I also have the 7 yr, but have not opened it yet. Busnel VSOP is what I was using for my apple brandy cocktails, and I do think it is a little better for cocktails that exhibit the spirit well.

    ~ H
     
  14. denning

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    Thanks Huntsman. If I had been there I probably would have grabbed something other than the Applejack, but as it was a favour someone was doing for me I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

    The two I'm really excited about are the Bittermen's Commonwealth (I love my G&Ts) and the Bitter Truth sloe gin. The sloe gin is made with Hans Reisetbauer's blue gin, which I have heard rave reviews about. He is the guy in Austria who is making the best Eau de Vies in the world and started branching out a little over the last few years.
     
  15. b1os

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    Forgot to make bookmarks... what is (are) your favorite Cognac(s) in the 20-30€ range? I'd like to try something different than Rémy Martain VSOP.
     
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  16. denning

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    Just picked up the following:
    Hine VSOP
    Aperol
    Black Maple Hill
    Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 year
     
  17. djblisk

    djblisk Senior member

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    I need help.

    I need to buy around 5 or 6 cases of a good drinking wine.

    I prefer italian wines.

    I need advice for White and Reds.

    I also need the price to be under $15 for each bottle.

    help.
     
  18. Cary Grant

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    Buy local or online... need more details on what you like to drink or is this for a crowd/event? There's enormous range in reds especially but "red and white" is not near detailed enough.

    I'm biased on Italian wines but at $15 a bottle you'll not be getting much or it will be far too young to drink anytime soon, IMO.
     
  19. Huntsman

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    Hit like ten DC stores looking for cool stuff, but have bought little -- Junipero, Cocchi, Dolin dry and blanc, Vya sweet.

    ~ H
     
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    I really like Junipero... how do you feel about it with respect to other gins you prefer?
     

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