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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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    ^How do you like the Nonino? :)
    How much did you eventually pay?
     
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  2. Huntsman

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    Was talking to the barkeep at the Gibson last night, and he made me a Negroni with Gran Classico. Very interesting. Much softer and milder, and with that refreshing minty/menthol note (but not too much, like Fernet, which I do not enjoy). I didn't realize that it was the Tempus Fugit folks who make Gran Classico that made that Violette. That's neat. If you've not had their Midnight at La Esquina cocktail, my, that was awesome. Like a tequila Negroni, but with Cocchi Americano. Awesome. Later, when I asked for bartender's choice with Ransom Old Tom (which I don't have and have never tasted), they made me a PDT cocktail they've tweaked, the De La Louisiane, with the Old Tom in place of rye. Excellent.

    ~ H
     
  3. alexg

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    That's the one with Benedictine and sweet vermouth? If so, I don't think that's a PDT cocktail. It's just a classic New Orleans cocktail. They have a version at Eleven Madison Park too.
     
  4. Huntsman

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    ^ Yes, it is. I'm inaccurate when away from my library!

    ~H
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Ran out of gin last night. Was going to pick up my mainstay, Aviation, until I spotted this:

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  6. gnatty8

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    How did you like the gin? I almost always have a couple of bottles of Death's Door gin on hand during the summer, but haven't been able to find it for months now, so I have tried Citadelle (French) and Corsair (American), bit of which are quite good, but just fall short of Death's Door.
     
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    My first entry into pisco:

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    I'm enjoying it so far. Tried out a pisco sour (with egg white) and a pisco sidecar. Also had a few sips neat. Quite good for $18.
     
  9. scarphe

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    what type of pisco is it? and from what type of grape?
     
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    I don't know much about pisco, but I think Quebranta (non-aromatic) is the right descriptor.
     
  11. djblisk

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    collelceto rosso montalcino

    Anybody seen it around So Cal?

    Did the wine searcher thing, only 2 shops are in NJ.

    Shipping is a bitch and I need 3 cases
     
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    try to get a bottle bottle of rum from isla reunion it is worth it.
     
  14. b1os

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    Rhum Agricole? Blanc? Ambré? Vieux?
     
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    I prefer the vieux from reunion but ambré is good as well,
    It is made the same way Rhum agricole is but it cannot be named in such a way,not being from island in that denomination entails.

    My prefered is the distillerie de Vue Belle.The 5 ans the 10 is excellent as well. but the others from the same island for the part are just about equal.
     
  16. Ambulance Chaser

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    Yarai mixing glass and julep strainer:

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    Martin Miller gin:

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    Bittermens Citron Sauvage and Amer Nouvelle:

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    You have to report on the Bittermens Liqueurs once you try them. I have a bottle of Bittermens Commonwealth being brought to me in a few weeks that I am really looking forward to trying. But I am very interested to hear what the others are like, particularly the Citron Sauvage and the Amer Sauvage.
     
  18. Ambulance Chaser

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    Just made a margarita substituting the Sauvage for triple sec. Very nice. :slayer:
     
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    I'm always sad when this thread slips off the first page.

    It's been a while in coming, but I finally got the above-quoted booze bootlegged to me. I am going to crack into them tonight and make a cocktail or two from the PDT book with the ingredients now available. I am thinking a Widow's Kiss and something else. Will report findings later. Oh, and I'm really looking forward to a Bittermens Commonwealth G&T.
     
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    Not sure if anyone has posted this yet but bought this after tasting:

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    Everything I like. 1) cheap 2) good.
     

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