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Only 3 Of Each...

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Jason762, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Jason762

    Jason762 Senior member

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    2 good decently cheap bourbons are woodford reserve and bulleit

    Both of those sound good. I'll see if I can make it in time to BevMo after work.

    Thanks!

    By the way, my top 3 alcohols are:

    Lagavulin 16 year
    Maker's Mark
    Tangeray

    Keep in mind, I've tried more bas stuff than good stuff. I believe my first taste of alcohol was Jack Daniels. It was nasty stuff, IMO. But I did enjoy Jim Beam white label a few years later [​IMG]
     


  2. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Why do you need three bottles of each unless you are opening a real bar?

    Gracious -- I have over 90 bottles in my bar. Over twenty Scotch Whiskies alone. There are different moods for different spirits, and some spirits mix better in certain cocktails than others. It's all what you're into -- most people would say we have waaay too many suits.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  3. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Gracious -- I have over 90 bottles in my bar. Over twenty Scotch Whiskies alone. There are different moods for different spirits, and some spirits mix better in certain cocktails than others. It's all what you're into -- most people would say we have waaay too many suits.

    Regards,
    Huntsman


    You are obviously in to drinking. Over 90 bottles? [​IMG]

    PS. And one can never have too many suits (or sports jackets in my case)
     


  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    If you were starting to build a bar and wanted to pick 3 750 ML bottles of booze from each category, which would you pick?

    My experience in alcohol is limited, and I'm afraid I know more of what I wouldn't. [​IMG]

    For sure, I'd pick Lagavulin 16 year for my scotch whiskey category. Maker's Mark is good, though it's the only bourbon I've tried.

    Anyway the categories:


    If I understand you properly, you're looking for everybody's favorites, so as to correlate and come up with a list of well-chosen spirits? Good idea.

    Bourbon:
    Vintage
    Knob Creek
    Maker's Mark

    Brandy:
    Pierre Ferrand Ambre
    Pierre Ferrand Ancestrale
    Courvoisier VSOP
    (all Cognacs, I know -- I don't really bother with brandy except for cooking, and that's Christian Brothers)

    Gin:
    Gordons
    Tanqueray
    Bombay Sapphire
    (all really different styles)

    Rum:
    Goslings
    Pyrat
    Myers

    Scotch:
    Cragganmore Distilleries Edition
    Caol Ila 18
    Lagavulin Distilleries Edition

    Tequila:
    Don't know

    Vodka:
    Chopin
    Chopin
    Smirnoff Red

    Have fun and drink in good health...

    ~ Huntsman
     


  5. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    You are obviously in to drinking. Over 90 bottles? [​IMG]

    PS. And one can never have too many suits (or sports jackets in my case)


    I agree about the suits/coats. Yep, ninety bottles or spirits on the wall (and more on the way). I seriously enjoy fine spirits and fine cocktails, but oddly enough, have never been drunk.

    Best,
    Huntsman
     


  6. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I agree about the suits/coats. Yep, ninety bottles or spirits on the wall (and more on the way). I seriously enjoy fine spirits and fine cocktails, but oddly enough, have never been drunk.

    Best,
    Huntsman


    I really like wine and can see myself getting in to it once i'm more settled, but I'm too much of a pussy for the hard stuff. [​IMG] I don't like the burning in my throat and don't know how anyone gets used to it.
     


  7. Huntsman

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    GQ,

    I do know what you mean, and with straight whiskies and such its hard to avoid some sort of a burning sensation. Do know, however, that many cocktails when made well, won't burn. Proper sours, for instance, are just these smooth ethereal cocktails that embrace your mouth on the way down without any sting.

    Wine, well that is a whole 'nother story. I got into wine long before the spirits, and even though I'll never be able to afford getting into wine as much as I'd like, I do ok. Capacity for 116 bottles at present, and I'm running about 60% these days. Come refund time, I fix that [​IMG]

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  8. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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  9. Huntsman

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    rambo, tequila is the last of the primary spirits that I have involved myself with -- as yet I don't know/have tasted enough to comment on it intelligently.

    ~ Huntsman
     


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    The game needs to be stepped up in this thread in terms of filling out the list:

    Bourbon
    1) Bulleit
    2) Woodford Reserve
    3) Knob Creek

    Brandy
    1) admittedly, not qualified to answer this.
    2)
    3)

    Gin
    1) Tanqueray...10, Rangpur, Regular--i'd have all 3, but would probably pick 10 to keep within the rules
    2) Hendricks
    3) Boodles

    Rum
    1) Ron Zacapa 15 year
    2) Goslings
    3) Pampero Anniversario
    4) Cruzan Single Barrel Estate (borrowing a spot from brandy)

    Scotch
    1) Talisker 12 year
    2) Lagavulin 16
    3) Probably Johnnie Black to please the masses

    Tequila
    1) Don Julio Blanco
    2) Herradura Reposado
    3) Chinaco Anejo

    Vodka
    1) Chopin
    2) Wyborowa
    3) Iceburg

    Other must haves:

    Drambuie
    Cointreau
    bailey's
    Vermouth
     


  12. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Vodka 2) Wyborowa 3) Iceburg
    Never heard of either of these. What's so special about them? I'm suprised nobody's mentioned Plymouth for Gin yet. You all need to get on that.
     


  13. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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  14. Rambo

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    Thanks!
    Happy to contribute to your future drunkenness [​IMG].
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Brandy (Cognac)
    1) Tesseron Lot 29
    2) Martell Cordon Bleu
    3) Jean Fillioux Tres Vieux

    Gin
    1) Gordon's
    2) Hendrick's
    3) Tanqueray #10

    Scotch
    1) Cragganmore
    2) Highland Park
    3) Dalwhinnie
     


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