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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    You should e-stalk him and sign him up for a NAMBLA membership.
     
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  2. Piobaire

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    After today I've got a four day weekend and then spending Tues-Thurs at an industry conference where I shall spend other people's expense accounts quite well. :)
     
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    Why???

    You can meet a lot of slags there...
     
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    As of late, my visage has looked more like a turtle's than a hawk's.
     
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  5. Bhowie

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    Byyrh is a vermouth, so it will spoil quickly.

    I'd use cochi and byyrh over any regular vermouth.

    I think it retails for like $25. $17 is really cheap. (Good deal)

    Its really big in Boston. In surprised it isn't that common in NYC.

    Cynar is a very easy drinking amaro.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Ever try a Trident? One part each Cynar, dry sherry, and aquavit with a couple dashes of peach bitters.
     
  7. L'Incandescent

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    Lot of people don't know this, but byrrh is actually a variety of vermouth, to where it will spoil with some celerity.

    EDIT: Looks like Bhowie was one step ahead of me this morning hehehe!
     
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  8. Bhowie

    Bhowie Well-Known Member

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    The trident sounds nice. Sherry is popular right now.
     
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    Sherry is good

    You barrel aged a trident? I can see oak going well with aquavit and cynar.
     
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    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I did. It turned out okay but I think the Cynar + oxidation is not as good as Noilly Pratt + oxidation.
     
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    Gotta be careful...there are some awful sherry's out there.

    I would suggest the Dry Sack Medium product which is widely available and very good (or their 15 year old version, although I don't know that I ever see that in stores).
     
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    I though byrrh was a quinquina cuz it had cinchona. Or are quinquinas a subcategory of vermouths?

    Cynar is the artichoke one right? I rather like that

    Bought some equipo Navajos sherry recently. Pretty tasty
     
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    Quinaquina is a subcategory of vermouth. Just like curracao is a subcategory of triple sec.

    Edit: quinaquina is the plant I think. Quina is the class of fortified wines with quinine added, like cochi Americano
     
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    This dive bar I used to frequent had a half-full bottle of vermouth at the bar--I'm guessing it was probably several years old. I think I may have had a shot of it once for free.
     
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    I really want a motorcycle with a sidecar.
     
  18. Bhowie

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    It's a cognac cocktail you Philistine
     
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    My birthday dinner is next Saturday. In the leadup, ESPN will show a heavyweight boxing title matchup (and then another one a few weeks later). So yeah... even though its a bit of mismatch I am kinda stoked.
     
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    I always specify no vermouth if I am ordering a martini at a dive bar. If I don't want to be that guy, I generally just get bourbon on the rocks.

    In Cambodia I ordered wine at this dive bar, it was so disgusting I couldn't finish it. The bartender said nobody had ordered it in months. I assumed it was the same opened bottle from that time. Cambodian standards.
     

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