What are you drinking right now?

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  1. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    I bought something new today: High West Whiskey - Rendezvous. The name makes it sound terrible, doesn't it? But it isn't half bad! It is a blend of two straight rye whiskies. The first is a 6 yr old 95% rye; the second is a 16 yr old 80% rye.

    The nose is quite good, actually. You can really smell the grassiness along with mint and even a little honey sweetness. The initial taste is a bit of a letdown. It is mainly sweet, with only a touch of almonds, grass and bitterness. The flavors aren't very strong, but it is very smooth, almost like a bourbon. The finish is pretty good, though. The flavors of grass and spiciness linger for a good amount of time. The cost was around $45. Overall, it may not be worth the cost for most people who aren't rye-obsessed, but I would still recommend that you try a glass if you happen to see it in a bar somewhere.
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    ama Senior member

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    Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout

    How would you describe the palate of this single malt?


    Smells remarkably of Sauternes. On the palate it has some oak and spice initially and then tons of sweetness from the Sauternes. Finish is very long.
     
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    mystillwater Senior member

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    Last night, Bluecoat Gin. it's good for a gin, but i'm not a stiff martini man. I need to find some recipes for gin drinks that i actualy like.
     
  4. Huntsman

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    Excellent choice, in fact the only choice of the three new finishes. The Lasanta (sherry) tastes sulfured and the Quinta Ruban (port) tastes like if was finished in very cheap pipes. The 18 is also nothing to write home about, surprisingly bland despite it's age. The Astar is very good though.
    Interesting, and thanks -- I have considered, but purchased neither, of those. Now I won't.
    Smells remarkably of Sauternes. On the palate it has some oak and spice initially and then tons of sweetness from the Sauternes. Finish is very long.
    Yep -- heavy Sauternes on the nose; apple, pineapple, honey, and vanilla, then the spiceiness of Speyside combined with that particular botrytisness on the tongue, and quite sweet. It is my definitive summer scotch. ~ H
     
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    Last night, Bluecoat Gin. it's good for a gin, but i'm not a stiff martini man. I need to find some recipes for gin drinks that i actualy like.
    Google these. Gin is a wonderful, wonderful spirit. Savoy Corpse Reviver #2 (you can make it without the absinthe, to cut down on your initial investment) The Last Word The Aviation (again, you can do it without the Creme de Violette) ummm.... my mind is failing here. I'll get back to you. But try the Corpse Reviver! ~ H
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    You sure it isn't a Glenmorangie?

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    If so, I have a bottle and it is very good.


    I think you're right on the maker; thanks for correcting that.

    I have that Nectar Hunts. Fantastic and also makes a great gift since it's so drinkable. I'll have to pick up the PX bottling soon.
     
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    Smells remarkably of Sauternes. On the palate it has some oak and spice initially and then tons of sweetness from the Sauternes. Finish is very long.

    Yep -- heavy Sauternes on the nose; apple, pineapple, honey, and vanilla, then the spiceiness of Speyside combined with that particular botrytisness on the tongue, and quite sweet. It is my definitive summer scotch.

    ~ H


    Delicious. Seems like I'll have to pick up a bottle
     
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    Delicious. Seems like I'll have to pick up a bottle

    Same here [​IMG]
     
  9. ErnestoG.

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    macallan 12 (fine oak). i am having it neat
     
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    Appleton VX on the rocks. I got it as a gift - have to at least enjoy it from mate who's Jamaican.
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Manhattan with:

    2 oz CC Sherry Cask Aged
    1 oz Vya sweet
    .25 oz Luxardo
    several drops of VTR bitter

    Shake
    Pour

    Enjoy
     
  12. samus

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    Excellent choice, in fact the only choice of the three new finishes. The Lasanta (sherry) tastes sulfured and the Quinta Ruban (port) tastes like if was finished in very cheap pipes. The 18 is also nothing to write home about, surprisingly bland despite it's age. The Astar is very good though.

    Interesting, and thanks -- I have considered, but purchased neither, of those. Now I won't.

    I'd venture that the two of you know your spirits better than I do, but I have the Lasanta and it's not a bad dram. I too have heard that the Nectar D'Or is the way to go with the wine-casked Glenmorangies, but hey. Maybe I just have a taste for sulfur and don't know it. More likely I just have to keep drinking more and better scotch.
     
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    ama Senior member

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    I'd venture that the two of you know your spirits better than I do, but I have the Lasanta and it's not a bad dram. I too have heard that the Nectar D'Or is the way to go with the wine-casked Glenmorangies, but hey. Maybe I just have a taste for sulfur and don't know it. More likely I just have to keep drinking more and better scotch.

    It's fine, but having tasted it, I was not impressed. There are many better examples of a sherry finish out there in the price range. (Glenfarclas 12 yo, Aberlour A'bunadh, 12 and 16 yo, Glengoyne 17 yo, Glendronach 12 yo and the new Tomatin 15 and 18 yo) The quality of the casks that Glenmorangie used for it seems questionable. There is very little essence of the wine and I got a lot of sulfur notes, especially on the nose and on the finish.

    Try the Astar or Nectar D'Or next if you like the general Glenmo profile, I think you'll be more impressed.
     
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    If you can find the old bottling of the Glenmorangie port-wood finish (totally different packaging, before the revamp) it's the best of the finishes by some margin, for my money
     
  15. ErnestoG.

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    double espresso w/ lots of sugar but no milk
     

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