What are you drinking right now?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VMan, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. fwiffo

    fwiffo Senior member

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    Last night I had armagnac that was older than me (30 something year old). Pretty nice but I honestly was in no shape to appreciate it and turned down a second dram since I had already emptied two bottles of wine.
     
  2. Listi

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    Chateau de Cassaigne Armagnac, Hors d'age

    What the fuck is this shit, I found it in my drawer, a friend gave me it like 6 years ago... I really needed to have a drink (based on some current events in my life) so I broke it out.

    It's sorta interesting. The smell is very strong, to the point of where it burns. It laces the snifter quite nicely. The taste is quite medicinal. I'm not sure how I feel about it... Slightly woody, fairly smooth... Hrmm. I dunno.
     
  3. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Armagnac? It is a grape spirit, very much like a brandy or cognac, except it is column distilled, then (typically) blended and aged. Typically, an Armagnac has a much more vibrant nose than say, a cognac, and some say it is rougher on the palate. It is a little more...artisanal? than its sister spirit, or at least more than its sister spirit commonly is. I prefer Armagnac to Cognac.

    Hors d'age, indicates that the youngest spirit in the blend is at least 10 yrs of age.

    ~ H
     
  4. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    Thanks for the description, it is the first time I've had it. The nose is definitely vibrant. I only had a 50mL bottle, I would try again.
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    glenlivet 12, kitchen liquor.
     
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    Last night,

    AH Hirsch bourbon
     
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    ^ The old one or one of the newer ones?
     
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    ^ The old one or one of the newer ones?

    Unfortunately it doesn't give an age on the bottle, it's just "small batch reserve." It was okay, I probably won't buy it again, I'd rather try one of their older vintages
     
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    Hey Roikins...I just made an Aviation and I threw in a few of the cherries that I had soaking in Maraschino and simple syrup that I started last month after you posted yours. I had forgotten about them at the back of my fridge. The colour had leached out of the cherries but the taste was excellent; slightly bitter with a sweet aftertaste.

    Nice! Yeah, I think the "forgetting" part is what makes them so good, because by the time you remember you had them, they're really good.
     
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    Dark and Stormy right now, Cpt Morgan overproof and Canada dry, nothing too special. Nice mix though.
     
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    cereal milk....

    now if you'd thought to make that into an ice cream you'd be a big hit in NYC....
     
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    Just a regular old Crown and Coke.
     

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