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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. saint

    saint Senior member

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    I'm surprised the Meyer lemon didn't get lost in it, usually their lack of acidity makes for a flabby cocktail; especially one with strong flavors like Chartreuse and maraschino.
     
  2. Master-Classter

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    bought a bottle of Lagavulin 8. Review sounded good. It's quite light in color and flavor. Only had a few sips so will comment more as I go through it, but so far it's decent if a tad 'light'. Was on sale here locally for $80 (AUD) so figured it was worth a shot to try since I have the 16 already and like it.
     
  3. fairlynerdy

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    @jcmeyer the proportions were definitely driven by my personal tastes, it created a nice variation. I used green chartreuse, I've actually never had the yellow. Would be interested in hearing how it differs if you have thoughts.

    @saint you're correct, it's less acidic though the aroma was certainly there. It was really just a different cocktail versus a Final Ward / Last Word. I was in the mood for something heavier, more brooding and it did nicely.
     
  4. Bhowie

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    1.5 Bourbon
    .75 lemon
    .5 Old Monk
    .5 creme de cacao
    .25 simple

    Shake
    Strain
    Coupe
    Orange zest
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Friday beer o'clock pint of Dopplebock Dark for moi and schmiddy of Asahi for Mrs GF
     
  6. Gibonius

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    50/50 Amaro Meletti and High West Rendezvous Rye. Mmm, saffron.


    I'm really liking Meletti as a modifier for whiskey drinks. Just a little adds an interesting touch to a Manhattan.
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    One of the best values in Cognacs under 100USD.

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  8. Huntsman

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    I love thosr weeble glasses!
     
  9. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    Oh god I hate those glasses
     
  10. Piobaire

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    Tell my boy Kyle Piob says "hi" if you see him.
     
  11. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Drinking from those weeble glasses gets a little disorienting after you've had a few. Or more than a few.
     
  12. Master-Classter

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    srs question... I'm not much of a wine drinker but I do like some deep reds and rarely anything white. I do drink scotch+bourbon etc. Now I've tried and enjoyed ports, as in a stronger red wine basically, so my question is if I don't really like white wines, would I ever like a brandy (generally, cognacs, armagnacs, etc)? Are they closer to being a fortified white wine in terms of flavor or close to a fruity whisky?
     
  13. Gibonius

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    Much closer to whiskey. If you didn't already know, it wouldn't necessarily be obvious that they were produced from grapes in many cases.
     
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    Is that a Cohiba Maduro?
     
  15. Piobaire

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    I'm going to take a stab and say what you enjoy about port is the residual sugar. It's pretty common for people that generally do not like wine to find sweet wine, fortified or not, drinkable for them.

    So brandy is like a fortified white wine like Scotch is like a strong beer, i.e. not at all but both are made from barley.
     
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    I love residual sugar!

    Kyle is in Indiana back to chefing. I'll tell him on FB you said heya.
     
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    Brandy is a distilled wine whereas Scotch is a distilled beer. Both are not made from barely. Now one wouldnt neccesarily drink the wine or beer before distilling.

    Port is a fortified wine where a neutral spirit is added to fermenting wine that causes fermentation to stop leaving excess sugars.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    "Both" applies to Scotch and beer, broheim. I'm hep to eaux-de-vie and also how port is made. Brandy is also made from other things than grapes, as in other fruits and also pumice. ;)

    So let's be clearer.

    Brandy (by which he probably means the likes of Cognac or Armagnac) is to the white wine from which it comes like Scotch is to the beer it is distilled from. FWIW, that beer is referred to as "distiller's beer."
     
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  19. jcman311

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    I thought thats what you meant, but the wording was a little weird to me.
     
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  20. Piobaire

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    I've been a little weird all week. Need to stay in and rest this weekend.
     

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