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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1275 on: August 12, 2021, 12:12:54 pm »
Wild Turkey 101 is the first bourbon I ever drank,but don’t care for it these days. On the other hand the Michters 10 yr is up there with the best I’ve ever had. I have an opened bottle of the Parkers Heritage 27yr old that I paid about $125 for when it came out. Unopened bottles,easily,go for about $3,500 these days. I never saw it coming that bourbon would be anywhere near as popular as it is today.

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« Reply #1276 on: August 12, 2021, 01:17:51 pm »
Nice one @Jett129  ! Yes I do enjoy B&B. When I see it for $45 or less I always procure. I wouldn’t pay over $50 or so unless there were no better options and I was thirsty. It sips and mixes well and I agree with @Appfaff

You may also have noticed this beautiful bottle of agave karwinskii (cuishe), which I’ve not opened and this didn’t mention (sorry about the hideous tile and countertop the previous owners installed :D ):

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1277 on: August 12, 2021, 01:53:56 pm »
I’m pretty new to Mezcal,and didn’t notice that bottle,as I have never seen or heard of it. I’m pretty sure it was you who recommended Alipus to me as well,which I really like. I’ll keep my eye out for that one.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1278 on: August 12, 2021, 05:39:01 pm »
Hey guys, new to this thread but I’ve really enjoyed reading and discovering new stuff from the posts. I’m a bourbon/whisky guy and have most recently gotten into Islay Whiskys. This bottle from Kilchoman is fantastic, although it would taste better with cooler weather!  Cheers!

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« Reply #1279 on: August 13, 2021, 10:34:22 pm »
@Filthy I noticed my walking distance liquor store has a couple different versions of plantation rum, might just have to pick up a bottle or two 😅.  Have you had any of their other varieties, and have you had goslings rum (if so, how's this compare?)

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1280 on: August 13, 2021, 10:38:47 pm »
@Filthy I noticed my walking distance liquor store has a couple different versions of plantation rum, might just have to pick up a bottle or two 😅.  Have you had any of their other varieties, and have you had goslings rum (if so, how's this compare?)
this is more of a @tvenuto question. He suggested that rum.in the first place. 😁

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« Reply #1281 on: August 13, 2021, 10:40:55 pm »
well, I figured you "enjoyed" it hard enough maybe you're something of an authority now, but thanks for the info

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1282 on: August 25, 2021, 01:58:06 am »
Any other Barrell Craft Spirits fans on the forum?
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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1283 on: August 25, 2021, 02:19:58 am »
I’ve liked everything I’ve had by them,but think it’s a little overpriced for what it is,so I wouldn’t turn it down,but I wouldn’t buy it.

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« Reply #1284 on: August 25, 2021, 02:23:14 am »
That's fair, I've got a place nearby that offers a 10% discount if you've got a local Annapolis address, but agree their price is typiya bit high and been creeping up.  I was blown away to see their standard issue bourbon nearing 100, and their rum right there too

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1285 on: November 08, 2021, 02:51:30 pm »
OK, to any lovers of agave spirits, this raicilla may be my favorite yet. Raicilla is another appellation that would fall under the mezcal family, but is in Jalisco (the home of tequila, which is also a mezcal) where Mezcal is concentrated in Oaxaca and to a lesser extent Durango, Guerrero, and some other states. It's confusing, but in the classification, Mezcal appears twice, once to cover agave spirits in general, and then again under that classification to indicate a regional appellation.

ANYWAY, raicillas are typically single-distilled and use whatever sub-breeds of agave are in Jalisco (which would include Weber blue agave which is what tequila must use).

EDIT: found a cool article here.

Anyway, this thing has a light mouthfeel, fruit with a little mineral background, and almost an airy taste with a very pungent, lactic, cheesy nose that gets funkier as you drink it. A wild ride! It is not overly smoky and would make a great (if expensive for a full fifth at around $120-140) introduction. Kicking myself for having passed on a fifth for $100 months ago, which it is easily worth.

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Of course, I also love sazeracs made with $25 bottles.
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« Reply #1286 on: November 21, 2021, 02:31:09 am »
H/t @Filthy for the mug!

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« Reply #1287 on: November 21, 2021, 02:57:06 am »
That’s one I’ve never seen or heard of. How was it?

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« Reply #1288 on: November 21, 2021, 03:20:23 am »
...was watching an old B&W movie (1950) with Burt Lancaster 'Mr.880' and at one point they uncorked a bottle of Liebfraumilch/ German sweet wine. So I went to the big dog liquor store in town and this was the 'only' thing they had in stock, shipping issues with Germany with many issues at play. Bought four bottles. ;D

...for after the Sunday Pub Day excursion. :)

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« Reply #1289 on: November 21, 2021, 03:36:33 am »
Burt Lancaster was one of the few famous alumni of my high school along with Richard Avedon and Ace Frehley.