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Title: Bartender.....
Post by: 1vertical on June 04, 2011, 10:03:54 PM
Set me up a tumbler of 100% pommegranite Juice on the rox and add a jigger of vanilla vodka.... :o

YUMMO!  thanks 8)
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Post by: weazletoe on June 04, 2011, 10:45:39 PM
I'll have a straight grenadine, on the rocks.  ;D
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Post by: euge on June 05, 2011, 01:36:01 AM
Set me up a tumbler of 100% pommegranite Juice on the rox and add a jigger of vanilla vodka.... :o

YUMMO!  thanks 8)

Later when the beer is doing nothing for me. Then it'll be Dripping Springs and grenadine on the rocks cause I'm out of tequila.
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Post by: tygo on June 05, 2011, 01:45:44 AM
I'm having a little Basil Hayden tonight.  Although I might switch over to a Ketel One martini for the next round. 
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Post by: weazletoe on June 05, 2011, 02:12:14 AM
I've actually been enjoying a mojito every once in a while.  :-[
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Post by: tygo on June 05, 2011, 02:14:34 AM
I've actually been enjoying a mojito every once in a while.  :-[

Nothing wrong with that.  I make a mean mojito. 
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Post by: 1vertical on June 05, 2011, 02:20:12 AM
I was just wanting y'all to try that it really is a great drink....just sayin
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Post by: tygo on June 05, 2011, 02:26:22 AM
This is a great blended boat drink:

Bailey's Banana Colada (BBC)

1 can coconut milk
8 oz Bailey's
2 oz dark rum
2 oz 99 bananas
2 bananas
Ice

Strong as hell but doesn't really taste like it.  This is one thing that both my wife and I can drink.  It's strong enough for me and fruity enough for her.  Just be careful, they sneak up on you.
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Post by: Pinski on June 05, 2011, 03:28:48 AM
I'm having a little Basil Hayden tonight.  Although I might switch over to a Ketel One martini for the next round. 

Mmm... I do enjoy an neat Basil Hayden's.  I've glanced over at to my Four Roses single barrel several times now since I read that.  Perhaps after dark. 
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Post by: dbeechum on June 05, 2011, 03:31:58 AM
Going with my old Summer standby. the G&T

Beefeater
Schweppes Tonic Water
Fee Brothers Bitters
Lime

If you haven't tried the Fee Brother's bitters, highly recommended.
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Post by: MrNate on June 05, 2011, 04:32:56 AM
The girls mixed up 3 different flavored vodkas tonight and somehow managed to create something that tasted more or less exactly like cake batter ice cream. Not normally a foo-foo drink kind of guy, but damn. I was impressed. And now I know what to serve girls at parties.
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Post by: tom on June 05, 2011, 04:35:28 AM
Rye whiskey after judging homebrews all day
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Post by: Pinski on June 05, 2011, 05:13:49 AM
What's your Rye of choice Tom?
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Post by: narvin on June 05, 2011, 05:53:53 AM
Maryland Rye, baby :-)

http://www.ellenjaye.com/maryland-baltimore.htm
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Post by: The Professor on June 05, 2011, 06:05:37 AM
Rye whiskey after judging homebrews all day

Roger that.   ;D
My Dad and most of my uncles were Rye whiskey men,  and as a result of being allowed the occasional sample I developed a real love for the stuff myself.   Its been my whiskey of choice for many years.  Seems that it got a bit hard to find for a few years there, but these days WIld Turkey Rye (moderately priced) and  Michter's Rye (mid/high priced) are tough to beat (unless you manage to find some of the rare old stuff that turns up now and again).  On the cheaper end of things, both Old Overholt and Jim Beam Rye are not a bad value.  Not as complex maybe, but they still go down pretty well.  I've had Fritz Maytag's 'Old Potrero' on a few occasions and really enjoyed that as well.

This summer I'll be in Kentucky for a convention I've attended annually for 30 years and look forward to driving home with a supply of assorted Ryes. (The convention center , by the way,  is the site of the late and lamented Oldenburg Brewery).
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Post by: tschmidlin on June 05, 2011, 06:24:08 AM
I'm hoping to find some Laphroaig Cáirdeas, it's supposed to be in WA this month . . .
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Post by: bluesman on June 05, 2011, 01:39:14 PM
Bookers on the rocks will do you every time...make it a double.  ;)

Great thread.  :)
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Post by: tubercle on June 05, 2011, 07:45:54 PM
Jameson w/one small cube.
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Post by: tygo on June 06, 2011, 12:18:33 AM
A little Glenmorangie 10 with a cube for me tonight.
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Post by: tonyp on June 06, 2011, 02:20:45 AM
If you are a whisky drinker I highly recommend Whisky Stones (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/). My wife bought them for me last year for father's day and they are fantastic, I use them all the time.
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Post by: Hokerer on June 06, 2011, 02:34:59 AM
If you are a whisky drinker I highly recommend Whisky Stones (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/). My wife bought them for me last year for father's day and they are fantastic, I use them all the time.

Guess you need to be careful tossing those into your glass :)
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Post by: 1vertical on June 06, 2011, 02:56:25 AM
If you are a whisky drinker I highly recommend Whisky Stones (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/). My wife bought them for me last year for father's day and they are fantastic, I use them all the time.
I am gonna make some of those out of my nephrite...great idea.  ;D
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Post by: rabid_dingo on June 06, 2011, 11:53:56 PM
If you are a whisky drinker I highly recommend Whisky Stones (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/). My wife bought them for me last year for father's day and they are fantastic, I use them all the time.
I am gonna make some of those out of my nephrite...neat idea.  ;D

fixed it for you... 8)
I'm a fan of Stranahan's here in Denver. There is another distillery
I have in my sights just not the chance to buy a bottle or two.  yet.
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Post by: 1vertical on June 08, 2011, 01:46:52 PM
rabid_dingo ever try Downslope whiskey? FWIW, they used to have a plan where
you bought an MT cask for 80$ they fill it with Whiskey, age it out in your bbl,
then give you the fresh dump cask.  I almost got one but then found as good a
source for a fresh dump red wine cask instead...went with that.

I just wondered how their product stacks up against the giant masses of emerging
craft products. so set me up a Double Diamond barkeep...thanks waiting for
their Marris Otter malt product to release.
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Post by: Slowbrew on June 08, 2011, 03:29:29 PM
I have a bottle of Templeton Rye I'm waiting to open till a buddy of mine comes back from Afghanistan in August.  I'm figuring on a toast at our Oktoberfest to welcome him home.

Paul
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Post by: SpanishCastleAle on June 08, 2011, 04:09:15 PM
Lagavulin 16, neat.
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Post by: morticaixavier on June 08, 2011, 05:04:30 PM
macallen cask strength, neat or with an ice cube
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Post by: tumarkin on June 08, 2011, 05:15:04 PM
Lagavulin 16, neat.
just had some again recently. this is one of the best standard expressions (if a 16 yr old can be considered a standard expression) out there. huge body and an incredibly long finish. very, very good whiskey.
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Post by: SpanishCastleAle on June 08, 2011, 05:40:02 PM
I don't keep a ton of it on-hand but here's a recent pic:
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/mtbucket_2006/Whiskey2010.jpg)

I also really like the HP but for whatever reason I just don't get the Macallan hype. I have two bottles of it because they were gifts and I rarely drink them.  It helps when your BIL is (was) a spirits distributor. :)

Maybe I'll use it in airlocks. :o
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Post by: Bret on June 08, 2011, 06:00:38 PM
At three it is very young, but Chatoe Rogue Single Malt is a very nice whiskey. Has a taste one can only describe as 'the ocean."

http://www.rogue.com/spirits/single-malt-whiskey.php
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Post by: morticaixavier on June 08, 2011, 06:05:43 PM
II also really like the HP but for whatever reason I just don't get the Macallan hype. I have two bottles of it because they were gifts and I rarely drink them.  It helps when your BIL is (was) a spirits distributor. :)

Maybe I'll use it in airlocks. :o

I actually very rarely drink whisky as all. Havn't had a bottle in three or four years. I wasn't aware there was alot of hype around the macallen. Just know I liked it when I tried it.
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Post by: jeffy on June 08, 2011, 07:04:10 PM
It helps when your BIL is (was) a spirits distributor. :)

Maybe I'll use it in airlocks. :o

I think it may be worth it to come to a CFHB meeting to take that off your hands.
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Post by: tonyp on June 10, 2011, 07:53:32 PM
I tend towards Speyside as my go-to whiskys because theres something about drinking smoke-flavored scotch that activates my gag-reflex so Talisker/Laphroiag/etc is right out the window for me...I dont mind the earthy flavor of the peat but the smoke is just disgusting. If i wanted that flavor in my booze i would dump an ashtray in it. yuck!

I think Balvenie 12 Double Wood is probably my favorite at the moment but I also like Macallan, Glenmorangie, Drumguish, Speyburn, Singleton of Glendullan, Glenlivet, and Glenfiddich to name a few.

I found a nice flavor map which has been a huge help in determining what to try next:

(http://tpittari.com/imgs/WhiskyFlavorMap.jpg)

I also have a PDF here (http://tpittari.com/imgs/WhiskyFlavorMap.pdf) that's printable and with more info.

Tony
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Post by: jeffy on June 10, 2011, 08:12:10 PM
That's a nice chart.  Your pdf didn't open for me though.

My favorites are all on the right side in the middle and lower parts of your chart, except Highland Park, which seems a little more to the smokey part of the chart than I remember it.
The Macallan, Glenmorengie, Dalmore, Oban, Balvenie and Highland Park are all affordable in my flavor preferences.

<edit> I was trying to open it in Firefox, which doesn't like pdf's on this pc.  It opens up just fine in Explorer.
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Post by: tumarkin on June 10, 2011, 09:49:25 PM
I've seen that chart before and it's pretty good on flavor grouping. The old approach of classifying whisky by region just doesn't hold up any more (if it ever did). A great book with a similar approach is David Wishart's Whisky Classified (choosing single malts by flavour). It's based on grouping whisky into 10 clusters based on the presence/strength (or lack thereof) of 12 flavor elements (Body, Sweetness, Smoky, Medicinal, Tobacco, Honey, Spicy, Winey, Nutty, Malty, Fruity, Floral).

My whisky preferences are pretty eclectic. I love the big sherry bombs and the Islay peat monsters, but also really appreciate some of the more delicate whiskys at the right time. Hard to pick one overall favorite, but Highland Park is right up there. My current go-to bottle is a cask strength Isle of Arran, the 14 yr Sherry Cask.
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Post by: 1vertical on June 12, 2011, 10:07:06 PM
Set me up a double straight up of Low Gap

http://savoystomp.com/2011/02/18/low-gap-american-craft-whiskey/  (http://savoystomp.com/2011/02/18/low-gap-american-craft-whiskey/)