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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: Today at 06:34:24 AM »
Cracked open the Ardbeg 10 YR last night. I have a sinus infection and ear infection so I figured the smoky phenols would be more subdued. Found I preferred it with a splash of water. It will be interesting to see how much my impression changes when my condition clears up. I really didn't find the phenols subdued, ;)

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 24, 2017, 04:37:35 PM »
EC is good stuff. Often at $24-25 it is a bargain.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:56:19 PM »
Evan Williams BIB is a deal at $15 for mixing, at $20 I've got other Bourbons I like better.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 24, 2017, 06:15:43 AM »
What!!! It's typically $25-29 when I spot it out and about.

All Things Food / Re: Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:24:05 AM »
The beauty in this one was the only real prep was splitting the sprouts in half. The rest was completed on a sheet pan in the oven. Since we had covered the pan with foil it was as simple as throwing away the foil.

All Things Food / Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
« on: February 15, 2017, 07:25:30 PM »
So my wife took a bag of fresh brussels sprouts and added salt and some pressed garlic and then topped with pieces of bacon and baked at 350F for 25 minutes. The house smelled divine and the dish was divine.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 15, 2017, 04:42:50 PM »
It kinda grows on you and the next thing you know the fifth is empty. I'm currently waiting for it to go on sale again at NCABC where it is currently $24.

EDIT: It goes on sale again at NCABC in April for $20.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:56:33 PM »

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 13, 2017, 05:00:55 PM »
I drank it neat and it was quite tasty.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 13, 2017, 02:43:33 PM »
Some just don't shine with ginger. The EW BiB reminds me of Buffalo Trace when mixed with Ginger. I will also point out I am having a BOURBON with ginger if you know what I mean.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 12, 2017, 09:43:23 AM »
I've been trying to make the rounds with the various Bottled In Bond Bourbons. Evan Williams Bottled In Bond was on sale for $14 so how could I resist. Could not make it work for me neat or over ice so I mixed up a Bourbon and Ginger (Powell & Mahoney) and it was quite good.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:22:24 PM »
Just about to finish off a fifth of Auchentoshan American Oak and it just seems rough around the edges to me. It's got a woody aroma of the oak and a spicy character as well. I'm not planning to buy it again.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 07, 2017, 07:25:32 AM »
Angel's was all the rage a few years back but to me at that time it had a fusel alcohol aroma with a tad bit of nail polish and was off-putting so I have skipped it ever since.

It appears AE was introduced in 2010. I am guessing I had it 3 or 4 years years ago. At 50 beans a bottle I can find something I appreciate more for less. ;)

PS (edit): What is interesting is this is the first mention we have had about it in the thread.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 07, 2017, 06:18:14 AM »
The Famous Grouse was on sale for $21 and while it is not a bad glass, the Kirkland 12-year blend is much better and less expensive at $38 a handle and Monkey Shoulder blows it out of the water. Of course Monkey Shoulder is 30% more than Famous Grouse so it should be that much better.

All Things Food / Re: Looking for a good ginger beer recipe
« on: February 06, 2017, 08:48:17 AM »
At one time I was making ginger beer using the GBP and it was delicious, but my plant never grew and I could not keep up drinking the stuff as fast as it would make. I suggest you give it a whirl as it is cheap and easy.

A couple of my links are dead as it an old site and I forget how many total batches I made back in the day. I know I quit documenting at 10.

Here are some new links:

And of course just google Ginger Beer Plant

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