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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: December 03, 2016, 05:41:26 AM »
Picked up a bottle of Alexander Murray Bon Accord at a Costco in SC for $24.

I wasn't expecting much from a no age, no distillery information scotch which simply said Highland. It was alcoholic at first to the nose and kinda boring. I kept thinking it needed more character so I poured another glass just to be sure. Then last night it took two glasses to confirm it was not that complex. As I look at the half empty bottle I'm thinking it might take another bottles to truly decide how boring it is in reality. Would be great for a party where foods are served as it would not be overbearing on the palate or for someone who was trying to ease into scotch. At 24 bucks I may pick up another bottle or two just for having if I go to a party or don't want to wreck my palate. I mainly drank it last night because I knew the palate would be just fine this morning for proctoring a BJCP exam.

The Pub / Oat Shortage
« on: November 27, 2016, 11:05:31 AM »
Looks like Canadian oats are gonna be in short supply in 2017.

All Things Food / Re: Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
« on: November 25, 2016, 09:04:36 AM »
Since someone brought up smoked turkey you can always smoke it yourself OR check Aldi and they will typically have a Butterball smoked turkey in the 10-12lb size for $1.99/lb. All you do it thaw and warm and it is a beautiful thing.

The Pub / Re: Cocktails
« on: November 22, 2016, 03:53:19 PM »
Tequila Old Fashioned

2 oz Lunazul Anejo (use Anejo)
Tablespoon Agave Syrup
2-3 dashes celery bitters

I mix all and then serve with a large cube.

The Pub / Re: Bitters
« on: November 22, 2016, 06:02:54 AM »
I have a plethora of them, but seem to use West Indian Orange Bitters and Celery Bitters the most.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: November 15, 2016, 07:58:44 AM »
Balvenie Double Wood was $47 in CA, in NC it is $63. In contrast Suntory Toki is $30 in NC and it was $50 in CA. Needless to say a bottle of Double Wood will be making the trek back to NC with me since I am checking luggage. That also will allow me to drain my opened bottle at the house since I now have a replacement! ;)

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: November 12, 2016, 07:01:45 AM »
Yep, Old Granddad Bonded. I bought it to try and with the ultimate plan being to mix it with ginger. I'll be drinking it neat instead.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: November 11, 2016, 05:57:30 PM »
Old Grandad Bonded is 100 proof and about $20 and I'm finding it quite enjoyable neat. Not too hot, some spicy notes coupled with brown sugar and leather, and very easy to drink.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: October 30, 2016, 05:29:14 AM »
Nikka Coffey Grain

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: October 29, 2016, 06:37:51 AM »
Picked up a bottle of Suntory Toki this week, it was at the NC ABC store for $30. Poured very light and my wife commented on how light it was since I rarely drink spirits neat which are light in color. Reminded me of a lighter Macallan 12 and the price was nice. Let me know if you try it, I'd like your thoughts. Personally I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The Pub / Re: Finally
« on: October 28, 2016, 04:56:42 AM »
Should be 3 to 4 month wait, but I have seen less recently.

Events / Re: I hate ticket sale threads
« on: October 11, 2016, 06:40:42 AM »
Without the ticket sale posts I would not have found tickets to the fest before getting to Denver. I wouldn't mind them being directed to the For Sale section or perhaps a sub-section for event tickets, but I spoke with a nice homebrewer and he sold me his tickets which was easy for both of us.

Beer Travel / Re: Denver
« on: September 29, 2016, 08:32:22 AM »
Probably should have mentioned we will have a car.

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