what are you drinking tonight?

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  1. Jan 9, 2019 #3631

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    Had a founders backwoods bastard. Good but nowhere near as good as a founders curmudgeons better half maple bourbon barrel ale.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 #3632

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    Eisch whisky glass. My fav style bar none but so fragile

    Macallan Edition #4 and Balvenie 21 Portwood (probably my worst whisky buy) this evening
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2019 #3633

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    my brother in law gave me this bottle ; he is a good man. the Zalto 'sweet wine' glass that i received just today works quite nicely with this mezcal.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2019 #3634
    Absolutely best bang for the buck Mezcal IMO. Stands toe to toe with bottles I have that are 3x the price .
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2019 #3635

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    The best <$10 cab I have ever had.

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  6. Jan 12, 2019 #3636

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    It’s good to have friends who work at Diageo.... I have one, too.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2019 #3637

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    that's good to know.. and in that case, not only is my brother in law a very good man, he has fine tastes as well. here's to you, Nick!
     
  8. Jan 13, 2019 #3638

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    I had this Chichibu last week in The Society IMG_6346.jpg
     
  9. Jan 13, 2019 #3639

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    Amarone Della Valpolicella, never fails me
     
  10. Jan 13, 2019 #3640

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    This was amazing. 20190112_030502.jpg
     
  11. Jan 13, 2019 #3641

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    it better be! great stuff just gotten so expensive
     
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    $75 pour lol, totally worth it.
     
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  13. Jan 14, 2019 #3643

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    It’s an Orsonic 101s, very much happy with it... lots of fake ones on Ebay though so be careful
     
  14. Jan 14, 2019 #3644

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    Yes my favorite myself and yes very fragile

    I’m so over all the marketing BS of the different distilleries and have been buying only IBs the last 4 years.

    I’ve been buying mostly SMWS since last year.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2019 #3645

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    Tonight it's Tilted Barn's Winter Sol. Canned last week - nothing like fresh beer.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2019 #3646

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    A Port Ellen sample... amazing!
     
  17. Jan 14, 2019 #3647

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    I have that bottle of Mezcal too in my drinks cabinet. Very nice stuff. Love the artisanal methods used to produce this low volume spirit,
     
  18. Jan 14, 2019 #3648

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    Some distillery bottling's are still worthy buys. Springbank/Longrow comes to mind. Glen Garioch, Deanston, Glen Scotia and Glengoyne are putting out some genuinely nice bottles too. I just picked up Glengoynes Teapot dram #6, which is getting some rave reviews. Its distillery only bottling but can be purchased through their online storefront.

    I refuse to buy another Macallan or Balvenie.

    btw I just picked up two more Eisch whisky glasses and they are noticeably thicker glass and stem. Maybe too many breakages forced them to redesign the later production runs. The newer ones are not as refined or balanced :( so take care of the ones you have.
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2019 #3649

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    Yes I got some Glen Scotias bottled for the Cambeltown festival last year and it was really good. IMG_6932.jpg
     
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    ^^^ Whisky Wednesdays 2018 Single Malt of the year, so it must be good. And cask strength. Whats not to love.
     
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    Same here, wouldn’t buy a Yamazaki, Hibiki or Macallan because I knoe there are a lot of better and cheaper options.

    Yes, I have another spare glass. Have you tried a Luigi Bormioli snifter or a Lehmann? Both are good, a Brand Ambassador friend have been praising the Lehmann snifter as being the best. I have a couple of Luigi Bormiolis coming in.
     
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    The Lehmann has a similar bowl shape to the Eisch, but I think I prefer the Eisch tulip lip. How does the weight compare? The very thin stem on the Eisch lends itself to rotating the whisky in the glass when sniffing. Never gelled with the clunky glencairn.
     
  23. Jan 14, 2019 #3653

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    I haven’t had the chance to hold a Lehmann, but believe its the one that SMWS uses for their stemmed glasses.

    The Luigi Bormioli snifter is very nice to hold, shape like a Glencairn with a stem.
     
  24. Jan 14, 2019 #3654

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    Try
    Try and get your Diageo friend to hook you up with the limited release Brora. Now that would be something special to savor.
     
  25. Jan 14, 2019 #3655

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    I'm drinking Springbank 12yo Single Cask Burgundy (1 of 252 bottles of which I picked up 3) this evening. One of Whisky in the 6, top 5 bottles for 2018. I really like SB and Longrows red wine matured releases. I also have a truly exceptional Longrow 9 yo Sauternes, which just goes to show put good spirit in good casks and you don';t need an inordinate amount of maturation.
     
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    unfortunately, I already know about the counterfeit ones from first hand experience.:( No worries, I now run eminent technology air bearing arms--so no more headshells!
     
  27. Jan 14, 2019 #3657

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    Let me guess... an Ebay seller from Hong Kong?

    I also have one
     
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    I'm a big Springbank fan. A few years ago, my wife got me one of their single cask releases (Oloroso Sherry Butt). I still think about that whisky.
     
  29. Jan 14, 2019 #3659

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    Lynche Bages... my man!
     
  30. Jan 14, 2019 #3660

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    Just wanted to share, any bourbon drinkers need to pick up a bottle of the new batch of Wild Turkey 101. Its hands down the best the best value in bourbon today. They released the latest batch early in 2018. When its onsite here in North Carolina, I can grab a 5th for $14.

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/wild-turkey-101-whiskey/
     
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