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Old 10-16-2007, 07:33 AM   #41
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Zandor, you were right on the Stagg. The 2007 release is going to be in the 140's.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:39 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Bloofington
Zandor, you were right on the Stagg. The 2007 release is going to be in the 140's.
Argh! Now I'm going to want another bottle. I was hoping I'd get a "Hazmat" release of the stuff, mostly just because I'm curious to find out what 140 proof whiskey feels like. Any idea when the 2007 release will be available?

I made a trip to the liquor store today as I'm about out of Buffalo Trace, my "usual" bourbon. It's good and cheap, which works well for a student. I picked up a 1.75 of the stuff.

As it's my 31st birthday on Monday I decided to pick up a treat- a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20yo. Naturally I don't plan on opening it until Monday. I think I'll do a comparison between Pappy's and AH Hirsch 16 on Monday while smoking an Opus X Reserva de Chateau (7x4.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:17 PM   #43
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Not sure when The Antique Collection is coming out this year, but I'll give you a hint.

SOON!!!
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #44
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Picked up another bottle of Buffalo Trace today as well as a bottle of Old Grand-Dad 100 BIB. That Old Grand-Dad is very good!
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:36 AM   #45
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I stopped by Binny's in Skokie, IL (Chicago suburb) yesterday on my way back from a visit to Chicago. I was planning on getting a few things I can't get in St. Louis without mail ordering them- "Baby" Sazerac rye and a few singles of some cigars I can't find locally, particularly some Kristoffs. I figured I might also pick up a bottle of cask strength Scotch, since the selection around here is pretty limited most places, and the one place that does have a decent selection is pretty expensive.

Then I got to the American Whiskey... Walked out with no Scotch but got:
Sazerac 18 rye
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac rye
2x "Baby" Sazerac rye

I've been looking for the first two for a while, and the last one is one of my favorites.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:55 AM   #46
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How have i been a member of this site for 6 months and not noticed this Forum??? Hope to be able to share some thouhts with the group. Mainly a wine guy, but i enjoy a good beer also!
I went to the wine store yesterday and got:
2- EOS - Sirah- 2005
2- Hahn - Syrah - 2005
2- Hope Estates "The Ripper" - Shiraz - 2005

All good faithful everyday wines that i like to keep on hand.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:34 AM   #47
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I usually buy one wine at a time. If i buy more than that; I just get even more drunk. It never lasts long in my house. I think overnight is usually the longest it lasts. I have only aged two bottles and one of them will be consumed on Thurdays to celebrate the sale of my house and also Valentine's day with my wife and in-laws. It is a 2001 bottle of Jordan Cab Sav. I had this wine once before and it was outstanding. I enjoyed it in 2005 while watching the Steelers kick the Colts out of the playoffs with some good friends. I can't wait till Thursday to have it.

Last night I had a pretty good table wine cal Tiz Red california. It was an '04. This was a blend of Cab, Syrah and Zin that was ripe and fruit forward and kinda on the full bodied side. It had a good finish with a little spice. The kind of wine you don't really try and think about and rate it; just sit back relax and enjoy it.
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The 2005 Jordan Cab is a very good wine, one of my old faithfuls.

I usually drink 2-3 bottles a week so i just do a good shop every 2 weeks or so.

I have a good collection of "aging wines." Some of which my dad has given to me from his celler. Its kinda like cigars in a sence, what is the point of having them if you are not going to drink or smoke them? That is one question i may never know....
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #49
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Picked up some Wild Turkey 101. I just love the stuff. So much flavor. I bought a glass at a bar a couple weeks ago. I asked for it neat. The poor bartender had to ask me like three times "are you sure you want it neat? No ice, no nothing? Really?" I think I flustered the girl so bad she counted the change wrong.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:00 PM   #50
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Re: What did you buy today?

I just picked up a bottle of Caol Ila 12. I saw Vince's seal of approval and figured I'd give it a shot. It's quite a bit cheaper than Lagavulin and I really enjoy Islay scotches. I was very surprised when I poured a glass. It's very very light in the glass. It's not as up-front as some of the other Islays, but it has tons of great flavor. I don't think this will be my last bottle of this one.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #51
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Re: What did you buy today?

Originally Posted by acharpe
I just picked up a bottle of Caol Ila 12. I saw Vince's seal of approval and figured I'd give it a shot. It's quite a bit cheaper than Lagavulin and I really enjoy Islay scotches. I was very surprised when I poured a glass. It's very very light in the glass. It's not as up-front as some of the other Islays, but it has tons of great flavor. I don't think this will be my last bottle of this one.

Now that sounds good.

Is it smokey like a Lag?
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Re: What did you buy today?

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Originally Posted by acharpe
I just picked up a bottle of Caol Ila 12. I saw Vince's seal of approval and figured I'd give it a shot. It's quite a bit cheaper than Lagavulin and I really enjoy Islay scotches. I was very surprised when I poured a glass. It's very very light in the glass. It's not as up-front as some of the other Islays, but it has tons of great flavor. I don't think this will be my last bottle of this one.

Now that sounds good.

Is it smokey like a Lag?
Not quite as smoky as Lagavulin IIRC. It also doesn't have the sweetness on the finish. Very good stuff, just different.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:48 AM   #53
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Re: What did you buy today?

Picked up a bottle of Cask Strength 10 Yr. Laphroaig on Saturday for our Easter Brunch. Unfortunately I forgot about it, and didn't get to give it a try. I've had the regular 10 year, but this is the first time I saw the cask strength so I'll have to give it a try one evening this week.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:10 PM   #54
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Re: What did you buy today?

I picked up a six pack of Sam Adams Irish Red.
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Re: What did you buy today?

I find myself to be a rum enthusiast so I went looking for something new yesterday and found it. Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum. The rum is Cuban based and has won several awards. The price was a little high but well worth the money. It is probably the smoothest most mellow rum that I have ever drank and goes well with ginger or just by itself. Check this product out. It is well worth the money, and it goes well with Cohiba's.
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Re: What did you buy today?

I picked up a 6er of Heineken Dark Lager and was very pleased!
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Re: What did you buy today?

Chris Guinther, there was just a big recall on Sam Adams. Check before you drink. IIRC it had to do with glass in one of the brews.

I just purchased a bottle of Hob Nob, Pinot Noir. Very nice bottle.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:46 PM   #58
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Re: What did you buy today?

I just picked up a bottle of the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, 2006 edition. Bloof, you are right, this is fantastic stuff. I may have to grab another bottle or two next week. Really good, clean finish, and citrusy/vanilla flavor. It's also a high enough proof to really enjoy (96 proof I think). Highly recommended.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:05 PM   #59
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I picked up a 1.75 Liter bottle of Old Grand Dad Bonded today. The bottle isn't pretty...orange screwcap and ugly label, but man, that's some good stuff. Highly recommended.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:07 AM   #60
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Re: What did you buy today?

my brother brewed some honey mead for me and my wife. im not sure when we will openit but it lookgs great.
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