Jump to content


Photo

Whats in your glass right now?


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
856 replies to this topic

#381 kona1000

kona1000

    Scotchead!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,653 posts
  • Joined: 10-October 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dedham, Ma

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:38 AM

Coffee- Italian roast

#382 CBoukal

CBoukal

    genius billionaire playboy philanthropist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Joined: 09-December 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE

Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

At least he didn't say Macallen 18.


Yeah, I tried the Macallen 12 and I am not a big fan. Its a little "harsh" for me. I keep trying different scotches and I don't think I am the kind of person that likes them straight. I will keep trying new stuff, but as of right now I have it and I guess I'll mix it until its gone. I will however try a few more times on ice because it took a little of the edge off last time.

In one glass? Might as well use Dewar's or Cutty or something else equivalent.


Macallen 12 and gingerale


Edited by CBoukal, 10 April 2012 - 03:39 PM.


#383 thechenman

thechenman

    No One of Consequence

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,158 posts
  • Joined: 30-January 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:47 PM


At least he didn't say Macallen 18.


Yeah, I tried the Macallen 12 and I am not a big fan. Its a little "harsh" for me. I keep trying different scotches and I don't think I am the kind of person that likes them straight. I will keep trying new stuff, but as of right now I have it and I guess I'll mix it until its gone. I will however try a few more times on ice because it took a little of the edge off last time.

In one glass? Might as well use Dewar's or Cutty or something else equivalent.


Macallen 12 and gingerale


The Macallen 12yo has become my regular goto scotch...love it.

Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood poured through a Vinturi. Dangerously smooth going down.


Interesting...never heard of running scotch through a Vinturi...may have to give it a try. Does wonders for wine.

Last night opened a bottle of PVW 20yo, WOW!


Gotta find me some Pappy20...would even settle for the Pappy12. Amazed that I don't come across it in NYC.

#384 Greggj77

Greggj77

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 830 posts
  • Joined: 14-September 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern, NH

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

My initial impresssions of the PVW 20 I was not blown away. Don't get me wrong it is a damn fine bourbon but, I was not blown away by a transcendental experience. I did revisit the bottle after being open for about 6 weeks and it had improved and I got a little feeling of what has everyone raving about.

Last night revisited an old friend. Laphroaig QC. An oldy but a goodie.

Edited by Greggj77, 11 April 2012 - 10:58 AM.


#385 chiefmd

chiefmd

    Bone Fixer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,552 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lexington, KY

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

My initial impresssions of the PVW 20 I was not blown away. Don't get me wrong it is a damn fine bourbon but, I was not blown away by a transcendental experience. I did revisit the bottle after being open for about 6 weeks and it had improved and I got a little feeling of what has everyone raving about.

Last night revisited an old friend. Laphroaig QC. An oldy but a goodie.

We'll just pretend you didn't say that :D

#386 Joebunaga

Joebunaga

    Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,349 posts
  • Joined: 11-July 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:T-E-X-A-S

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:26 PM


At least he didn't say Macallen 18.


Yeah, I tried the Macallen 12 and I am not a big fan. Its a little "harsh" for me. I keep trying different scotches and I don't think I am the kind of person that likes them straight. I will keep trying new stuff, but as of right now I have it and I guess I'll mix it until its gone. I will however try a few more times on ice because it took a little of the edge off last time.

In one glass? Might as well use Dewar's or Cutty or something else equivalent.


Macallen 12 and gingerale


A little water might take some of the edge off too. I've been trying to drink everything neat since I dived back into spirits but I've also tossed in a nugget of ice(before whiskey stones came into my life) or a bit of water in to see what difference they made. It really seems to depend on the bottle.
At a freebie Macallan event I attended they were offering up the 12yo with ginger ale and I have to admit it was tasty. I don't think I would've tried it that way on my own.

#387 chiefmd

chiefmd

    Bone Fixer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,552 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lexington, KY

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

Balvenie Doublewood. Damn good. I keep coming back to this stuff.

#388 broblues

broblues

    Eligible

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,041 posts
  • Joined: 27-October 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:15 AM


At least he didn't say Macallen 18.


Yeah, I tried the Macallen 12 and I am not a big fan. Its a little "harsh" for me. I keep trying different scotches and I don't think I am the kind of person that likes them straight. I will keep trying new stuff, but as of right now I have it and I guess I'll mix it until its gone. I will however try a few more times on ice because it took a little of the edge off last time.

In one glass? Might as well use Dewar's or Cutty or something else equivalent.


Macallen 12 and gingerale


Hell, that's like putting Catsup on Kobe Beef! :laugh:

#389 CBoukal

CBoukal

    genius billionaire playboy philanthropist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Joined: 09-December 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

Na Coke would be ketchup
Gingerale is more like the limited edition Ketchup Blended With Balsamic Vinegar

#390 chiefmd

chiefmd

    Bone Fixer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,552 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lexington, KY

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Just picked up a bottle of Cragganmore 12. Time to see what this is all about.

#391 _Deon_

_Deon_

    Smoke Em If You Got Em

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 385 posts
  • Joined: 16-September 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Detroit, Michigan

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Grey Goose Cape Cod

#392 Not A Nice Person

Not A Nice Person

    Pink.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,089 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Texas

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

Old Forester bourbon. Damn good and highly sippable for the price . . . this and 1792 Ridgemont Reserve are my "house bourbons."

But I have a bottle of Glendronach 1995 Pedro Jimenez on hold at my local, and a bottle of Benriach Solstice coming from AVB. Scotch days will be here again soon!

~Boar

#393 gtadroptop

gtadroptop

    You can't make this stuff up

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,947 posts
  • Joined: 13-December 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Erie, Pa

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:59 AM


Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood poured through a Vinturi. Dangerously smooth going down.


DO you notice benefit from the venturi? I have one and it works pretty well accelerating and opening up wine. I keep forgetting to give it a go on some of my spirits.


Yes we did. I brought the bottle to our weekly HERF. Several of us are into scotches as well. A few were skeptical about ruining a nice scotch by running it through 'that thing'. A few drams later, all were sold on it. Vinturi sells a different one for spirits. It has a gradiated reservoir and a magnetic release valve, so you can measure out your drink instead of just pouring straight through like with the wine versions.

Last week we used it on a couple bourbons.

#394 sigar_zealot

sigar_zealot

    FattyMcButterPants

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,206 posts
  • Joined: 17-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Tucson

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Didn't you feel more or less the same about Laphroaig Triple Wood when you first opened the bottle?

My initial impresssions of the PVW 20 I was not blown away. Don't get me wrong it is a damn fine bourbon but, I was not blown away by a transcendental experience. I did revisit the bottle after being open for about 6 weeks and it had improved and I got a little feeling of what has everyone raving about.

Last night revisited an old friend. Laphroaig QC. An oldy but a goodie.



#395 Shecks

Shecks

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 87 posts
  • Joined: 30-March 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vancouver, WA

Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:46 AM

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Old

Just picked this up today and tried it for the first time...amazing

#396 Jamie76

Jamie76

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 293 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tucson Arizona Area

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Old

Just picked this up today and tried it for the first time...amazing


While Ron Zacapa, Zaya, etc are good, if you get a chance, try an Appleton (12 YO), El Dorado (12 YO), or RL Seales (10 YO) rum.

#397 chiefmd

chiefmd

    Bone Fixer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,552 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lexington, KY

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:08 PM


Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Old

Just picked this up today and tried it for the first time...amazing


While Ron Zacapa, Zaya, etc are good, if you get a chance, try an Appleton (12 YO), El Dorado (12 YO), or RL Seales (10 YO) rum.

Zaya rum

#398 Shecks

Shecks

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 87 posts
  • Joined: 30-March 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vancouver, WA

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

While Ron Zacapa, Zaya, etc are good, if you get a chance, try an Appleton (12 YO), El Dorado (12 YO), or RL Seales (10 YO) rum.

Zaya rum

I am looking forward to expanding my rum collection, thanks for the recommendations :thumbs:

#399 Joebunaga

Joebunaga

    Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,349 posts
  • Joined: 11-July 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:T-E-X-A-S

Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

Friday night, Pritchard's and Vintage 17. Saturday night, a couple of Woodfords then tried some Zaya for the first time. That is a really fine tasting rum. Several glasses sipped neat with a Punch Punch. Damned good!

#400 AVB

AVB

    Jesus of cool, I'm bad, I'm nationwide

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,600 posts
  • Joined: 14-November 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near York, PA.

Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

Signatory 31 yo Teaninich, distilled in 1965, bottled in 1997.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users