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Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by HAB, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Interesting. There's a great burger/beer/whiskey joint walking distance from my place that stocks it. I'll have to give it a try.


    Week or so ago went with a friend and went to town on the whiskey selection. We had:

    Black Maple Hill 16 year
    Old Pogue Bourbon
    Balcones Baby Blue
    High West 16 Year Rye
    Old Potrero Rye
    Rogue Single Malt
    Roughstock Rye
    Rittenhouse Rye
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    Any stand outs?
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  3. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I love the Black Maple Hill 16. I've had it a few times and it rules. It's a bit more mild/subtle than the Willetts I've been drinking lately, but it's excellent. The High West and Roughstock were also very good.
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    Their little distillery in Freemont is pretty cool. The owner is quite interesting, during a tasting she showed us naked pictures of her sister from the 60's. Encouraged us to come back and tell tales of the stupid **** we did while hammered on their booze. I am paraphrasing, the owner said it with a level of class I am not capable of even repeating.
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  5. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Winning.
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    Nice. I've gone through a few bottles of Rittenhouse lately, good stuff for the price. The Old Potrero is also pretty damn good, but I'm in SF and biased toward any Anchor product. Black Maple is a winner for sure.
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  7. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Left to right those are:

    Noah's Mill
    Willett Rye
    Willett 8 year bourbon
    Ardbeg Uigedail
    Oban 14 year
    Willett 5 year

    All bought last Saturday. Supplied!
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  8. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I like Bulleit rye better, and if anything it's even cheaper than the Rittenhouse. Actually didn't much care for the Old Potrero. And yes, BMH is good. Their regular bourbon is good, the 16 year is sublime.
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    Sounds like you prefer the sweeter, more caramel style of rye? I like a little edge and spice in my rye personally.
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  10. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    To the contrary I thought the old potrero was too sweet.
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    Huh. Not my experience. Each his own.
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  12. kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I just noticed that I hadn't posted in this thread.


    BLANTON'S



    That's all.
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  13. Kevin Active Member

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    Bought a bottle of The Macallans 15yo fine oak last weekend and started a whiskey diet.
    So far its working great.
    Ive allready lost 3 days!!

    All jokes aside, this will be my new favorite semi affordable whiskey.
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  14. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Any of you who are into rye whiskeys, go buy some Willett Rye stat. It's epic.

    I'm also hugely impressed with their 5 year bourbon. I've had 2 bottles of it, as well as a 6 and 2 8s. The 5 is actually the best of the bunch.
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  15. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Sooooo I was here a couple days ago:



    That's half the bar. There's a menu in the middle, and another equally large collection of bottles on the other side. It is epic.

    Edit: found this one.



    The most impressive thing I had was Octomore 3-152. Unbelievable. Pretty awesome place all around.
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    Will do. On the list to pick up. Almost polished of my bottle of Bulleit, so I need to restock anyways.
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  18. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Found any yet? My bottle's gone, I need to pick up another. Unfortunately the only place I know of around here that has it is Mission Liquor in Pasadena, which still isn't all that close.
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    Just here to report that Bulleit Rye makes one hell of a Manhattan.

    I tried to get the Willett Rye but they didn't have it. I guess I will have to suffer through.
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  20. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Yeah it's not the easiest thing to find. But worth looking.


    I could be persuaded to send a bottle in exchange for something regional and interesting, possibly of the beer variety?
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    Been drinking a lot of Islay Whisky lately.
    Lagavullin, Ardbeg and this time decided to go for a bottle of Laphroaig quarter cask matured.
    Bit cheaper then the 16yo Lagavullin but just as tasty...

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    you ever been to FX McRory's down by century link field? it has a selection like that too...don't know if it's quite as extensive or exotic, but it's in seattle.
  23. BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Ever make it in to DC, do yourself a favor and visit the Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Adams Morgan:



    That's 2 of 3 walls of different whisk(e)y. I was in town for the Craft Brewers' Convention and was overheard talking barrel-aging with another brewer. Next thing I know, their whisk(e)y manager was giving us what he considered to be the best examples of different oak character to be found in various single malts. It was a very good night. Stand-outs for me were the 18yo, single barrel Springbank, and a 7yo, wine-barrel finished, also from Springbank (I think)
  24. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    No, but now I want to.
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    I got myself a bottle of the Laphroaig cask strength for my birthday. Great stuff.
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    Drank half the damn bottle yesterday, I am now extremely hungover...
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  27. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.



    Been meaning to check out Freemont distilling. Maybe this afternoon.
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    i now have a reason to go to DC.
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    Currently my favorite whiskey. :drool:
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    You have excellent taste :D
    Im gonna visit a shop next week that sells over 1200 different drams of whisky.
    I was kinda thinking of trying a Japanese whisky since they seem to be the hot **** right now winning awards all over the place.
    Anyone have any experiance with Japanese brands?
    Im a big fan of peaty Islay whisky but I also appreciate a good Speyside...
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    Try Yamazaki 12. I bet you'd think it was a Speyside in a blind taste test. For a real treat, try the Yamazaki 18. Phenomenal stuff.
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  33. Kevin Active Member

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    The 18 yo is twice the money I usually spend on a bottle.
    No way in hell could I ever justify spending that kind of money on a bottle of booze.
    Good thing im not known for spending my money wisely, it better be good.
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    The 18 is expensive, no doubt. The smarter play may be to snag a bottle of 12 and see if you get along with that first.
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    Darn I must move away from the country side. I don't even grow corn or whatever goes in this. I like rum because it has no mansanto germs in its growing, what bottles do you know of don't?
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    You should probably make a habit of not touching any further mind altering substances.
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    I think it's called moonshine?
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    THIS is my all time favorite
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    The 18yo Japanese is ordered and will take another two weeks, so I was forced to buy a 16yo scotch so I dont get bored while I wait. I thought the contrast between the two would be nice.



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    Had a bunch of friends over today for a big XC ride and a BBQ afterwards.
    They brought me a present! And a tasty one at that!