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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #740 on: April 12, 2018, 07:30:54 PM »
Free Will's Coffee Oatmeal Brown (COB). Pretty Freaking Good (PFG)!

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #741 on: April 13, 2018, 02:05:39 AM »


When buying a jacket or trousers or shirts I walk from the shop and directly to the premises of the tailor who does my alterations. Into the backroom, he employs his chalk and pins and then takes the piece to his team of old ladies who perform magic in an attempt to make me look cool. He returns, opens a cupboard containing a number of bottles and "Have you tried this one?" Regardless of my answer, he pours us both a generous double. A sip, a comment or two, then it's thrown back. Good stuff. A month or so ago this was the whisky he poured and I've just now got around to buying a bottle of it to share with friends this weekend.


tl;dr Balmore 12 yo in disguise/repackaged, sweet, spicy and robust. It was recommended by my tailor. ;D
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« Reply #742 on: May 01, 2018, 02:31:04 AM »
With lunch today -

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #743 on: May 01, 2018, 05:59:03 AM »
Viognier, a varietal I have not yet tried. What did you have for lunch (I mean, the non-liquid part).

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« Reply #744 on: May 01, 2018, 06:51:34 AM »
I had a packet of spatzle I boiled and then mixed some fresh herbs and olive oil through. Protein was from a couple of grilled and shredded chicken breasts that had been marinating in paprika and garlic for an hour. It was just about passable. The viognier wasn't great either. But right now it's more about calories than anything else. Just over one month ago I had a partial meniscectomy on my knee. That meant no exercise for the last four weeks - the longest I've gone without training since I was about 17. Anyway, I had to adjust my diet, but I managed to keep my bodyweight around 156 lbs throughout. And this week I expect to get the all clear to ease my way into working out again.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #745 on: May 01, 2018, 09:31:28 AM »
I’m drinking some sweet tea at the moment.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #746 on: May 01, 2018, 09:34:37 AM »
Peets ground coffee was on a good sale at the supermarket, so I'm not drinking supermarket coffee this week. :)

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #747 on: May 05, 2018, 01:52:23 AM »


I brought a pack of these up the road from darn sarf and I'll have one with my tuna sandwich.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #748 on: May 05, 2018, 11:31:51 PM »
Epic Brewing's Big Bad Baptist Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee Imperial Stout. 11.9% LBV PFG!

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #749 on: May 11, 2018, 02:04:10 AM »
My beverage of choice.

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« Reply #750 on: May 11, 2018, 01:00:36 PM »
Viognier, a varietal I have not yet tried. What did you have for lunch (I mean, the non-liquid part).

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Viognier is sex in a bottle--one of the most outrageously sensual, sleek, taught, spicy, and tasty varietals on the planet--grown in miniscule quantities in Rhone. The problem is that it is pretty picky with food pairings. Most Asian food, especially Thai is a great match.

Now, I need suggestions for Armagnac! puhleeeeeeze! (and I don't want to pay a fortune)
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #751 on: May 11, 2018, 03:39:31 PM »
My beverage of choice.



Looks appealing.

I think that must be export labeling because here there are rules about “bourbon”. Must be at least 50% corn mash, must be aged in new oak, and must be Kentucky. None of this Tennessee nonsense.

Dickel's is a pretty good a Tennessee bourbon whisky.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #752 on: May 11, 2018, 03:52:40 PM »
My beverage of choice.



One can buy the Kirkland brand in Taiwan????
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #753 on: May 11, 2018, 07:43:47 PM »
One can buy the Kirkland brand in Taiwan????
I'm nuts about it. It has changed my life.  0:)
  Actually, we have a Costco in my town. Probably mostly same stuff as in yours...
Looks appealing.



I think that must be export labeling because here there are rules about “bourbon”. Must be at least 50% corn mash, must be aged in new oak, and must be Kentucky. None of this Tennessee nonsense.

Dickel's is a pretty good a Tennessee bourbon whisky.

  Surprising! I wonder how Kentucky managed to swing that? I can see how real champaigne must come from a specific region of France because of soil, grapes, etc., but what about Tennessee (or Bolivia) would make it inconducive to distillation of mash?

Edit: According to Wikipedia, Bourbon can be made anywhere in US, but 95% is from Kentucky.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #754 on: May 12, 2018, 08:28:31 AM »

Now, I need suggestions for Armagnac! puhleeeeeeze! (and I don't want to pay a fortune)

I'd like to have suggestions also. I can't remember the last time I had Armagnac. Currently drinking (well, not at this moment, but in the last few days after dinner) Cognac: Courvoisier V.S.O.P.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #755 on: May 12, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »
I'm nuts about it. It has changed my life.  0:)
  Actually, we have a Costco in my town. Probably mostly same stuff as in yours...
  Surprising! I wonder how Kentucky managed to swing that? I can see how real champaigne must come from a specific region of France because of soil, grapes, etc., but what about Tennessee (or Bolivia) would make it inconducive to distillation of mash?

Edit: According to Wikipedia, Bourbon can be made anywhere in US, but 95% is from Kentucky.

Interesting. My thought was how did the barrel makers swing it, since the barrel must be new. So the used ones are sold,  often for Scotch.
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