Alcohol Thread

Discussion in 'DVU' started by Cutig, Jul 17, 2015.

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  1. 19B

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    Don't recall ever seeing it on the shelf, but big fan of Heaven Hill's stuff. A 6 year Heaven Hill rye for < $50? In. Got to meet Bernie Lubbers a few times here in Chucktown--he's the American Whiskey Brand Ambassador (or something like that) for HH. One of those guys you could sit and listen to talk about whiskey for hours. Something doesn't look right about that sentence, but you get the idea.
     
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  2. u jelly

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    Big fan of the James E Pepper 1776 rye lately. Not very expensive, and very similar to the Jefferson's rye.
     
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    nice score on the Sazerac. I'm a sucker for rye (for whiskey and beer)
    makes me want to run to the store on the way home....
     
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    A few nice pickups to start the weekend.
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  5. OrangeONeill

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    How is the Smooth Ambler, seen it frequently but haven't tried it. Been on a Russel''s reserve kick lately.
     
  6. SackLodge

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    I haven't had either but user faguar says they are good. I've only had the Old Scout 10 year.
     
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    Big fan of the Contradiction. Very unique, interesting blend.

    Old Scout is actually their sourced product. They make some nice blended sourced whiskeys. They use whiskey from the same distillery from which we sourced our bourbon.

    Smooth Ambler was just bought by Pernod Ricard.
     
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    Haven't tried the American Whiskey, curious to hear how it is. Have the Single Barrel 10 and 11 years, and a few fingers of Contradiction left (don't think I've poured that in the past year or two, so mebbe I'll try it again tonight).

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    Meant to post this last week, but got to see Bernie Lubbers, Brand Ambassador for Heaven Hill, at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley. Have met him a few times, but he added a twist to his "presentation" recently. He plays and sings music from the various timeframes of the hooch you're tasting. So, stuff from the 1750s for the moonshine, early 1800s for the Mellow Corn (100% corn, very young age whiskey), and early and mid-1900s stuff for the bourbons. Pretty entertaining, and he's got stories for days, along with tons of American whiskey knowledge and history.

    I've always liked Heaven Hill's stuff, and we got some pretty cool swag, too--Elijah Craig teeshirt and a Larceny ballcap. Their rep picked up the bartab for an hour or two after so we got to drink Elijah Craig Barrelproof and 23 Year on Heaven Hill. No complaints.

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    I would toast the Contradiction to you but the beers are already going down smooth. And Mrs. Sack Lodge isn't even home from work yet.
     
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  11. TCJ

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    And she won't be for another 45 minutes or so.:denzel:
     
  12. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Thought I would give you boys a heads up. Green's downtown Columbia is running 18 packs of Rolling Rock for $5.99 for the weekend. I know Rolling Rock is not fine craft grade high quality shit that a lot of you cats like, but for cheap American can beer, it isn't bad, and 33 cents per beer is a damn steal. I am going there in a little bit to load up.
     
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    Believe they also have Keystone. Again not great, but it's as smooth as the Keystones.
     
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  14. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Are you Keith Stone?
     
  15. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Purchased this bottle of Ancient Ancient Age at the same old liquor store as the decanter find in the other thread.

    This stuff hasn't been bottled/sold in well, ages.
     
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    Hell yeah Sweet Tarts.
     
  17. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    I fucking love Sweet Tarts and Sour Skittles.
     
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    How is it? We found about 4 bottles of that in an old closet at my wife's grandfather's house. Plan on getting into it this fall.
     
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  19. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Not bad at all. I enjoyed some of it with my brother in law over the weekend. Pretty smooth. He found 1/2 gal bottles like the one I found on the 3rd party online liquor market for $200-250 per bottle. I wouldn't say it is worth that price, but for the cool $25 I paid for it certainly worth every penny.
     
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    Hey. If anyone wants tropicalia before it starts getting cold, it's widely available down here in Atlanta.

    Let me know what bourbon you have access to and we can work something out!
     
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    And prescription meds.
     
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    Seriously. Although SC isn't really privy to anything awesome over other states, I'd love to find someone with easy access to Weller 12.
     
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    I have access. I just open my likker cabinet.
     
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    Well isn't that cute.
     
  25. SackLodge

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    To be fair someone gifted it to me. I've gone through it faster than any other top shelf I have. It's damn good. I did get these last weekend.
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    Yeah but someone bought them out of keystone light
     
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    God Bless Dabo

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    Had one a couple weeks ago in Atlanta. Surprisingly very good.
     
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    Anyone ever had six&twenty? Owned by Clemson grads and the Clemson mayor made a bourbon wager with the Louisville mayor.
     
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    Not a big fan of what the bought and aged. Haven't had anything they've supposedly distilled themselves. It's not awful, but not nearly worth the price
     
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    Chatted with him at a bourbon event back in March. I really wanted to like their stuff because Clemson guy, but most of it is meh. Thought the 5 Grain was drinkable and interesting--he claims it's the only 5 grain whiskey on the market. Koval has a 4 grain whiskey, I think. I'd love to support them, but I don't really envision myself buying one of their bottles, at least based on what they currently offer.
     
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    Michter's tasting at Edmund's Oast last night. Highlight was supposed to be the Toasted Barrel Rye since there were only 20 barrels total and 200 bottles coming to SC. We were the first (or, close to it) to try in the state. It was mostly underwhelming. The winner was the American Whiskey. Very smooth with a subtle Irish whisky sweetness. Will kop.

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    Big fan of mitchers, I think it’s pretty overpriced but the whiskey itself is good. Have a bottle of the 10 year open now.
     
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    It sounds like they finally have their shit together. They had a rough start, almost all their fault, because they were trying to conceal that they were rectifiers. Their story is mostly straightened out now.

    And I still say the Michter's 20 Year is the finest whiskey I've ever had the pleasure of tasting.
     
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    @19B I know you're a big rye guy, have you tried Pikesville before? I had it for the first time when I was up at Louisville and thought it was pretty good stuff. Is it that much better than Rittenhouse to make it worth the price?
     
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