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What did you buy at the liquor store today? (2016 - )

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Just finished making a triple batch of my variation of Amer Boudreau, yielding 6.5 bottles. Unlike last time, after straining off the 95% Everclear, I washed the peels in 8 oz of hot water, and added that. It seemed to have a nice orange flavor, but it did add quite a bit of cloudiness. It drops the proof to 96%, which is fine. If it was a mistake, I'll be drinking it up for quite some time. Brooklyns anyone?

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On 2/24/2019 at 7:37 AM, EvergreenDan said:

I think the 10 works very well in cocktails, where the extra "disinfectiousness" is a benefit.


After grabbing a bottle of the Quarter Cask and then discovering just how much I did not like it, I was hoping mixing would be the secret for me as well. But that did not prove to be the case, I just couldn't find a way to like it. I tried a cocktail that I can no longer remember the name of that combined the Laphroaig in equal parts with 3 other ingredients and initially thought I was ok with it but a second attempt convinced me I was wrong... so I gifted the bottle to a friend who actually enjoys it. :D

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I haven't tried it yet, but Hampden Estate Single Jamaican Rum Overproof.  Will be fun to compare with Smith & Cross.

 

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On 1/21/2016 at 10:13 PM, lesliec said:

Every now and then, this little country I live in surprises me.  We can usually only get a couple of average mezcals, rye is rare (but fortunately includes Rittenhouse), Smith & Cross was impossible until only a few months ago.  Then I find one of our better booze shops has this:

 

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Not being a trained Hungarian, I don't think I'll be drinking it on its own - it's a bit too seriously medicinal (heading in a Fernet direction, but not as intense as that).  But it works really well in one of these.  A 500ml bottle is the equivalent of USD30 or so, but I can see myself getting it again.

I picked up a couple bottles of this when I was in Budapest last year! I read somewhere that the exported version’s recipe is slightly different (plus I found some kind of “special edition” variety at the same shop), so I figured it was worth the extra space in my luggage. Got a few varieties of pálinka while I was at it, too. :)

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Got a bottle of Benedictine. Which is only noteworthy because I haven't been able to get one until the semi-fairly-recent change that allows ordering LCBO products online and having them shipped to your local store. It actually wasn't that recent that they made that change... I'm just trying not to admit that I'd completely forgotten I wanted it. I was almost tempted into a bottle of the Licor 43 while I was at it but couldn't quite justify it because the only reason I was considering it was for a couple of recipes from the Smuggler's Cove book. I looked for information for substituting something else and didn't find anything so it still may happen at some point.

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Recent acquisition.  A single barrel cognac group  pick.   As usual I should have bought more than the 3 I ordered.  Just delicious 

 

 

 

 

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