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Postby Antler24 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:34 pm

jon1163 wrote:
Antler24 wrote:No hate Jon. I been wanting to try 3 of those but that kinda money is hard to part with. I've been drinking some eagle rare 10yr and Four Roses single barrel this week. You should try the four roses single barrel, it's about 35-40 a bottle, but it's better than alot of $80 bottles I've had a pour from. My new favourite commercial.
I love 4 roses but have never tried the single barrel. I'll look for it. Angels envy and larceny are good ones too.


If we get it in Canada it shouldn't be hard to find for you. I hate to go to Toronto to get it lol all we get here is Jim beam white, Maker's, bulliet, Woodford, and at Christmas they get Blanton's.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Forest Beekeeper » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:27 pm

Last Fall, I was playing with extracting peppermint oil from a bed of mint we have growing. I ended up with a peppermint oil 'hydrosol'. I am not sure yet of what to do with a hydrosol solution.

Then I started making a chocolate liqueur, wanting eventually to add peppermint oil, to make the liqueur into a peppermint patty.

It seems that ladies like chocolate liqueur, ....
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby cdd » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:53 am

I drink birdwatchers distillate nuclear aged at 92abv with cinnamon and oak sticks. Believe me or not it's not bad at all. I can enjoy this all day. :D
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby jon1163 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:37 pm

A friend of mine brought gifts to the office today from Heritage Cask Club in Gig Harbor. I don't have an affiliation with the place and have never been there but this wasn't bad, for a liqueur or whatever it is. Basically a super sweet brown sugar bourbon with vanilla diluted with water lol. I poured a finger warmed it up in the microwave and that's about all I can handle. Now it's back to my Woodford Reserve. Hope you all are having a good night.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Bushman » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 pm

Wine, I am in wine country for a week so as they say "when in Rome".
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:48 am

jon1163 wrote:A friend of mine brought gifts to the office today from Heritage Cask Club in Gig Harbor. I don't have an affiliation with the place and have never been there but this wasn't bad, for a liqueur or whatever it is. Basically a super sweet brown sugar bourbon with vanilla diluted with water lol. I poured a finger warmed it up in the microwave and that's about all I can handle. Now it's back to my Woodford Reserve. Hope you all are having a good night.


Curious if you've tried the four roses single barrel after? I used to be a Woodford drinker but my last couple bottles have had a strong metallic taste to it. I'm not sure if it's actually changed or if I'm becoming better at picking up different flavours but I'm turned from it.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby jon1163 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:54 am

Antler24 wrote:
jon1163 wrote:A friend of mine brought gifts to the office today from Heritage Cask Club in Gig Harbor. I don't have an affiliation with the place and have never been there but this wasn't bad, for a liqueur or whatever it is. Basically a super sweet brown sugar bourbon with vanilla diluted with water lol. I poured a finger warmed it up in the microwave and that's about all I can handle. Now it's back to my Woodford Reserve. Hope you all are having a good night.


Curious if you've tried the four roses single barrel after? I used to be a Woodford drinker but my last couple bottles have had a strong metallic taste to it. I'm not sure if it's actually changed or if I'm becoming better at picking up different flavours but I'm turned from it.
I have, and Four Roses is one of my favorites. I don't think I've tried the Single Barrel though. I recently went to the base though and found Woodford Reserve on sale for $19/bottle...AND if you bought a case or more you got an extra 10% off! Needless to say I have a few bottles.

I haven't had the metallic taste but now that you mention it I'll look for it.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby jonnys_spirit » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:12 am

Forest Beekeeper wrote:It seems that ladies like chocolate liqueur, ....


I guess they do :) Try shots of this with shots of 69plus11proof panty dropper and it will open whole new opportunities...

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby 6 Row Joe » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:41 pm

Hey guys, I was thinking of starting a new thread but this looks like a good place to hang out and meet new members. I am a newbie here and a greenhorn in the hobby. I have made a couple sugar shine runs with good results. My question is do you feel the quality of the product is better than store bought regardless of taste? I used some oak chips before and made a few pints happy. (and so was I)
I just got finished with a run and poured a couple shots out of my 150 proof "hearts" jar, cut it 50/50 and mixed it with a little raspberry lemonade. Not the best tasting combination but i choked through it. Damn does it work! I don't get this effect with ''store bought". bottles. Long story short, this home made is powerful stuff. Anybody else sample the same results?
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Oldvine Zin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:52 pm

Having a sip of some sugar/gumball head from a honey bear ferment that"s been on oak spirals for about a year. Proofed down to 40 abv, while a little sweet for my taste it does go down way too smooth.

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Copperhead road » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:16 pm

Lemoncello as per saltbushbill recipe
If it’s not made of copper it simply ain’t proper......
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby dukethebeagle120 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:22 pm

Beer !!!
its better to think like a fool but keep your mouth shut,then to open ur mouth and have it confirmed
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby fizzix » Fri May 04, 2018 5:39 pm

I finally made a good beer after 3 initial lousy brews.
Haven't drank in about 3 months until this beer's success.
Whaddja say? You wanna fight, tough guy? I'll smash my nose into your fist ..... zzzZZzz
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Pikey » Fri May 04, 2018 5:43 pm

dukethebeagle120 wrote:Beer !!!


:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby dukethebeagle120 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:50 pm

fizzix wrote:I finally made a good beer after 3 initial lousy brews.
Haven't drank in about 3 months until this beer's success.
Whaddja say? You wanna fight, tough guy? I'll smash my nose into your fist ..... zzzZZzz

Ur Goin down punk
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:51 pm

Right now, EH Taylor Single Barrel. Was very fortunate to get a bottle in the only allocation lottery in Canada, but it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong it's good bourbon, but not $100 good.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby butterpants » Fri May 04, 2018 6:54 pm

Antler24 wrote:Right now, EH Taylor Single Barrel. Was very fortunate to get a bottle in the only allocation lottery in Canada, but it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong it's good bourbon, but not $100 good.
That's crazy! What do you prefer?

I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had.

Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it.

The only others I prefer are Bookers and Blantons and not by much.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby 6 Row Joe » Fri May 04, 2018 7:28 pm

I had a couple double Sugar Screwdrivers tonight.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:29 pm

butterpants wrote:
Antler24 wrote:Right now, EH Taylor Single Barrel. Was very fortunate to get a bottle in the only allocation lottery in Canada, but it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong it's good bourbon, but not $100 good.
That's crazy! What do you prefer?

I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had.

Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it.

The only others I prefer are Bookers and Blantons and not by much.


I think Four Roses single barrel is better than the EH Taylor, and it's $65 less in price. I've had Blanton's which is great, but I still prefer the Four Roses. I really like Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10yr Single Barrel, that's $100 as well and it's a toss up against the Four Roses.

I'd have Probably never tried the EH Taylor at $100 but I had an extra Elijah Craig Barrel Proof that I'm not really a fan of, and a friend offered to trade.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby butterpants » Fri May 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Antler24 wrote:
butterpants wrote:
Antler24 wrote:Right now, EH Taylor Single Barrel. Was very fortunate to get a bottle in the only allocation lottery in Canada, but it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong it's good bourbon, but not $100 good.
That's crazy! What do you prefer?

I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had.

Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it.

The only others I prefer are Bookers and Blantons and not by much.


I think Four Roses single barrel is better than the EH Taylor, and it's $65 less in price. I've had Blanton's which is great, but I still prefer the Four Roses. I really like Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10yr Single Barrel, that's $100 as well and it's a toss up against the Four Roses.

I'd have Probably never tried the EH Taylor at $100 but I had an extra Elijah Craig Barrel Proof that I'm not really a fan of, and a friend offered to trade.
FR high end stuff is good! So you're not totally crazy...


The EC barrel proof is very woody. It's decent proofed down a little but not. amazing.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Sat May 05, 2018 2:37 am

butterpants wrote:
Antler24 wrote:
butterpants wrote:
Antler24 wrote:Right now, EH Taylor Single Barrel. Was very fortunate to get a bottle in the only allocation lottery in Canada, but it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong it's good bourbon, but not $100 good.
That's crazy! What do you prefer?

I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had.

Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it.

The only others I prefer are Bookers and Blantons and not by much.


I think Four Roses single barrel is better than the EH Taylor, and it's $65 less in price. I've had Blanton's which is great, but I still prefer the Four Roses. I really like Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10yr Single Barrel, that's $100 as well and it's a toss up against the Four Roses.

I'd have Probably never tried the EH Taylor at $100 but I had an extra Elijah Craig Barrel Proof that I'm not really a fan of, and a friend offered to trade.
FR high end stuff is good! So you're not totally crazy...


The EC barrel proof is very woody. It's decent proofed down a little but not. amazing.


I add enough water to bring it down to about 45% but it's still very hot IMO. It's a decent drink.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Beerbrewer » Fri May 11, 2018 9:46 am

Home made pale ale with Magnum and Aurora hops, tastes pretty decent.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby dieselduo » Fri May 11, 2018 12:46 pm

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby fizzix » Fri May 11, 2018 2:41 pm

I apologize now for the posts I may make later.
Odin's Gin is my pilot, and it just turned on the Fasten Seat Belts light.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Beerbrewer » Sat May 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Some Birdwatchers, undiluted and at room temperature.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:39 pm

fizzix wrote:I apologize now for the posts I may make later.
Odin's Gin is my pilot, and it just turned on the Fasten Seat Belts light.


Damnit fizzix you had my hopes up for a good liquor talking last night. I can't help but assume you've sobered up by this point. You dun let a good drunk go to waste lol


As for my drink for tonight, just poured a couple fingers of crown Royal bourbon mash, curiosity got the better of me when I saw it on the shelf. After that I may have a pour of EHT single barrel, then maybe a 4 Roses single barrel. Hell the race in on tv, I'm actually home to watch a night race for once. Perhaps I'll crack the bottle of Weller 12yr I've been sitting on. GO #9!!!
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Copperhead road » Tue May 22, 2018 1:35 am

Rye whiskey generational sour mash, had a big chunk of alligator charred oak in it for 11 months.
It’s very smooth but probably a bit on the Smokey side for my liking. :angel:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:14 pm

butterpants wrote:I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had.

Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it.



That's interesting butterpants. I read alot of reviews when deciding on my next bottle and most of what I've read say the CEHT single barrels are hit or miss, some being good, others pretty bad. Alot of folks actually prefer the small batch over the single barrel because the risk of getting a bad barrel isn't worth the extra cost of the single barrel. I've found a liquor store in my travels that has the small batch for $40 ($51 cad) so I'll be picking up a bottle to try soon.

PS don't bother trying the Crown Royal Bourbon Mash. :sick: I tossed 700ml of my bottle into the sacrificial alcohol keg. terrible
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby butterpants » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Antler24 wrote:
butterpants wrote:I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had.

Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it.



That's interesting butterpants. I read alot of reviews when deciding on my next bottle and most of what I've read say the CEHT single barrels are hit or miss, some being good, others pretty bad. Alot of folks actually prefer the small batch over the single barrel because the risk of getting a bad barrel isn't worth the extra cost of the single barrel. I've found a liquor store in my travels that has the small batch for $40 ($51 cad) so I'll be picking up a bottle to try soon.
I've only had 3 bottles so that very well could be the case! But they have been fantastic. The small batch was lackluster to me but it could be a more consistent product.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 pm

Ruuuuuuuuummmmmm.
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You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond."
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