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What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor store?

Postby FortyNiner » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:44 pm

There's a good thread going about whether any of us home distillers still buy hooch at the liquor store. I still do, since I enjoy trying new, different or interesting spirits and stuff I can't or don't make myself. I'd like to know what those of us who do buy commercial stuff are drinking. So, what was the last bottle you bought and why? What is going to be your next purchase?

My last purchase was Charbay R5, a barrel aged whiskey distilled entirely from Racer 5 IPA (one of my favorite micro brews). The wife and I recently met Charbay's master distiller and of all the things he's making, this sounded the most interesting and creative to me. It's good hooch, with a really hoppy flavor, not really like a traditional whiskey. The nose is odd though, kinda like stale beer.

My next purchases will be some top shelf rums, something white and something dark, for comparison to my own which is getting good enough to start comparing to good commercial stuff (I hope). Any recommendations?
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Postby Uncle Jemima » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:48 pm

Woodford Reserve.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Uncle Jemima » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:51 pm

Meant that was my last bottle I bought. No interesting recommendation though. Maybe I need to try more interesting stuff so I can make interesting recommendations. Try Shiner beer I guess. Not a distilled liquor of course but worth trying if you haven't.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby GreenMTNfermenter » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:14 am

I am NOT a huge rum drinker so take this with a grain of salt but my favorite especially with dark and Stormys has been The Kraken...
It is a decent dark spiced rum, that mixes very well with dark and stormys, AND the added benefit is that it comes in a fantastic bottle for storing other spirits, and not too expensive either!
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Postby bellybuster » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:35 am

love The karaken, would love to be able to copy it.
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Postby Usge » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:37 am

Sazerac rye
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby okie » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:55 am

I bought some cheap scotch, Clan MacGregor. It's really not that bad for a blended scotch.

I don't do sweet drinks.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Odin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 am

For a cheap blended Scott ... why not try William Lawson's? Pretty good ...

Last bottle I purchased? A 1 liter eartenwork bottle of Rutte & sons Korenwijn Genever.

Pretty okay.

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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby FortyNiner » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:53 pm

The Kraken is what made me want to make rum. Love the smell.
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Postby Drunk-N-Smurf » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:59 pm

FortyNiner wrote:The Kraken is what made me want to make rum. Love the smell.


Kraken is good, my neighbourhood store brought some in, and it's become a nice treat to have around. I bought it originally just for the bottle.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Braz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:24 am

Jim Beam rye. Odin's rye bread experiment has me intrigued but before trying it I wanted to see if I actually even liked rye. Turns out I do - especially in a Manhattan. I might try a variation on UJSSM using rye flakes instead of corn.
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Postby Grappa-Gringo » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:04 am

A long time friend brought me a bottle of Old Crow Bourbon for my birthday....hmmmm what's he getting at?????
Can't get that brand where I'm at... tastes OK...simple.... and relatively inexpensive.... I like it...
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Postby johnnyboots » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:54 pm

My last was a really nice tequila, ArteNom 1146 Anejo. It's somewhat new so I pounced on it. Great tequila! but then I'm a big tequila drinker.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby LWTCS » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:57 pm

Did not buy myself but got a bottle of Ron Zacappa. Quite a nice mellow sipper,,,,but would not buy myself though I did enjoy.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Washashore » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:10 pm

Lagavulin 16 peaty/smokey---delicious
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Andy Capp » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:01 am

been buying Blantons lately. trying to collect the set of those horses on the caps. :egeek:
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby hidalgo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:07 am

I bought a small bottle of Buffalo Trace Mash #2, a white dog. I wanted to see how my product compared. I am pleased to report that I am right on the mark, mine is just a bit smoother.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby FortyNiner » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:28 pm

Love those Blanton's bottles. One of my favorites.

I got the Buffalo Trace White dog mash #1 as a gift last year. I found it to be kind of rough, maybe it needs to be cut from 125 proof to suit my tastes. Hidalgo, do you know what the difference is between the white dog #1 and #2?
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Postby ohyeahyeah » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:25 pm

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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby hidalgo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:38 am

Forty niner, It is probably my foolish recollection that is the difference. I could remember the exact name when I posted. I knew it was numbered, just couldn't remember which it was!
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Rastus » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:31 pm

New Amsterdam Gin
Cragganmore 12 yr old single malt Scotch
Goslings Black Seal Rum, that is the rum that won me over... hope some day to get something like it going at home... but just now starting out. need a bunch of molasses i think
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby LWTCS » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:40 pm

Rastus wrote:Goslings Black Seal Rum, that is the rum that won me over... hope some day to get something like it going at home... but just now starting out. need a bunch of molasses i think


No offense intended at all.........in time,,you will do better,,,,,,,,than some type of coloring and a spoon full or three of some type of syrup.
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Postby MadMasher » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:22 pm

McAffe's Benchmark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey No. 8, its god awful but 8 bucks a fifth is the right price on the way to band "practice"
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Rastus » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:49 pm

LWTCS wrote:
Rastus wrote:Goslings Black Seal Rum, that is the rum that won me over... hope some day to get something like it going at home... but just now starting out. need a bunch of molasses i think


No offense intended at all.........in time,,you will do better,,,,,,,,than some type of coloring and a spoon full or three of some type of syrup.
cheers and good luck.


if i drink enough of what ever type of syrup it may help me with my stuttering problem i guess. :crazy:
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Postby MitchyBourbon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:49 pm

I threw an end of the world party in December for about 80 of my closest friends. Even if I could make enough scotch, bourbon, vodka, gin, rum and liquors for a group that size, I wouldn't do it. I don't serve my stuff to friends. It's just too risky. Some day it would be nice to share what I do with friends. For now I must keep my hobby out of site or risk punishments that far out way the crime.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby FortyNiner » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:57 pm

If your 80 friends are like mine, it would take a lot of time with the still to make enough booze to keep em all happy! Agreed that it is probably the best policy to not tell/serve friends. I told/served a few close friends who I thought could keep a secret, only to have them give up my secrets after a few cocktails (quite loudly I might add). Fortunately, I happen to live a city known for lax law enforcement and tolerance of bohemian behavior such as ours.

My Dad left a bottle of "Vodka of the Gods" brand here last week. It's from Trader Joes, and the powers that be should seriously consider a name change to reflect its distinct lack of godliness. Apparently the price is very attractive. Maybe the gods are cheapskates like Dad.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby tjhawk » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Now that I 'still, I hardly ever buy liquor, but when I do I make it count. I've bought 2 bottles in 2 years so I got a couple of things that really hit my palate right. Lagavulin 16 and George T. Stagg. To me, both of these are excellent, though pricey.

Oh wait. I forgot about the bottles of Evan Williams I bought when I was a little low. Not so pricey, but pretty good. :ewink:
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby Doogie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:30 pm

El dorado 12 yr (15yr is better if you can afford it) - made in Guyana
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Woodford Reserve
Canadian Club Reserve
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby rumbuff » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:24 pm

El Dorado 12 year, and whiskey and rum from Urban Distilleries in Kelowna B.C. The whiskey was bottled with a piece of french oak, and after removing it, I have no idea how long it will be before the oak mellows. The rum is being discontinued, but is quite nice.
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Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Postby NcMoonLight » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:47 pm

Crown Royal Black... The taste of aging in like 50 different barrels is just something different and I enjoy it very much. However with my own stash of UJ/Rads/Winos and every mixture of flavors I could think of.. I usually just stick to waving at the ABC store when I ride by it lol
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