New Years. What Did You Sip

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New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Jstroke » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:03 am

I thought it might be fun to see what folks broke out of their cabinets to toast the new year with.

As a newbie, I am still finding my way. I sipped on a little 6th Generation UJ roughly 6 months old from very conservative cuts. Felt great to toast the new year with my own product.

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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Durhommer » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:28 am

I took a few shots of some uncut 155 proof single malt
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Soft batch » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:02 am

Started the drinking part of the day with an Irish coffee with my Irish-American whiskey, then a cocktail or two made with UJSSM, topped off at midnight with a shot of root-beer whiskey with the wife.

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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Jstroke » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:09 am

Soft batch wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:02 am
shot of root-beer whiskey with the wife.
Just to clarify—root beer and whiskey or whiskey that tastes like root beer.—sounds interesting
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Soft batch » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:03 pm

Root beer flavored whiskey.

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Post by ismbardbrunel123 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:23 pm

Into my ujssm at 160 proof..? only 1 month old....cut appropriately with ice and Lemonade..

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Post by dukethebeagle120 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:31 pm

George washington rye first.
Then a beer after
In bed by 11
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Post by Deplorable » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:17 pm

Started off with a Knob Creek Old Fashioned, then off to the local winery to meet with friends, split a bottle of wine with the wife, then back home for a couple more drinks. finished the night with some peach shine I had in the back of the fridge since september.
All of my spirits on oak are at an awkward stage aound 2.5 months, so not really enjoyable at all yet.
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by NZChris » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:50 pm

Beer at the pub, then my Szechuan Pepper Gin, that I had been aging for four hours, & Tonic.

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Post by still_stirrin » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:56 pm

A few glasses of my home made, all grain dopplebock (8.3%ABV).

Turned out to be my dinner too....a "meal in a glass", plus my "nightcap" in a single pour. ;-}
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Jstroke » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:06 pm

NZChris wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:50 pm
Beer at the pub, then my Szechuan Pepper Gin, that I had been aging for four hours, & Tonic.
How was the G &T—interesting combination
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Jstroke » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:10 pm

still_stirrin wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:56 pm
A few glasses of my home made, all grain dopplebock (8.3%ABV).

Turned out to be my dinner too....a "meal in a glass", plus my "nightcap" in a single pour. ;-}
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by shadylane » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:12 pm

The best I sipped on of mine, was a 3 year old "Lincoln county process" 100% malted wheat whiskey

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Post by zed255 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:19 pm

We had some of my blue OEG and some of of my AG gumball white dog. Love the gin and the gumball wasn't too shabby either.
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by NZChris » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:24 pm

Jstroke wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:06 pm
NZChris wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:50 pm
Beer at the pub, then my Szechuan Pepper Gin, that I had been aging for four hours, & Tonic.
How was the G &T—interesting combination
Nice. Only my first attempt and the botanicals will be adjusted for the next one.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:07 pm

Three year old HBB has been the favorite at my house.

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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by tombombadil » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:11 pm

Lemoncello and sweet tea, lemoncello and soda.

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Post by The Baker » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:41 am

tombombadil wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:11 pm
Lemoncello and sweet tea, lemoncello and soda.
Thanks, I will try that.

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Post by stillanoob » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:38 pm

Hard apple/cherry cider. Followed by a couple of apple brandies.

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Post by MichiganCornhusker » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:49 pm

Still sipping...
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Post by jedneck » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:19 pm

MichiganCornhusker wrote:
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Still sipping...
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Thats a table id like to sit at. Or share company on myporch n maybe give cats flying lessons :angel:
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Post by Justinthunder » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:14 am

shadylane wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:12 pm
The best I sipped on of mine, was a 3 year old "Lincoln county process" 100% malted wheat whiskey
Do you have a certain recipe you would share? I just found out that I have a local malting plant and they do several kinds of barley and wheat and oats. So now I am very curious to try a wheat whisky over my corn whisky

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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by shadylane » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:27 am

I malted red winter wheat until it was 75% ish modified.
Heated it wet to 140ish and let it stew for a day.
Dried, windowed, ground and used enzymes during the 2lb/gal mashing for insurance.

Ferment @ 86'f, steam stripped, redistilled with with 6 bubble plates.
Poured the whisky through a SS tube filled with moderately charred and washed sugar maple.
Aged in a glass jug with toasted sugar maple and white oak sticks.

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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Jstroke » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:25 pm

Justinthunder wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:14 am
shadylane wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:12 pm
The best I sipped on of mine, was a 3 year old "Lincoln county process" 100% malted wheat whiskey
Do you have a certain recipe you would share? I just found out that I have a local malting plant and they do several kinds of barley and wheat and oats. So now I am very curious to try a wheat whisky over my corn whisky
Sounds pretty smooth to me-well played
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Post by Tom Kat » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:05 pm

Vodka in club soda with a slice of lime.
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by Jstroke » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:52 pm

It amazing to me the variety, which should be obvious I suppose considering all the different things we make as individuals. But mostly It creates interest to go research new methods and rabbit holes. Good stuff.
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Post by Yonder » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:57 pm

Aspirin and water. Had the goddamned covid... again. Gotta stop catchin that shit. It’s annoying.
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Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

Post by DSmith78 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:50 am

Started with OEG followed by Laphroaig 10. Maybe a couple of tequila shots in the middle...
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