Hats and Drinks - A Match Made in Heaven

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  1. Blare

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    Love that San Antonio
     
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  2. Blare

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    Some Irish... some Italian.

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    annnnd some Cocolada or whatever they called it... Tacos were INCREDIBLE

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  3. Short Balding Guy

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    I have taken two days off to begin to enjoy the start of summer. Choosing the days in advance did not allow me to choose the weather. Dag nab it - 90+'f weather (33+'c) is what I am "enjoying."

    This morning after some yard chores I opened a beer. I chose the beer by the picture of snow and that the beer was brewed in Duluth, MN - home of snow and cool weather. Lift Bridge Brewing Berry Blond. It is a light golden malt with a subtle addition of boysenberry and blueberry at 4% ABV. It is a taste of Northern Minnesota.

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    I spread some mulch and did maintenance to our gas powered tiller. A Deschutes IPA was my reward after heading in for lunch.

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    This afternoon I headed out for errands and when home I am sitting on the deck enjoying a Surley Supreme (pilsner with a bright grapefruit flavor).

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    Staying hydrated during my mini-vacation, Eric -
     
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  4. Blare

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    Gotta stay hydrated ;)
     
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  5. Desert dog

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    Texas hat and Texas Whisky today! 20210610_153941.jpg 20210610_154030.jpg
     
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  6. Blare

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    Found this on a stroll through the Publix beer isle. When I first grabbed it I thought I was picking up regular Guinness draft in a can with some new packaging. Then I realized Guinness nitro cold brew coffee! Guinness beer with coffee... exactly what this is. Smells fantastic and tastes great.... 4% alcohol... no mention on the caffeine content. :D

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  7. For me it’s Ardbeg Wee Beastie tonight.

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  8. Short Balding Guy

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    I have prepared a charcuterie (venison sausage, prosciutto, swiss cheese, garlic swiss, medium cheddar, gouda, provolone, apples, olives (black, green and calmative)and Finn Krisp (hard sough dough rye crackers). My wife should be home shortly and we will sit outside and share some Speyside 10 Scotch Whiskey.

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    This whiskey sips like a young white wine. It is 43% ABV and is very light and has the start of vanilla and finishes with grape skin(wine taste).

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    Later I will follow-up with a more fuller tasting whiskey. As the sun drops and the temps briefly abate a sherry finished whiskey is right up my alley.

    Skoal, Eric -
     
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  9. For me it’s Ardbeg Wee Beastie tonight.

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    Enjoy your time together, the Speyburn 10, & the rest of your short vacation.
     
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  10. Desert dog

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    What a great line up of munchies! Great pairing for a Speyside! Enjoy!
     
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  11. Mm25

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    I used to find Speyburn locally at a ridiculously low price, enjoyed many a glass!
     
  12. I would agree that for the quality & smoothness of Speyburn 10 it probably could sell up another pricepoint.
     
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  13. Short Balding Guy

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    In my short and more recent whiskey experience I agree.

    It is inexpensive. This feature is indeed appealing. I picked this bottle up after listening on this thread and to some on line reviewers giving it a pleasant taste and basically a thumbs up. Reviewers have given it a thumbs up in its category. I agree and at my house I rate it higher as I have reached for it often and when I have guests (pre-covid) the more novice whiskey drinkers really enjoyed it compared to other offerings.

    My wife and I felt the effect of the whiskey, food in the warmth. Much later we split a dram of some Macallan 12. The wood and dried fruit taste were a terrific end to our evening.

    Agreed. It has been a bottle that I have in the past gifted. Easy price and easy taste. It definitely has its place on my shelf.

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  14. In this heat a few Dos Equis Lagers.

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    Arroz con Pollo.

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    Tesoro Maya Reposado with a Lager back.

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    The Reposado presents much more citrus like Mandrian oranges, & less black pepper than their Plata.
     
  15. Short Balding Guy

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    Excellent pairing. I salivate when seeing the meal, beer and tequilla. Warm weather goodness for sure.

    Last evening I got home early enough to enjoy the waning sunlight. A Bent Paddle IPA (brewed in Duluth, MN) was my treat.

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    Six o'clock found me sipping coffee on this Sunday morning. Darn near perfect. The temp was in the low 60'f and the coffee tasted grand.

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    I had a hankering to read a real Sunday newspaper and went out to buy one. A change to a straw hat was needed. Home and reading the paper, eating watermelon and sipping a Surley IPA before 7:00am starts today off with a bang.

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    Cheers to all, Eric -
     
  16. My Knox American Royal

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    Drinking an iced Long Black

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    And smoking some Preacher's Secret pipe tobacco on this Sunday morn.

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  17. Tomorrow the 14th is National Bourbon Day.
    Tonight it’s Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

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  18. Shots of Rebel Yell for HH on this National Bourbon Day. Along with my Thoroughbred 10X.

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  19. It's Taco Tuesday (GC doesn't have any good Tequila) so it's Northern Lagers tonight still wearing my Bulldogger from Moore Hat CO.

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    Changed to a Woomera once I got home (to keep the Bulldogger clean) & grabbed the Rebel Yell to kill off on the veranda along with a Minie Ball pipe & some Borkum Riff pipe tobacco.

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  20. A Resistol 3X SA escorted me thru AC to AC to AC, to a few Boulevard Brewing's Pale Ales.

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    In the same vane as the "You might be a redneck" jokes,

    "You might be cheap if your usual whiskey comes in a juice box with a straw."
     
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