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Following the rules last night.
I think I broke all my rules last night.

Yesterday was a great day for a Stetson One-hundred for TGIFHH & some Tex Mex. Since I drank Sol Mexican Lager for a change of pace last wk I decided to revisit Pacifico this wk.

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I had forgotten just how thin & watery Pacifico is so I had to switch to Dos Equis Lager after just one.

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Later I tried a double pour of Teremana Reposado Small Batch Tequila (owned by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Some agave, medicinal alcohol, some vanilla on the nose & taste but other than that it drops off pretty quick. Being Small Batch there is the chance there won't be much consistency from Batch to Batch. I wouldn't buy a bottle.

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This is called a "Black Out". It's a Margarita made with Hornitos Blanco Tequila OTR capped off with a triple shot of Hornitos Black Tequila. This is the black Tequila aged in a new heavily charred Oak Cask, not the coffee infused black tequila. Quite the contrast between the strong musky black Tequila & the regular Margarita with its touch of sweet juices.

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Finished up the night with a shot of Hornitos to cleanse the pallet of the black Tequila taste.

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Fourman110

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Through an odd set of circumstances my bride and I ended at a higher end Mexican restaurant where she tried a froo-froo drink with Mezcal. Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've last had it and my tastes have changed significantly since then, but man o man a chivis, I've been missing out. We picked up a bottle of Ilegal Joven....very nice.


I've seen a number of posts on this forum with this smokey potion. Any suggestions for a moderately priced bottle (say $25-$40)?
 
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Through an odd set of circumstances my bride and I ended at a higher end Mexican restaurant where she tried a froo-froo drink with Mezcal. Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've last had it and my tastes have changed significantly since then, but man o man a chivis, I've been missing out. We picked up a bottle of Ilegal Joven....very nice.


I've seen a number of posts on this forum with this smokey potion. Any suggestions for a moderately priced bottle (say $25-$40)?
I never got back to it after one bottle of Del Maguey but here are the Mezcals I had on my short list along with retail pricing at that time. My list was put together from ratings on drinking them neat. Your list may vary.

Mezcal Vego Ensamble Jarquin ($70)
Mezcal Vego Ensamble En Baro 7 ($75)
Alipus San Luis Mezcal ($45)
Alipus San Andes Mezcal ($48)
Alipus San Juan Mezcal ($48)
Sombra Mezcal Joven ($35)
Casamigos Mezcal ($61)
 
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Celebrating 25 years of marriage with…
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A Hotate Belt Hazy IPA for Etsuko and a Lush IPA for me. View attachment 417412
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Congratulations on the 25 yrs!

I really like the Valle Sagrado pint glass. It would be a good one in a collection. Great pics & I enjoy looking at the product placement, etc in the background.
 
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Recently added to my Whiskey glass collection is a pair of fluted glasses from Bourbon Supreme Rare Old Whiskey. On the opposite side of ea glass it identifies The American Distilling Co which was in Pekin, IL. In 1954 the distillery had a massive explosion & stood in ruins for many yrs, before being rebuilt & having several owners since. It is owned by Jack Daniel's Distillery today. The point being The American Distilling Co has not existed since 1954.

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The Shoe

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Congratulations on the 25 yrs!

I really like the Valle Sagrado pint glass. It would be a good one in a collection. Great pics & I enjoy looking at the product placement, etc in the background.
Thanks HJ.
This place really has a remarkable selection of beer…
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But the prices are really over the top. I don’t think I’ll ever pay ¥2400 ($US20) for a can of beer. The tap beers were within our price range (just) for a special occasion.
 

Scooterz

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Well I spent the week in Asheville, NC and fell off the beer wagon trying several local beers. Liked them all. The ones I can remember are

Highland Brewing Gaelic Ale. A red ale.
Hi-Wire Brewing Bed of Nails. An english brown ale.
Wicked Weed Pernicous. An IPA that seems like a west coast style.
My favorite was Boojum's Blueberry Coffee Porter. I may find myself hunting for those last two locally but not sure if I will have any luck.

Tonight is Rouge Dead Guy Ale with my Gannon.
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The Shoe

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It would be interesting to know what the ABV is on some of those @ $20. Could that be some of the justification for the price? Microbrews >12% ABV here in the US can run >$12.
There was a wide range, some well over 12% but some well under. I guess it’s import fees. Although they ship all over Japan, I’d say he’s importing relatively small quantities from all over the world..
 

Short Balding Guy

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Saturday evening I enjoyed a Omni Hazy IPA.

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Later I sat and did some reading while opening and sipping a new bottle of Dalmore.

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Sunday, after work, I sipped a Surley IPA.

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Mid afternoon I headed over to Ace Spirits.

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The below collage only showcases some of the whiskey selection they have. Fun to browse and see the stock they carry. The younger salesman said that they frequently buy small overruns or return stock from other liquor stores. The new owner, around a year, is more devoted to the unique and large variety in whiskeys. We discussed how Minnesota laws are very restrictive in regards to shipping. He said that they were investagating holding inventory in the District of Columbia as shipping restrictions are nearly zero. Good to now about the state of whiskey sales in my state.

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I picked up 2 separate boxes of whiskey. Replacements of Laphroig Quarter Cask, Hibiki, Arberlour Cask Annum and Wee Beastie were out in the car and I remembered to grab a phone shot. The second box had 2 Ardberg 10's, 2 Ardbeg Urgadall, a Glenlivet Caribbean and a couple cartons of Surley beer. I had paid in advance for some and shopped others yesterday. It is a lot, but I do not seem to make time to get around to visiting this liquor store.


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Last night my brother-in-law, neighbor and family sampled the rest of my opened Wee Beastie.

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Cheers, Eric -
 
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