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Short Balding Guy

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A Surley Drips and Drops IPA was enjoyable Tuesday evening. This beer has Idaho 7, Citra and Amarilla Hops. I read that they impart the dry cirus hop flavor to the hazy golden beer. Excellent evening beer.

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Cheers, Eric -
 

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Note taken.
We only have the one nice bottle in the house presently. Might need to remedy the situation before the 21st.
Looking ahead to US drinking holidays in June I see National Moonshine Day Sunday 6/05,
National Bourbon Day Tues 6/14,
& Father's Day Sunday 6/19.

For HH I wore a Gannon in natural beaver. I recently pushed open the elephant ear dents with dog bone crease & need to work on ghost lines. Enjoyed some cold mugs of Northern American Ale on this hot day.

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The Shoe

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Looking ahead to US drinking holidays in June I see National Moonshine Day Sunday 6/05,
National Bourbon Day Tues 6/14,
& Father's Day Sunday 6/19.

For HH I wore a Gannon in natural beaver. I recently pushed open the elephant ear dents with dog bone crease & need to work on ghost lines. Enjoyed some cold mugs of Northern American Ale on this hot day.

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Just purchased my first ever bottle of Monkey Shoulder. The way I hear, it’s supposed to be great bang for your buck. The Akubra of the whisky world?
Also a bottle of Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie.
Sipping on Bunnahabhain as we speak. Sitting in the living room, so no hat to be seen.
 
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Just purchased my first ever bottle of Monkey Shoulder. The way I hear, it’s supposed to be great bang for your buck. The Akubra of the whisky world?
Also a bottle of Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie.
Sipping on Bunnahabhain as we speak. Sitting in the living room, so no hat to be seen.
Monkey Shoulder is a good blend. One of the main Single Malts of the blend is Kinninvie. And I think another in the blend is Cardhu. For a time Monkey Shoulder really shot up in price in the US but I notice in ads the pricing has leveled out now.

Kinninvie is hard to buy as a Single Malt. I know it's used in the blends for Chivas, JW Black, & Dimple/Pinch.
 
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The Monkey Shoulder cost ¥2863. That’s about $US22.
The Classic Laddie was ¥4873 ($US37).
Just checked the ads here & Monkey Shoulder is at $28.99. The Classic Laddie has really shot up to as high as $59.99. Used to be $44.99.

For HH it was cheap Margs with jalapeño infused Tequila OTR or frozen. The ice tends to absorb the jalapeño flavor. With my Playboyesk CD.

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Then home for some Tequila Ocho from the 2021 La Ladera agave harvest.

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Back home last night after going out for Thai food, we had to try the new acquisitions…
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I got almond/marzipan flavours from this. Very enjoyable for the price.
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I was falling asleep on my favourite chair as I sipped this so hard pressed to describe the flavour, but I do recall a little smoke and that it went down very nicely. Sorry for not being diligent about including a hat. I wore my Bailey paper Hester and Etsuko her Tula palm straw. You can see them both on the WHAYWT thread if inclined.
 
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Short Balding Guy

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Sunday was fun! I was in charge of my own schedule. I made a collage showcasing imbibing Caribou Brazilian coffee, Surley Supreme, Surley Drips and Drops and Founders Mas Agave.

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I was whooped by early evening, but still stayed up and watched the moon's antics. My wife and I shared some home made Sun tea watching the night sky.

Cheers, Eric -
 

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Surley Supreme was an easy choice when I went over to the neighbors dock last evening. After an hour of being "neighborly" I left my wife to continue and I poured a Surley Drips and Drops (Hazy IPA) and changed to a brimmed fedora.

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When my wife arrived home we sat and shared a small dram of Yamazaki 12. Loved the very balanced and easy drinking Japanese whisky last night.

Cheers, Eric -
 
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Out on a Tequila hunt today under a Stetson OR 3X. This OR has a brim measuring 2-7/8 & not much flange, giving it an entirely different look.

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Found a single bottle (no stash) of Tequila Ocho's 2017 Los Nopales harvest. The La Gritona Reposado is ot a sale price that eliminates its competition as a daily drinker.

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Easiest way to understand what a harvest means to an agave plant & why some harvests are more sought out than others is to think about the effects a grape harvest has on wine.

Still searching for more from the 2020 La Loma harvest.

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