The Evening Tipple...

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Smithy, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Helen Troy

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    I think I'll have just a small whisky tonight. After a long day at school it's northing better than a couple of episodes of "Heroes" and a hello form one of my two new friends: Glenmorangie "Cellar 13" or "Nectar d'or."
     
  2. Smithy

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    Sounds like a nice way to spend the evening Helen ;)
     
  3. rumblefish

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    Vesper, like from Casino Royale.
     
  4. Caroline

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    Last night we had limoncello for the first time. Not homemade. I don't think I'd dare make my own! I bought it for silly reasons. I liked the bottle and the elderly man in front of me in line bought some - he seemed to have good taste. It will be delicious in the Summer.
     
  5. rumblefish

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    Last night it was an Linie Aquavit Bloody Mary...spicey!
     
  6. MississippiLong

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    I'm having a Maker's Mark on the rocks. I like it....also I'm off work tomorrow.
     
  7. Mojito

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    Must...break...Sidecar...habit.

    As our days are drawing in down here, I thought it was time to make the seasonal move...so White Ladies have given way to Sidecars. And the habit has formed. Must get up at 4.40 am in the pitch black to get to the gym!
     
  8. cookie

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    Nice on vanilla ice cream too!
     
  9. vonwotan

    vonwotan Practically Family

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    Recently we have been working our way through the left over half bottles of Tokaji wines and some Vin Santo from a party. Last night however, as a special indulgence, we finished off the '85 Taylor Fladgate.
     
  10. Smithy

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    Finally got the first feeling of spring over the last few days so it's naturally been the first G&Ts of the year.
     
  11. rumblefish

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    Right now, a snifter of Martell Cordon Bleu, Cognac.

    Someone gave me a bottle of Asbach Uralt, because they know I like their filled chocolates. I just can't bring myself to like their brandy (Der Geist Des Weines) though. Any one else ever try it? Find it as harsh as I do?
     
  12. And here I thought it was going to be BEER. :p ;)
     
  13. Smithy

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    Chris, if you are able, try and get hold of some of the "Norwegian" cognacs. Norway is the largest consumer per capita of cognac (at least they were) and there are a number of cognac distilleries who specialise in cognacs for Norway, often set up many years ago by Norwegians in the Cognac region. Two I would recommend are Larsens and Bache Gabrielsen.

    The Norwegian cognacs are usually fairly unknown outside of Scandinavia but are some of the best.
     
  14. Novella

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    Lately I've been drinking a lot of coffee with a healthy dose of kahlua or amaretto. I love coffee and Bailey's but haven't bothered to replace the bottle that ran out awhile ago.

    On the cold drink side I've been loving Sprite and peach vodka, or a nice simple soda water-gin-bitters-lime thrown together with not much attention to measurements.
     
  15. Helen Troy

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    Tonight, it will be port (Sandmans "Founders Reserve") and then some whisky, probably Glenmorangie "Nectar d'or." I deserve it, I delivered my masters degree project today!
     
  16. Smuterella

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    water, its detox night after a day of beer tasting
     
  17. Bourbon Guy

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    Two fingers of Maker's, tiny bit of sweet vermouth, ice.
    And again.
    And again.
    Good for the heart.
     
  18. rumblefish

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    Thanks for the tip Tim!
    In the liquors stores I frequent, I find Cognacs to take up quite a bit of shelf space. I usually only stick to the typical French made. I'll bet there are a few oddities, maybe even a Norwegian, to sample.:)

    Bad weather kept my boat on the shore and the fish safe this weekend:rolleyes:, so off to the beer distributor to restock. Amongst the usual, are a couple from Nogne and a new one from Brooklyn Brewing. I took a photo for the beer thread.

    Tonight it was Slivovitz for the tipple.

    Edit: I found Bache Gabrielsen online so, since I promised myself a bottle of Old Raj gin, I might as well......:D
     
  19. rumblefish

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    Gotta start somewhere.;) You know, the power of suggestion.
     
  20. Smithy

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    Do hunt some down if you are able Chris, I am certain you would enjoy them.

    If you're feeling like Rockefeller, splash out on the Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande Champagne. The oldest components in it are from 1917 and the youngest 1960. Pricey but stunning. I've been lucky enough to have had a bottle of two ;)

    Old Raj is my favourite gin, can't be beat as far as I am concerned, good stuff!

    Just about to pop the cork on a bottle of red, not sure which yet but something with a bit of oomph as it's chilly here today.
     

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