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In the past week I've had a few fingers of the following

Barros 20 year tawny port

Zacapa 23 year rum

Breckenridge single barrel bourbon

Only thing I'm missing is a nice smoky, peaty Scotch

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There is no such thing as a nice scotch!

 

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"I care nothing for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"

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On 9/8/2018 at 10:58 AM, Guard Dog said:

Last night I made 5 gallons of mead. Now we play the waiting game. See you in 9 months. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JVNMmsN3Co

Guess what is about ready

 


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Thorne & Daughters, one of many talented wine producers in South-Africa. This is their Tin Soldier Semillon, named so because Semillon was once the foot soldier of the wine industry there.

Great wine, btw. It's a white wine, but with extended grape skin contact.

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on the ale front, have mostly abandoned stouts and gone to gose, become best friends with berliner weisse (raspberry coffee ale, must try to believe)

 

spirit wise, still being best with bourbons, but enjoying a neat young irish whiskey by the name of Teeling that spent six months in a rum barrel

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sorry to double but after Dark Phoenix we stopped by Stone and discovered a delightful staple reimagined

 

the standard is a dead ringer ... put your nose in the imperial is exactly like as if you made it with wheat bread (curiously it says the Liberty Station location but we landed at the main one up here in the north)

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Now that is wild stuff!


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that rare occasion you try something new, a whole new genre, and it's so good you can't help but execute a Picard blouse pull at yourself for not having thought to explore before now...

 

saw this merely at our local grocer and loved that it declares to be a 'thinking person's gin' ... give it a try

 

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I'm not usually into fruit flavored beers, I generally like my beer to taste like, well, beer, but I decided to give this a try. It's pretty decent, really easy drinking. If you poured me this into a glass and I never saw the bottle I might not know it was beer at all (until the alcohol headrush). It tastes like less sweet, lightly carbonated raspberry juice with a tiny hint of maltiness. I can't see this being a regular drink of mine, but it is pretty refreshing on a summer day, so I might sneak it into the rotation once in a while.

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My drink for the past weekend. It's quite enjoyable. :)

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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You should! Buy a small bottle and have a go, just look up how to properly prepare a drink, and DON'T shot it like many do.


Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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I'm home from the road for a few days and decided to drink some local brews. The Carolinas have a veritable embarrassment of riches, if you're into IPAs, but, if you're like me and prefer lagers, your choices are far more limited. Still, I picked this up:

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Pretty good. Fairly easy drinking and comes off smooth, but with enough robustness to satisfy my palette. It could stand to be a tiny bit more hoppy, for my taste, but overall it's the kind of no fuss, no muss, no spices, no fruits, no berries, old skool traditional lager that I tend to gravitate toward.

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Lagers are getting some love in the craft beer world, so there should be some good options out there now. It's a longer process than ales, so it can take a bit of patience.

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