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PLATON
06-22-2012, 06:19 PM
I hear you

fifthchamber
06-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak casked....

The most delicious thing I've ever had the pleasure of drinking...Albeit only due to my friend (the son of the man who invented the Gatling gun), being affluent enough to offer us all rounds and cigars one night out in Roppongi with my girlfriend...

Thanks for that Lance! Still much appreciated! :)

Indiana Blooze
07-16-2012, 01:18 AM
Lately I have had an affinity for Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon. Smoooooth!

kiltie
07-16-2012, 02:58 PM
Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak casked....

The most delicious thing I've ever had the pleasure of drinking...Albeit only due to my friend (the son of the man who invented the Gatling gun), being affluent enough to offer us all rounds and cigars one night out in Roppongi with my girlfriend...

Thanks for that Lance! Still much appreciated! :)

This is a cool anecdote and the best way to remember a drink; by the accompanying experience. I think that's why I have yet to be floored by any especially high end whisky(key). I can honestly say that when I want whiskey, given my choice of anything in the world, I'll ask for Bushmills. And I think it's possible that I don't have an experience surrounding a particularly "good" scotch or bourbon - just a handful of glasses purchased or purchased for me on a whim.

HOWEVER -

There is this: http://www.rebeccacreekwhiskey.com/verify.html
I had my first taste at my favorite bar, again, just on a whim. I liked it a good deal and bought a bottle. It has the personal appeal of being made just up the way from me ( after hearing all the Southeastern Americans, Scots, and Irish carry on about such-and-such a distillery being close to where they live...).
Honestly, since I bought the bottle, i've poured for friends but have yet to drink from it myself. It may seem a little silly, considering it's only a $40 bottle, but I'm saving my next taste for "the occasion". I think that's how I'll remember it as the best I ever tasted.

Weston
08-12-2012, 03:52 AM
Hard to pin down the best. I recently returned from a long vacation at the Oregon Coast. I picked up a bottle of Cutty Sark. I've enjoyed it before many times, but this time, in front of a campfire on the beach, it was so much better!

Weston

Kazim
08-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Pappy Van Winkle, no doubt.

neutronbomb
09-15-2012, 02:33 AM
Over labor day I had the Buena Vista in San Fran's famous Irish Coffee. Kudos to anyone who knows their world famous recipe.

Indiana Blooze
11-02-2012, 04:46 AM
Popcorn Sutton Tennessee White Whiskey. That's some good sippin' corn likker.

PLATON
11-02-2012, 01:42 PM
Mine is the Glenfiddich Single Malt Havana Reserve 21 years old
This is whiskey that matured in oak barrels that were previously used for rum.
You can't imagine what I am talking about....

Gunslinger
11-02-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm a big fan of regular Glenfiddich. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

Indiego Jones
11-02-2012, 10:10 PM
I'm a big fan of regular Glenfiddich. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

From the other side of the globe, regular Glenfiddich it's my choice too!

It was kindly introduced by my beloved grandfather.
And a year ago, when he passed away, he left to me his last Glenfiddich bottle.
Occasionally, I pour myself a drink, sit down and relax to remember those many good times we shared together.

Gunslinger
11-02-2012, 10:53 PM
Here's to your grandfather, mate. My own grandfather drank Bundaberg Rum, which has always been too sweet for me, especially after I went on a bender back in uni days. Now i really cant stand it. In any event, Genfiddich is good stuff, and I prefer it to much more expensive scotch out there.

neutronbomb
11-03-2012, 12:29 AM
Yes. Here's to your grandfather Indy_cheers

Ok. Here's my contribution to the thread:

Buena Vista's Irish Coffee in San Francisco. So here's a few pics of outside the front. Never seen tours on those Segway deals. Now I've seen it all.
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The way it works is you wait for a spot to open up at a table if you want to order food. They're big round tables and everyone just sits at an open seat and starts chatting with their neighbor. A little weird at first, but you meet all kinds of interesting people.
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One of the things they're known for is their Irish Coffees. Served by an old school bartender that has been there for decades while you wait for a spot at one of the tables. Here's a line up of some of their whiskeys and our Irish Coffees.
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Finally we get a spot at a table and our food arrives. Their hash (No. NOT that kind of hash :crazy:) is popular so I tried that. Here's their story on the back of the menu. Nice to read while trying to distract oneself from the complaining nose in the air blue hair neighbor sitting next to you.
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/Food%20and%20Drink/BV13.jpg
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Afterwards I went back to the bartender and I couldn't believe it, but he coughed up the recipe for the Buena Vista Irish Coffee. Coffee, Tullamore Dew, 2 sugar cubes, and topped off by heavy whipping cream run through a milkshake machine. He believes Tullamore Dew's flavor is absolutely key to this recipe. Listen these things are delicious and I really can't do whiskey since an overdose on a fifth of Jack back when I was 18. anyway, I had to try and recreate this back at the Ranch (No. NOT that ranch! My little 2.5 acre ranch with a horse barn I will be converting to a Raven Bar inspired hangout.) So I used a a tablespoon of organic sugar. A high end coffee. Yeah...yeah..Only the good stuff for me ;D Bought some Tullamore Dew and then whipped some heavy whipping cream with a fork in a bowl until it thickened a bit. "This is it!" A very fun and easy way to get trashed and wired by 7:30 am ???
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/Food%20and%20Drink/BV15.jpg
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Gunslinger
11-03-2012, 07:20 AM
Oh man that looks good. I can smell / taste it!

Indiego Jones
11-03-2012, 02:56 PM
Thanks guys! To my grandfather, Carlo. :toast:

NB, wow! My job is tourism, and never saw segway guide services!
Possible only in a city with a transit organized and respectful. Here in South America, the tour would end in the hospital ...

I can see the Buena Vista it's my kind of place. Comfortable, warm, friendly.
And great food and drinks. What more could you ask.

neutronbomb
11-19-2012, 03:28 PM
I went to my liquor store to check out if they have the Glenfiddich Single Malt Havana Reserve 21 years old that Platon mentioned, since they seem to have everything else under the sun. They didn't, but they did have a 30 year and a 40 year. The 40 year was $3,199.99 ??? As I was waiting for the owner this old, well-preserved guy behind me, you know the guy who sips the 3.99 stuff out of a paper bag, was telling me all about how he gets the best prices at this place and it's 50 cents cheaper than anywhere else. I told him, I know. I've been looking everywhere for the 40 year Glenfiddich as I have developed quite the daily over-fondness for it and I've finally found it. It's ONLY 3,199.99, can you believe they sell it here for so cheap, and I'm going to get the last 2 bottles so don't try cutting in front of me. It took the poor guy about 4 seconds to register it all and squint up at the price tag. The double take and I just dropped a load in my shorts look :o was priceless. heheheh.....I'm still crackin' myself up.

Are you guys kidding me with this Glenfiddich stuff. There was a "normal" bottle of like 18 year or maybe it was the 15 year for $69.95. They guy who owns the place said he could get me the 21 year Havana Reserve for $700 to $800. Man, and I thought my tequila habit was spendy.

PLATON
11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
Don't buy from him. I remember the price of a bottle few years back was around $100-$120.

Another thing, they don't make it with that name (Havana) any more due to the embargo against Cuba. They now call it Glenfiddich 21 year old Gran Reserva.
Read the interesting story here
http://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/glenfiddich21granreserva.htm

Gunslinger
11-20-2012, 11:09 AM
I just get their regular stuff. 12 years old - about $55 or so here in aus.

Piker
11-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Prolly be Bushmills. Oldest I could justify buying. Anyone here ever tried Calvados? It is a French apple Brandy from the Normandy region.

bendingoak
11-21-2012, 08:56 PM
Oban single malt scotch wiskey.

Weston
01-23-2013, 06:02 AM
Update. My cousin stayed the weekend and brought a bottle of Redbreast Irish Whiskey with him. New favorite, many irresponsible things took place; a hole shot through steel garage door to name one. Great weekend! Bad Monday.

neutronbomb
01-23-2013, 02:09 PM
Lol. Haha.....sounds like a party. Will have to try.

cropdustdair
02-12-2013, 02:23 PM
My new fav...Fireball. Cinnamon Whisky. Great straight, in hot apple cider, or my favorite...mixed in a Coke. :)

Drones33
12-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Auchentoshen Three Wood. Triple distilled single malt. Matured in three different casks; bourbon and two different types of sherry. Fantastic. :)
I'm also partial to Buffalo Trace bourbon.