Jump to content

cocktail obsessions


Recommended Posts

 

actually, i think i'm probably not too far behind at at about 35-37 bottles total, but 17 of those are scotch (malts and blends). your collection just looked a lot bigger.

 

ah, youth. i'm now at 198 bottles of single malt whisky alone....

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 193
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

 

actually, i think i'm probably not too far behind at at about 35-37 bottles total, but 17 of those are scotch (malts and blends). your collection just looked a lot bigger.

 

ah, youth. i'm now at 198 bottles of single malt whisky alone....

You must have expanded your bar area.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

actually, i think i'm probably not too far behind at at about 35-37 bottles total, but 17 of those are scotch (malts and blends). your collection just looked a lot bigger.

 

ah, youth. i'm now at 198 bottles of single malt whisky alone....

You must have expanded your bar area.

 

all the way into the basement.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Got Last Word thirsty after following a discussion on the NYC Cocktail Bars thread. Naked and Famous is the mezcal variation (DelMaguey Chichicapa , Aperol, yellow chartreuse, and lime juice). Great stuff. Source - F&W Cocktails 2012.

 

7218951794_46a133fa59_n.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

actually, i think i'm probably not too far behind at at about 35-37 bottles total, but 17 of those are scotch (malts and blends). your collection just looked a lot bigger.

 

ah, youth. i'm now at 198 bottles of single malt whisky alone....

 

Out of curiosity - about how many have you initiated? That's quite an inventory.

 

I've got a few bottles that have been opened for a year or so with no discernible decline in quality but that's a lot of hooch.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

actually, i think i'm probably not too far behind at at about 35-37 bottles total, but 17 of those are scotch (malts and blends). your collection just looked a lot bigger.

 

ah, youth. i'm now at 198 bottles of single malt whisky alone....

 

Out of curiosity - about how many have you initiated? That's quite an inventory.

 

i have about 86 open right now (and the total is down to 191). trying to get that open number down to 50 by the end of the summer. my bottles are stored away from sunlight and fluorescent light, and i tend to finish things quickly once they get below the 30% full mark. for more treasured bottles that will be drunk over many years i use private preserve--but that's mostly out of paranoia: i've not noticed much deterioration in bottles open for more than 3 years even without the gas. and there are old-timer scotch whisky writers who've reported bottles open for decades without noticeable deterioration.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

actually, i think i'm probably not too far behind at at about 35-37 bottles total, but 17 of those are scotch (malts and blends). your collection just looked a lot bigger.

 

ah, youth. i'm now at 198 bottles of single malt whisky alone....

 

Out of curiosity - about how many have you initiated? That's quite an inventory.

 

i have about 86 open right now (and the total is down to 191). trying to get that open number down to 50 by the end of the summer. my bottles are stored away from sunlight and fluorescent light, and i tend to finish things quickly once they get below the 30% full mark. for more treasured bottles that will be drunk over many years i use private preserve--but that's mostly out of paranoia: i've not noticed much deterioration in bottles open for more than 3 years even without the gas. and there are old-timer scotch whisky writers who've reported bottles open for decades without noticeable deterioration.

 

I've heard top notch single malts will last a decade with little change (but not blends for whatever reason). I've had a bottle open for 8 years that still tastes the same to me (but also holds a lot of sentimental value)

Link to post
Share on other sites

so I discovered that Avery (Bittermens) has a line of liqueurs out as well now. Picked up his Commonwealth Tonic Liqueur...which is designed to provide maximum bitterness not possible in a tonic water...allowing you to mix it with club soda to make what would theoretically be the best G&T ever. it's all true. If you're a G&T drinker you have to pick this up. It will blow your mind. Makes an incomparable G&T. Began with 1.5 dry gin (up as needed but begin with this), .75 Commonwealth, 5 club soda. the result is spectacular.

 

Mayur has also created a cocktail using Commonwealth, the Eva Green (the Cocchi Americano should give away why it's called that): 2.25 gin, .75 Cocchi Americano, .5 Commonwealth. Made this last night. it's terrific. I haven't been this excited about a new cocktail ingredient in some time.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

So surely somewhere an enterprising mixologist must have come up with a cocktail he/she has dubbed the 'Polar Vortex'. Any ideas? Perhaps a gin-based drink blended with crushed ice, with some sort of aquavit and an herb-based bitters?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...