Discussion in 'Food and Wine' started by Spawn, Jun 18, 2005.
At $23 a bottle I think Landy tastes as good as Hennessy.
Seems we have similiar taste in both bourbon and Nikki's
Should have spit roasted her while the chance was there.
I like Makers Mark.
Smooth and not too pricey.
I like malbec and cabs..
I like 19 CRIMES and it has an app that make the featured
criminal on the bottle talk..It is based on all the original English criminals /crimes committed who
were sent away to Australia way back...
I'm not a wine drinker, but my wife enjoys her chardonnay. We go through too much liquor around here to sustainably pay $35 for a liter of wine (or 80 for a 750 of scotch), so we're more around the 10-12 a bottle range. Lately, she's been enjoying Bogle from CA.
Figured the playoffs the local governments get drives the cost up.
In regards to costs of wine very factors
More expensive to ship wine from Cali to my than from Chile to by or France to ny cargo ships much cheaper than us trucking
Long island wines are very small production in terms of cases made annually compared to most other wine regions nationally and globally. Land, labor and construction are all super high on long island compared to other wine regions also the region sucks globally and you can't find li wines anywhere further than NY . SO without more volume 9r demand for the plonk they charge s ton for shit wine in order to try to make s profit
Paumonk is the only li wine I enjoy and it's their chenin blanc that is my favorite but it's too expensive for its quality
It's Molly dooker which is Australian slang for left handed ( southpaw ) the wines are overly fruit forward and jammy. High alcohol fruit bombs. In the wine world circle they are referred to as cough syrup wines. That being Saudi have a small collection of Sarah and sparky marquis wines. My poison is red wine all kinds and ages
At a reasonable under 35$ range. The entire line of " Molly docker" is outrageous, including the merlot
While we are on my second fave subject anyone got a recommendation for a nice Merlot and Chardonnay?
Yes, $80 a 750 is a little rich for my blood too. It does work well, though, for that relative who calls you up asking "What do you want for your birthday?" Boom. There you go. "That's all I want". (Granted, they may not ask again next year, but at least for this year you know you'll get something you can actually use). Or treat yourself to a weekend out east. Take a nice ride, enjoy the music in the courtyard, tour the distillery, buy a flight (they also make a great vodka. Potato, like vodka should be, grown right out back). But i'd strongly recommend the Monkey Shoulder. I bought some today. $30 for 750. About what you'd spend for Johnnie Black, and much better. We have a place out here next to Costco. Not affiliated, but the same concept: They don't carry everything, but everything they carry is good quality, and the price is always the best around. Salut!! "When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven!"
I always find it interesting that stuff brewed on LI is more expensive than stuff imported from Ireland, Scotland, etc. seems like BS to me. Same as why am I paying more for a bottle of Pindar than I am for a bottle of Mondavi.
In any case sounds like a nice find and if Stew carries it I may indulge when I am done with my Jameson a friend brought back for me from the distillery. Only sold there and goddam!!!!!
My 1st thought was "that's kinda steep for a bottle for me."
Then I thought (smacking myself in the forehead), WTF is wrong with me — I spend more than that for half hour with an escort but won't spend $80 for something that I can enjoy every evening for over a week.
I will check out as I shop nearby (although I don't buy booze anymore at Stews as Bottles & Values (Old Bethpage) has most stuff Stews has but 10-20% lower (more money for whoring) and on top of that during every major or minor holiday emails very good coupons, e.g.. $20 coupon on next purchase is you spend $100.
Thought I'd bring this back to recommend two excellent scotches I've been enjoying recently. One from the LI Distillery in Baiting Hollow called Pine Barrens, a single malt. Very smooth, nicely balanced, clean finish. Pricey though, at $80 for a 750ml. Don't know what retailers might carry it (for some reason I'm thinking I saw it at Stew Leonard's in Farmingdale, but I'm not sure). I'm close enough to take a half hour drive to the source when I want it, which isn't that often. Not since I found #2, Monkey Shoulder. An imported blend for half the price, which I think is at least as good, if not better. I generally prefer blends anyway though. Like they say: Distilling is a science, but blending is an art.
Be aware - although I enjoy the Bulleit Bourbon neat and it is smooth (although not as smooth as The Irishman) it is 90 proof whereas The Irishman is 80 proof.
You may want a splash of water to tone the alcohol down a tad.
Ah, now if i changed my name to Uisge beatha, it's good to know more than a few of you would know it without having to turn to Google.
I come from a long line of, shall we say, whisky indulgers ("alcoholics" sounds so demeaning). And of course it's whisky, not whiskey. Having been fortunate enough myself to travel the length and breadth of Scotland on a, again shall we say, "tasting tour", I have to admit that I'm not at all a whisky snob. I'm more comfortable with a good blend than I am with most single malts (they say distilling is a science, but blending is an art. And after all, virtually all blends are heavily reliant, on the order of 80-85%, on one predominant single malt, with the balance being the added malts and grains). So if you find a blend you like, it's often possible to work backwards to the single malt that makes up most of it. I find the west coast and isles to be too peaty for my taste. The highlands a bit heavy on the grains. For me, Speyside is the region that produces the smoothest and most mellow malts, and my single of choice is Glenburgie. But it's far more accessible, and very reasonably priced, in the Ballantines blend. So nothing fancy there. A pretty pedestrian choice. But well suited for high volume consumption. After all, I'd want grandpa to be proud.
On a side note, wifey is strictly JW Black, always neat, never leaves home without at least a tiny flask in her purse. And if you want a real treat, I still have a little left of a bottle of 35 y/o Duncan Taylor that my daughter bought for me with her first (few) paychecks. $300 for a 750ml. It's like drinking honey water. If I could only find a pussy that tastes as good.
The Irishman is now my non scotch go to, like the taste even more that the Caskmate version of Jameson. I am a single malt guy and enjoy Balvenie and hate to say the Macallan 15 which would bankrupt me if I became an alcoholic.
This thread has been dormant for almost a decade - just some thoughts to bring it back to life
My liquor of choice has always been scotch drunk neat. The only scotches I find that are acceptable to drink that way are 12 year blends (other than Dewar's 12 that I don't find all that smooth). I'm not a fan of single malts although for something different laphroaig is interesting - has pronounced flavor of peat that some may not like.
Went to my favorite liquor store (Bottles and Values - get on their email list, e.g. this week got 20% off any bottle and their regular prices are easily 10% lower than Stew Leonards - they sell a boatload of Walker Blue during such sales) and they have tastings, always neat. Tried some Bullet -American bourbon at mid $50's for 1.75l. Very drinkable and you are keeping your $ in the US.
My new favorite is The Irishman. Very smooth, on the order of 12yr scotches. Around $30/L. Not advertised - Jameson is heavily advertised and not anywhere as smooth.
I drink only red wine too. Haven't been a big fan of white wine.
I know what the general "rules" are with wine pairings...but for me...I prefer red wine with anything. To me there is no other wine other than red....whites, roses, blushes whatever not a big fan of. I will drink red with fish...but thats just my taste.
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