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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by changabang » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:57 am

JR, I've been a life long non smoker, but I can believe a good cigar would enhance the "sipping".

Nolawis, you are a lucky man. I guess I have no choice but to assiduously track down some Van Winkle, or die trying... :wink:
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by brothers » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:59 pm

Today at our daughter's house for Thanksgiving dinner, I encountered a whiskey (obviously I'm not a very good name-remember-er, or I'd be able to name it, (is there an "Evan" something or other?) that was flavored with cinnamon. My daughters picked it up for the purpose of adding it to some hot apple cider. The salesperson told them it wasn't meant for just drinking it, but rather would make a good addition to apple cider. And it was. It was a sunny but cold day, and the hot cider with whiskey was a nice drink for a pleasant and fun day with the extended family.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by maskaggs » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:46 pm

nolawis wrote:The Van Winkle is very hard to come by. I know the owner of the parent company (Buffalo Trace) but that by no means gives me unlimited access. It only helps me snatch a bottle every now and again and I make them last. I'm currently sitting on half a bottle of 15 year.

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My wife's cousin called me while visiting family and said he was camped outside the local liquor emporium, waiting for the 2013 PVW release the next morning. I took him some coffee and ended up rolled up in a sleeping bag on the ground next to him, waiting for my own :) I walked away with a Van Winkle SR 12, and very reasonable at $50. SWMBO is due to be induced on Saturday night; I think once we've returned home and settled in, the birth of our first will ample cause for opening that particular bottle.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by nolawis » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:12 am

maskaggs wrote:
nolawis wrote:The Van Winkle is very hard to come by. I know the owner of the parent company (Buffalo Trace) but that by no means gives me unlimited access. It only helps me snatch a bottle every now and again and I make them last. I'm currently sitting on half a bottle of 15 year.

Nw
My wife's cousin called me while visiting family and said he was camped outside the local liquor emporium, waiting for the 2013 PVW release the next morning. I took him some coffee and ended up rolled up in a sleeping bag on the ground next to him, waiting for my own :) I walked away with a Van Winkle SR 12, and very reasonable at $50. SWMBO is due to be induced on Saturday night; I think once we've returned home and settled in, the birth of our first will ample cause for opening that particular bottle.
It would be hard to think of a better occasion than that to open the bottle. Good luck to you and yours. Cheers!

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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:02 am

A combination of poor light and no glasses led me to read the title of this thread as "good stripping whiskey"! Now depending on whether that makes you think of women, men or paint, it might be a valid thought.

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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by Kyle76 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:04 am

Chris, I've had some whiskey that tasted like it would, indeed, strip paint.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by changabang » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:40 am

drmoss_ca wrote:A combination of poor light and no glasses led me to read the title of this thread as "good stripping whiskey"! Now depending on whether that makes you think of women, men or paint, it might be a valid thought.

Chris
Doc, I almost painted the screen with coffee. Thanks for that. Mike, congratulations on your acquisition and the impending birth of your firstborn. Remember, SWMBO is for real. It's not just another acronym. She MUST be obeyed!

Gary, wish I could have shared "Evan" with you. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:47 am

Mike, congratulations on your acquisition and the impending birth of your firstborn.
27 thumbs up on the sentiment

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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by JRTASTER » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:02 am

Mike,
All the best to your wife and you on your first born!
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by jtpca » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:21 am

maskaggs wrote:
nolawis wrote:The Van Winkle is very hard to come by. I know the owner of the parent company (Buffalo Trace) but that by no means gives me unlimited access. It only helps me snatch a bottle every now and again and I make them last. I'm currently sitting on half a bottle of 15 year.

Nw
My wife's cousin called me while visiting family and said he was camped outside the local liquor emporium, waiting for the 2013 PVW release the next morning. I took him some coffee and ended up rolled up in a sleeping bag on the ground next to him, waiting for my own :) I walked away with a Van Winkle SR 12, and very reasonable at $50. SWMBO is due to be induced on Saturday night; I think once we've returned home and settled in, the birth of our first will ample cause for opening that particular bottle.

Congrats - my first born was celebrated with a bottle of Oban 1/2 year ago. A scotch that has never tasted so fine. All the best for mom and child.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by maskaggs » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:55 pm

Gents, our son Henry came out squalling yesterday at 7:08 PM. He decided to forego induction and arrive a day before it was scheduled. He's perfectly healthy and came out at 7 pounds 2 ounces. He is, as all you fathers know, absolutely perfect.

I am exhausted. My back and my feet are on fire from pacing with him and bouncing him. But neither of those compare to the heroism of Mrs. Maskaggs, or the pure, unadulterated joy of cradling a snoozing son. Truly we are blessed. There's no turning back now!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by Kyle76 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:07 pm

Congratulations, Mike! Your life just changed significantly and forever. Enjoy the journey ... and the Van Winkle!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by Jupiter » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:20 pm

Congratulations, Mike!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:28 pm

Congratulations Dad and Mom! Wonderful news!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:43 am

Mike, congratulations on the joyous news!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by changabang » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:47 am

The journey begins. I wish you strength and patience and perseverance. And congratulations.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by nolawis » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:52 am

Great news! All to best to you and yours. Perhaps this joyous news is another excuse for me to dip into my PVW!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by maskaggs » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:08 pm

nolawis wrote:Great news! All to best to you and yours. Perhaps this joyous news is another excuse for me to dip into my PVW!
We're scheduled to be discharged tonight. I'll join you in a toast across the bits and bytes - here's to Henry!
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by The_Metatron » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:38 pm

Congratulations to you and your wife, Mike.

As for whiskey, I am now pinch hitting between two bottles. A bottle of Dalwhinnie, and the standard ten year old Glenmorangie. Interestingly, I have visited both of these distilleries in Scotland. The only American whiskey I like is Maker's Mark, an exceptional bourbon.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Post by Squire » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Great news Mike, my best to you all.
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