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  1. #11
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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Thanks for this, what was the rye like?

    Gary

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Just got back from the Burbon Trail and will settle down with a Rare eagle neat

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    I'm not great at describing tastes. It wasn't as spicy as rye we know today. It wasn't moldy tasting either. It was creamier than sharp. Not dry. I assume it had lost some proof with age. It almost had a fig like taste but not really fruity. (does that make any sense?) The finish was medium. I always notice where I taste things on my tongue. This sat exactly on the center of my tongue. It was woody but not too much. Almost sappy tasting. Sorry I don't think I did a very good job explaining.

    One thing I can tell you. It was the most unique thing I have ever tasted. I wish I had taken notes seeing as how I have already forgotten the taste profiles.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    That is very help Jane, thank you.

    The Compton Street wine and spirits vendors are still going strong, I hope.

    Gary

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Yes. I love window shopping there. I tend to not buy alcohol here because my money goes twice as far at home. I am actually back in Kentucky next week and already have my bourbon list made.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Understand, of course. Still, there are rarities one can find there. E.g., on the rafters I've seen e.g., in Vintage House some well aged (25 I think) Vintage Bourbon from KBD which was excellent. There is the odd other export-only bottling as well. But of course, it will be hard to best the Kentucky retailers.

    Gary

    P.S. I meant Old Compton Street, Soho, but I see you knew that!

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    I'll have to actually go in next time I'm in Soho (which is where I tend to work the most). Thanks for the tip.

    Do you spend much time in London?

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Well, I did travel there for many years (say from the 80's until about 2 years ago). We often went twice a year. I love the city, it is an amazing place, always changing, yet the same too in most (essential) ways.

    In Soho there is also Milroy's, Greek Street, whose owner inspired Michael Jackson to write his first whisky book. It is different than the original Milroy's but still very interesting, and I like the plaid-lined whiskey bar in the basement.

    Of all the quarters in the Capital, I like Soho the best. But I also like Mayfair, Belgravia, Chelsea, the East End, Harley Street, well it goes on (Marlybone area!).

    I may get there in August for the big annual CAMRA beer festival, I've always wanted to attend that.

    The last time I was there it was Xmas, it was partly for business. I walked around South Ken and ended up finally at Royal Albert Hall. The Bolshoi were doing a miscellany, something for the Season. I had never seen a ballet in my life (on earlier trips I had seen lots of rock and roll, more my style). I bought a good ticket and came back later to see the ballet and I really liked it. I liked the costumes, and the high jumps, mostly.

    London is a great place and full of variety. If I go in August, I'll try to see a play in the Globe too, also, there is a show at New Tate that is a must, it doesn't end...

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 06-14-2008 at 16:15.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    .... I never know if people like to see stuff like this but I'm assuming as bourbon fans you do.

    Cheers!
    Jane

    I like the pictures, especially if something rare/different or new. Welcome to SB, Jane.
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    Re: What are you drinking tonight, Summer '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    I'll have to actually go in next time I'm in Soho (which is where I tend to work the most). Thanks for the tip.

    Do you spend much time in London?
    Damn, I was just in London 2-weeks ago. If I would have known I would have had you join us for drinks.... next time...

 

 

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