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Marekv8

With all the quinine banter flying around, I opted for a classic morning tonic.

 

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Kane
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Did an early morning grocery & liquor store run. I'm well-stocked for whiskey; wanted to get something fun instead. Looked for a BT Bourbon Cream, failed, grabbed a Bailey's instead. Now sipping that with my coffee while doing my remote meetings. The occasional day drinking is fun.

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smokinjoe
10 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

With all the quinine banter flying around, I opted for a classic morning tonic.

 

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Dave, is that cork in the cap like soda caps back in the day?  

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Marekv8
1 hour ago, smokinjoe said:

Dave, is that cork in the cap like soda caps back in the day?  


Absolutely, I think this bottle dates back to the early 60s. The liquid has continued to transform in the bottle over the years— really unusual. Hopefully the active ingredients are still active. 

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Marekv8

Pulled out my entire range of Cinchona bark based tonics to ward off the funk. The one on the left is made by a craft outfit in Eugene, Oregon-- which is unfortunately like candy compared to the other storied players…

 

 

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smokinjoe
23 hours ago, Marekv8 said:


Absolutely, I think this bottle dates back to the early 60s. The liquid has continued to transform in the bottle over the years— really unusual. Hopefully the active ingredients are still active. 

Maybe, if you pry it off you’ll find what you won printed on the cap! 😄  If the contents are half as cool as the bottle art and the color of the pour, you really have a winner.  👍🏻

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Marekv8
16 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Maybe, if you pry it off you’ll find what you won printed on the cap! 😄  If the contents are half as cool as the bottle art and the color of the pour, you really have a winner.  👍🏻

Yes, it is a remarkably interesting bottle-- one of my favorites. Plus, the liquid is remarkable as well.

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Marekv8

Breaking out the big Carthusian guns today… Green V.E.P dosed with Élixir Végétal…

 

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tanstaafl2
On 3/22/2020 at 1:41 PM, Marekv8 said:

Breaking out the big Carthusian guns today… Green V.E.P dosed with Élixir Végétal…

 

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Excellent choices to ward off the demon carona virus!

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Marekv8

A triple tonic to build defenses…

 

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Marekv8

The morning tonics continue…

 

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beasled
31 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

The morning tonics continue…

 

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Is that a Ledaig 18 batch 3 on the shelf there? If so it's one of the finest sherry/peat combinations I've had. 

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Marekv8
1 hour ago, beasled said:

Is that a Ledaig 18 batch 3 on the shelf there? If so it's one of the finest sherry/peat combinations I've had. 

 

Sorry, I've only got Batches 1 and 2 of the 18yo on hand… but that'll give me something to seek out. Thanks.

 

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Marekv8

More tonic, less sugar. Now that the gym has been shuttered for a week-- burning this crap off is going to take some creativity.

 

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PaulO
On 3/25/2020 at 1:51 PM, Marekv8 said:

A triple tonic to build defenses…

 

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So how is that Malort?  Listening to other people, I thought it was some sort of prank.

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Vosgar
11 hours ago, PaulO said:

So how is that Malort?  Listening to other people, I thought it was some sort of prank.

Here's an article with some great descriptions, and I agree with them :) 

https://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/May-2018/No-One-Can-Agree-On-What-Malrt-Tastes-Like-But-the-Descriptions-Are-Always-Amazing/

 

 

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LCWoody
8 hours ago, Vosgar said:

This seems like Jägermeister's Nemesis. And both of them are made from squeezing used bar rags into them at the end of the night..... :rolleyes:

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fishnbowljoe

For curious minds.

 

1 part gasoline + 1 part lighter fluid + 1 part kerosine + a squirt of WD40= Malört

 

Biba! Joe

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PaulO
18 hours ago, Vosgar said:

I've tasted wormwood before.  If you've ever had a Tylenol pill get stuck in the back of your throat - that's a pretty close approximation (except stronger).  The bitter taste coats the entire inside of the mouth, and stays there.  The cave man part of my brain lit up and said, "Hey, I think this is poisonous!".

Wormwood in something like Pernod, that's different.  The distilling process removes bitterness.

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Marekv8
On 3/28/2020 at 11:33 PM, PaulO said:

So how is that Malort?  Listening to other people, I thought it was some sort of prank.

I like the Jeppson's quite a bit-- the sweetness is dialed down low enough as to not diminish the experience. It's always my meal-ender (with black coffee) when visiting Chicago.

However-- it is Cinderella compared to the evil step-sister that is Cappeletti Elisir Novasalus.

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Marekv8

Bitter days continue…

 

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Vosgar
5 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

I like the Jeppson's quite a bit-- the sweetness is dialed down low enough as to not diminish the experience. It's always my meal-ender (with black coffee) when visiting Chicago.

However-- it is Cinderella compared to the evil step-sister that is Cappeletti Elisir Novasalus.

😲 🤢 Are you originally from Chicago? If not, I'm thinking maybe too much Cajun food has affected your taste buds! :D

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Marekv8
24 minutes ago, Vosgar said:

😲 🤢 Are you originally from Chicago? If not, I'm thinking maybe too much Cajun food has affected your taste buds! :D

 

No, but I love the city.

I actually eat the same exact bland meal every day (unless I'm traveling) as not to negatively affect my palate (plus the health benefits)-- I just have a thing for bitter/herbal/alpine spirits.

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PaulO
46 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

 

No, but I love the city.

I actually eat the same exact bland meal every day (unless I'm traveling) as not to negatively affect my palate (plus the health benefits)-- I just have a thing for bitter/herbal/alpine spirits.

Do you have any opinions on Absinthe?

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Marekv8
2 hours ago, PaulO said:

Do you have any opinions on Absinthe?


Sorry— but that’s not a path I’ve traveled very far down. I’ve been to a few very interesting tasting sessions in New Orleans, but that’s the extent of it. 

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