Sunday, January 29, 2012

Poker points updated

Finally. I got all of the poker points entered. Enjoy. How many points are we playing for? You guys are rocking it this time. Holy crap.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Experimental Buffalo Trace

Anyone else see this in the Apollo Liquor newsletter?

Special Purchase - Buffalo Trace 2011 Experimental Collection


BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES LAST EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION OF 2011
Bourbon made with Rice and Oats Are the Latest Two Experiments
Those creative distillers have been up to it again at Buffalo Trace Distillery. The latest round of whiskies in the Experimental Collection are two bourbons - one made with rice and one made with oats. And like their breakfast-sounding names, both provide a hearty mouthful without being over powerful.
Details are as follows:
Rice Bourbon Whiskey - These barrels were filled on April 30, 2002, and aged on the 7th floor of Warehouse I for 9 years and 5 months. Corn, malt and rice are the ingredients used in the recipe, resulting in a very clean aroma with the barrel notes of caramel and spice. A crisp flavor on the tongue is noticed, without any heaviness or oiliness whatsoever. A slight dryness near the end provides a quick finish. It is a very delicate whiskey.
Oat Bourbon Whiskey - These barrels have the same fill date, aging location and aging time as the Rice Bourbon. Corn, malt and oats are the ingredients used in this recipe, resulting in a pleasantly smoky nose with a rich aroma of toasted oats that offers a nice complexity. On the palette, the smokiness intrigues as hints of dried fig and stone fruit come through, and eventually give way to an earthy finish.
The Experimental Collection will be packaged in 375ml bottles. Each label will include all the pertinent information unique to that barrel of whiskey. These whiskeys will retail for approximately $46.35 each. They are 45% alcohol by volume. Each experiment is very rare and very limited. For more information on the Experimental Collection or the other products of Buffalo Trace Distillery, please contact Kris 
Thoughts? Damn, our queue is getting longer. Anyone thinking two meetings a month? Don't tell the Mrs. I suggested that...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Auchentoshan for the win

Thanks to Bammer for suggesting the Auchentoshan. The group was quite happy with this one. Very smooth, nice balance of flavors. Excellent choice for the price. It was $40 + tax in these parts. Treat of the night was quite possibly this peanut butter / chocolate chip ball with apples or graham crackers. I was partial to the apples.

As for poker, ugh. Get in ahead and...well. You know.





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Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Meeting

I stopped over to Apollo yesterday at lunch. Picked up two bottles for whiskey club. The one on the right is ~$50. The one on the left, well, I'd very much like to try it.

According to the calendar, we will probably only have enough people for the bottle on the left.

When will be able to try the bottle on the right? Can we say February? March? 2012? Private tasting in my basement cuz I got thirsty?

Darrin, I'm putting you in charge of adding a page for the whiskeys we want to try.

See you all tomorrow night!!!!

These all sound interesting: http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2012/01/thats-the-spirit-3-american-whiskeys-you-should-know-corsair-balcones-stranahans-review.html

Monday, January 2, 2012