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Happy St. Paddy's Day

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@paddockjudge
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A toast to my fellow Connosrs Sláinte!

2 years ago

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Heading out soon to a Birthday Party, bringing four flavourful flasks of fine Irish friendship. Sláinte!

2 years ago 4Who liked this?

@Robert99
Robert99 replied

@paddockjudge I have the same Irish whiskies and a few more. One of the latest is the Redbrest Lustau. I was very disappointed when I pour that one at our last meeting, it didn't shine. I think the finish need to be respected as this sherry finish is almost like a wine finish the way the fruits are more fresh (less like dried fruits), so this dram needs to be drinked first in a tasting. I hope you will have the opportunity to try it again in better condition. I will probaly pay a visit to that expression tomorrow to salute our Irish friends.

2 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Robert99, I've been sitting on that bottle of Writers Tears for nearly four years and decided to open it up. I have a few more Irish in the bullpen; however, today these tickled me fancy.

Thank you for the sample of Redbreast Lustau (46% abv). I couldn't choose a better day on which to taste this one. It has a very easy entry, which is somewhat deceiving because it slowly brings the heat to the palate and through the finish. I love the honey! ...it works well with the oak spices. A nice dram, yes, it should be positioned early in a tasting flight so it can be fully appreciated, before the heavy weight bruisers take over and pound the shit out of your taste buds.

2 years ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge - How you finding the Writer's Tears? I really liked it and great vfm (over here).

2 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@RianC, I find this freshly opened bottle of WT very much to my liking. The combination of honey and anise is one that excites me. I am pleasantly surprised, not what I was expecting.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Dramlette wanted me to fish out our standard Tullamore DEW in order to take a St. Paddy pic for her brother. I've found the perfect whiskey application for the Norlan Glass. It neuters both the nose and palate of standard Tullamore DEW making it far more drinkable. This after a few other non-Irish libations, to be posted elsewhere. Happy St Paddy's Day!

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@boatracer
boatracer replied

Enjoying a Redbreast 12 myself this evening. Great stuff.

2 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

I invited this fella over for a wee dram, now I can’t get rid of the little fucker!

4 months ago 3Who liked this?

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@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

A day late an Absenthe but, I did have a green spirit fairy in the house.

4 months ago 0

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@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@Nozinan No. I have Absinthe spoons, and sugar cubes. My preferred method is to have a few sips neat. Then slowly add water and sample. I finish at the point where the Absinthe turns milky green. It is interesting trip from beginning to end. I just don't get the point of dissolving a sugar cube in Absinthe. It is already overly sweet and sugary on it's own.

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@fiddich1980 I have a few minis of absinthe, sadly the bottle I bought in Spain was destroyed by my wife shortly after we were married. We remain married...

4 months ago 0

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@Nozinan The SAQ has always had a decent selection of Absinthe.

4 months ago 0

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