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by JulianD
October 21st, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Wow talk about a high end beer !
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Wow talk about a high end beer !

PeterH wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:11 pm
Regular Sam Adams is bad. Is the Utopia four times worse? 10X? 20X?
I think Sam Adams is among the best mass produced (domestic) beers
by JulianD
October 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

I have no dog in this fight. But I do have to point out yet again that HOT TAKE™️ ’s hot take is off. This is a cask strength whisky, clocking in at 63.4% ABV. Standard Macallan 12 year is nowhere near that ABV....... [oops.gif] It's still Macallan, right? neener Sure, but it's an IB, so you can't ...
by JulianD
October 1st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Not I, but Signatory is usually pretty reliable. For the price, it's not much of a risk.
+1 on signatory.

I was also debating between this and the Glenlivet cask strength currently on offer
by JulianD
September 23rd, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Peaty Whisky Advice
Replies: 51
Views: 2699

Re: Peaty Whisky Advice

Slight thread drift ... part of any whisky journey has to be learning the effect of a little water, and Laphroaig 10 is a fairly dramatic example. A small amount of water tames the harsh iodine component on the nose dramatically and you get hints of violets. ... I wasn't aware that the basic Bruich...
by JulianD
September 6th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retroactive Sales Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 2567

Re: Retroactive Sales Tax

Rich Salsano wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 7:40 am
pay the back tax out of their own pocket for customer retention purposes.
are you really going to drop them over taxes?
by JulianD
September 1st, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 649
Views: 42811

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

At almost 67 years old, I regret not investigating whiskey seriously much earlier. The "firing on all cylinders" thread kindled a sense of purpose. [stirthepothal.gif] Therefore, I commenced a somewhat serious investigation of this amazing beverage. In grouped order of descending preference of what...
by JulianD
August 16th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Fall Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1445

Turley Fall Release

Pesenti/Ueberroth are must orders for me.

Usually add in some Judge Bell as well.

Haven't heard people talk about Salvador/Heminway- anyone have experience?
by JulianD
August 12th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 47
Views: 3512

Re: Mezcal advice?

+1 on the Jolgorio and Vago recommendations above
by JulianD
August 11th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2018

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

Robert R wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 7:37 am
I don't know why more wineries don't utilize them...
Robert R wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 7:37 am
shipping door to door $70/case.
by JulianD
August 8th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1183

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Pizza port pizza is pretty legit (if a bit pricey for pizza)
by JulianD
August 8th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27199

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

now feel unequivocally that one day the entire story will come out about this vineyard development project and its violations and Rhys will appear in a dramatically different light. it is pretty hard to find "wetlands" at an elevation of 2000 feet on a property that tops out at 2100 feet above sea ...
by JulianD
August 7th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1183

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Lost Abbey is very much required! I hear Modern Time is good but you've probably been in Portland. Not sure I’ll make it up to Lost Abbey as I’ll be right in DT without a car. Not to mention I’ve never really been impressed with their beers, but will likely stop if we otherwise head up that way. Be...
by JulianD
August 6th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1183

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Lost abbey
Coronado brewing
Mission
by JulianD
August 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27199

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

I read one article that counted the number of illegal pot farms in the golden triangle at 30,000. Last year 2,200 of those had applied for permits to become legal. Punishing a vineyard owner over some infractions on a 20 acre vineyard must feel pretty good, while those 30,000 unregulated farms do o...
by JulianD
August 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27199

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Nah, I'm not expressing opinions based on this individual Rhys example, I'm expressing my opinions of regulations and regulators. But you just go on believing that issues of water, environment, habitat preservation, fish and wildlife, are all easy and straightforward, and not a bizarre result of a ...
by JulianD
July 5th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Distillery will have to pay for cleanup/environmental costs, right?
by JulianD
July 1st, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 2430

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

reading that recipe, im not sure the end product can be called a margarita.

(doesn't mean it's bad though)
by JulianD
June 29th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Was in a little shop in Manhattan last night and they had Weller 12 for $250, 4R 130th for $500, 4R Elliot's for $400... ...and Parker's Heritage Wheated (8th ed iirc) for $130, which I would've snagged except how would I have gotten it home to socal today? those weller and 4R prices are way out of...
by JulianD
June 26th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 853

Re: LA beer help

If you do go to bottle logic in Anaheim, also check out The Bruery and Green Cheek. If you’re a fan of sours, check out Hoparazzi
by JulianD
June 19th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3276

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Modern Times if youre in LA
by JulianD
June 19th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 2430

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

Tommy margarita -

2 parts Tequila
1 part Lime juice
1/2 part agave nectar
by JulianD
May 6th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 649
Views: 42811

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Has anyone tried the new Longrow Sherry? Want to see if it suffers from sulphur that some of their bottlings seem to have
by JulianD
April 25th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 129
Views: 9247

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

For those of you in SoCal, HiTime has a sale on Patron Barrel Select: $29 for Reposado, $31 for Anejo. I know not everyone is a fan of Patron, but still, pretty good deal for a well made & clean product.
by JulianD
April 21st, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy wine shop recs
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Italy wine shop recs

Going to be in Italy next month, (Milan/Venice/Florence/Rome) are there any wine shops that are particularly notable/I should visit? (We won’t have time to do individual winery visits)
by JulianD
April 9th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

So I see K&L has 14 year single barrel Knob creek (120 proof) for $49. Any reason not to take that vs fellow Beam offering (and same mashbill) Booker’s (which runs $10 more) ?
by JulianD
April 9th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 129
Views: 9247

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Fortaleza anejo was great, blanco was meh

Lot 42/43 are supposed to have extra anejo blended in (and judging by the color, they do; definitely darker than the other lots)
by JulianD
March 28th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 59
Views: 5364

Re: Japanese Whiskey

I can’t even find most of them in japan, let alone the US
by JulianD
March 26th, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 105
Views: 4648

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Not a huge fan of scotch in that price pt but I would go with machir bay
Have you tried any of their 100% islay? I like the Machir, but am wondering if i should just eat the upcharge and go all the way
by JulianD
March 26th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Seems pretty prevelant in Tokyo; have seen several stores with Blantons Gold (~$60), black (~$40), and the normal- silver? (I think $50). Was looking for the SFTB, but couldn’t find any
by JulianD
February 28th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Not whiskey, but if you're in SoCal, Green Spot and Yellow spot at OC costcos for $40 and $80 respectively, with an additional $6 off when you buy two.
by JulianD
January 30th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1752

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Damn, looks like I'll be getting denied for my Sadie wishlist. They mentioned that production was down 50% (for those of you wondering why allocations were so tight this round)
by JulianD
January 29th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 177
Views: 18768

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

JKim wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 9:55 am
Also, TW needs a higher tier than Grand Reserve. The program has been too devalued with the ability to earn points so easily with 2-5x on some purchases. Just too many GR members at this point.
There's a point multiplier???
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

bradkaplan wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 4:24 pm
ooh, that's a good price, I need to see if my (not quite) local Costco has that in (at that price).
They also had the forester ‘statesman’ - I think for $42. Russell’s reserve 10 for $29. (This Costco is in Orange County)
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Forester 1920 at Costco for $46
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1752

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Didn’t even see Sadie ... how can I request/wishlist?
by JulianD
January 19th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 59
Views: 5364

Re: Japanese Whiskey

Anyone know how pricing is in Japan? (significant discount? or relatively similar) Will be going next month and looking to pick up a few bottles.
by JulianD
January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Picked up some more 1920
What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester)
by JulianD
January 12th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 18437

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

edited-info on other thread.
by JulianD
January 10th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 129
Views: 9247

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

D Lewis wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Thanks for the Tequila Ocho Repesado recommendation. I could only find it for around $63. My recommendations are now:

1. Don Julio 1942 $125
2. Corzo Anejo $56
3. Tequila Ocho Repesado $63
Youre in SoCal? HiTime has it for $44.
by JulianD
January 7th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 129
Views: 9247

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Best tequilas out there IMO: Fortaleza G4 Arte Nom Tequila Ocho All will blow you away. If you want the easiest pure sipper, go with the anejo. The reposados are all amazing as well. So, the same guy apparently makes G4 Pasote Terralta ArteNom all in the same facility, with the only difference bein...
by JulianD
December 31st, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with cardboard tubes
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Help with cardboard tubes

c fu wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 3:31 pm
My storage facility charges $2 a month for 40 tubes. I could buy a bunch and after 4 years it'll pay for itself. I just can't think that far ahead :D
What facility is this? I can't find anywhere in LA/OC that is near that
by JulianD
December 26th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 2167

Re: Offline protocol

If you're not okay with sharing it, don't bring it.
by JulianD
December 24th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3417
Views: 185695

Re: The Bourbon Thread

For the booker special releases, are those done in the same style each year? (ex: ‘Kathleen’s batch’ will always feature the same type of flavors while ‘kitchen table’ will specialize in something else)

Or is it just ‘we thought this was the best blend for this quarter so we’re putting this out’
by JulianD
December 21st, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 129
Views: 9247

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

I go to Mexico pretty regularly- anyone have recommendations for Blancos/Platas to get over there that don't have wide distribution in the US? (or are significantly cheaper)
by JulianD
November 27th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir

Why can't beer have terroir?
by JulianD
November 16th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2719

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

K&L
Winex
Winebid

(HiTime for spirits)
by JulianD
November 14th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 5442

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

Surprised no one has mentioned the limerick lane
by JulianD
October 31st, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?
Replies: 36
Views: 1373

Re: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?

Backfilled on ‘15.

Is ‘18 supposed to be good? Haven’t heard anything about it
by JulianD
October 25th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to get a refund.
Replies: 19
Views: 2395

Re: Trying to get a refund.

Do you have some sort of email response from them stating that they could not procure the original wine and that you would be credited?

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