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by Adam Noble
April 24th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition

I find it hotter and less interesting than my "house" Eagle Rare 10. But that may be batch related rather than a general rule. I still drink it and mix drinks with it and will continue to do so until my bottle(s) are empty.
by Adam Noble
April 17th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 77
Views: 2187

Re: What's your house champagne?

I don't really have one, but the closest thing that qualifies is ive drunk a lot of bottles if Varnier-Fanniere BdB GC over the last couple of years.
by Adam Noble
April 17th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs ?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs ?

I don't know if you can fit Antelope Canyon in there, but I'm dying to go there myself. Just got back from Grand Canyon last weekend. I (and the family) had a great time-Shoshone Point is a nice little walk that was much less crowded than others. We stayed overnight in Sedona on our way there and wo...
by Adam Noble
March 15th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 821
Views: 37679

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

There are plenty of N Rhone syrahs I like at least as much for less money. Including from Cote Rotie and Cornas.
by Adam Noble
March 15th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 821
Views: 37679

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Well, I'm now priced out of the Gonon market. C'est la vie. I have plenty from previous vintages and if I can find any for less that $90 perhaps I'll spring, but it's not a $90 wine to me.
by Adam Noble
February 27th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 222
Views: 9301

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Got my Libertes yesterday and really enjoyed the Marguet Rose out of it today. Super glass, very similar to the GGG.

Nice work, Chris. I think I will regret not buying more.
by Adam Noble
February 16th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1821

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

A few Chablis at Costco are under $30. Fevre Champs Royaux, Kirkland Signature, and Brocard all seen recently.
by Adam Noble
February 7th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4146

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I don't know the answer to the question, because there isn't really one, but I drank a 2017 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Combe Verte over the past 2 nights and it was a great $25 bottle. And then I bought a bunch of 2017 Walter Scott svds for way more than that. Not a coincidence.
by Adam Noble
February 6th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 638
Views: 38066

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

ERPark wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 10:54 am
Adam Noble wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 10:39 am
I'd buy one of those if they had it in Seattle.
Next time I’m scheduled to fly in to Sea-Tac and head up to my Bothell office, I’ll ping you and see if you want to meet up and get a bottle.......
Let me know how it tastes, first (winky face here). And thank you!
by Adam Noble
February 5th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 638
Views: 38066

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I'd buy one of those if they had it in Seattle.
by Adam Noble
January 28th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 222
Views: 9301

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

I ordered the liberte, because it's the closest to the GGG that I love (also purchased front Chris!). Then I realized I really wanted to try the Cru and 1855 so I bought 2 and 1. Nice lineup, Chris. Can't wait for the travel case which I will certainly be obtaining. Input-it should have a place/poc...
by Adam Noble
January 28th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 222
Views: 9301

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

I ordered the liberte, because it's the closest to the GGG that I love (also purchased front Chris!). Then I realized I really wanted to try the Cru and 1855 so I bought 2 and 1. Nice lineup, Chris. Can't wait for the travel case which I will certainly be obtaining. Input-it should have a place/pock...
by Adam Noble
January 28th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7927

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

8 glasses, 6 bottles, and a stern talking to.
by Adam Noble
January 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I saw the pot still for I think $80 post tax, and the Willet Rye small batch for around $100 also post tax. I didn't buy either one.
by Adam Noble
January 19th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?
Replies: 15
Views: 718

Re: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?

Recently had a Premox Dauvissat which made me sad.
by Adam Noble
January 18th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Oh, I'll be on the lookout to be sure! And I hope I run into that OF Rye.
by Adam Noble
January 18th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Picked up some more 1920 What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester) 100 proof Rye from OF is inbound, also seeing OFC 1993 25 year old, Double Eagle Special Rare 20 year old and got a peak at the next Parker's Heritage release, collectors will be thrilled! ...
by Adam Noble
January 18th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 69
Views: 3645

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Fantastic post, thank you for your carefully considered thoughts on the vintages. I don't buy as much as you do, but I drink way slower evidently. I still am bullish on 2008 after some very nice 1994s a while back. But I've mostly been drinking 2012 and 2013, as well as lower end new vintages but th...
by Adam Noble
December 28th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BusinessInsider: The Best Wine Aerators
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: BusinessInsider: The Best Wine Aerators

Vitamix?
by Adam Noble
December 28th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I suppose it's highly possible I've been mistakenly singing the praises of the OF 11 v OF 9. Another side by side tasting is needed asap.
by Adam Noble
December 27th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Possibly because you're looking at the bottle?

It's good either way.
by Adam Noble
December 27th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Weller 12 is pretty great liquid for $35 a bottle. The bottle of OF 11 I shared with Adam was/is, really opulent for me, very fruity while having good body and heat your expect from BIB. Wonder if it was bottled it batches. Kris, I'm 90% sure it was the Fitz 9 you shared with me rather than the 11....
by Adam Noble
December 25th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I would mildly disagree that the Fitz 11 is substantially worse. It's not as good, but it's still a nice enough Bourbon. Hotter seeming (same proof).
by Adam Noble
December 25th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Bourbon of the year for me is probably the fitz 9.
Me, too!
by Adam Noble
December 21st, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2042

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Further disclosure-I think both Charlie and Martin contribute to both this board and my knowledge of wine, particularly for Burgundy and Northern Rhone. To the detriment of my finances and storage space.
by Adam Noble
December 21st, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2042

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Oh, full disclosure-I've bought wines from Martin and I'd love to have a few bottles with Charlie.
by Adam Noble
December 21st, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2042

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

I might not have noticed if it was done via IM. That would have been cool. And I personally didn't recognize anyone calling anyone else out initially-I thought it was just another all too common conversation lamenting the increase in wine prices and reasons for it. Guess I'm pretty dense.
by Adam Noble
December 15th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help with Bitters
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Help with Bitters

Scrappy's has a lot of cool flavors.
by Adam Noble
December 14th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opus One suing barrel supplier over TCA contamination
Replies: 36
Views: 2048

Re: Opus One suing barrel supplier over TCA contamination

Insert liquidated damages joke here.
by Adam Noble
December 3rd, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best holiday food . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 733

Re: Best holiday food . . .

I was going to ask, "you mean other than latkes?", but your answer is correct. Made about 60 this weekend for a dinner with friends, and will make another 60 or so next weekend for the same.
by Adam Noble
November 30th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:16 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 7:43 am
More like $130-150 here in Seattle for it. I love this city and state, but damn is our liquor (and everything else) expensive.
I got it for $119 at Met Market. Total Wine in Bellevue has it in the $90s.
I assume those are pretax numbers.
by Adam Noble
November 30th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

More like $130-150 here in Seattle for it. I love this city and state, but damn is our liquor (and everything else) expensive.
by Adam Noble
November 29th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

John Osburn wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 7:56 am
The Birthday Bourbon is apparently nowhere to be found in Seattle.
Not in store, eh? Had a glass at Damn the Weather yesterday, pretty tasty.
Never been there but have been meaning to try it.
by Adam Noble
November 28th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Thomas
Replies: 38
Views: 3047

Re: 2016 Thomas

My box of Thomas landed in Seattle yesterday afternoon. Which seems really fast this year.
by Adam Noble
November 27th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 1135

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

Considering an originating flight from Canada (need to book separate itineraries from LAX to Van or Tor e.g.). I've saved thousands doing that rather than originating on Sea. Never flown Norwegian, but their planes are new.
by Adam Noble
November 25th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I tried Midwinter Dram this afternoon. I was quite pleased. There was a pleasently boozy nose, not too hot on the palate. Spicy and grainy without being overly hot. With a touch of water, the nose did pick up a bit of medicinal note, but the palate smoothed out and picked up a little vanilla sweetne...
by Adam Noble
November 25th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I just overpaid for a bottle of High West Midwinter's Dram last week. Haven't cracked it yet but I have high hope.
by Adam Noble
November 25th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

The Birthday Bourbon is apparently nowhere to be found in Seattle.
by Adam Noble
November 22nd, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 115
Views: 9167

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

My 2 just came out of the over. Now on to the turkey.
by Adam Noble
November 20th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 115
Views: 9167

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

tis the season! We make this at least once a year maybe twice. sometimes I add some chocolate to the bottom of the crust I make at least 4 between Thanksgiving and New Years. My kids demand it and I'm happy to oblige. I also make some tart size ones for them with the extra filling. And I frequently...
by Adam Noble
November 15th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

That would be flask. And it's darned tasty.
by Adam Noble
November 15th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Eric Kitei - Great Seller
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Eric Kitei - Great Seller

Wanted to give a shout out to Eric, who hooked me up with a great transaction. Shipped quickly, packaged perfectly. Great all around.

Thank you very much! champagne.gif [winner.gif]
by Adam Noble
November 13th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1713

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

You mean other than White Burg? Champagne, of course.
by Adam Noble
November 11th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 10:42 am
Before tax, at QFC. Midsummers Night Dram was a bit more reasonable at $114.
Yikes. That's a hefty load with tax. $427 in fact.
by Adam Noble
November 11th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Kentucky Owl In WA... for $352. *snort*
Is tbat after tax?

It could be $52 with $300 in taxes in this state. Thanks, Costco!!

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