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by Mike Maguire
October 20th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 570
Views: 35566

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Katie’s chimichurri marinade for me.
by Mike Maguire
October 19th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:11 am
Jmigliano wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
If you can find it for that price load up, $70 from the winery
My apologies, just got my offer indeed $45 per bottle.I don’t know what I was thinking about [new-here.gif]
by Mike Maguire
October 19th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60. You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco. $73...
by Mike Maguire
October 17th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

Jmigliano wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
If you can find it for that price load up, $70 from the winery
by Mike Maguire
October 16th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Liquor to trade
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Liquor to trade

Bourbon or Rye?
by Mike Maguire
October 16th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2365

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

Rumor has it that somebody scored 4R Le at total wine in Issaquah.
by Mike Maguire
October 16th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2365

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

I haven’t seen RHF in the wild for years, I have a few in the bunker as well from at least 10 yrs ago.One of the coolest bottles going.
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2365

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

Probably over a grand. White Center has the ETL100 for $900 last year. I'll sell you one ETL 100 for $800 or 2 for $1599. [smileyvault-ban.gif] I saw one offered for $500 today on secondary. Will you offer me the same $100 discount? [smileyvault-ban.gif] I saw these at a store in Chicago last year ...
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60. You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco. How...
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

They had a case of it in Gig Harbor, I’ll pop it TOnight and report back
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Adam Noble wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:58 am
I haven’t but a friend whose palate I trust said this week, “Very caramel. Popcorn. Toasted elements as well.” And if you find it at Costco it’s around $62.
That’s where I found it Adam
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anybody tried the Makers mark wood finishing series bourbon?I picked up the French stave one yesterday.
by Mike Maguire
October 13th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Bedrock Lachryma
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: WTB Bedrock Lachryma

Maybe Morgan and Chris will surprise us one of these years, the 09 was tremendous
the 11 is otherworldly.
by Mike Maguire
October 11th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4720

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

I received 1 of 2 cases yesterday. Both had been scheduled for Monday. Bottles look just fine. Btw - they shipped with the corrugated inserts vs styro. The last couple years my wines also came with the corrugated inserts, it may be worth it to ship the Styros back to viinfilment then maybe they’ll ...
by Mike Maguire
October 11th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4384

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

The entire Vilmart lineup
by Mike Maguire
October 11th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4720

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

I wish their shipping company would do away with the styrofoam, around me it’s impossible to recycle anymore and ends up in the landfill.
by Mike Maguire
October 10th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2365

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

I heard there will be very little 20 and 23 released this year.On the upside there will be more rye to be had, as always if you can find it.
by Mike Maguire
October 10th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2146

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

New York all day for me, texture and flavor.There is more waste on a ribeye, like Robert said above re steak knife!
by Mike Maguire
October 10th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 33
Views: 4102

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

I have purchased all mine locally from Grand Vin in Olympia for $162.They have different numbers 119001, 119004,119008.Has anybody experienced any differences
in the different bottlinga.Thanks in advance
by Mike Maguire
October 5th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I would throw in the Old Elk Wheater, outstanding but $75
by Mike Maguire
October 4th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 47
Views: 819

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

Josh Grossman wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 10:01 am
Craig G wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 9:54 am
Sazerac
My favorite cocktail of all.
Agreed!!
by Mike Maguire
September 25th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10732

Re: Cayuse is Live

So yesterday, move on pilgrims!
by Mike Maguire
July 7th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Cottage bacon is also very tasty, cut from the shoulder.
by Mike Maguire
July 6th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Smoking this morning, will report back Get the bourbon out and do it! Just make sure you wash and wipe it before you put it on! Thanks AK, In the fridge chillin now, I cut a small piece off one of the ends, happy to say it wasn’t to salty. Breakfast with the grandkids tomorrow, the acid test!! Turn...
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6333

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Victor Hong wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 5:33 pm
California reds, 1997.
Couldn’t disagree more, they have held up well in my experiences.
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Smoking this morning, will report back Get the bourbon out and do it! Just make sure you wash and wipe it before you put it on! Thanks AK, In the fridge chillin now, I cut a small piece off one of the ends, happy to say it wasn’t to salty. Breakfast with the grandkids tomorrow, the acid test!!
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Mattstolz wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 11:29 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 7:24 am
Do you smoke fat side up or just flip half way thru?
the side that had the skin on it (I remove that) I normally keep up the whole time.
Thanks Matt, that’s the way I was leaning [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Do you smoke fat side up or just flip half way thru?
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Smoking this morning, will report back
by Mike Maguire
July 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 45
Views: 1701

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

A place I will visit when allowed
by Mike Maguire
July 1st, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16797
Views: 459857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Headed to the Oregon coast tomorrow, Astoria is a definite stop.As an aside, make Bowpicker a stop for some of the best fish&chips you’ll ever have.
by Mike Maguire
July 1st, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8676

Re: Gary V. Again.

I still admire him the most for his wine tasting videos, the blizzard one was epic, but my all time favorites were with his father Sasha, I hope they are both doing well. champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
July 1st, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Love Bobs, one of my sons lives by Sand Point, I left him a list and he checks in weekly for me.Have found a few gems from time to time.
by Mike Maguire
June 30th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Picked up a Doorlys 12 yr, distilled at Foursquare.Really nice for $30
by Mike Maguire
June 29th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:58 am
Two points I’d echo from above - left out flipping the bags over, which is important and Christine’s point on temp when cutting is a great one as well. Exponentially easier than when it has warmed up.
I went with your recipe, and added maple syrup and bourbon!
by Mike Maguire
June 29th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Bdklein wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 1:28 pm
I would appreciate any thoughts or favorite recipes .
Cooking bacon or turning pork into bacon?
Pork into bacon
by Mike Maguire
June 28th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Re: Making bacon at home

Thanks everybody for your thoughts, Andrew , those look great and I like the idea of no pink salt.
by Mike Maguire
June 27th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2389
Views: 202395

Re: Steak Porn

Salting a Jorge for our 5-year wedding anniversary dinner tomorrow 😋 D21428E8-3F9B-494B-BB03-8A46B9F62876.jpeg Brian happy anniversary, you’re only 45 behind us.Do you have an after of the Jorge. I’m cooking a Jorge, tri-tip and a couple of hangers tomorrow for my fishing buddies and wives, any hel...
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

ERPark wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Making way through this list. Weller 12 down, couple more to go!
Early Times BIB for $6 is dive bar pricing.
And the ancient age is a buck more! [crazy2.gif] Under 20 a handle up here.Don’t get me wrong I really like AA but can’t hold a candle to th ET, as always MHO.
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2389
Views: 202395

Re: Steak Porn

Salting a Jorge for our 5-year wedding anniversary dinner tomorrow 😋 D21428E8-3F9B-494B-BB03-8A46B9F62876.jpeg Brian happy anniversary, you’re only 45 behind us.Do you have an after of the Jorge. I’m cooking a Jorge, tri-tip and a couple of hangers tomorrow for my fishing buddies and wives, any hel...
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Federal way Total wine had a few foursquare rums, and an El dorado 15 yr Mon. when I was there.Fyi they had a case of Early Times BIB left after I bought a few.Total wine
is really good about updating their inventory so look online before trekking.If you haven’t tried the ET yet pick up a bottle.
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1607

Making bacon at home

I would appreciate any thoughts or favorite recipes .
by Mike Maguire
June 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Had this a couple years ago on a fishing trip, consensus wine of the week.John and Molly are great people, John might be the most underrated winemaker in Wa., especially with Cab and Merlot.Lucky to have a few 05&07 reserves left.
by Mike Maguire
June 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #4 TN
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Andremily #4 TN

Steve L Gellman wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:14 pm
J. Rock wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 7:08 pm
Well, this sure is a brief note. What makes you think it won't get much better?
Hell if I know, that’s why I don’t post tasting notes
Love it!
by Mike Maguire
June 23rd, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 9:34 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
Sazerac is purchasing ET from Brown Forman, should close in Aug/Sept along with Collingwood and Canadian Mist.
That should be good for both.
by Mike Maguire
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3829
Views: 216207

Re: The Bourbon Thread

For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
by Mike Maguire
June 19th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: New cool book on Champagne

The main reason I got into champagne was my daughters in laws .I bought the books for them, and they love them.Thanks for your work and dedication Yoko champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
June 18th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20405

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I have to admit I did boycott a local winery when they sold the family winery to
people outside the US.It was petty as the former owners were friends.It took me awhile but I got over it. [cheers.gif]

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