What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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  1. fastfwd

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    Soap Box Racer: Michter's Rye, Old Forester Bottled in Bond Bourbon, Czech Fernet, Buckwheat, Dandelion Root Tincture.

    I generally don't like cocktails with twee ingredients like buckwheat and dandelion-root tincture, and I actually have no idea what those two might taste like alone. But when I mixed up a version of the drink at home without them, it was just a boozy mess. So I guess they -- or maybe some similar-tasting, less obscure alternatives -- are necessary.

    Bartender said that this is now his canonical example of a spirit-forward whiskey drink. I still think the Old Fashioned serves that purpose pretty well, but this cocktail is tasty and I'd order it again.

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    Charlotte Voisey's Unusual Negroni: Equal parts Hendrick's Gin, Aperol, and Lillet Blanc; if it's too sweet, add grapefruit juice until it isn't.

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    Elizabeth Spencer Chardonnay. Balanced: Less acidic and bright than Ramey, but nowhere near as oaky/buttery as Rombauer cougar juice and its ilk. Has complexity and structure, tastes like actual wine.

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    Hurricanes. One with alcohol, one without.

    On the left:
    • 1 oz Appleton dark rum
    • 1 oz Flor de Caña light rum
    • 1 oz passion fruit syrup
    • 1 oz lemon juice
    • squeeze of orange juice
    On the right:
    • 3/4 oz pineapple juice
    • 3/4 oz orange juice
    • 1 oz passion fruit syrup
    • 3/4 oz lemon juice
    • dash of Angostura bitters

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    Gloria: 1-1/2 oz gin (Botanist works very well), 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1/2 oz Campari.

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    The only side benefit of COVID (at least for me) long-term recovery is a decreased desire for consumption of alcoholic beverages.

    If I were to drink something now, I'd probably go with a old fashioned with a spicy bourbon.

    I went from averaging a drink per day to a drink every couple of weeks. I guess that's good? My biometric data seems to think so!
     
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    The David. Origin story here, at 8:35: https://www.pbs.org/video/mind-chef-season-4-episode-9-fire/

    I'd somehow never ordered this drink before, but he's closing the restaurant at the end of the year so it was now or never.

    It's tasty. Bartender said he'd tried making it at home with other whiskeys, but it wasn't as good. I can see that; the hops in the R5 gives it a really different mouth feel and a boost of flavor without any extra booziness. For me, though, it could have been a little bit sweeter. So when I eventually get around to making it, I'll use R5 but I'll probably try other citrus.

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    What drink is more appropriate for today
     
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    Indeed. What's the story around those Act/Scene numbers?
     
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    Calling on some help to forget worries about burst pipes.

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    I was "gifted" one of those by the manager at liquor store I frequent.... haven't opened it yet? Is it worth the hype?
     
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    Sorry to quote again, but I believe that bottle is counterfeit. Or else you are photoshopping/printing labels for kicks... Hope the whiskey is good at either rate.
     
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    This years release is act 10, with various scenes. (my bottle is act 9 scene 4, from 2021)

    The bottle above is act 26, scene 1967, and it also has grammatical errors (high weft instead of high west), and the bottle above lists the distillery code, which is not listed on other bottles ive seen.

    I could be wrong, i havent seen all releases, but generally this rye started with act 1, and we are on act 10 now...

    Likely a bottle of high west rendezvous rye with a different label
     
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    @tranq is probably referring to the act/scene numbers, which are unusual. High West first made the Midwinter Nights Dram in 2013 and numbered it Act 1. Since then, they've released a batch every year in October, incrementing the Act number each time -- so this year's batch is Act 10. The Scene numbers are bottling runs; there are usually no more than a few per year, so those numbers are generally single digits. The bottle I finished during the pandemic, for example, was Act 4 Scene 4 -- typical numbers.

    The numbers on @Donald North's bottle are clearly not typical. But the Scene number is 1967, so I can imagine scenarios that don't involve counterfeiting: a gift given to commemorate a 1967 birthday, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the replies and explanations, @fastfwd and @tranq - that's good to know. I've not tried any High West yet. Any recommendations for a good starting place?

    It's 5:30 here, I've knocked off work, and it's the holiday weekend, so I'm double-fisting (the brown liquor is Knob Creek Rye). Happy holidays, everyone.

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    Last night.

    Roku gin, Douglas Fir liqueur, genepy, cranberry, citrus, lights.

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