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  1. #3581
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    Default 2001 Chateau Musar

    Just picked up a couple of bottles of 2001 Chateau Musar.

    A Lebanese wine from the Bekaa valley, the 2001 was an exceptional year: https://chateaumusar.com/wp-content/...r-Red-2001.pdf



    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carigan grape 14% ABV


    I drank a lot of Lebanese wine when I visited Syria in the late '00s, and found them to be much superior to the local grown wines.

    I'm looking forward to trying the 2001 vintage, save for a couple of things: the wine must be decanted 24 hours before consumption, and Musar have always used corks which don't age well. This wine is now 19 years old, so the cork will have to be removed very, very carefully, otherwise it will most certainly disintegrate. There are reports that the wine is too old and well past it's best (due to failure of the cork) - but there are a vastly greater number of oenophiles who delight in the tertiary 'nose', taste and finish of this vintage. It would also appear that there are some who don't like the 'earthy' taste and nose of Musar, but I'm not one of them.

    So a bit of a calculated gamble - we shall see .....
    Barry

  2. #3582
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    I had a generous pour of four Roses small batch tonight ,great bourbon!
    A friend of mine hooked me up.
    I got a very useful tool, if it works off ebay.
    A 0-80% refract O meter it measures ABV.
    I have to calibrate it first with distilled water to 0 at 68F.
    So we will see if it works.
    I just pored Larceny over a massive ice cube.
    Larceny is a wheated Bourbon 8+ years in wood by Heaven hill.
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  3. #3583
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    Not had 4 roses for years. Refractor will be fine. Just needs lots of light and get the temp correct
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

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    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

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  4. #3584
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    this is to all intensive purposes the same as the one i have. it works well the times ive used it with spirits
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  5. #3585
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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    I had a generous pour of four Roses small batch tonight ,great bourbon!
    A friend of mine hooked me up.
    I got a very useful tool, if it works off ebay.
    A 0-80% refract O meter it measures ABV.
    I have to calibrate it first with distilled water to 0 at 68F.
    So we will see if it works.
    I just pored Larceny over a massive ice cube.
    Larceny is a wheated Bourbon 8+ years in wood by Heaven hill.
    Meant to ask how was the wheated?
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #3586
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Meant to ask how was the wheated?
    It was good, sometimes a wheated with ice is just the ticket.
    Larceny is a big step upward from Makers Mark, Lots of chocolate ,vanilla ,caramel going on, sweeter on both the nose and taste than most Bourbons.
    It holds up well with a really big ice cube. lots of mouth coat so it's hard to hurt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Another of my favs.
    Edradour 10yr old.
    Aw, Grant man, youve got me back into trying single malts again.
    This is quite nice and different to the normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post


    this is to all intensive purposes the same as the one i have. it works well the times ive used it with spirits
    Grant,
    What do you know, I followed the calibration instructions to the letter of the law and it works perfectly.
    Distilled water at 68F and lots and lots of light.
    Took it to 0, I have tested it on a couple different ABV bottles and it's right on the money.
    Well worth the $17.00 I paid for it.
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  9. #3589
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    Great. How did u get the pics? Need to try larceny myself. Used to be fond of weller wheated before it became popular
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #3590
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mand View Post
    Aw, Grant man, youve got me back into trying single malts again.
    This is quite nice and different to the normal.
    Yes it's rather nice ain't it. . Hope I'm on commission
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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