Barley

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1967

1st half ..Quite deep amber . Rich , barley sugar , touch caramel . So long and complete deep rich . Great intensity . Sweet but with great balancing acidity .
Second bottle lighter , took more time to open . Fresher , with touch more ripe caramelized peel , marmalade and creme brûlée, even more intense on the palate , acidity is higher but the richness and sweetness still there. Incredibly long. Tastes so young , needed time to open . More complexity . On the basis of this (half) bottle this can last another decade or more . The rating is for this second half , the first would have been 95. Drank at Noizé, London . First half had a level of VTS, the second BN.
— 16 days ago

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Brauerei Heller Bamberg

Aecht Echlenferla Rauchbier Marzen

GV
9.2

This was enjoyable. Smokey aroma, and then a nicely balanced dark beer with a smokey flavour created through the malted barley being kilned over a fire of beechwood logs.

This is, as the brewery says, a traditional German approach to brewing beer, but for all my years living in Germany I had not had a Rauchbier. More needed please bartender...
— 9 months ago

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Trixie

Trixie

So interesting! Cheers!🍻
GV

GV

@Trixie You must try this if you should find a bottle.

Wilderness Trail

Bottled In Bond Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Finally...a small batch artisanal bourbon producer in Kentucky that hasn’t sold out or taken the easy road to market (like sourcing from MGP). Wheated, bonded, and improved thru modern science. Better than Pappy for 1/10th the cost. — 4 years ago

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Bruichladdich

Octomore 10.3 Aged 6 Years Islay Barley

Still my absolute favorite version I’ve had. Finally was able to procure a bottle. One of my favorite peated Scotches. — 4 months ago

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Lapis Luna

North Coast Red Wine Blend

Good. Dark. Strong. Velvety. Smokey. Quick reaction time. Warm. Wind down wine — 9 months ago

Bruichladdich

The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Much better than the “heavily plated” one which seemed too contrived to me. — 2 years ago

Brian, Ron and 11 others liked this

Bruichladdich

6 Year Old Unpeated Rockside Farm Islay Barley Single Malt Scotch 2011

So, I guess it’s time to start with The Sopranos. This really got me in the mood. Beautiful stuff.

Any suggestions on a specific wine to drink while watching these epic series?
— 7 months ago

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Fiorano (Boncompagni Ludovisi)

Principe di Venosa Vino da Tavola White Blend 1992

Look at that color. Color of mushroom stock. And some of the smell and flavor. Also, barley tea and walnuts. Super oxidized. But surprisingly fresh on the palate, with bright acid. Sherried, long finish. Like three minutes of sherry-like finish. This is an oddball but delicious. One of three bottles I have in the cellar and one of the others is clearly not oxidized (actually looks like white wine) so I didn’t have high expectation for this bottle but it turned out to be tasty and enjoyable if you like this sort of thing. Don’t wait any longer though! — 2 years ago

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ESF

ESF

Excellent pull!
Josh Morgenthau

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@ESF thanks! I’ve actually never tried a young bottle, but now I’d love to. Bought these as they’re my fiancée Emily’s birth year, and this is the last night of birthday week :)
Severn Goodwin

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Awesome!! 👍