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by portwood
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192261

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Going up in price, Blanton's "The Original single barrel bourbon" ($70) is a must try Less than 1/4 left in my bottle yet lcbo only shows a single bottle in the system. Anyone know if this is returning? It’s a great pour. I think you're talking about the one with the green label (40%). Th...
by portwood
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Muddy York Brewing
Replies: 36
Views: 12715

Re: Muddy York Brewing

...So you have lots and lots of these barrels that had bourbon in them for less than a year, that the bourbon makers can't reuse... You are correct that barrels can only be used once for Bourbon (and rye). However, the vast majority of American whisky is aged much more than one year. In order to be...
by portwood
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Nickel Brook - Kentucky Bastard Review
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Nickel Brook - Kentucky Bastard Review

Haven't looked closely at their products lately but the KB & winey bastard I bought (2015) had a tag hung on the neck with a diagram and instructions. I thought they also started printing a little blurb on the back label now. Anyway, sarcasm aside ... sliding into internet mansplaining mode ... ...
by portwood
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Nickel Brook - Kentucky Bastard Review
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Nickel Brook - Kentucky Bastard Review

Did you find their instructions on how to crack into their impossible to open bottles :lol:
by portwood
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192261

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

midlife crisis wrote:Canadian Centennial Rye ($27) if you like a nice smooth Wheater.

How is it a Rye if its a "smooth wheater"?
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(loaded/rhetorical question :wink: )
by portwood
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192261

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Buffalo Trace, at just over $40, is a solid value in an everyday bourbon. Knob Creek Single Barrel (provided you get a good barrel!), is a bargain at $58. Any other bourbon ‘steals’ at the lcbo in your opinions? Four Roses Small Batch ($41) Four Roses Single Barrel ($48) Elijah Craig at $48 may be ...
by portwood
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pilsner Urquell canned two days ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: Pilsner Urquell canned two days ago?

Hoping someone can explain how this is possible. ...then I noticed one in the back had a production date of 01 30 18" and expiry of 09 30 18. Is it even possible that this was actually canned 2 days ago in Czech then on the shelves here? Looking for a little knowledge on the brewery. I don't k...
by portwood
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Release 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 24390

Re: Who needs Pinot Noir to make a stew

Abbaye de Rocs is listed now. At $6.15 for a 750ml... At that price I will pick some more up, but 330 mL is a better serving size. ...Large bottles of bottle-conditioned BSAs may have a longer cycle of cellar development. And at that price a bottle I can still justify opening one any time, if it is...
by portwood
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Release 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 24390

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Abbaye de Rocs is listed now. At $6.15 for a 750ml bottle of 9% imported Belgian beer, rated 100 on ratebeer, has to be one of the best lcbo values of all time The LCBO prices on Belgian beer are insane. another one listed yesterday: 9 bucks for Abbaye du val dieu grand cru I'm starting to question...
by portwood
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4774
Views: 1070332

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Surprised about the reaction to the Modern Times pale ale. I tried that and the gose last night and was absolutely in love with both. Yeah, based on the recent comments I was expecting the worst but decided to buy one each of the stout and pale w ale anyway. Though the ale is 3 months old IMO, it s...
by portwood
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pilsner Urquell canned two days ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: Pilsner Urquell canned two days ago?

I've only ever seen the expiry date. Are both dates on the packaging, or are you calculating back the 01 30 18 based on the expiry? From what I've read*, In this case 09 30 18 would imply a 12 30 17 packaging date (add 3 to the months, subtract one from the year - i.e. 9 month shelf life) *I'm no ex...
by portwood
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 814
Views: 203536

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Boned on the Pappy sweepstakes again. Sigh. you should be happy ... pappy ain't what it used to be $480 is alot of money for liquefied wood (which is what 23 year old straight Bourbon tastes like) ...and I bet you'd enjoy 10 bottles of (overpriced) Bellwoods Skeleton Key's* more than a single bottl...
by portwood
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10792

Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

They're just getting an early start on Christmas 2018. Just listed this:
http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/brasse ... mu29ainHb0

... should drink nicely in 11 months :lol:
by portwood
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 838
Views: 176101

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Hafis was Dead at 12:15. I’m guessing the SK variants last a bit I'm guessing the $17 price tag had something to do with it. That certainly was for me to stay away. BOYD was $14 and even that was too much for me. I tried a few of Bellwoods stuff and although I thought they were decent, I deemed the...
by portwood
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale
Replies: 19
Views: 5915

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

I could understand if this was pulled from grocery store distribution*, but from stores that sell nothing but liquor? :roll: (*argument could be made that someone might believe it could have medicinal properties when the pharmacy next to the beer aisle has bottles with similar logos - the rx/snake t...

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