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Tonight we are mixing it up.
Check the clock...I'm posting early tonight 🤪

I wanted to duplicate the Smirnoff Ice Green Apple Bite taste in a home made mix.
And first try out the box I nailed it.

1 oz Russian Standard vodka
2 oz Master Of Mixers Handcrafted Sour Apple mix
5 oz Canada Dry Club Soda
Put all the ingredients into a mixing glass
Stir
Pour over ice into (rocks glass, low ball glass, old-fashion glass)

I like my mix better because it is stronger and not as sweet.
Enjoy‼️
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Leyenda 5th Edición Aniversario
Read about it.
Did not like what I read.
Tasted
Did not like what I tasted.
Probably because I like ron
Not ron mixed with wine. :rolleyes:
Put it on my shelf
Guests loved it.
I will not re-up 👎👎
Back to regular Leyenda for my guests.
38% AVB, 700 ml do not remember the price.
 

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quickly before I get banned again (or sent on vacation, given a break, catch a case or hit with the whip)

Rhum Barbancourt 4 year
1015 DOP
Liquormart on Avenida Kennedy
Price was observed on July 7, 2022

You didn't ask but I recommend the 8 year
But I have not tasted the 4 year.

🥃 🥃

EASTSIDE!!

Runnin...cuz I c dem comin 4 mi‼️
This is something new.
I was in my new Olé and there is a significant population that seems to have two new items targeted at them.

Rhum Barbancourt 4 year
1144 DOP

Rhum Barbancourt 8 year
1514 DOP

Never seen it in my local Olé before.
Excellent development even at the price considering the distance that I have to travel to the Licormart.
The only other place I had seen it before.

I saw this on July 15, 2022 in a Olé in Santo Domingo este (location undisclosed)
 

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Reference is made to post number 460 in the Rum... thread.
Just got back from PriceSmart.
I saw on the shelf with my own eyes Barceló Rum Imperial
900 pesos (16.67 USD with USD/DOP 1 to 54 today)
700 ml 38% ABV
Now tell us when you have the opportunity @william webster
Same bottle in Total Wine?
 

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This is something new.
I was in my new Olé and there is a significant population that seems to have two new items targeted at them.

Rhum Barbancourt 4 year
1144 DOP

Rhum Barbancourt 8 year
1514 DOP

Never seen it in my local Olé before.
Excellent development even at the price considering the distance that I have to travel to the Licormart.
The only other place I had seen it before.

I saw this on July 15, 2022 in a Olé in Santo Domingo este (location undisclosed)
The 8 year old is excellent and worth every pesos to me ;)
 
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Reference is made to post number 460 in the Rum... thread.
Just got back from PriceSmart.
I saw on the shelf with my own eyes Barceló Rum Imperial
900 pesos (16.67 USD with USD/DOP 1 to 54 today)
700 ml 38% ABV
Now tell us when you have the opportunity @william webster
Same bottle in Total Wine?
Excellent rum to my tastebuds and a price I can live with! :D
 
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The 8 year old is excellent and worth every pesos to me ;)
Got Barbancourt Rhum 8 year on my shelf Bro.
First and only Rhum I have ever tasted.
Can't wait to visit a country with a better selection of that type.
Would like to try:

 

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Got Barbancourt Rhum 8 year on my shelf Bro.
First and only Rhum I have ever tasted.
Can't wait to visit a country with a better selection of that type.
Would like to try:

I was unaware of the difference until I did a little research, prompted by your emphasis. Thanks! :D
 
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Yes we discuss all kinds of spirits in the Bourbon thread.
The subject is Tequila.
I recommend this one out of the ones you asked about.


The excellent website I use to vet my tequilas gives it a 81. That is pretty high. But there are others available that are better. It depends on what you want to spend and what is available. Your selection is much better that what I have here in the 🇩🇴.

 

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The Wood be hittin hard
Label batch 0407 Bottle No. 2401
750 ml 43.2% ABV
It don't play ‼️
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Got a third still left in the bottle and reserve one on the shelf.

I am good @william webster.
You don't need to pick any up for me.
But thanks again.
 

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Yes we discuss all kinds of spirits in the Bourbon thread.
The subject is Tequila.
Let's talk about what is available in the 🇩🇴 .
Very little that is any good.
The best I can find at a reasonable price is rated 86 and that is still about 5000 DOP
So, low tier Tequila being sold at top tier prices.
I credit that to Dominicans in general not really knowing what they are buying in the Tequila market and purchasing for prestige instead of the quality of the juice in the bottle.

Xicote Tequila Blanco
Very good.
750 ml ABV 40%
2310 DOP
100% Blue Agave
NOM 1142
Tasting notes (from the bottle): agave, honey, pepper, jasmine and smoke
It has a long finish. I really like that.
It is a sipper.
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Yes we discuss all kinds of spirits in the Bourbon thread.
The subject is Tequila.
Patron Silver
It is a Blanco
Needs no introduction.
I used to not like it.
But to be honest it was probably because I could not afford it.
But now can.
Cause I don lvled up ‼️

Privilege when earned is a good thing.

I rate it: Very good.
750 ml ABV 40%
3150 DOP
100% Blue Agave
NOM 1492
My tasting notes: It's velvet.
It is a sipper.
🥃🥃

I prefer tequila without additives.
I am on the hunt for one here in the Dominican Republic.
I have a lead.
I will report back.
 

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A lot of interesting statements get made. A review of this one was irrisistable.
I know ONE person that posts here that can drink $71 worth of alcohol per day himself...............
FACT CHECK:
71 USD = 3834 DOP
So as an example lets take:
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15750 ml3705$67.36Ron Depot
One drink is defined at 45 ml
One 750 ml bottle contains 16 drinks (more or less actually more by .6)
So if you are drinking Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 you would need to have 17 drinks in one day in order to drink 71 USD worth of alcohol.
Now remember this is retail price.
If you are buying from Duty Free you will save a whole lot more money according to @SKY
Resorts are buying at wholesale.

The individual performing this feat would need to have 5 drinks in the morning, 5 drinks at lunch, 5 drinks at dinner and then 2 for night cap.
This individual would probably wind up with alcohol poisoning or at the very least very very drunk and hung over the next day.

This is the Bourbon thread.
We talk about all things related to alcohol and the 🇩🇴 here.
And on that note, I think I will pour something up‼️
🥃🥃

 

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Yes we discuss all kinds of spirits in the Bourbon thread.
The subject is Tequila.
I recommend this one out of the ones you asked about.


The excellent website I use to vet my tequilas gives it a 81. That is pretty high. But there are others available that are better. It depends on what you want to spend and what is available. Your selection is much better that what I have here in the 🇩🇴.

Olmeca Altos Plata is an excellent modestly priced Tequila. They were out of it when I went last week so I re-upped Espolon instead ;)

Espolon Tequila Blanco

Espolon Tequila Blanco
750 ml bottle
Espolon Tequila Blanco 4 stars (822) ratings
(822)

$42.25


Available
 
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D'Arcy (Apostropheman)

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A lot of interesting statements get made. A review of this one was irrisistable.

FACT CHECK:
71 USD = 3834 DOP
So as an example lets take:
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15750 ml3705$67.36Ron Depot
One drink is defined at 45 ml
One 750 ml bottle contains 16 drinks (more or less actually more by .6)
So if you are drinking Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 you would need to have 17 drinks in one day in order to drink 71 USD worth of alcohol.
Now remember this is retail price.
If you are buying from Duty Free you will save a whole lot more money according to @SKY
Resorts are buying at wholesale.

The individual performing this feat would need to have 5 drinks in the morning, 5 drinks at lunch, 5 drinks at dinner and then 2 for night cap.
This individual would probably wind up with alcohol poisoning or at the very least very very drunk and hung over the next day.

This is the Bourbon thread.
We talk about all things related to alcohol and the 🇩🇴 here.
And on that note, I think I will pour something up‼️
🥃🥃

Nice analysis!

Love the tunes too! ;)
 
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