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08 March 2013 @ 11:06 am
boozing it up. and I mean UP.  
Last night, my four (4) three-liter (3L) cocktail aging barrels arrived. Hooray!

Except, uhm, this means that I need 12L of spirits to start using them. If your typical bottle holds 750mL, this means I need 16 bottles, assuming I use the full contents of each. So, uh, I guess I'm investing in booze this weekend.
 
 
I'm feeling: excitedexcited
 
 
 
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on March 8th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)

Cocktail aging barrels? I don't think of cocktails as something that gets aged. Care to elaborate?

Also, investing in booze is never a bad option.

"Oh I've got a rock-solid portfolio that's trending upward..."
Tom

moria923 on March 8th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds yummy! What are you mixing?
ruthless compassion: cheersaroraborealis on March 8th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
We have a rye manhattan aging in our 1L barrel right now. In the new ones, I'm thinking:

1. bourbon manhattan
2. classic negroni
3. martinez
4. boulevardier

Or maybe something with tequila.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on March 14th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Sweet. Now I want one of these objects.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on March 8th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking that 1.5 L bottles are your friend :-)
... in a handbasketinahandbasket on March 9th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Niiiice.
(We're finally getting at least one as well, been wanting to for years and it's now the right time!)
John Q. Privatemr_privacy on March 10th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Since it was 1/2 the price of Buffalo Trace, we tried the Trader Joe's Kentuky Bourbon. In a blind triangle test, it's surprisingly similar (not all testers got the match right). In a non-blind Manhattan test, the TJ's seems a little more alcohol-y, but you might give it a try.