Old Forester Birthday Bourbon – The Review

Every year around Christmas-time (a coincidence?) my birthday comes around.  Sadly, if I want to drink bourbon, all bourbon is much younger than I.  I could switch to Scotch, win a million dollars, and drink booze older than I, but this has not yet come to pass. So, this year for my birthday I got […]

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year-Old Bourbon – The Review

Driving through a small valley town after a long day in the car, I am getting in need of a drink.  I notice a corner bar, “The Duck Club”.  I park next to about 12 Ford F-150 pickup trucks (My Honda Civic is not afraid) and go into the bar.  Even though it is illegal […]

Make your own Bourbon – Woodinville’s 3rd Day of Christmas

I know that I have posted about this before (Here), but it has to be brought back for Christmas!  If you want a great gift that is unusual but not stupid, this would be the one.  Plus it has the benefit of making people remember your gift for several months if nothing else.   So, here […]

Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon – The Review

The gifts of Thanksgiving linger on.  And by that I mean the bourbons that we bought on the way to the relative’s house.  Amazingly enough, they have not been killed as of yet.  So, today we take glass in hand and look into the darkest, or most amber, depths of one of our aquisitions – […]

Give Thanks for Bourbon -Bourbon Pairings For Thanksgiving

In the difficult and busy run-up to Thanksgiving, many people forget one of the most important considerations – What bourbons to serve? Oh, everyone discusses what type of green beans to have, should you brine the turkey or not, what pies are we having? But who, who I say, asks the most important question – […]

Bourbon Heritage Month-What it Means to Me

When I heard it was National Bourbon Heritage Month, I was astounded.  Mostly astounded that they had actually passed some Senate resolution at one point in time for that.  Or so interweb legend holds. But I thought about it.  Bourbon is my favorite hard liquor.  I could pretty much drink it to the exclusion of […]

Ezra Brooks Bourbon Review – The Best of the Cheap.

“Economical!” wafted from the back.   Since I have not yet won the lottery, and I do like to drink, and drink costs money and money equals time and at no time do I have enough money, ipso facto I therefore don’t have enough time.  Is time the fourth dimension? Okay, kind of got lost […]

Woodford Reserve Releases Limited Edition Maple Wood Finished Bourbon

Like the title?  I lifted off the entire title from the press release.  Here is some blah blah verbage from the same distinguished source: This whiskey is one of the most unique Master’s Collections to date as it is the industry’s first bourbon to be finish-aged in barrels made from sugar maple wood. Barrels play […]

Nigella Lawson & Maker’s Mark

Sexy English big girl, Nigella Lawson, getting busy with sugar, double cream, stale croissants and a bottle of Maker’s Mark… It’s her “tipple of choice”.

Buffalo Trace White Dog – The Review

After a long wait, Buffalo Trace has made limited amounts of White Dog available in California. With great excitement I was able to purchase a 375 ml. bottle at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley (a most excellent liquor store) for about $20.00. To get an initial idea of White Dog and what it is, please see […]

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The Liquor Locusts

The Liquor Locusts

"The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind." ~H.L. Mencken

The Dangers of Thirst

"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing." ~Jerome K. Jerome

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The Jug of Empire!

The Jug of Empire!

"How solemn and beautiful is the thought that the earliest pioneer of civilization, the van-leader of civilization, is never the steamboat, never the railroad, never the newspaper, never the Sabbath-school, never the missionary -- but always whiskey!" ~Mark Twain