Tatoosh Bourbon – The Review

And….we’re back.    We recently were able to acquire a bottle of Tatoosh Bourbon, as pictured to the right.  This bourbon is from the Tatoosh Distillery in Seattle, although all the making and bottling is done at the Bendis Distillery in Bend, Oregon (a distillery that makes a couple of lovely gins).  I am unclear […]

A Vodka Surprise That Surprises No One. #Greygoose #Hipsterdrinkers #morons

After the New Jersey liquor scandal, the New York Post did a survey as to whether the individuals could tell the difference between Grey Goose and some vodka I have never heard of with a stripper’s name – Barbie Vodka – I mean Alexis Vodka.  Star Industries, who produces the Barbie Booze immediately issued a […]

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 – […]

Tormore Single Malt Scotch – The Review

Thanksgiving brings us many things to be thankful for, family, friends, the good food we have, and our lives in general, which are fairly good. Most of all, though, we give thanks that on the way to the in-laws we have to drive by a very good liquor store. This time my better half, The […]

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 […]

Adult Chocolate Milk – The Review

When I was a child, I did not like milk. I did like chocolate milk, though. Thought it was great. Nestle’s Quick! The Chocolate Bunny. As someone who is trying to relive their youth, when I saw “Adult Chocolate Milk”, 40 Proof, I could not have been happier. And, it has a cool bottle. Kind […]

Ovila Dubbel Ale – The Review

Sierra-Nevada-Ovila-Dubbel  Living in Chico, California has disadvantages in doing a liquor blog.  We do not have great liquor stores here, the access to a lot of the more interesting, and obscure booze is lacking.  Chico distinguishes itself as the largest town (city, if you want to stretch it) in the State not connected to a […]

The Glenrothes Alba Reserve Scotch and S’mores, the perfect combination

Tonight, Christmas season, having a warm, glowing fire, the children wanted to roast marshmallows.  Later, the Palate asked for S’mores while she sipped the Glenrothes Alba Reserve single malt that we received recently to test.  I turn the review over to her: I had been eyeballing the scotch since morning.  I guess most people just […]

Old World Spirits Kuchan Poire Williams Eau-De-Vie

For our tasting of Kuchan Poire Williams Eau-De-Vie the four principal locusts gathered at the home of the Bon-Vivant on a glorious fall evening. We poured out four small glasses of the clear liquid, and proceeded with the tasting. The Bon-Vivant: Ajmo na piche. Old World Spirits Pear Eau De Vie  The Enabler: I get […]

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