Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
And just like last week, it’s actual booze, and pricey to boot.
Willett Pot Still Reserve is made the old-fashioned way. And by that, I do mean still craft, so it’s a rare find. Personally I can’t drink it straight. I can have it with water, and the flavor is rather floral at first, with a “green” finish. And no, I don’t mean envirowacko finish. Just that it feels like a mossy, herbally taste. If you can find it, we at Casa de Aggie highly recommend it. It’s a bit steep, but well worth the price of admission.
Off topic, I’m sorry to be so late with the post. I had a doctor’s appointment and it took FOREVER!!! Socialized medicine WTF
Yes, read the title again. I’ll wait.
Done? That’s right. Not a girlie drink today. Today it’s straight BOOZE!!!
This weeks offering is a bit….dark.
I’m not much of a whisky drinker. But I love Lagavulin. It has a very strong, peaty aroma (coming from Islay, it’s a requirement), and a beautiful smoky flavor that touches with a bit of sweetness. Unlike most liquor that feels like I’m drinking gasoline on fire, this feels like just plain fire, without the acridness, which leaves a dry, lingering finish. Lagavulin makes a 12 year as well, but trust me when I say the 16 year is worth it. I would love to try the Distiller’s Edition since that whisky is matured in sherry casks, which give the liquor a sweeter flavor.
But that will have to wait until well after Easter.
The White Russian has been my drink lately. Generally, I don’t care for sweet drinks but the coffee offsets the sweetness of it. Also, I use Tia Maria as I find it a bit less sweet and more coffee-y.
The White Russian
Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua or Tia Maria)
Cream (proper) / Half & Half (easier to just have around the house) / Whole milk (if you must)
I generally do 2 vodka/1 Tia Maria/Just a bit of cream. Play with the ratios yourself.
Remember: The Dude abides.
I have German friends in town for a two week visit, so I have this waiting for me come Easter Sunday!
Ok, so they are partaking of Mexican and Texas beers. I am paying tribute to their visit with German beer. Sue me.
Y’all have no idea how hard it is to see this in my fridge, waiting for me. GAH!!
Hope y’all have a wonderful Tuesday
When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws – producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or “The Good Stuff” to those in the know. Based on the original Prohibition era recipe and aged in charred new oak barrels, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway.
I’ll start by saying I’m not a fan of rye whiskey. This is much more flavorful than most modern ryes but with mostly the same taste. As I said, I’m not a fan of rye however, this would definitely be my pick of the rye whiskeys.
The color is a bit lighter with less red/orange than bourbon but darker than most ryes.
Don’t let my distaste of rye whiskey make you think that I didn’t drink the whole bottle. And I did enjoy it. If you like the rye whiskeys (or Canadian) I highly recommend you give this stuff a shot.
The Old Fashioned is a damned fine cocktail. It is every bit the classic way to drink whiskey. There are roughly 10,000 different ways to make this drink, but any way that includes muddling an orange slice and a cherry is doing it wrong. Pretty much any other way is correct.
Now I hesitate to post this video because of who is in it…
Say what you will about Rachel Maddow (and I’d agree) but the dude* does know how to fix a drink.