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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.
I know a lot of you don’t care for blended scotches but Johnnie Walker Black really is what an awful lot of people think of when they think ‘scotch’.
The stuff is pretty good. It has a nice balance of smokey and smooth which I like. Some of the peatier scotches are just too damned much for me.
Highland Park is starting to get into the peatier scotches yet this one is still very smooth. I really like this bottle. If you’re looking to take a shot (heh) at a scotch that’s a bit more peaty/smokey than the others I’ve posted here, this one should be your first stop. It has a nice smokey hit without tasting like you licked an ashtray.
I do recommend this stuff and it isn’t terribly expensive (for scotch).
I was going to do a Girlie drink, but I still recall the complaints of too many of this BOOZE* or too much that BOOZE*, or ZOMG!! just how many ingredients does this crap have???
Fine!! You want simple, I give you simple!!
Gin and Tonic
- 2 oz Gin
- 5 oz Tonic Water
- Lime wedges
Pour the gin and the tonic water into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with the lime wedges. To make it more visually appealing and give it a hint of sweetness, try using blood oranges.
You knew I was going to sneak sugar in there somewhere, didn’t you??
I’ve had family visiting all week long here, and erroneously, I thought I would be drinking. Unfortunately, not with little nieces around. So, I decided to feature a beer instead of a girlie drink because A) it’s easier, and 2) I don’t have the time to go looking for recipes. Last time my mom was here, she had asked for Modelo™ to be stocked in the fridge, so this time I decided to go dark, like my soul.
Behold!!! Negra Modelo™ beer! I finally had one last night after helping Little One with her school project (which is due today…). It is satisfying without being heavy, and gives my fave, Newcastle Brown Ale™, a run for its money. I shall be imbibing another one this evening, toasting my family, but only after the little ones are in bed.
Oh, and the first one to call me raaaaaacist wins
It has not been common to run across a scotch that I just didn’t like. This is one of them. It is bland. The smell is flat and the taste is flat.
Scotch is not a subtle booze. Scotch does not whisper softly in your ear, “Hey, baby, I’m scotch ..hmmmm“. Scotch is a booze that grabs you by the short-and-curlies and screams in your face, “I AM SCOTCH, MOTHERFUCKER!“
Glenlivet 12 year old is subtle (subtle being a nice way to say bland).
I will say the flavor that it does have isn’t unpleasant. I will probably take a shot (heh) at one of the older Glenlivets as it is possible that the 12 year old is just not ready.
For those of you that have recommended it (more than once),
Liquid Smoke, er .. Laphroaig is next up.
Clynelish is a highland single-malt scotch that was brought to my attention by a coworker. This is a fairly peaty but sweet scotch, if that makes any sense. It extremely easy to drink straight or with a little water despite being 94 proof.
The biggest thing I noticed with this one was that it was sweeter than most scotch. Not as sweet as a bourbon, but certainly sweeter than I’m used to with scotch. If you’re looking to break into peatier scotches, you might give this a try as its a bit of a more gentle introduction.
Finding it, however, might prove difficult. The distillery apparently doesn’t bottle much of this stuff. It is, in fact, one of the major components of Johnnie Walker Gold.
Being difficult to find, I’m not going to suggest you go find this, but if you do see it sitting on a shelf somewhere, you should certainly give it a go.