Get ’em before they’re gone…

A friend of mine knows that I just started collecting whiskey, mostly bourbon, and evidently decided to become an enabler. Up until a couple of months ago, I was more of a buy a bottle, drink that bottle, then maybe try something else kind of guy.

He was kind enough to send me this link – I was grateful and afraid at the same time.

I have since added 3 of the bottles from that page to the collection (Wild Turkey Master’s Keep, Jim Beam Signature Craft Quarter Cask and Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 2015: 1838 Style White Corn). I ordered a bottle of the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric for that friend as a birthday gift, as well.

There are some short tasting notes at the link provided. I will say that I am far from disappointed with any of the three bottles that I’ve purchased. The Jim Beam is especially impressive at <$35 bottle where I live.

Like the article says, when these are all sold, that’s it, so keep an eye out. I’m waffling on a bottle of the Old Forester 2015 Birthday Bourbon, too. It appears to be going for about $250 a bottle right now. I’m on the fence about jumping that far into the pool just yet, thus far the Master’s Keep is my priciest bottle (and completely worth it).


Perfect End to a Busy Sunday

Winehouse and Perfect Manhattan

Welcome to the first post on our little project. There is much work still to do, but after a busy day of installing an incredibly difficult light fixture (yes, it took nearly the whole day), we decided to take some time off from setting up anything else…including the blog. Instead, I selected a little Amy Winehouse to accompany our wind-down time, and he put together two Perfect Manhattans with his own little twist. The combination is certainly one that will lull me into a night of beautiful sleep and I couldn’t feel any better than I do at this moment.


The Perfect Manhattan:

2 oz Kentucky bourbon
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz sweet vermouth

Add the above in a shaker over ice & shake lightly.  Prior to pouring into your favorite glass (we prefer the coupe), add the following to the glass, then pour and enjoy:

3 dashes of barrel aged bitters
2 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters
Cherry garnish