Your blog takes me to a different place. A place where people lived in the present, enjoyed themselves, and were not so infatuated with their technology. It's as if it makes me appreciate the little things in life like friendship, and others' company more than I would have had I not "lurked". I don't know what it is, but you have created a montage of beautiful art, and I thank you for granting me a different outlook on life for these past few days.
Well, gee whiz! I’m glad it can do all that for you. Thank you!
Just wanted to say thank you for all the support, lovely comments, and the messages (anon or not). This blog, thus far, has been a much more enjoyable experience than I ever expected - thanks to all of you!
I just watched the old fashioned video. How is that different from a sazerac?
Well they are similar. The Old Fashioned and the Sazerac both conform to the classic definition of a cocktail defined as any spirit, sugar, water, and bitters. The Sazerac is comprised of sugar, Peychaud’s Bitters (instead of angostura or old fashioned bitters which an Old Fashioned uses), rye whiskey (where an Old Fashioned is made with bourbon many times), then it is served up in a glass lined with absinthe (an Old fashioned is served with rocks and a lemon or orange peel w/ out absinthe).
Recently acquired Bourbon, Straight by Chuck Cowdery on your recommendation and I'm loving it. Thanks again! And if you had to pick, what is your favorite rye whiskey?
Glad your enjoying it! I love Chuck’s frankness and candor. And as for the rye: of course selections such as WhistlePig and Sazerak 18 are going to be the cream of the crop, but I always fall back to Rittenhouse. It is just too good, with a price-tag to match (compared to $70 for the first two), for it not to be my very favorite. Oh and by the way, I just found a Four Roses Yellow Label at my local - if I don’t finish it off tonight I will most likely review it soon.