Sunday, January 12, 2014

The book was found and returned so now I have the poker points and the whiskeys we've tried all updated  and current like. Hosting at my new house for the first time helped to work the kinks out of planning an event here. Hopefully, next time I host, it won't be snowing. My driveway ain't for the tractionally limited folk.

I thought I took a picture of this month's whiskey, but right now, I can't find it. We tried High West Rendezvous Rye. Kind of funny story why. Tony and I stopped over at Apollo Liquors - Best Buy with a budget of around $60. We were thinking scotch but were surprised to find at that price point, there was pretty much only cask strength. We had freezing rain and snow in the forecast and figured 120 proof probably wasn't the best plan. I was kind of hankering a rye and we thought this bottle looked cool.

When we got to the van, we discovered that Whiskey Advocate gave this a 95. I think the group found it acceptable. I liked its hint of sweet and probably should have given it a few drops of water. We all drank it neat. The spice was surprising. I think most everyone approved but I don't think many were wowed or overwhelmed.

There was nothing left at the end of the night.

DeeBakes has volunteered to host next month. More to come.

Friday, November 15, 2013

10th Anniversary Celebration

Great turnout at our 10th anniversary tonight. I am not sure if they came for the occasion or the 21yr old Balvenie. The scotch is delicious. Thanks to Ari at Apollo Liquour for hooking us up with such a treat. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Got it done

The new poker points grid is up and working. I entered in everyone but D?n something from June. Sure hope my point drought improves soon. Sigh. Also added the latest whiskey so that list is complete. Anything else I've fallen behind on? I'm thinking we only have one host option for August...a week from Friday. That's all from the cheap seats.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

John B. Stetson Straight Bourbon Whiskey or June Whiskey Club

June Bourbonators has come and gone. Sucks to be those of you that didn't make. I paid $28 and change for this. It was actually a decent bourbon.  I did chase it with Lagavulin, but with a splash of water, this was an excellent sipping whiskey. An excellent value for the money. If you are paying attention, I'm watching "Beer Wars" behind the picture. Never seen it? Watch it. It's why I mock InBev or Miller Coors beer. Go craft beer!

90 Shilling was my beer of choice tonight. I think I made several converts. AA and KK were not my friends. I lost most of my poker hands getting it all in ahead. Variance is a bitch. 


Friday, May 31, 2013

Spring thaw with a splash of severe storms

Winter, we think, has finally ended. Longest friggin' winter ever. So we got our March meeting out of the on the last possible moment. 

This month we are tasting the 15 year single barrel Balvenie. 

The details for our bottle are shown above. Tornado warnings are in the area. This whisky was really quite good. As you might expect from a single barrel, it's got a bit of burn. But the taste is outstanding. Smoky and a balance of peat. Not too sweet. I think this would be great with a view drops of water to help with the burn.

I'm out of the first tournament. Just couldn't get anything going and someone always had better cards no matter where mine started. Sigh.

British Tony and I might bring home the trophy tonight. I'm gonna need something to happen the second tournament, and tony to finally bust from this one. Double sigh.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bulleit 10 year Bourbon

Lets see. I've checked into 9 beers so far tonight. Good times. This Bulleit 10 year bourbon was an excellent buy for the money. I picked this bottle up at Northwest Liquors here in Rochester. It retails for $49.99 locally. There's a picture attached here. Hopefully that worked. Group consensus: very good. Smooth. Just enough sweet. J-lo brought the 90 Shilling. I'm a sucker for a good scotch ale. Hopefully, I can finish these thoughts tomorrow. I feel a headache coming on tomorrow.