Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scottish Whisky Tasting

Cam, Colin, DeeBakes, Chris and I are attending a Scotch whisky tasting put on by Apollo Liquor this evening at the Kahler. So far my favorite is the Deanston 30 year. Go figure I like the second most expensive spirit of the night.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mobile browsing

Blogger rolled out mobile templates recently. I took the liberty of checking "Yes" to use the mobile theme on this site. Next time you browse it with your mobile device, it should format better. I checked it out and it sure made looking through the whiskey list easier. Any of you geniuses now how to get to work? I got working. I'm sure there's something in the host file I need to do.

Enjoy! See you tonight!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The late May meeting post

Because the Captain is preemptively posting for tomorrow's meeting, I better get the update in for last month.

Let me start off by saying, I am not the biggest whiskey connoisseur of the group. Hell, I don't even know if there is an "e" in whiskey or not. Being the late game fill in for the ailing wannabe host, I went out to the liquor store and simply wandered the aisles, which in of itself can be fun. Unlike the Captain, I asked some young punk working there for some advice. I also wasn't sure about the number of attendees, so I wanted something on the less expensive side. What I ended up with was this $35 bottle (well within the budget so the kitty is growing):

From the tag which appears to not have an "e" in whisky, who'd have thunk?
Pendleton Whisky was specifically created to celebrate the bold spirit of independence and hard-work ethic of the American cowboy and cowgirl. It’s borne of the rich tradition of the 100-year-old Pendleton Round-Up, one of the most prestigious rodeos in the world.

Pendleton Whisky has been a proud sponsor of the Pendleton Round Up since the brand’s inception and we are honored to be a part of an event that has such a long standing history in Oregon.

Each Pendleton Whisky bottle prominently features the rodeo’s famous bucking horse symbol and Let’er Buck slogan. A portion of proceeds from every bottle sold is donated back to the Pendleton Round-Up.

I actually liked this one, although it was not overly unique. A smooth drink, not a rough finish (which I dislike) and well received by all who attended. Although I don't think it really made that big of an impression overall. Another person who attended brought some Jack Daniels Honey, which made for a nice sampling night.

As far as the poker went, game 1 went oversees to the Dutchman and game 2 was a LONG heads up battle that I eventually took down.

Happy now Captain?

June Meeting - The Tasty Beverages

I went to Apollo Northwest Liquors tonight on the quest for something tasty. The manager was working again, they guy that hooked us up with the Lagavulin.

Lately, I've had the Balvenie on the brain, so the quest was on to find another double casked. As it turns out, Glenmorangie has two different double casked spirits. One is a port and the other a sherry.

Since the Balvenie was on my brain, I chose the sherry.

He also suggested a beer, Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Bourbon beer. Um, BOURBON BEER. While I'm quite sure this will never be allowed as an official drink at whiskey club, um BOURBON BEER! This beer was cask aged in bourbon casks.

So tomorrow night, my house!