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WWT celebrates Word Whiskey Day with a toast and a dram!


Thanks to our friends over at Angel’s Envy (click here to go to their facebook and like them), I read that today, March 27th, 2012, is the first ever World Whiskey Day.  Since it bears a resemblance to this very blog title, and since it IS whiskey oriented, I thought I should write up a little piece about our favorite caramel colored liquid and its day in the sun (or in the dark cabinet since the sun will prematurely age the fine liquid).

When I started poking around the net to get some info about the genesis of a day dedicated to our favorite libation, I came across a story on http://www.scotsman.com , that lay the story pretty bare.  A college student by the name of Blair Bowman went looking for World Whiskey Day after learning of World Gin Day which was a huge hit in Spain.  Upon finding out that there wasn’t one, he quickly bought up the virtual real estate associated with the day, and set about starting a whiskey empire with his own personal holiday as his flagship.  Click here to read the article from Scotsman.com (which is a fine piece of writing if I do say so myself).   I will do my very best to post a review or two this evening.  St. Patrick’s Day saw me sick and unable to imbibe, so I have a few bottles left without review.

Overall, I found myself as surprised as Mr. Bowman when learning that there wasn’t a whiskey holiday, even if St. Patrick’s day (rather insensitively some would say – I not being among them) is an unofficial one, but if this does even half as well as Bowman hopes it to do, then we should have a really exciting addition to our drinking schedules.  Either way, I look forward to seeing how this whole thing pans out.

But until then… Happy World Whiskey Day from Whiskey World Tour!

Slainte,

Chuck

 

p.s.  Special thanks to our friends over at http://boozedancing.wordpress.com for the repost and the kind words.   Great members of the community and knowledgeable folks all around.  I learn something every time I read an article.  (check em out)

 

 

 

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My first 1000


 

Milestones are all about reminding yourself about the journey it’s taken to get to a certain point.  My first 1000 views have been a blast, getting to know new people, learning new things, and drinking new whiskeys all along the way.  Here’s to my next 1000, and for those of you who read and comment, thank you for acknowledging me, even if it is only by spending the time to look at the words I string together on the page.

Sláinte,

Chuck


Jack Daniel’s – Single Barrel Select – 89-100


Price – 750 ml – $39.99 – (Costco.  Gift set with two rocks glasses.)

Method – 2 ice cubes in 3 fingers

Rating – 89-100 – standard rating scale for wine and spirits

Review –

Let me start this review by saying that I’m fairly certain I was born with a small amount of Jack Daniel’s no. 7 in my blood.  It was a favorite of both of my parents and my mother still talks about her glory days drinking “good ‘ol Jack”.  (I should also note that my mother is now 23 years sober, congratulations Ma 😉 )  The first whiskey I ever drank was Jack, when I snuck a dram out of a friend of my mom’s bottle.  It went down like water and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to drink.  I don’t drink Jack much nowadays but my grandfather, before he passed, bought us a bottle of Gentlemen Jack which I seem to remember enjoying, and so as I began my recently renewed foray into the world of craft whiskeys, I knew I would have to visit both the Single Barrel and the Gentleman Jack sooner or later.  So when I went to Costco and saw a bottle for 40 bucks that included a couple of fairly nice rocks glasses, I figured now was the time. Continue reading