Ok, let's put aside all this family-friendly nonsense for a minute and talk about something adults care about: booze. I've settled on my favorite bourbon--Woodford Reserve. It's handcrafted in small batches in Woodford County, Kentucky, and happens to be the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. It has a wonderfully complex nose, and enticing notes of caramel, vanilla, and even some fruitiness and floral tastes on the finish. Lots of character and bite, but yet incredibly smooth. (Did you like how I just slipped into winesnob mode? Here, I'll shift back now.) This is some friggin' awesome hooch. There are more expensive bourbons out there, sure, but they're not better than this.
Our favorite way to drink it these days is in a Manhattan-- the bourbon, a little sweet vermouth, shaken, served "up" with a cherry. One of the finer things in life.
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