Friday, June 18, 2010

Hooch

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.

6 comments:

TGirsch said...

Woodford's very good, but I like both Blanton's (expensive) and Eagle Rare (not quite so expensive) better.

Shatters an illusion, though, that all three are actually made in Frankfort, not in the part of Kentucky that's generally revered as "Bourbon country" (around Elizabethtown).

Roy Chockley said...

I'm trying to figure out why the bottle top and bottom label are soft...looks like they are on the same focal plane...

Oh, and I'll need me one of those tonight.

RJA said...

A post on good bourbon only two days before Father's Day. Well played, Chockley.

Anonymous said...

your bourbon reeks of soft-handed pseudo-nouveau-riche snobbery.

Stephanie said...

Hell yeah it does!

Tiffany said...

Roger that, I love some Woodford!