What are you drinking? [Booze]

2011 Apr 8

Tonight, i've been mixing up "dark and stormy's"... 2 oz dark rum, 6 oz ginger beer and a splash of lemon juice.

I like using real ginger beer for the spiciness. I've made this drink using other rums, like havana club and appleton's.

what are you drinking these days?

2013 Mar 31
"Thanks for the tip, Johanna. I picked up a bottle of the Weller bourbon and it is ree-hee-hee-ally nice... This is definitely worth the price. Not even that expensive, really."

No worries Rizak, might explain why I'm having such a hard time restocking this one... :(

The Easter Bunny came early this weekend and delivered 71.4% abv of Kentucky champagne in a bottle of 2012 George T. Stagg. Yes, this is somewhat overproofed and not exactly an every day sipping bourbon. But if you ever see some a taste at least is a must if you're into bourbon.

Of the 3 bottles that were sent to Ottawa for release on Saturday at 9:30am, one was already set aside for someone with an obvious connection, one made it back to my sideboard and one made it home with a wily gentleman who was holding his baby like a sack of potatoes while using his free arm to make a sneaky grab for the second bottle.

And in case the baby-daddy in question is reading this: my husband went easy on you in the struggle for bottle #2 so as not to witness a baby drop. Let's hope your wife doesn't hear about your child minding skills...

2014 Feb 19
sourdough I heartily agree with you on the Midvinterblot - I loved it and bought some to store and drink over the next year. For a RIS it is fairly low in alcohol (8%) but it has a wonderful well-balanced flavour profile, is quite chocolatey and makes a nice afternoon tipple. Still some 330 ml bottles left in Ottawa LCBOs, I see.
Tonight I'm enjoying my first Black Magic Woman by Hornbeer in Denmark, also a RIS, and completely different with a smokiness that's surprisingly good and quite strong, good hop bitterness, and a long finish that has you wanting more. It smells sweeter than it tastes but has an enjoyable maltiness. 10% abv, 500 ml and still some in Ottawa LCBOs.