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reviewed Boxed Wine. May 26
posted in Gourmand
Boxed Wine
I frequently buy whisky in plastic bottles.     It isn't because I have some kind of preference for plastic bottle whisky. It's merely an issue of convenience. The few times I go out …
reviewed Jagermeister Spice. January 05
posted in Gourmand
Dear god, is there another alcoholic blend that screams "douchebro" any louder than the Jager Bomb? A shot of a German whiskey known as Jagermeister placed into a small glass of Red Bull? It's best known …
posted a Quick Tip about Coquito. December 22, 2011
Coquito
I'm going to whip up a batch of this for Christmas Eve and I'm not sure if I can wait til Christmas Eve! I am not an eggnog fan at all and this is often called Puerto Rican Egg Nog but, to me, it tastes …
reviewed Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner. December 16, 2011
posted in The Beer Snob
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner
How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head? Light gold, crystal clear, light head How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity? The bottle says it is a Czech style pilsner and that …
reviewed Campbeltown Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Campbeltown Scottish Whisky
I am not as familiar with the Campbeltown Whisky's as I am other regions. Campbeltown only has three distilleries left in the region and they are not as well known to me as the Speyside and Highland …
reviewed Highland Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Highland Scottish Whisky
Aberlour is probably  my favorite single malt scotch, but its followed very closely by Oban.  Actually depending on my mood this could change and Oban might be my favorite for the evening. …
reviewed Speyside Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Speyside Scottish Whisky
i love Aberlour. We have a local scotch bar here where I live in Baltimore. There are over a hundred bottles of scotch to chose from and I usually chose Aberlour. It had a wonderful golden color. The …
reviewed Lowland Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Lowland Scottich Whisky
Auchentoshan scotch from the Lowlands is not a heavy peaty scotch.  So if your into the Islay peaty types this one will not please you.   This is a single malt scotch that is triple distilled …
posted a Quick Tip about Carlsberg. October 31, 2011
posted in The Beer Snob
Carlsberg
      This ad is so refreshing and a great lesson in overcoming prejudice. Usually, beer companies rely on sports, sex, and cold mountains to sell beer. Carlsberg thinks out of the …
posted a Quick Tip about Choya Kokuto Umeshu. August 27, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Choya Kokuto Umeshu
I bought this for cheap (not that cheap really, it's US$18) at the supermarket just last week while it's selling at the same area at the Japanese restaurant I frequent for double the price! I've …
posted a Quick Tip about Yuzu Komachi Iki Shochu. August 27, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Yuzu Komachi Iki Shochu
This is one of the best shochu I've ever tried, not that I have tried many, most of which I tried in Japanese restaurants.      Shochu is the Japanese version of Mojito and you …
posted a Quick Tip about B & J Mojito. August 27, 2011
posted in Gourmand
B & J Mojito
It's summer and it's time to chill. I found these drinks from Bartles & Jaymes at the nearby supermart and decided to try them out. The other one being Sangria, another of my favorite cocktails. …
reviewed Beer. June 03, 2011
Beer
You may think me strange but I must confess that I have never quite understood why so many people go "ga-ga' over beer. I know guys who practically live just to drink this stuff. To me most beer …
posted a Quick Tip about Long Island Iced Tea. May 17, 2011
posted in Green Living
Long Island Iced Tea
Iced tea and booze! One of the truly pleasurable combinations in life! But BE CAREFUL with these suckers - they're so delicious and go down so smoothly and easily and have so much alcohol that you could …
reviewed Terrapin Top Karma Brown IPA. March 17, 2011
posted in The Beer Snob
Terrapin Top Karma Brown IPA
How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head? Pours very dark brown with a mild head How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity? It does not have a strong nose but what there is is …
reviewed Poleeko Gold Pale Ale. February 23, 2011
posted in The Beer Snob
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale
How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head? Clear, light amber How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity? A bit of malty sweetness, but there is a significant perfume quality to …
reviewed Saranac India Pale Ale. January 24, 2011
posted in The Beer Snob
Saranac India Pale Ale
How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head? Dark amber, mostly clear, very little head How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity? Very subtle, it has a malty smell that overrides …
reviewed Montanya Platino Rum. November 26, 2010
Hi all, A month or so ago we went to a Rum distillery while on vacation and while this may bring up thoughts of warm weather and tropical breezes, it was actually high up in the mountains in Colorado …
reviewed Brothers Reserve Prickley Pear Braggo.... November 23, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
Brothers Reserve Prickley Pear Braggot (Widmere)
This is the first truly great beer from Widmere that I have tried.  To be honest, I'm not normally a fan of their beers, as I find them a little too light for my taste.  (And when I brew, …
posted a Quick Tip about Margarita. November 11, 2010
Margarita
I've never been a huge fan of margaritas. There's just something about them that doesn't sit quite right with me.
reviewed Pisco Sour. November 09, 2010
PISCO SOUR
A couple of years ago, I volunteered for a wonderful volunteer-abroad organization, Cross Cultural Solutions, and chose Peru as my destination. On my first evening, my mom took me to a local restaurant …
posted a Quick Tip about Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky. November 08, 2010
Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
This is one of maybe five Scotches that really made an impression on me. The aroma is pleasant, and the flavor full-bodied, smoky, and complex, but not acrid like some of the Islay scotches. Personally …
reviewed Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel. November 07, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel
Here's the commercial description of this creamy dark beer:      Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very …
reviewed Inukshuk IPA. October 23, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
Inukshuk IPA
How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head? Somewhat cloudy, roughly the color of cider. How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity? Far more subtle than IPAs tend to be but a mix …
posted a Quick Tip about Old Fashioned. October 13, 2010
Old Fashioned
This is my test for a bar/bartender: how do you make your old fashioned. It doesn't have to be the entire fruit salad approach, but you better muddle the orange and the cherry or I'll just stick to the …
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