More pictures from the early part of the year.
Went with my brewing buddy Todd to a tasting of Knob Creek bourbon at McCormick & Schmik’s seafood restaurant last night. It was really pretty good, though I’m certainly not a convert to the corn squeezings. I learned some stuff about how this particular hooch is made (new, white oak barrels, mostly corn with a bit of rye and barley thrown in, aged in the barrels…). I also learned that I actually prefer the slightly cheaper and lower alcohol variants to the “cask strength” ultra-super-dooper-premium offering. The 126 proof stuff made my eyes water, and I couldn’t taste a darn thing except for the screaming of my taste buds being scorched.
I also learned that no matter how small the samples are, four different sorts of bourbon is more than enough to put me on my ass for the evening, thank you very much. W00t.