Thursday, December 30, 2010

Makers Mark Ambassador

It was that time of year again.  Time for my annual present from Markers Mark.  For about the last 6 X-masses they have sent me gifts, ranging from swizzle sticks, wrapping paper to a stick of wax and with a Makers Mark stamp to seal my documents.  There was a time when makers was my bourbon of choice.  I even have my name inscribed on a barrel somewhere in their distillery I believe it reads "Sweeney the Great"

This year they sent my a Maker's Mark Ice tray that makes giant spheres of ice.  Back in the day i used to drink my bourbon on the rocks or mixed with water.  But the only reason I do such things is too make my drink last longer at the bar.  I no way to I advocate such actions if your goal is inebriation.  One of the best gifts I received this X-mas was a 1.75 Bottle of Maker's my sister gave me and since they sent me the gift I thought I might as well give it a try at least once.

Well I thought it looked kind of cool but when I went to drink it my bourbon tasted watered down.  My palate likes strong bourbon over 100 proof. Girlie bourbon like Jack Danial's at 80 proof taste like water and cowboy pee.  Makers is a step up at 90 proof but it is no Wild Turkey 101.  Even before I finished my first glass I took the ice out cupping my hands around the glass in a pitiful attempt to warm it up.  I appreciate the gift but I shall not be using these balls of ice in my drink.  I have much more devious plans in store.

The perfect crime leaves no evidence, it this case it just melts away.
Look out crystal cathedral

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Sound of Vitality

Drink of the day Cass Lager  from Korea

If you spill half your beer it will take you twice as much to get drunk.  
Interesting marketing ploy
$3.99 a six pack
"The Sound of Vitality"
Does the beer make the sound or does or does the drinker? 
It's perfect for drinking while you taste some good music, feeling the color of happiness as you smell the the light.
I totally want to be just like these guys when I grow up.

Cass lager taste good enough for the price.  It is my favorite Korean beer of choice I prefer it over both "Hite and "OB".  The bottle was not twist off and felt like it was made of a thicker gauge glass than domestic beers.  

Monday, December 13, 2010

This week in Drink

I really have not  been drinking that much as of late.  The last two weeks I only spent $4 on a bottle of sake so that meant I had $26 to spent on alcohol at the store.  My wine supply had just run out and thier was no beer in the fridge.  Bourbon wise I  still have about 3/4 of a bottle of Old grand Dad.
It was time to pic up a 12 pack of my favorite twist off Australian wine "the Big Kahuna" for $20 and an 18 pack of my favorite El Salvadorian beer "Taurino" $6.99 .  Total it put me a few bucks over but I can take that out of next week s fund. 

I rarely drink light beer (only during competition or if it's free) I am a strong believer that beer should be treated as both food and fuel.  I want those extra calories I'm paying for them and if I by light beer I feel like I am getting jipped. I enjoy beer after a hard work out and consider it a great recovery drink.  Taurino is a good cheap Mexican style beer.  Tastes good with a spicy meal and quenches my thirst on a hot day

The Big Kahuna at $1.66 a bottle can not be beat and the fact that it's twist off makes it 10 times more Awesome.  

I like my beer during the day, My wine at night and my bourbon after hours.

Monday, December 6, 2010

How to drink fewer glasses of wine.

I am not here to tell you how to live your life.  I personally have arrived at a point in my life where I feel I should be drinking fewer glasses of wine.  I'm sick and tired of having to get up to pour another glass.  There was only one possible solution to this dilemma 
They also make one for beer that holds 60oz but you can just use a large vase for that. (a trick I learned during high school keg parties when everyone else had their puny red cups)

Myself being an extremely classy dude I only drink the finest of twist off wine's. 
"The Big Kahuna"  a fine Merlot\Shiraz Australian wine Purchased  for $19.99  a 12 pack from Fresh and Easy.  I buy my beers by the bottle and my wine by the 12 pack.  I have 2 glasses so if your thirsty come on by and I'll pour you a bottle.
The shirt says it all.

Stunning Cinematography

If you invite me over for glass of Vino be warned I may bring my own vessel

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Double Arrogant Bastard

A few weeks ago I went down to the Stone Brewery.  I have been a big fan of their Ales for years now.  The Arrogant Bastard is there flag ship, it is near perfect Ale, lots of hops and weighs in a 7.2 % alcohol. The stronger the ale the better.  At the brewery I drank about 8 types of Stone Ales but some how I missed out on this years Double Bastard  which my friend bought a few bottles of.  Dissaopointed in my negligence I headed to the store to get me a bottle. 
It's pretty funny that I'll rarely spend over 5 bucks on a bottle of wine but gladly shell out up to $10 for good bottle of ale.  Normal Arrogant Bastard sells for $3.99.  The Double Bastard cost me $6.99

The glass I bought for my late father. In his later years he was a very gentle man but if you called him an arrogant bastard  a certain Sweeney grin would come across his face.  (miss you pops)
They took something near perfect and made it better. After the first sip I was in love.  and after the bottle I felt like I had just made love.  LOL
My best Analogy
Picture yourself with the most beautiful person you can imagine.  Now picture an evil (maybe not evil let's say wild) version of this person along with good hearted couterpart and you get to make love to both of them at the same time.  That's what drinking this Ale is like.

Well done Stone