Today, I am going to introduce a new section to the website called Quickies. Sometimes, when I’m out and about, I may try something that I don’t really get an opportunity to review, or that may warrant a more in-depth review sometime down the road.
This past weekend I took the family (daughter, wife, mother) to McCall, Idaho for Thanksgiving. We stayed in a wonderful AirB&B house just a few blocks from the lake and had a very peaceful, relaxing 4-day weekend.
On Saturday night, we went out to dinner, and then we went to the Shore Lodge for a drink. I got pretty excited to discover that the lounge had Larceny Barrel Proof on the list for $14/pour, so I ordered one. Turned out the bottle was empty, so the bartender suggested I try Colonel E.H. Taylor KSBW Barrel Proof, instead.
So, I did.
Apparently it’s expensive, hard to find, and was tucked in the “Under There” cabinet. And, since I have one of those and know what’s hiding in it, I knew the stuff would be good.
Also, my friend Mike from the Whiskey Wonder Podcast has been nagging at me to try The Famous Grouse Scotch, so we tried that, too.
Thus, to start out the Quick Notes page, I’ve got a few words to say about each of these fun whiskies, one of them cheap and easy to find just about anywhere, and one of them a money-vacuum that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere.
Who is this guy?
I'm just an average, ordinary, everyday Ken, and nothing more. I like wine, whiskey, and beer. I write when I'm bored (and to prove it I've published three books). I like to garden, work with wood, and laugh with family and friends. Ken's Bar is an expression of my enjoyment of adult beverages of all shapes and sizes, but especially whiskey. My tasting notes are as much about stories and connections with people as they are about fluffy, snobbish adjectives. I've tasted a lot of whiskey (including the costs-way-too-much Rip Van Winkle stuff) and decided to start writing about it. Or something. So, sit back and read. If you can.
How do I rank?
Cost per Bottle:
$ - $0-$25
$$ - $26-$50
$$$ - $51-$75
$$$$ - $76-$100
$$$$$ - Over $100
* - Swill. Dump it out.
** - Mix it with coke
*** - A good sipper
**** - Straight from Heaven.
***** - Heaven called and wants its whiskey back!
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