Monday, October 13, 2014

Going Cold Turkey

for me, means putting some Wild Turkey in a glass with ice. Not a big fan of the standard Turkey, though...

These days, if I'm going to sit down with some good ol' Kentucky Bourbon, it's usually Maker's Mark or better, and preferably Blanton's Single Barrel. However, a customer at the bar recommended Wild Turkey Distiller's Reserve (Aged 13 years) and I spent a couple of months on the lookout for it here in Tokyo, but hadn't come across any in stock at the various bottle shops I frequent until last Saturday. Of course, I picked up a bottle.

It's slightly pricier than Blanton's Single Barrel (93 proof) at around $50 U.S. per bottle, but it is, dare I say, tastier. At 91 proof, Turkey Distiller's Reserve is probably the smoothest, most drinkable bourbon I've had in its price range.

It's quite unlikely that any of the 2-3 people who stumble onto this blog and manage to not click away in microseconds are actually bourbon drinkers, and thus have likely not even read this far, but if you (yes, you) are someone who has an affinity for whisky made primarily from corn, and you've not yet tried this lovely distilled beverage, give 'er a go; you won't be disappointed.

Monday, September 29, 2014

And Sometimes They Don't

He thought he'd left them behind; he couldn't remember exactly when it was that he'd last heard their lonely, desperate baying, but it must have been at least three weeks ago.

Or maybe the solitude had made time seem to stretch out in both directions. He didn't have an answer.

But, they were back. Still quite distant, but back. He woke up the next morning and went through the day in the usual way, putting significant miles under his heels, but he couldn't shake that dreadful feeling...

And he wondered, not for the first time, Does anything ever really change?