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Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey

I decided a while back I wanted to start drinking hard liquor. I was talking to David about this last night while waiting for our table at Hampden’s Holy Frijoles!. We were out celebrating with them settling on their cute new home in Hampden. I wasn’t sure if he thought I was crazy or he just didn’t really take in what I was talking about. I am moving forward anyways!

So it seems everyone drinks beer and after that movie, wine was popular for many. And it seems that many people drink hard liquor, except me. I’ve never really had a favorite nor have I tried many. Occasionally I would drink a shot of Jim Beam in college when I got sick. Maybe it just cleared the lining of tobacco smoke goo going down my throat/lungs – I don’t know. But it sure felt better afterwards.

We have a pretty well-stocked liquor cabinet, so at the crack of 3 o’clock today, I decided to start my quest to find my “drink”. I started with a Devo glass filled with 4 standard ice-cubes and a shot of Loretto, Kentucky’s Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. I liked it. It was strong. Sorta syrupy with a hint of sweetness with a tangy aftertaste and a moderate burn down the drink chute. The aftertaste disappeared before my next sip. It’s wasn’t too bad. In fact, I sort of enjoyed it!

Tomorrow, I am planning on trying Jack Daniels. I am aiming for the same bat-time.