It is whiskey week at the local dive bar, and it is possible -- just possible -- that I may have ordered a tasting flight too many.
In possibly unrelated news, my teeth are numb.
Before this all dissolves into a drunken haze, as the last few shots have yet to hit the ol' metabolism...
Old Potrero 18th Century: Spicy as all get out. Fierce, uncompromising, minimally tannic. Delicious.
Hudson (Tuthilltown) corn whiskey: Smooth, mellow, well-rounded. Best corn likker I ever had.
Hudson corn whiskey Manhattan, with Vys(?) vermouth and Fee Brothers orange botters (2:1, generous dash of bitters): Fucking delicious. Strong orange character, and the corn liquor's rough edges are perfectly balanced by the vermouth's mild fruity/herbal front-end.
Michter's 10-year single-barrel rye: Mild caramel nose, some weak banana esters, spice and tannins foremost. Strong, complex, delicious.
Michter's 25-year single barrel rye: Wow. This was too much for me. intense caramel nose, but all I got out of the back end was vicious tannins with the faintest hint of plum and spice. Might be good with some water, and worth a second try, but on first blush not worth thr $44/shot. Might have to regroup and try again a other day.
Georgia Moon corn whiskey: BEEP BOOP BLIP! DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! PURE POISON! I AM DOING THE ROBBIE THE ROBOT ARM MOVEMENTS!
Ezra Brooks mumble mumble slur drunk drunk bourbon: Delicious. Strong plum and vanilla nose. Rich mouthfeel, medium spice with fruit and mild tang. Smooth, like a less complex, less spicy Blanton's (in a good way (though I still love Blanton's)).
: That was a lot of whiskey on a stomach that hasn't seen food in over 10 hours. Here comes the rain again, if by "rain" you understand I mean "being drunk with my cats worrying about me".
Here is a random picture of a glass of Chivas Regal, which I did not drink tonight.