Booker’s “True Barrel” Bourbon

Booker’s is a barrel strength bottling that comes from the Jim Beam distillery.  The brand prides itself on being pure, barrel proof and unfiltered.  The particular bottle I have is 127.7 proof and their website claims that they range from 121 proof to just over 131 proof.  This bourbon comes in a quite standard bottle…

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Improved Whiskey Cocktail

Originally created by Jerry Thomas, the 19th century “father” of cocktails in America.  The Improved Whiskey Cocktail is quite an old cocktail of the normal per-prohibition style, very similar to the old fashioned but with the addition of Absinthe.  As with many cocktails from this era I find most recipes much too sweet so I…

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Boston

Before my visit to Boston: Paul Revere, Tea Party, and seafood.  When i originally thought of Boston, it was the ‘typical’ small roads, northeast city. It was dirty and crowded and bordered some massive body of water since that’s the only place they built cities back in the 1600s.  It was populated with tourist attractions…

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