Venturing out to taste all that whiskey that the world has to offer is a daunting and expensive task. So we need to come up with creative resources to secure the whiskey, and no I am not referring to stealing in anyway. Here are two brief stories of procuring some incredible whiskey. (Plus the whiskey tasted will be reported in Bourbon Buzz)
- A week ago I was traveling to Washington DC to visit family in Chevy Chase MD. On the United flight from Houston to DCA I secured an aisle seat, in the back of the plane. I was a little dismayed when I noticed the flight attendant’s luggage was directly above me. Well the flight attendant was reaching for something prior to take off and suddenly a small bag fell out of the overhead landing on my arm. He apologized and went about preparing for take off. Being a shrewd a negotiator, I started calculating.. should this be worth some airline points or even money??? So I started to whimper a little, it didn’t hurt, so a little theatrics were necessary. When Charles, the flight attendant, returned, I was steadfast in my plan and appeared to be holding back the pain. Charles was very courteous, a seasoned flight attendant with a friendly smile. He offered, “I am very sorry, can I make it up with a cocktail?” I blurted back “SURE what do have in bourbon/whiskey?” Well, I mentioned my blog and we agreed I would rate the whiskeys he had on the cart. My initial complimentary tasting was a first time bourbon, for me, Jim Beam Devil’s Cut. Very good for flying. More rating to follow.
- Now I am safely at my daughter and son-in-law’s in MD. The parents had separate business trips so I was joyfully the nanny for two wonderful grandchildren for a couple of days. When asked what I could do during the day when the grandkids were in school, again I brought up my courageous attempt to launch a blog and that will consume my day. Oh yea, a blog on Bourbon/Whiskey, I reminded him. Well, since my son-in -law, Donald, is respectful of my grandpa skills and thoughtful, upon return he presented me with a gorgeous bottle of Sagamore Spirit Rye limited, edition and it was signed. See, the whiskey just keeps coming. A delightful review on Sagamore Rye in the Bourbon Buzz section.