Friday, March 01, 2013

ATF... Well Earned

Well shit...  here we are.  Is it Friday?  I don't even know.  I have this clock that doesn't actually have numbers on it... it is divided into seven equal parts...  and each one has a different day of the week on it.  Outside of football season I don't have a damned clue what day it is.

Yep.

I think it could be Friday...

Shit...  ok then.   I'd like to say that means I am drinking and smokin'..  fact is I drink and smoke on Tuesday to...  I really don't give a shit.

Oh look... I just checked..  Clock on the wall says Friday.  Ok then.

A:  Woodford Reserve.  I have no idea why.  Probably because it smells so damned good.  I have no idea what the deal is.  WR smells as good as any bourbon I have ever sniffed.  Taste doesn't quite live up to it..  but.. to carry a theme forward...  I don't give a shit.

T: Y'all ever seen a Sosa 60?  Fat little bastard...  all wood and cream and spice.  Smells like... shit it smells like tobacco.  No.. I don't mean tobacco...  I mean..  it smells like what you, in your head, imagine tobacco to smell like.  You have no idea what to expect when you sniff the thing.. then after you sniff you're like...  duh.  What else could it have smelled like?  Obviously its 4 X 60...  you know.. because its named.. 60.  Its a much better smoke than you would expect.  I highly recommend it.  If you're wondering.. its from Honduras.

G: Have I mentioned guns are never off topic here at the Bloggerblaster?  Hell... this place was founded on gun talk.  My first carry weapon was a Taurus PT-101.  Big full sized 40.  If ya didn't shoot someone with it you could hit 'em with the damned thing and it was so heavy they may have preferred the former.  Love that handgun to this day.  For purely sentimental reasons.. it sits on my desk before me this very night.  And you?

Standard posting rules apply.  I don't wanna hear any money supply bullshit in this particular post dammit.  Figure out where that shit belongs and I'll respond.  Assuming I am moved to give a damn.

***UPDATE** I have an adendum here...  a question of all important protocol.  I submit it to the gallery...  if a man has a glass of bourbon... not empty... and he seeks to refill it prematurely...  can he opt to choose a different form of bourbon?  I mean if I have a sip of Makers in my glass... can I pour Wild Turkey on top of it and mix the two?  Is such behavior Profane?  Merely uncivilized?  Or acceptable?  I will provide my own answer later.

37 comments:

jaciii said...

Soon as you mix it becomes Scotch. Mixing is contraindicated.

Nate said...

So.. JAC says... mix brands is like a manufacturer mixing barrels and batches.

Hard to fault the logic.

I will of course point out that its hard to mix caramel and caramel and come up with dirt... but whatever.

What say you?

Raggededge said...

A: So, I go to Brickmann's Wine & Spirits in Franklin, TN to look for some new booze. Imagine my surprise to see Jimmy Russell hanging out in the bourbon section. His daughter lives in the area and he was visiting. I pick up a bottle of Kentucky Spirit and he offers to sign it for me. How cool is that?

T: 1876 Reserve

F: Couple of buddies got together to buy a dueling tree. What an absolute blast. Bet we have gone through 5000 rounds in a week. The Taurus PT1911 is holding up just fine.

And, why would you want to mix different bourbons? Enjoy the pour you have and when it is finished get a new glass.

Nate said...

OK.. so clearly TN isn't a TOTAL loss yet.

Good to know.

give 'em hell Raggededge. JAC and I are officially jealous as hell.

Any chance Jimmy picked up a bottle of Bookers?

Raggededge said...

Any chance Jimmy picked up a bottle of Bookers?

Wouldn't that be like the Pepsi guy buying a Coke?

Nate said...

One may think so... but its my experience that these guys have an enormous amount of respect for one another.

I'd wager Booker Noe would tell ya Jimmy Russel knows a shit load about making good bourbon.

Raggededge said...

Bet Jimmy doesn't pour Booker's over his Russell Reserve though.

JACIII said...

Anonymous Raggededge said...

Bet Jimmy doesn't pour Booker's over his Russell Reserve though.

7:14 PM


He shoots! He scores!

Huckleberry said...

I don't know, would you play two different songs at the same time and hope for the best?
Can't say for sure as I've never tried it, but there's probably a good reason I've never thought to try.
I wouldn't say profane.
Let's leave it at uncivilized.

A: A few Pacificos transitioning into some 1792.
T: Nothing tonight.
F: Springfield XD at my hip, going through a couple of rifles I picked up off a guy planning to trade them at a gun buyback. Won't know for sure till I get to shoot them, but one seems alright, the other not so much.

Lulabelle said...

I'm going with uncivilized.

Stryker said...

SBeenaroughweek... do I get 3 "a"s?

2 Victorybeers - the better being headwaters IPA...
boxed wine for (I mean at) dinner
and woodford reserve to polish off the night...

Stryker said...

so here's my take on blending - if it's intentional, it's awesome... if it's lazinss - is's crap...

So like my friend says in his cellar - we can drink anything you want - if there's a reason. Otherwise, hands off!

Raggededge said...

Woodford Reserve, I think the bottle fools us. If you poured Jim Beam into a Woodford bottle, you would swear it tastes better. The bottle is that cool.

Nate said...

Raggededge... you may have a point. I wonder about 1792 the same way.

Stryker said...

but... but.. MINE is bottle 05561 - that's gotta mean somethin...

Nate said...

Oh it does Stryker... until you move on to bottle 05670.

then THAT is the one of significance.

Raggededge said...

Just finished catching up on Justified. Not sure if Nate is Ryland or Boyd.

Stryker said...

Nate... werkin'onit...

Stryker said...

So here's ther Real ATF question ... if you had 2k to blow on a shotgun.. (that in and of itself is a story) what od you get...?
And this isn't hypothetical...

Raggededge said...

@Stryker, what is the purpose of this said shotgun? 2k is either a lot of dough to blow on one, or really not much at all. It all depends on the purpose.

Chuck said...

In my youth as a very novice consumer of bourbon a friend I would intentionally mix bourbons for each other and test each other to determine what was in the glass. When we were regularly identifying 3 and 4 bourbons mixed in the same glass, we finally decided we had mastered this part trick and moved on. Looking back it really was a stumbling drunk self-education thru the various subtle and not so subtle flavors and smells that make each one so distinct. I guess we all learn somehow.

Billiam said...

Mixing is like adding creme to coffee. It just shouldn't be done. I currently carry either my Bersa Thunder UC 40 or my S&W M&P full size 40. I prefer the M&P, as I have large hands, and the grip of compacts don't fill my hand. Feels weird when I shoot. Besides, I can drive tacks with the M&P.

Raggededge said...

You pass out, Nate? I'm interested to hear your thoughts on mixology.

Ciphra Summam said...

Nate,
Not much good for the AT portion.

F: SA Micro 1911 in .45. EDC. JMB would be proud.

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Susan said...

My late mother would have wondered why you are worrying about protocols over mixing 2 different bourbons. It just goes to the same pot anyway after you drink it.

It may also depend on what you consider a sip. There are swigs and then there are sips. Personally, I vote for the clean glass for the new stuff. Again, its all going to the same place anyway.

Move Zig said...

I'm glad you say that guns are never off topic. Because I just got my first foid card and will be shopping for a gun very soon.
I was hoping that maybe you or the Ilk here might be willing to help me choose an appropriate gun.
Obviously I am a beginner but have a friend who has been helping me along with this.
He think I should get an AR15. I thought that was bit extreme for me. I was thinking something more along the lines of 9mm...maybe bigger.

Raggededge said...

@Move Zig, You looking for a carry weapon or a long gun?

Nate said...

Obviously I consider mixing profane. Its its unsavory when it happens at a distillery... it is wholly abomination when it happens at home in a glass.

Move Zig said...

Ragggededge, I was actually looking for something just for home defense. But I could be talked out of it. LOL.

Res Ipsa said...

"can he opt to choose a different form of bourbon?"

I think a yankee could do that. I think they do even.

Res Ipsa said...

Susan was corect, new drink, new glass.

Raggededge said...

@Move Zig, Mossberg 500.

Move Zig said...

Thank you, Raggededge. I will check that out.

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Joe Doakes said...

If you would limit your bourbon purchases to one brand, say Old Crow, mixing would not be a problem. And if you did select Old Crow, you could afford to (a) get drunk more often and (b) buy more pistols.

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