Sunday, April 28, 2013


So I spent Friday at Makers Mark.  Take a moment to enjoy my spoils.  The bottle you see came from my barrel of Makers.  With My name on it.  The was on the top?  I hand dipped it.  I even got to put the label on my own bad self.

We had a fantastic time there.  First of all... it is the best smelling place in all the world.  Trust me on this.  

I had called ahead so they had my bourbon all ready for me.  The family browsed around and picked out Makers Mark loot while I dipped my bottles.  I spied this awesome grilling apron... and I admit I wanted it bad.  It had a bottle opener on a retractable lanyard and everything.  Freakin' nice.  But it was like a hundred bucks so I didn't buy it.

Anyway DrWho took the kids outside to play while I finished up and I mention the apron to the cashier while I was settling the bill.  I really wanted it but just wasn't gonna buy it.  The lady went on and on about my family and my kids and how adorable they all were and how well behaved... then she noted that I wasn't wearing my ambassador pin.  I had no idea there was such a thing.  So she sent me over to another lady to get my pin.  I went over there and sure enough I was chastened for not wearing a pin.  "Oh Mr Cherolis you have to wear the pin.  Otherwise people may think you're just some common visitor.  You get respect around here."  So she pulled out a pin and stuck it to my shirt.  Cracks me up.  Anyway... I collect my loot and say bye and get a few hugs... then I go outside...  and find that the ladies have snuck out during the pin diversion... and given my wife a bag.  In it I find a very nice card and... and the apron I'd lusted over.  "A gift from the family."

Because Makers Mark is awesome.

We actually hung around and had a little picnic there on the grounds and like three or four times groups of women that worked there would sneak outside to see the kids and tell us how adorable the they all are.

Again...  Because Makers Mark is awesome.

Here is the Makers White I mentioned on the show.  You can only get it at the distillery.  Basically its Makers before it goes into the barrels.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it... other that look at it... and lord it over all of you because you don't have it and can't get it.

I'll probably drink a little and then tell you its the greatest thing ever... because you can't have it.


Res Ipsa said...


I'm glad you had a great time.

I bet the makers white is interesting you'll have to let us know when you have a sip.

Res Ipsa said...

I bet the makers white goes great in grandma Russell's boiled custard.

Just saying.

Nate said...

I mean its basically Moonshine right? Its bourbon before it goes in the barrel.

I'll let ya know how it is... I expect it to have a lot of spice.

Res Ipsa said...

"I mean its basically Moonshine right?"

Maybe. I bet the quality is better than cheap white lighting. I'm thinking it will be better than ever clear. Whats the proof, 120, 140? It won't kick bad but it won't be as smooth as an aged whisky either, but maybe I'm wrong.

Are you going to make us wait all night or are you going to take a sip already?

Flannel Avenger said...

With this buildup, it probably needs to be a big production with a live 1080P hd webcast of him opening the bottle, pouring it, sniffing it, and then taking a sip and telling us how great it is and how he's the only one that has any.

Vidad said...

Looks like gin to me. Drop in some juniper berries, you brown-liquor drinking philistine.

Susan said...

Res is right. The Maker's White is going to be nice in those special seasonal recipes where you just want the flavor, not the normal caramely color from regular bourbon.

Anyway, have fun drinking, and no, some of us will not be jealous.

Res Ipsa said...

Folks it looks like Nate drank the whole bottle and now he can't find his keyboard. Oh well, its not the first time. ;-)

Wooly said...

Awe. Some.

I tried some white dog of another bourbon awhile back and you could tell what it was, but it definitely needed all that charred-wood-magic-barrel-time.