Whiskey You Can See Right Though!

I think we used to call it moonshine.

I visited with Steve Beam (oh yes, one of those Beams) at his brand spankin’ new Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon. Steve was kind enough to show me around and share his hopes for the future of this micro-distillery.

Micro-distillery; think very tiny. Think tinier. Think…hey! I could do this in my garage!

Steve’s craft still is taller than he is, but not by much. His plans, however, are big-time.

Bourbon, of course, is not a thing that can be produced overnight. There are age requirements and beyond that, there are time-consuming practices required to lift the bourbon being crafted to artisanal heights of glory that bring the rest of the planet knocking at our distillery doors.

I’ve just met Mr. Beam, but I’m guessin’ those heights are exactly where he aims to be. But it will take some years to get there.

In the meantime, he’s already producing a clear whiskey. It’s very young (think months). It’s called T. J. Pottinger Sugar Shine. It’s legal, but tastes positively illicit.

If you’re in the area, pay Steve a visit. Taste a bit of our heritage.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I’m told today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. I’ve got just the thing for after the parade.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cocktail

3 Oreo Cookies

1 ¼ oz. Crème de Cacao White

1 oz. Half-and-Half

2 scoops Vanilla Ica Cream

½ scoop Crushed Ice

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.

Serve in a tall glass.

Garnish with another cookie.

I scream. You scream. We all scream…

Cheers!

Roger

8/2/2012.

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