When Ron Swanson joined the Parks boys at some molecular mixology bar and had scotch lotion rubbed into him, that seemed fake (and was). When Taco and The League members recently smoked up cocktails with Snoop Dogg (Lion?), that also seemed fake—but it’s not?!?
The drinks writers at Serious Eats grabbed a vaportini and some Buffalo Trace to test out this newfangled beverage device. If you’ve got a singular purpose—to get alcohol in your system—they recommend this setup, seeing as it goes straight to the blood stream rather than taking a detour through your stomach. But for practical drinkers? Well, it’s a process to setup, a process to clean-up, and certainly a constant source of questioning from all who join you for a drink. Still, despite what The League might have led you to believe, the vaportini is real.
If we weren’t jealous enough of Adam Richman as it was—he was, of course, a TV host/travel+food personality (possibly best gig ever)—he’s only continuing the awesome experiences in his post-Man V. Food days. We saw him tasting at Angel’s Envy, and now Mr. Richman is hanging with Johnnie Walker’s master distiller. Sigh…
Via Esquire, looks like there’s a new suspect in the highly intriguing $25,000 worth of Pappy robbery. Surprisingly, it’s not ESPN’s Wright Thompson after all. He’s only dreaming…
As a Syracuse-grad, I’m disappointed we can’t get events like this scheduled in SF, NOLA, and other drinks-friendly/SU hotbeds. But… proud of the alma mater for displaying solid taste: Glenmorangie, Oban, Glenlivet and (…some bottle I can’t seem to identify. Still go Orange!).
Alton Brown talks shop with Julian Van Winkle (swoon) and then engages in a little blind taste testing. He lines up a few flashy labels (including Rip Van Winkle and Hudson), but in the end Alton’s favorite is… James E. Pepper 1776?
A few months ago we noticed whiskey even permeated the digital realm, with Lee from Telltale’s The Walking Dead stumbling across a bottle of whiskey on the train.
That brand—Parsen’s Whiskey—appears to be popular throughout Georgia, as Lee comes across some in Macon, Ga. later in Chapter 4. No further spoilers here—merely an appreciation for some regional whiskey in a world under turmoil.
La Blogoteque + Bushmills distillery = nirvana for the whiskey/music fan.
Weird that it took a Grantland NBA preview video to discover, but Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale sip on some Johnnie Walker Red (see front right) in their most infamous meeting from The Wire. (No confirmation whether Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant enjoy the same spirits.)