Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cimarron . . . and the deal of destiny....

So I told all of you about Cimarron Tequila way back in 2013 and lamented that it was "near" impossible to find in a retail store, but then I saw this: Cimarron Blanco 1 Liter for $15.99 !!! at K&L . . HUZZAH!!! and the Reposado 1 Liter for $21.99!! BANG!

This is obviously limited, and easily an AT LEAST $10 saving . .so I had to tell you, I had to.

Now, I am not the only one that loves Cimarron... Taste Tequila Rated it #1 Tequila under $30 and Liquor.com included it in their list also!

For fun here is a video where a local news show in Houston compared Patron Silver to Cimarron and Cimarron won: 
video

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Anniversary! This blog is 5 years old!

5 years... this is something to celebrate!

I will be posting more regularly (as soon as I figure out how).
I have received a fresh bunch of things to review (one of the reason my blog got quiet) so that will give me some things to talk about.
I moved back to an area where I can receive samples in the mail, so if you have any. . .email me at: forrestcokely@gmail.com

There are amazing events coming up that I will be attending... so I will talk about them as much as I can (some I review for magazines so I can only be vague here in the no pay zone).

I might throw some cocktail / restaurant / bar reviews in here too... I don't know, but I am going to try and do more posting.

So Happy Birthday Blog...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Rum & Bitter with a beer!

Like I was said,  I got some bitters news and wanted to see how it would stand up to-drinking. After "Whiskey Wednesdays" was so difficult, and "adding Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice to beer" was awesome,  I was thinking . . .White Rum. So I poured a shot and put 2 stoppers of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice and it became a charming sipper, but a chaser would make it perfect so I added a beer--to invert yesterdays pairing by switching the spirit.

The rum I used was Tommy Bahamas White Sand--don't bother it is discontinued. It was tasty white rum, but because of the name and the package it was WAY to pricey.I got mine at close out pricing. But if you are looking for this rum, it was made by Foursquare Distillery in the Bahamas and they still make at least 2 white rums that you can find (at a much better price than the TB) Doorly's White (only at Total Wine I think) and The Real McCoy White (soon to be everywhere). All 3 rums were very good, but if I had to rate them I would say . . .Doorly's is perfect for this combo (and cocktail applications), Tommy Bahamas is great for this combo (and in a lot of cocktail combos) The Real McCoy is Awesome every way (but its beauty, kind of gets lost in this combo).
And yes the beer is the same, a friend came by and left the remnants, but really this a nice session beer (especially with some"fun" thrown in.


Here it is:

Check out the video & whole campaign here and kick in what you can:

Also remember, if you can kick in some cash for the campaign there are yummy bitters and other possibilities as an option for you.

Oh and here is the Boy Drinks World facebook page . . SHARE IT

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Whiskey Wednesday: A Beer and a Cyrus Noble-upping the game.

Like I was saying,  I got some new bitters and wanted to try them in a few drinks that I already knew to see the real value. "Whiskey Wednesdays" was proving to be tough.
My list of Whisk(e)y drinks to try did not look promising or I didn't have the ingredients on hand. I tried some small scale bourbon cocktails and . . .meh. So what to do on "Whiskey Wednesdays"!?!?!?!
One of the things Ram talks about in his . . . INDIE GOGO Campaign to get his company up and running . . . was "adding Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice to beer".

Here is the video and check out the whole campaign here and kick in what you can:
So it seemed easy and it "could be good" so I tried a Sam Adams "Porch Rocker" with 2 stoppers of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice with a shot of Cyrus Noble Bourbon...[hey it is Whiskey Wednesday!]

MAGNIFICENT!


The beer is light bodied and drinkable, but Serrano Cocktail Spice added flavors and sass enough to pair fantastically with Cyrus Noble Bourbon; this is a great combo.

Also remember, if you can kick in some cash for the campaign there are yummy bitters and other possibilities as an option for you.

And you are still thirsty don't forget to click here to check out other "Whiskey Wednesdays".


You can follow Cyrus Noble Bourbon on facebook here . . . or on Twitter here . .