Sunday, July 3, 2011

on vacation

i'm quite tired.

i am officially on vacation.

i just finished up a couple of things and sent them now, i'm officially on vacation. it has been quite a while since i've had 100% time away from work.

admittedly, the timing worked out so now i'm pretty much going to concentrate on getting the last things together and organized for my upcoming rye whiskey tasting party.

i've been spacing out purchases and whatnot over the past couple of months so that i wouldn't feel the financial hit all at once.

right now, i'm in the middle of getting the wine and beer. i tried to have the beer delivered today....and well....

this is why it is a good idea to do things ahead of case things don't go exactly according to plan. all of the beer did not arrive. so, i've got to figure out what i'm going to do about the beer. sigh. yet, i've finished up gathering the wine for the party though......

this is for folks (which there are going to be quite a few actually) that will be refraining from drinking whiskey. i also finished accumulating the june taylor syrups last week for experimental rye cocktails as well as non-alcoholic sodas.

my hope for the rye party is that it is an informal gathering of friends to taste some different rye whiskeys and play around with them. i picked rye because it is experiencing a resurgence and also because there isn't a lot of information out on rye in the mainstream media....which means folks haven't developed strong opinions about it.


i kind of love how the majority of folks that are coming will have no back story on any of the ryes i picked out. i have a pretty diverse representation. i've got mainstream, small producer, as well as a wide range of price points.

i'm quite fascinated to taste the different ryes and listen to what folks really like.

i have next to no alcohol tolerance but i do love tasting different things next to each other to gain a better perspective of the differences and similarities. because i have a pretty weak tolerance, i foist these sort of shindigs on my friends.

it is lovely that they indulge me.

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