Friday Happy Hour

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Hello, and welcome to another edition of Friday Happy Hour, your single drink  primer for the weekend.

Couple being gone for the holidays with a busy week at work and I feel like I haven’t been home in ages.  Add in the cold and I’ve got a great incentive to stay at my house for most of the weekend.  Accompanying me will be my favorite bourbon, Elmer T. Lee.  This little known distillation from from small, Kentucky establishment has won accolades from many connoisseurs who’ve sampled it.  It’s a sweeter, mellower bourbon, with a distinct, candied overtone.  Some call it toffee, some call it caramel, some call it honey.  It bears an understated complexity that reveals a new flavor with every sip.  It’s an extremely pleasant and drinkable bourbon.  Have it neat.  You can buy Elmer T. Lee at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill.

Kirk is a Maine-born, military brat who moved no fewer than 12 times during his childhood. He came to the DC area in 2004 for his undergrad and decided that it was the place for him. Since graduating, he’s nabbed a job with the Fed and spends most of his free time hunting for cheap thrills in the city. Find out why he loves DC.

7 thoughts on “Friday Happy Hour

  1. My friend, if you can find my some Van Winkle, I will try it and tell you. I’ve been on the lookout for that stuff since I started drinking bourbon. My uneducated answer is that, considering that Winkle is supposed to be the best bourbon there is, probably not quite as good.

  2. Some of the Montgomery County stores carry the Pappy Van Winkle 23 year. They keep it behind the counter with the Dom, Blue Label, airline sized bottles, etc.

  3. Central Liquors had the Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 years old, lot B as of a couple weeks ago. I’m guessing if they had that they can probably get the other Van Winkle bottles too. Spendy, though.

  4. Yeah, that’s the other problem. The 23 year is going to cost a small fortune, as I’m pretty sure the 12 goes for around $100. And then, it’s released in small batches and goes fairly quick. You you have to be will to throw down on the spot. That’s another reason I love Elmer’s: $30. Can’t beat it.

  5. Try Ace Beverage in NW, ask for Joe and tell him I sent you. If he doesn’t have it, he can probably order it.