It began in 1835…

My first post will be more of a story. A story that shows the development of the concept and first time I realized I wanted to share my drinks. Going forward my posts will be more focused on the alcohol and how it tastes. I hope you enjoy it and come back for more! 

It’s my birthday weekend, I’m in Houston, and my best friend is coming to celebrate with me. After I pick her up from the airport our first stop is food (because duh!) and then the liquor store for fun! As we are walking up to the door we have the usual “What should we drink?” debate. Since it is my birthday weekend she defaults to “Whatever you want!”. While my best friend can make decisions rather easily, me?…not so much. After wandering aimlessly for a few minutes the owner approaches and asks if he can help us find anything. We were standing in the whiskey aisle so I ask about this Texas bourbon that was facing me. He said it was really good and the price point seemed fitting, so I grabbed it off the shelf and headed to check out.


When we get back to the hotel we realize that it is 90 proof (yikes!) and get a little intimidated. This only lasts a minute and we quickly pour two shots to start the night. The bourbon had a nice oak taste in the beginning and then the caramel flavor comes in and smooths out the finish. We bought a cola mixer but it honestly tasted great on its own. The best part was that in the morning I had no hangover! Sometimes when drinking a higher proof alcohol, the effects are more intense but this was not the case. This bourbon is perfect for sipping over ice as a nice night cap. You can also do as I did and use it to get the night  started! Suggested mixers: ginger ale or cola. 

Since my birthday I have carried on a part-time job sampling different products at local stores.  This job has given me the ability to widen my palette and discover drinks I would not have tasted before. I now have LIQUID COURAGE to go into liquor stores or order good drinks at bars and want you to be able to do the same 🙂


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