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This thing on?

Apparently it’s been nearly four years since I wrote anything here.  What have I been up to for four years? Watching the baby evolve into a preschooler Moving halfway across the country for a job in Seattle Watching the middle … Continue reading

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Proposal for a Bourbon Experiment

A while ago on /r/bourbon, someone used a word I didn’t know. A guy had several bottles on the shelf with barely a full dram left in any of them and was considering consolidating all of the whiskey into a … Continue reading

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Sorry for the silence

Things have been a bit crazy here at Derby Gras Resort & Spa for the last few months.  However, I haven’t forgotten you, my faithful readers.  I’ve got a few ideas in the works, and I should be getting back … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Cognac at Sea

Hot on the heels of the whisk(e)y tasting mentioned previously, the Pretty Little Wife and I participated in a cognac tasting led by our Turkish bartender, Selami. The format was very similar. Selami poured us five liquors and talked us … Continue reading

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Buffalo Van Winkle

I love data. I really love metadata – data about data. So, needless to say, I love my WordPress stats page. I can see how many visitors I get, where they come from, and what they’re looking at. I can … Continue reading

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I stand corrected

Wouldn’t you know it? On the day when I repeat what I was told over the weekend (Pappy at the beginning of December), those Van Winkles make a liar of me. Turns out Pappy will arrive later this month. If … Continue reading

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Bottom Shelf Tasting Results

On August 25th, 2012, an illustrious panel of experts convened at Derby Gras Resort & Spa to participate in a blind tasting of four non-premium and one premium American whiskies.  The five whiskies were decanted into wine bottles by the … Continue reading

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I’m lazy

Three months without a post. I’m a bad blogger. I promise, I will have a real post up soon. I need to set up the bottom shelf bourbon tasting. I also need to talk about the Stitzel-Weller dusty bottles. I … Continue reading

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Dusty Hunting in Southwest Florida

I didn’t expect to be writing this week. I’ve dragged the Pretty Little Wife, Baby A, and Q down to my parents’ place in Southwest Florida for a week of fun in the sun. Things are going well so far. … Continue reading

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