I stopped in Tokyo for a day on my way home from Korea, and spent an evening at @Bar.Legacy
in Shibuya with owner/mixologist Atsushi and assistant bartender Megumi. It was one of the most memorable bar experiences I've ever had, anywhere in the world. The personalized cocktails were sublime.
Atsushi spent years learning and honing his craft at Ishinohana. His personal collection includes a bottle of 20 year Pappy Van Winkle that he purchased 15 years ago for roughly $180. On top of the wall at one end of his bar are all the letters and horse-stride freeze-frames — a dozen times over — of many years of collecting Blanton's stoppers.
#bar #mixology #cocktail #shibuya #tokyo #barlegacy #blantons #pappyvanwinkle
Blanton's, The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. This beauty was received as a gift. Not an easy one to come by either.
Poured 2 fingers, neat. A deep rich amber in color it looked absolutely tastey while awaiting me in the snifter. The nose offered hints and a floral/citrus character followed by nice caramel and clove notes which sent my spine a'tinglin'. The taste was caramel and citrus up front with charred oak and and roasted nut notes heavy in the finish. The floral/citrusy hint present in the nose mingled with the wood and nut flavors at the backend but lacked a sweetness with the nice smooth and dry finish. Of course the bottle itself is something to be mentioned with its almost hand grenade look. My understanding is the stoppers that are used, totally 8 different horse and jockey depections, are each designated by a letter to spell out Blantons...mine having the N.
#bourbon #bourbonme #bourbonsnob #whiskey #ilovebourbon #notanipa #notabeer #bourbonisbetter #blantons
I had to pick up another bottle of #blantonsbourbon
. I was dangerously low-(I only had 2 and a half bottles left....). Yes, I have a #blantons
Had a much needed night away from the kids. Sticking to a keto dinner was easy, but after about 3 #blantons
on the rocks, I gave in and had pizza. It's my first "cheat" in 3 weeks. Feeling rough this morning and planning on trying an intermittent fast! #keto #ketodiet #intermittentfasting
Long time no see!
One of my favorite destillery👍💥#macallan
Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.
I like my whisky old and my women young.
Found some Blanton's last night, a bottle of straight from the barrel and gold edition. Hope to open these soon.