Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get Smart on Bar Essentials

One of the things that I do on here is review stuff.  An example of some awesome stuff that I’ve reviewed is Whiskey Stones.  Another really popular review that I posted a while back that includes stuff that is awesome and also stuff that sucks is my Vodka Review: The Good, the Bad and the Overrated.

Today I'm going to talk about some of the sweet swag that BarProducts.com was cool enough to sent me.  But before I start, if you have something that you want me to review- go ahead and send me some and I’ll be happy to write about it.  Game On.

ITEM 1: Sweet Openers
I can’t stress enough that you can NEVER have too many openers.  I spread them all over my house in different places.  You never know when there will be some kind of emergency and you’ll have to immediately crack a beer.  Also, one way bartenders accessorize themselves is with their opens, sometimes stuck in a sweatband around their arm- one of the few opportunities we can try and look awesome because bars usually make us wear stupid uniforms.

ITEM 2: Versatile Jigger
First, a jigger is like a small measuring cup, but for booze.  I make a lot of drinks at home and this thing is
pretty cool because it measures a lot of different qualities (from ½ to 3 ounces in different intervals) in one. This way I can measure so my drinks at home don’t suck.

ITEM 3: Bumper Stickers
These kind of speak for themselves.  I’ll likely to go up on a tip jar. Remember people, tip your bartenders.

OK, I'm done doing this

David

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jack Daniel’s: 7 Facts About Old No. 7

I love Jack- it’s delicious.  I’ll drink it on the rocks, out of a flask, shoot it, put it in my cereal and shower with it.

Not only is it an awesome drink, it has a lot of history. So I gathered 7 fun facts about this liquid form of awesome.  Next time you’re at a bar and don’t really have anything interesting to say, well, you’re welcome:

  1. The label on the bottle reads “Old No. 7”.  Why No. 7?  It’s a complete mystery. Nobody knows why. Stop asking.
  2. You Can Buy Jack by the barrel.  For $10,000, you get an entire barrel of Jack, specially bottled for you. You also get the actual barrel in which it was matured. That’s 240 bottles worth of Jack, plus the actual barrel that you can do whatever you want with.  That's actually a pretty good deal for my 3 month's supply. 
  3. Jack D the man started making his whiskey as a kid.  He perfected the “charcoal mellowing” process by the age of 16, and registered his distillery that same year in 1866. The Jack Daniel’s Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the country.  Yes, that's right, he was the most awesome kid ever.
  4. You can buy used Jack Daniels’s barrels because they are only used once. They ship many to other distilleries and wineries, including to Tabasco too make Tabasco sauce. Oh, what I wouldn’t do to that barrel…
  5. Frank Sinatra used to drink a bottle of Jack every day. I know what you’re thinking- there’s a name for that.  It’s called being a boss.  There’s actually a special Sinatra blend called Sinatra Select that is 90 proof.
  6. The Jack Daniel’s distillery is located in Moore County, which has been a dry county since 1909. This means that even though they can make Tennessee Whiskey there, it can’t be sold there.  This fact actually kind of sucks but I was a little desperate for another fact when adding this one.
  7. It’s fucking awesome.