Get Some Rest
I’ve been all tied up in a few new opportunities so my blogging game has been down. Safe to say I’ve been relatively tired and need some rest. Best way to rest? With a neat shot well rested tequila. Resposado means “rested”, in tequila terms that is a minimum of 2 months and less than a year. Most reposados tend to be overly smokey because tequila distilleries prefer the used barrels of American brand whiskey to age tequilas. American whiskey barrels are usually lit on fire to add a smokey flavor to aged whiskey. When they’re done with those barrels they send them further south to Mexico.
Partida Reposado is pleasantly clean and not overly smokey as most rested tequilas can be. Pushing forward flavors of vanilla and hazelnut. I prefer it on it’s own but in a cocktail of fresh squeezed lime juice and honey this tequila will add a almond accent to the drink.
L.A. is being flooded with old school cocktail bars. I’m pleased to say they all keep getting better and better. The decision sometimes becomes difficult. Oldfields’s Liquor Room makes it an easy choice. Much like menswear, doing things the long, hard and sometimes stupid way makes for a higher quality product. I know for fact these dudes go in two plus hours before someone has their first cocktail to make everything in house. The process is in the glass.
Whiskey with an e means American. Whisky without an e means everywhere else.
Suntory is made just like scotch but outside of Scotland. Hoping not to state the obvious, the basic difference between scotch and whisky is scotch is made in Scotland. The Suntory distillery was the first of its kind. With similar climate and clean waters, Kyoto, Japan served as an ideal spot for this spicy, woodsy and big cherry whisky. For a relaxing time.
You don’t need much for a home bar. Rock this out in the corner of your studio apartment. Hot sex on a platter.