Today’s Reason To Drink

Larry Rice with his impressive collection at Silver Dollar.

So I wrote a thing about a thing. Oh, you want more details?

Here’s the lowdown on the state’s new Vintage Spirits Law, which allows Kentucky bars, restaurants and liquor stores to sell old (unopened) bottles of bourbon and other stuff.

Looking forward to seeing what people get their hands on, but guessing I won’t be able to afford most of it.

Read more here.

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Today’s Reason To Drink

Hikes Point Lounge has been open since the ’60s.

Hellfire. Mondays after holidays are crap. Everyone is tired and cranky and sick.

I’m sharing the Bar Belle column that was published over the weekend because I have nothing else to say.

It’s the report of my night spent in Hikes Point … which was as random as the day is long. I’d go back to HPL any day, but not so much the Golden Nugget. Also, the Pizza Place has some terrific food that I’d like in my mouth right now.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Huc-A-Poo’s was one of my favorite bars in Savannah/Tybee Island.

Here’s my most recent column about my wonderful trip to Savannah and the buzz-kill nightmare that unfolded on Shelbyville Road after I returned. Basically, I was just trying to get cheap wine and cheese at Trader Joe’s and ended up nearly getting run over by angry St. Matthews drivers.

That’s my last trip to TJ’s until after the holidays.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Globetrotting.

The final part of my Wide World of Whiskey series came out today, and I’m kinda both sad and happy all at once. And that’s without a Xanax.

I’m sad that it’s come to an end. I had fun talking, learning and sipping whiskeys from around the world. But I’m happy that I now know a lot more than when I started. And this thing can live on in cyberspace.

I could have written a book on the topic, and I kept all my notes in case I end up doing that at some point. But in order to write a book, I think I’d have to visit each country for myself. Don’t you think? Just need someone to foot that bill.

Wanted: Sugar Momma who likes to travel and doesn’t mind going on distillery tours. Must love bourbon.

Anyway, here’s a link the the entire series … in case you’re bored and “Jeopardy” is a rerun.

Wide World of Whiskey Part 1: Bourbon vs. Tennessee Whiskey

Wide World of Whiskey Part 2: Bourbon vs. Irish Whiskey

Wide World of Whiskey Part 3: Bourbon vs. Scotch Whisky

Wide World of Whiskey Part 4: Bourbon vs. Canadian Whisky