February 2009

Things That Really Should Not Be Drunk

My former campus was "dry"; there were bars and a microbrewery in easy walking distance, but they were far enough away that there weren't that many inebriated undergrads. My current location is situationally much closer to numerous sources of cheap booze. Several of the larger establishments have expensive signage promoting economical bulk intoxicants. This has led me to contemplate the list of things I personally find profoundly undrinkable, to the point that I consider imbibing them acts of beverage heresy.

Jägermeister

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Despite my fierce allegiance to Maker's Mark, earlier this week I decided it's time to branch out and at least try other sorts of bourbon. I've had to make do from time to time, mostly at airports, with Wild Turkey, but there are other makers of small batch Kentucky bourbon out there. Elijah Craig is one of them. To be honest, the local state liquor store wasn't overflowing with options. They had Jack Daniels, which I loathe, Wild Turkey, Knob Creek, which I've had, but don't remember as distinctive, and Elijah Craig 12-year-old. I was intrigued by the fact that the bottle describes Elijah Craig as "small batch premium bourbon," since one of the more notable differences in Marker's Mark is that it's small batch bourbon. The bottle further notes that Elijah Craig is "bottled exclusively from a dumping of 70 barrels or less."