Wednesday, December 14, 2005

For Luke

My friend Luke and I talked today after I visited the local liquor store. This store, Binny's Beverage Depot is known around Chicagoland as the area's largest liquor store. They are the size of large grocery stores, but with wine, beer, liquor and cigars.

Luke has been a drinking buddy of mine for about 15 years, and we've had a lot of good times attending beer tastings, and generally just enjoying great drink and cigars.

Today I picked up the Anchor Distillery's single malt rye whiskey, and let me tell you it is as good as one might expect from Fritz Maytag. The man virtually started the micro-brewing explosion in this country with Anchor Steam, and he's gone and started a micro-distillery dedicated to the early American styles of Whiskeys and Gin. I love the Junipero Gin, and now I can say with assurance that he's struck gold again with the Potrero Single Malt Rye Whisky. The whisky is smooth and sweet and complex. I love it.
Luke, this drink is for you.



Cool Hand Luke said...

Why thank you, Matt. I sincerely hope that since I was unable to actually claim this beautiful glass of whiskey that it did not go to waste.

Matt Dick said...

Oh no, in fact between photographs I took sips. It really was incredibly good. Can't wait for you to visit and try a bit.