Monday, December 7, 2009
Everyone's pushing this Red Stag stuff everywhere I go. It's four-year-old Jim Beam infused with black cherry flavoring. I don't get it.
Wink at Seidenfaden's poured me a shot and well, it wasn't bad, but it still reminded me of cough medicine, and if I wanted that I might as well turn to the mighty and holy Jagermeister instead. (Interesting that they're using a similar Stag motif for this similarly syrupy stuff.)
I just can't wrap my head around the logic of cherry flavored bourbon. I suppose they'd be handy for making a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned, but when you add the cherry flavoring yourself, you can get the measurements just right to your own satisfaction. When you buy a bottle of this junk, though, you're stuck with what you're given. No good. I can't get behind it.
- - JSH