Purchases, August, 2013

Been trying to avoid spending money on booze, but sometimes you just gotta go to the liquor store.

Fernet & Genepi.

Fernet & Genepi.

I’ve been waiting for Tempus Fugit‘s Fernet Angelico, for what seems like years. It is finally here and it is just as delicious as I remember.

In addition, the Haus Alpenz imported and Dolin produced Dolin Véritable Génépy Des Alpes arrived.

Dolin Véritable Génépy (Génépi) Des Alpes Liqueur $29.99 – I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! The elusive Génépy (Génépi) from Dolin is a type of liqueur that has long been sought-after, but only recently become available in the US. Its character is derived from the various alpine shrubs of the genus Artemisia. More commonly known as wormwood, Genepi is an iconic alpine botanical associated with the kingdom of Savoy and the regions in France, Switzerland, and Italy that once made up that kingdom. It’s been used for centuries to flavor liqueurs, digestifs and various tonics. The flavor profile falls somewhere in between modern absinthe and chartreuse. While exhibiting significant sweetness, its strong herbal quality keeps it nicely balanced. It makes for an excellent digestif and is a key ingredient in several classic cocktails.”

David Othenin-Girard, K&L Wines

Well, make it a twofer.




Purchased Goods, Feb 04, 2011

I’ve been drinking a lot of Cocchi Americano and Soda this month, finishing off the first bottle since its return to availability in the US. Oh right! Note to Self, I should write about that.

Lagunitas Maximus turned out to be a hit last week, even comparing favorably to an (admittedly tired) bottle of Pliny the Elder. A very tasty Imperial IPA!

The rest is two months worth of of Beer Club selections we picked up from Plump Jack: Oyster Stout from Porterhouse Brewing Company in Dublin, Ireland. Bellegems Bruin, from Brewery Bockor, Bellegem, Belgium. Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA. Goudenband from Brouwerij Leifmans, Oudenaarde, Belgium. Van Twee Dark Belgian Ale Brewed with Cherry Juice, a Collaboration ale between De Proef Brouwerii in Belgium and Bell’s Brewery in Michigan. The only thing I’ve tried so far is the Oyster Stout from Porter House in Dublin. Not bad, but a tad disappointing, compared to the truly excellent local Oyster Stouts from Magnolia and 21st Amendment.

As for the rest, we shall see!