Most normal peoples 1st experience with alcohol is tragic and something they'd rather forget. Read: That Halloween in Madison?? Never did I ever touch peach schnapps again.
However, the 1st time I went the way of Whiskey? We were in love.
People like to say all sorts of things about Brown alcohol, and even stoop to blame their foul behavior on it.
I say, Blame it on the Goose..
So naturally as part of our Derby take over last week, a trip down the bourbon trail was totally necessary. About 90 minutes after leaving Louisville, you start to see the kind of Kentucky you've imagined. P and I drove like we were teenagers again through throughbred country. And I had to wander where it all started.
My first bit of bourbon came from a Makers Mark bottle. My friend Matt at the time knew I was tired of drinking beer, and I wanted a new beverage He poured me a drink and I actually liked it. ( I think it was part of a dare)
Being a whiskey girl certainly has it advantages.
1. Ordering a drink could never be easier. There's literally no way a bartender can mess up a Jack & Coke, which has now morphed into Jack & Ginger in my world. Unless of course you get some ass that thinks you Really wanted a Rum & Coke, because You Can't be That hardcore. No, Save the coconuts for my water. I don't want it Near my whiskey.
2. Ordering a Jack & Coke almost immediately keeps the creepers at bay. Back in my dating days, when the nearest douche baggage would hear me order, it was better than a sign to say, "Don't mess with me"
So to commemorate my old Friend Matt, and to say we did it, we bought a bottle of the brown stuff. Gloves and goggles on, we gave that old bottle a dip in the red wax and sealed the deal. This self- made ( with help) whiskey girl had to make a trip to Makers Mark.