Monday, January 6, 2014

Shot and a Beer, on Steroids

In Philly, a lot of bars serve boilermakers of different sorts.  A typical shot and a beer special is Jim Beam and PBR for $5.  A variant would be tequila and tecate.  If you are drinking on a budget, you can get pretty far in the City of Brotherly Love.  But this past Thanksgiving, we took this concept to new and extravagant heights. 
My brother in law brought a bottle of Westvleteren 12, one of the rarest and most highly rated beers in the world.  And I cracked open a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old bourbon, one of the rarest and most highly rated bourbons in the world.
It was a great tasting.  The Westy, which had been aging for a year, had a raisin-y, dried fruit quality to it, which was in harmony with the dried fruits and toasted oak notes of the old wheated bourbon.  It was a once in a lifetime experience.  I have the photo evidence of this ridiculous experience:

1 comment:

  1. i thought having the founders KBS and bourbon county coffee in a night was rare, but Westy and Pappy? you've got me beat there