“The Daily Drink” brings you a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe.
Bourbon is really, really popular. Like, so popular that many major distillers can’t make enough, especially the aged, specialty whiskeys that cost an arm and a leg. Of course, part of the reason for that is simple: bourbon is freaking delicious! Especially this Booker’s Single Barrel that I enjoyed at the end of a trip to Portland. Sipped in the noteworthy environs of the Multanomah Whiskey Library and watered down by a couple of ice cubes (since it’s a robust 125.6 proof!), it mixed vanilla sweetness with an orange aroma and a lighter mouthfeel than some bourbons.
Zach Geballe does a lot of drinking. When he’s not working at The Dahlia Lounge or for his business Vine Trainings, he’s studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exam. His weekly column here at Seattle Weekly, The Bar Code, endeavors to inspire, educate and sometimes poke fun at all things beer, wine and spirits related.