Book Review: Beam Straight Up: The bold story of the first family of Bourbkn

I love any book based on bourbon, doubt the history of bourbon, or even had a drink bourbon! But when I delved into beam straight up I was a little disappointed it didn’t feel like a story that captivated me it felt more of a story that someone else wrote from Wikipedia. 

Well there were pictures in interesting anecdotes leave through the book it felt more of a narrative than a story and I didn’t have anybody in to any of the characters, I mean I knew they were living in a new they really did this but it felt was very matter-of-fact and not excited.

Now the beam story is an amazing one at best they created some of the worlds best bourbon and they are “the first family of bourbon “I just don’t know if it was worth the read.

As I write this I am pulling 100 proof bottle of Jim Beam out of the cabinet.

Bourbon Review: Willet Pot Still Reserve

I’ve always been enticed by the Bottling of Willet Pot Still Reserve,  the decanter shape and the attractive price. I picked up a dram at Stockyard.

 I’m not a fan of Rye and I didn’t think it would be as overpowering as it was in the drink.  Even cutting with rocks all I can taste was the Rye.

I prefer to get a mixture of flavors but just Rye was not my bag baby.

A look back in time-Diners the home of the true American love story

I can remember growing up in New York, not the City but in the suburbs and spending my nights with my friends eating burgers and fries at a diner. If memory recalls it was called Spotlight Dinner. It was magical and it was just good food and great adolescent conversations. This is what drove us, this also started my love for burgers. Still does to this day, just a short order cook making some burgers and slapping them on a bun.

This memory was driven by checking out Old Photo Archive, I started thinking how many love story started with a Dinner? How many people shared their first two person Milk Shake straw fight?

And most importantly how good was the food?


What’s your favorite Memory?


The Majestic Restaurant in 1933.