One Bourbon, One Scotch

It is a Sunday and I needed a subject for a post of the day….and I try to by an FYI blog on weekends…..and this Sunday I thought about booze.

I admit that I do enjoy a drink now and then…..and bourbon is that drink although I have enjoyed a single malt and a good Irish in the past.

These days with the flavors and the total wimpy shit they call whiskey…..but there is a difference in the whiskey of all sorts….

The basics, according to Encyclopedia Britannica:

Whiskey (or whisky) can be any of a variety of distilled liquors that are made from a fermented mash of cereal grains and aged in wooden containers, which are usually constructed of oak. Commonly used grains are corn, barley malt, rye, and wheat.

The difference between whiskey and whisky is where the stuff is made: in the United States and Ireland, it’s spelled “whiskey”; in Scotland, Canada, and Japan, it’s “whisky.”

Now, for the differences between Scotch, bourbon, and rye. Back to Encyclopedia Britannica:

Scotch is a whisky (no e) that gets its distinctive smoky flavor from the process in which it is made: the grain, primarily barley, is malted and then heated over a peat fire. A whisky cannot be called Scotch unless it is entirely produced and bottled in Scotland.

Bourbon, a whiskey that was first produced in Kentucky, U.S., uses at least 51 percent mash from corn in its production. It also uses a sour mash process — that is, the mash is fermented with yeast and includes a portion from a mash that has already been fermented. U.S. regulations specify that in order for a whiskey to be called bourbon, it must be made in the United States.

And rye whiskey? It’s a whiskey that uses a rye mash or a rye and malt mash. In the United States, regulations stipulate that the mash must be at least 51 percent rye in order for it to be called rye whiskey. In Canada, regulations do not specify a minimum percentage of rye.

Flavor-wise, Scotch is smoky, bourbon is sweet, and rye is more astringent than the two others, making it particularly suitable to cocktails.

To help out if you want more information on whiskey……

A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Whiskey

Now that you have become an expert in whiskeys….we go to the day’s musical interlude…..clear booze may be next on the list……

To help out a little George Thorogood…..

Or maybe this ditty from Tom Waits……

Sunday is in the bag and so am I (not really just went with the subject of the post)…..

Then there are my two best friends…..

Be well, be safe

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

The Future Awaits….But It’s Flat!

It is Sunday and I could be doing some futuristic clap trap about how the world will look in the future if we do not change our ‘evil’ ways……(whatever the means)…….

Instead I found a guy who has visited the future as far ahead as the year 2300 and returned to let us know just what to expect in our future…

His name is Gerard Gardner…..and hear is his tale……

Gardner – if that is (it isn’t) his real name – claims to be an English governmental employee taken onto a secret programme in 1988.

Of the project to send him to the future, he said: “If they could do this, they would have great power over our society, and they knew they must perfect this technology before any other country does.”

Well, that makes total sense.

He went on to say that the floating cities are useful because it helps them to move around and they cause less pollution

Please tell me what you think of this guy.

Is he looking for his 15 minutes of fame?

That is my guess……and that is me being polite….I put him in the same category as those die hard ancient alien people……

And then there are the “flat earthers”……

But, unfortunately, the Earth is not flat.

And yet, contrary to all scientific evidence, there are people who believe the Earth is flat. They even have their own club, the Flat Earth Society. And its support is growing and counts NBA stars and reality show celebrities among its followers.

In the 1990s, the Flat Earth Society was bankrupt and all but dead. Then the internet happened, and it made people want to believe in a flat Earth again.

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All I can say about social media is…..that is how lies get started.

My small attempt at FYI….hope I have helped my readers in some small way……

Stay tuned more to come….

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“Lego Ergo Scribo”