Note from the Crypt Keeper:
This is the final post for this series. You can download the full paper if you’d like to see this weeks footnotes and all the previous posts with their footnotes in all the proper places.
Thru the Storm
Humour: Black bile
For our March night, we are cheersing with a liquid vision birthed by founder, owner & distiller, Michael Myers, “who [handsomely] aims to replicate the taste, smell and folklore of the Wild West — to make whiskey with the character of that unforgettable era.” 291 Colorado Bourbon Whiskey is a “one year, barrel-aged whiskey distilled in a copper pot still. Finished with charred, Colorado aspen staves. “…the honeycomb and molasses play their part, as does the rye amid the soft grains…” – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Made from [mostly CO grown] corn, malted rye, malted barley mash. 50.8% Alc/Vol – 100 PROOF”
#5 Remember to drink and drive responsibly.
Whether you are sitting “in the shadows of Cheyenne Mountain and the majestic Pikes Peak” at Distillery 291 in Colorado Springs or sipping on their smoothly concocted ingredients from the comfort of your bar or home, be sure to consume and travel consciously. And don’t forget to write your taste notes on your napkin or in the comments.
Thanks for reading. Next, WHFS will continue with its year of “Strange Horror” films with a Takashi Miike western.
Raise hell peacefully,
Anne “philosophus per ignem” Arkhane
P.S. Before we depart–one last story from one gen to the next about winter:
“You were born in the long summer, you’ve never known anything else. But now winter is truly coming. And in the winter we must protect ourselves, look after one another…I don’t want to frighten ya but I won’t lie to you either, we’ve come to a dangerous place…”
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