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August, 2011

  1. Metropolis

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 24, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Metropolis

    Location:  520 Old Stoney Road  Corolla, NC

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $12

    Comments:  No bitters, too much seltzer water, lemon instead of orange food was wonderful, highly recommend the restaurant


  2. Whiskey Blue

    August 10, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 9, 2011 & September 19, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Whiskey Blue

    Location:  541 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $15

    Comments:  Nice balance, bourbon did not overpower the faint citrus, one of the best, ordered two, 2nd was as good as the first — Returned for two more a month later, still perfect


  3. Crabtree’s Kittle House

    August 7, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 6, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Crabtree’s Kittle House

    Location:  11 Kittle Road, Chappaqua, NY

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $15

    Comments:  Carefully made, good balance, but bourbon taste dominated, small glass


  4. Moderne Barn

    August 5, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 4, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Moderne Barn

    Location:  430 Bedford Road Armonk, NY 10504

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $12

    Comments:  Used “dark” bitters instead of traditional Angostura bitters, muddled and then shaken, balance was off, not sure if it was due to the bitters or not


  5. Lea Wine Bar and Lounge

    August 3, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 3, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Lea Wine Bar and Lounge

    Location:  230 Park Avenue, New York, NY

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $13

    Comments:  Quick service, but basically made a bourbon on the rocks, big pour


  6. The Waldorf Astoria – Lobby Bar

    August 2, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 2, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  The Waldorf Astoria

    Location:  301 Park Avenue, New York, NY

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $20

    Comments:  Offered and accepted homemade brandy infused cherry, heavy on the bourbon with good balance, nice glass, pricey


  7. Campbell Apartment

    August 1, 2011 by admin

    Date:  August 1, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Campbell Apartment

    Location:  Grand Central Terminal

    15 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY 10017

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $15

    Comments:  No Makers Mark, offered Knob Creek instead, shaken in a cocktail shaker, fruity, too much ice