Earlier this week I got hit with some White-Line Fever so a road trip to Chicago I felt would be in order for Saturday.
I called Binny's to see if they still had any Willetts 27yo, yes they did.
Called Tony to see if he wanted one, yes he did.
E-mailed Mr. Cowdery to see if he wanted to meet for lunch, yes, and he had a spot picked out.
Smooth ride to Chi-Town, beautiful day, state police in unmarked Mustangs never caught me.
Was to meet Chuck at Binny's at 10:30 but I rolled into town early so I went across the street to Manny's for a bagel and coffee.
Chuck suggested this place for lunch, it is an old cafeteria/delicatessen, nice funky urban feel with hearty mid-west-USA/eastern-Europe food.
Chuck said police and firemen hung out there.
Close to where I was sitting a table with five guys were talking it up pretty good, they must have been police, I did not hear the beginning of the story but I heard one guy say, "...and this was from a guy who shot his partner!" and they erupted in laughter.
Went over to Binny's and Chuck showed, it is always nice to see SB.com people, we checked out the bourbon selection and the rest of the spirits.
Good prices compared to MI. Pappy 15yo $49, $65 in MI.
Some higher compared to KY. Four Roses Single Barrel $37, $29 in KY.
I got my stuff, Willetts 27yo, Weller 12yo Binny's bottle, and one each of the FRSB Binny's bottles, #1, #2, and #3.
Asked for Tony's order but he did not have one, I called him, no answer, left a message, "Dog I'll check for your order later."
Now I'm hungy we went to Manny's and this is the place to go if you are hungry, the corn beef sandwich had so much meat on it that you could have made three sandwiches out of it.
OK now, back to Binny's, I got Tony's order which was the same as mine minus the Weller's.
Joe or was it John, I don't remember, who I picked it up from let me check out some samples of the Willetts.
One was the 25yo that got sent to California, I smelled it and the sensation was like biting into a Hershey chocolate bar, I have never been so over whelmed with chocolate.
Hmmm,....road trip to Cali next Saturday?