I´ll stay in the shallow end of the pool until I feel comfortable posting in other sections of this forum.
As I wrote in my initial post I´m currently on a 5 week roadtrip on the US west coast, including a week in NYC. This trip is not centered around bourbon in any way but it will be an important part of it. And I promised to keep those who might be slightly interested in my journey updated. So here I am. How often I´ll update remains to be seen. Internet access, motivation and a brief pause from my travel partner are key parameters.
I´m writing this from the Marqueen hotel in Seattle after a day of typical tourist activities: going up and down the space needle (lovely view), visiting the EMP and the Pike Place Market. The market was charming in a way but the enormous amount of people there kind of killed it for me. My bourbon encounter had so far been the standard duty free selection at the airport: JD, JB, WR etc. Not something to go nuts over in other words. Dropped in on the local supermarket to browse their goodies but of course that area was closed.
Anyways, as I tried to elbow my way through the Pike Place Market crowd, I suddenly felt my stomach reminding me that it is way past midnight at home. Or was it the fish I ate earlier? Can´t say for sure. My sightseeing route took a u-turn back to the hotel not exactly knowing where I was going. Luckily, Seattle has the Space Needle. Thank god for that. Despite my lunch trying to find its nearest exit, I suddenly stopped outside a liqour stor I had passed earlier which was closed at the time. Now it was open. My current state forced me to quickly browse the bourbon selection. For a guy from Sweden who is used with a variety close to the duty free shops at the airport, this place was close to heaven.
My stomach and I agreed to quickly grab a bottle of KC SB (Knob Creek Single Barrel, if I did it wrong). So that is my first pick on this trip. Now standing on the table waiting for me to head for the supermarket and pick up a suitable glass to pour it in. I´ve heard good things about this one so I can´t wait until my digestive system stops repelling anything I put in my mouth.