Eighteen years ago today I married my lovely bride. While Peggy took the more traditional route with a flute of Martini & Rossi Asti, with our anniversary in mind, I brought in the New Year with some Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (aged 18 years), the 2005 American Whiskey of the year. I have a couple of those Buffalo Trace flutes that Buffalo Trace gave away at this year’s Bourbon Festival Gala. As you swished it in the glass the so called “legs’ of the whiskey were thick along the sides. It really has an excellent flavor that goes down with an elegant sense of extravagance. This is the whiskey that you pour to impress somebody. It’s definitely not your average whiskey.

Happy New Year!