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Branch Water

I first heard of Branch Water many years ago when watching an episode of the Waltons.

The idea intrigued me as do all ideas when it comes to imbibing and improving on a cocktail or drink. Now I know there are purist that believe that adding anything to a good Whiskey is pure blasphemy and I myself kind of have some of the same thoughts. However, you may (as I have done) want to give this a try. (A bottle would also make a great Christmas Gift)

Adding the right amount of water to  your Whiskey may really surprise you and open up an entire new experience almost to the point of a new Whiskey.

History of Branch Water:

The Term Branch Water dates back to 1835 and Branch is simply another term for stream, brook or creek.

To Bourbon experts it is the water that really separates Bourbon from other Whiskeys. (To me this also applies to Scotch)

"Water, Fire and Time... The three essential elements for the manufacture of Whiskey. However, the most important of these is undoubtedly is Water&q…

Christmas Gift Ideas

Normally I do at least one post like this each Holiday Season, however this year I thought I would be a different spin on the article.

Having watched the Christmas Classic, "Christmas Vacation" for the last 25 years and probably over a thousand viewings I starting looking for things in the show I may have missed. This year while watching I have noticed all the Christmas Gift ideas the show gives us. Here are just a few:

10. Lingerie

This one is probably the most obvious in the entire movie and always a favorite and since there are plenty of shopping days left and my wife don't wear underwear it can be a dilemma.

9. A new saucer for the kids

Since Clark set a new amateur-recreational- saucer-sled land-speed record, the old one has seen better days.

8. A few more Moose Mugs

Because with Eddie, dogs and squirrels around it is only a matter of time before you will need them.

7. A good supply of stogies for Uncle Lewis

Every time he turns around he is lighting one, just keep …

IV Cocktails

I was sitting in a local watering hole a short time back enjoying many a cocktail with some barfly when he says to me

"You are really putting them away, you should just have all your drinks intravenously."

Hum, not a bad idea on the surface. I know they have been doing something similar with vitamins and the like, however I never really gave it a thought in terms of alcohol. While it is a funny thought, some internet research shows otherwise.

However to me it is not the idea of how dangerous this would be it is the simple fact that I like to drink. I like the taste of alcohol and cocktails as well as the social aspect of drinking and being in bars and pubs.

My sole purpose of imbibing is not to become inebriated, but to enjoy myself. So while this makes an interesting joke, not much practical aspect of this method of consuming alcohol.

And with that I see my glass is empty.

The Professor