Pittsburgh Whiskey Snob

OK, I’ll admit it I am a Whiskey snob. Growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1960’s I knew nothing. It was a shot an a beer or boilermaker. I didn’t care what kind of beer or whiskey. As I matured and traveled I began to appreciate Kentucky Bourbon. Traveling the world I was educated in Single Malt Scotch and Irish Whiskey. In Japan I discovered Suntory.

Moving back to Pittsburgh I discovered my city had progressed from a shot and a beer. You still may order that but now it would be “Oh I’ll have a Goose Island IPA and a shot of Knob Creek Rye.”

The Butcher and The Rye has a wall of Whiskey with over 700 brands. The even have their own special batch of Knob Creek. We even have our own distillery with another one to open this year.

Recently I visited Las Vegas and went into a place called The Whiskey Bar. The service was fine and the food was good but the selection, meh. I was not impressed, kind of average by Pittsburgh standards. You be the judge.

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Whiskey Bar Las Vegas

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Wet Bottom Dinning

I said yesterday, the Endless Pool was a wonderful resort perk. I also love the swim up bar. It’s great to sit at the bar and suck down a Pina Colada or stroll through the pool drink in hand. However in my opinion the greatness of this idea to me is ruined by people sitting in their bathing suits munching on Tacos or Burgers. I can’t fathom it. I mean the pool is great but for gosh sakes take a couple of minutes, get out of the sun and have a great lunch and keep your french fries outta my pool!

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Wet Bottom Dinning

Wet Bottom Dinning

Time for a Beer?

People will argue about anything. One of the most frequent arguments you hear in taverns and bars is which beer is the best. This argument is specious at its core. It is like saying which food is best. In summer one may choose a lighter beer and on Saint Patrick’s Day, anything but Harp or Guinness is just not proper in my opinion. However, it is also in my opinion that the best beer in the world comes from Belgium. With over 2000 beer brands you have a world of choice in Belgium. No matter if you like Duvel, Trappist or Stella the best brews are made in Belgium. Leffe is one of my favorites. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

The Words Best Beer

The Words Best Beer