Monday, October 22, 2012

Grant's -- 191 lbs (-38) [2X]

According to proof66.com anyway, Grant's Family Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky ranks in the top 10%. That is a bit surprising, not because it is inexpensive (Grant's was the next step up from Lauder's at Safeway), but because the taste walks a fine line between smooth and weak. Grant's website claims that an equal part water releases the flavor, but adding water just made it taste like Lauder's to me. I would say, in my unprofessional opinion, that it is to scotch what Evan Williams is to bourbon, but relatively more expensive. In other words, I would drink it like water (without the water) if it was cheaper.

I will duly note, however, that the shape of the bottle is pretty darn cool. It reminds me of the Flatiron Building in New York City, so it deserves points for presentation.


What I consumed yesterday:
● Coffee w/ 3 tbsp absinthe & 2 tsp fiber (seemed like a clever idea, but this was not good)
● Trader Joes No Iron Multivitamin
● .96 cup Grant's Scotch
● 1 cup shredded home-grown carrots
● .32 cup Teachers Highland (I've got some kind words for this!)
● 6 Rold Gold tiny twist pretzels & 6 pretzel M&M's
● .25 cup Grant's Scotch w/ equal part water (meh)
● .75 cup Wine Cube pinot noir
● McDonald's grilled chicken CBO sandwich
● 25 McDonald's french fries
● 2 Taco Time mexi-fries
● 6 pieces chicken from Taco Time fit-hit bowl
● .25 cup Absinthe Ordinaire (it's a fine way to end the day)