Bottle # 3 - Charter 101
On Wednesday nights, you can usually find me a my friend Justen's house, hunched over a few MIDI controllers and laptops, making terrible noises.
As has become the custom recently, I bring with me a bottle of whiskey to share during our noise-making, dragging Justen (un)willingly into my new hobby. He's bravely joined me in sampling whatever I pull out of my bag, most of the time probably hating every bit of it.
This weeks edition was Charter 101. What do you need to know about Charter 101? It's some light stuff. We tried it over ice, and though the initial sip was a bit too much, when the ice began to melt a bit, it really opened up, and we both found it to be much more enjoyable. On the nose, you get hints of vanilla and floral notes. The taste is sweet, with the vanilla hitting, and some wood, but that's about it. The finish is short.
With the water added, this thing became smooth and easy to drink, and it went down great over some noisy synths and drum machines. I wouldn't call this a spectacular bourbon, but it is what it is, easy to drink over ice, probably best suited for a time when you don't really want to contemplate your bourbon, but just have a good drink to pass the time, shooting the shit with some friends, or adjusting the cutoff and arpeggiator knobs in Massive.
Recommended listening: Neon Indian. For real.