Ive heard of Gin and tonics - had a couple on a hot summer day in a bar....yes a bar (you were expecting outside on a sunny day?) Ive heard of Gin martinis - the original martini......Ive heard of Gin Gibsons - just pop a pickeled onion in that martini - BAM.....Gin Fizz, Gin gimlet, Pink Lady, Gin Manhatten, Gin Collins and even Snoop dogg is sipping on gin and juice...........Ive even heard of the worst (And seen it in person) _ Gin and coke (not kidding)
Through all of that - I came home tonight to a package in the mail - the result of the test I took 2 weeks ago - CSS (Certified Specialist of Spirits) - I passed! and honestly I didnt give it my usual attention so I was pretty surprised. And Im happy......you want to know about the botanicals in gin, I can tell you - or the difference between single malt and single barrel - or maybe your interested in the aging and process of making tequila (i know even the thought of tequila still gets me in trouble - too many gimlets for me - yes i said tequila gimlets - ouch!) So what does this mean? Well more letters behind my name for starters - (whoop de doo) I guess it means that I know a lot about alcohol - beer liquor and wine. their regions and aging requirments and etc etc. It also means that I tried. I took the time and did it and succeeded. Thats what all of this means. We all go through life living differently. I have a bad habit of wanting to do it all and right now. Whats Next? - maybe I will learn a new habit.. Suggestions?