Mar 2, 2011

Coffee Cup

It's no secret here that I love whiskey, right?  Bourbon, Scotch, Irish Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, Rye...I love it all.  Not a fan of Canadian Whisky, but I've never really dabbled.  That might be next.

And I've got a great collection of terrific whiskey glasses.  Sturdy, heavy-bottom whiskey glasses or curved, somewhat fluted snifter kind of whiskey glasses.  I always use those when we have company. They present well and they show of the wonderful color of the liquid.  And whiskey snobs seem to use those types of glasses exclusively.  So I do...when there are guests involved.

But when it's just me and Gia at home, or if I'm home by myself...I drink my whiskey out of a coffee cup.  And yes, sometimes I like to have a glass of whiskey when I'm home alone.  Don't fucking judge me, you, um, judgers.

I really don't know why I grab the coffee cup when it's whiskey time.  I just do.  It's not like the old movie trope of hiding your drinking.  I make a point of letting people know that I'm having whiskey when I'm having whiskey.  It's just that it feels...right, I guess.  The ceramic and the handle and everything.  The whiskey just seems to taste better in my coffee cup.  If I had some mini-Mason jars I might use those, because that seems right as well.  But I don't, so I use my coffee cup. 

Some things just can't be explained.  Some things shouldn't be.

13 comments:

SK Waller said...

I like that. But then, I drink my wine from a box.

LeSombre said...

Fan of Single Malt myself. I too have a plethora of fancy glasses, including spinners! I do however make a point of drinking from one of the fancy glasses I got. It is after all, the reason I got them!

BTW, Canadian whiskey is okay. The Glen Breton is pretty good. I think it's the first (and only?) Canadian Single Malt.

Slyde said...

The other thing that you cant seem to explain is your incessant raging foot fetish...

B.E. Earl said...

Steph - Right out of the box? ;)

LeSombre - I've seen the glassware you've posted on your site. Very impressive!

Slyde - now you are forcing me to tell the story about YOUR foot fetish.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I totally get it. I drink my box o' wine in a coffee cup sometimes.

Suzi Q said...

Canadian Whiskey is the greatest! My drink of choice! Tall "rye and coke" or maybe a ginger ale every now and again. A squeeze of lime is real nice in there too!

SK Waller said...

@Earl: It's been photographed...

sybil law said...

If drinkin' whiskey out of a coffee cup is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
That sounds so good right now...

B.E. Earl said...

ETW - you have a comrade in Steph.

Suzi Q - I know Canadian Whiskey is often synonymous with Rye, but there are differences. I do drink and love Rye and Coke or Rye and Ginger...or just Rye. :)

Steph - :)

Sybil - Let's wait until Adam's show tonight, shall we?

hello haha narf said...

i love bourbon out of a coffee mug! class? i have it!

seriously, i didn't know others did that also. i am so thankful for the internet. you should see the big cheesy smile on my face.

B.E. Earl said...

Becky - Well, if you've got class (and I would never doubt that), then so do I! :)

badgerdaddy said...

The reason the snobs use those glasses is for 'nosing'. A splash of water, then stick your trunk in to discern those subtle flavours and tones.

But you knew that already, didn't ya, coffee boy?? Huh? Huh?

B.E. Earl said...

badger - of course. And I do use those glasses when I'm having something really nice. But if it's just Jim Beam or Jameson...it goes in the coffee mug.