Archive for December 23rd, 2013

Here is a shot of North Conway Village in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley all done up for Christmas.  I know my little camera cannot capture the true charm of this setting, but it is lovely all year round, especially at Christmas…



A Rolex, of course. (It’s getting late – a gift certificate for my Rolex is fine.)


This recipe for Peppermint Swirl Meringues from Good Housekeeping.


Provide precious water to those who need it by donating to Drilling for Hope.

BBWWhile enjoying a lovely holiday dining experience (at the fabulous Scarlett Oak Tavern in Hingham, MA) with my dear friend Lynda recently, I came across Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey for the first time.

We were having lunch at the bar and I spotted a bottle of Bully Boy Whiskey. I asked the bartender if we could see the bottle, which he brought it over and we learned that Bully Boy is a small Boston-based distiller. I took a sniff of the whiskey and loved it. It was too early in the day for me to taste it, but I made a note to check it out later.

Well, while stocking up for the holiday at my local New Hampshire State Liquor Outlet, I spotted Bully Boy Whiskey on the shelf amongst the bourbon and snapped up a bottle. Well, I tried it and I am here to report…

…well done Bully Boy, well done indeed!

About Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey: “Bully Boy’s aged whiskey uses corn, rye, and malted barley as its primary ingredients, and is aged in new American Oak. The corn makes for subtle sweetness, and the high rye content creates a dry spiciness; the flavors are further refined through the barrel-aging process, which imparts both a prominent caramel note and a nutty finish. An excellent sipping whiskey. As with all our spirits, our whiskey is made in small, numbered batches, so you know you are getting a truly unique spirit.”

Learn more about Bully Boy Distillers of Boston – including where you can purchase their products – here.

The first bottle of Bully Boy I discovered as seen that fateful day at the Scarlett Oak Tavern: