Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

….has been a life dream of mine.

Although I don’t drink much beer these days. Maybe I could train Daisy to mix me a Woodford old fashioned instead.

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  1. #1 |  Kevin | 

    I trained my Border Collie / Samoyed mix to do this, I had to put the beer in a huggie, though, as she tended to drop a bottle on the hardwood floor.

    She was too smart, though, and when I left the towel tied to the fridge door and we went out, she ate an entire pumpkin pie and a bread. I was mostly annoyed that she ignored her lesson on how to *close* the fridge door and left it wide open.

  2. #2 |  tb | 

    I have a Belgian Malinois and while he’s stubborn, he’s very smart. I really enjoy the temperament and intelligence of that breed.

  3. #3 |  Steamed McQueen | 

    Seriously Radley? Pretty much every good ol-boy in Dixie has a hound dog that can do this or something close to it. Some of the dogs even go as far as taking the empties to the trash.

    I’m with you though… Show me a dog that can properly make a mojito and serve it up… now there’s a good dog!!

  4. #4 |  J sub D |

  5. #5 |  PeeDub | 

    Mmmmmmmmmm, Woodford old-fashioned.

  6. #6 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    I thought Radley’s dream was monkey butlers?

  7. #7 |  Evan | 

    I’ve always wanted to teach my dog to do that as well, but I don’t think it would be a good idea for him to know how to open the fridge

  8. #8 |  A.G. Pym | 

    Monkey butler/bartenders?

  9. #9 |  A.G. Pym | 

    Oh, and as for the old-fashioned, try Templeton’s Prohibition Rye – even better in a Sazerac!

  10. #10 |  ClubMedSux | 

    Not drinking much beer these days? I bid you GOOD DAY, SIR. ;-)

    Oh, and I’m guessing our dogs would have a tough time with the tap handles on my kegerator.

  11. #11 |  Dante | 

    Big Deal!

    As a previous poster mentioned, there are a lot of dogs out there that can do this. They are dogs! They live for this stuff!

    Teach a cat to do that, and then I’ll be impressed.

  12. #12 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Interesting story: cop kills black kid in LA with a taser. Basically tasered the kid 14 times while he was handcuffed to a chair, while he and others taunted the kid and called him a nigger.

    The story here is that the judge is sealing the videotape of the incident until after it’s been shown in court at the cop’s manslaughter trial. You read that right: he was charged with manslaughter. Wondering if LA has a felony-murder law, as that really sounds like felonious assault.

    Of course, the standard question: why is only one of the cops being charged?

  13. #13 |  eric | 

    You would adulterate woodford by using it in a mixed drink?

  14. #14 |  Kid Handsome | 

    @#7 – the key is having a separate beer fridge.*

    *Note, none of my dogs can do that. Strangely, though, I’m constantly getting up to let them out, give them food and water. Heck, they’ve trained me to give them treats just for coming back inside.

  15. #15 |  mlktoast | 

    >> You would adulterate Woodford by using it in a mixed drink?

    I’d like to second that.
    That’s like mixing 21-year Bowmore with Dr. Pepper.

  16. #16 |  John Venlet | 

    Radley, use some cheaper grade of bourbon, say a blend, rather than Woodford for your old fashioned. Woodford is too good a single barrel to be spoiled by additives. Woodford should be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of spring water. Preferably neat.

  17. #17 |  PeeDub | 

    I disagree. It’s not like we’re talking about a whiskey sour here. Old fashioned ingredients are designed to bring out the flavor of the bourbon. Be a purist if you like, but scoff not. It’s unseemly.

  18. #18 |  Audrey the Liberal | 

    Frankly, I’m just happy to see the Old Fashion making a comeback after far too many years of being the also-ran of cocktails.

  19. #19 |  PeeDub | 

    I was in London recently and went to a bourbon blues bar that had waaaaay more of a bourbon selection than I’ve ever seen before (of course, they’d never even heard of Crown Royal.) They made carefully crafted old-fashioneds (?) and used real absinthe in their sazeracs. Man. That was a bar. Turned me on to the Mantini ™.

  20. #20 |  mlktoast | 

    Gee, I wonder how people would be going on about the Old Fashioned were it not Don Draper’s drink of choice.

  21. #21 |  Radley Balko | 

    Gee, I wonder how people would be going on about the Old Fashioned were it not Don Draper’s drink of choice.

    Uh, I’ve been drinking bourbon since I’ve been drinking.

    And the resurrection of the Old Fashioned is more about the cocktail wave, though Mad Men probably didn’t hurt.

  22. #22 |  mlktoast | 

    Radley, for the life of me I can’t find anything in my comment regarding how long you have or have not been drinking bourbon. But thank you for the information.

    As for the “cocktail wave,” no thank you. That’s a bandwagon which I’ll let pass me by. I’ll stick to taking my whiskey neat and my lager cold.

  23. #23 |  Kid Handsome | 

    I love Old Fasioneds (is that a proper usage), and I have never seen Mad Men, and doubt I ever will – though I have heard it’s good. I’m just not very invested in “good” television. Give me the crap on UPN, CW and the rest of the also rans.