PU ERH IS RICH

 An earthy tasting fermented tea from the Yunnan province of China, named after the city of Pu Erh, this beverage has reported health benefits.

Pu erh can, according to reports, lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, while raising HDL cholesterol—the good kind.

I drink it, I like it, and I feel I benefit from it, although no medical claims are made, and I don’t even play a doctor on TV.

Try it.

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A Blurb on Bourbon

One of the finer bachelor things in life is a rock glass filled with bourbon and ice.  The liquid’s color, the aroma, the taste, and of course the wonderful psychological effect of drinking sufficient (or more than sufficient) quantities of this nectar of the corn gods is a consummation devoutly to be wished.

Maybe it would be better phrased, “a consuming devoutly to be wished,” because that’s what it’s for…drinking.

Now, as with all other things, pleasurable or otherwise, there is a law that controls bourbon.  Since you’re all dying to know what that might be, let’s take a gander at the Code of Federal Regulations at 27 CFR 5.22 (b)(1)(i) :

“Bourbon whisky is whisky produced not exceeding 160° proof from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn and stored at not more than 125° proof in charred new oak containers.”

It has to be made in the US but not necessarily Kentucky, (although most is, and certain types of bourbon must be made there). It cannot contain any additives.

So now that we’ve taken care of the fine print, here is one recommendation for bourbon that you just might like to sip on, BUFFALO TRACE

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillers

It tastes of caramel, vanilla, with a trace of mint in the aftertaste, smooth as silk; a bourbon to make a bachelor a mellow fellow.  Sounds like sixties’ print ad copy, but your humble servant at this blog means what he says.  I drink it, and you might want to try it.

Adults only of course, and use it responsibly.