This dates back to July. This stuff was good, but I can't afford to drink like this anymore now that I'm back in school. What I wrote down in July was: "It doesn't seem to have much of a nose (my nose is kinda clogged though) but once it hits the mouth, it explodes. Lots of flavors I can't really make out, with a spicy finish that goes gradually oaky." I went to the store this weekend and saw this on the shelf, alongside some new (and even pricier) offerings from High West Distillery. Feels bad man.
Oh, this is from August. It's Akitabare "Koshiki Junzukuri" sake. I have only a vague remembrance of what this tasted like. Was it a "young" sake? Can't remember.
Bought CPM's first volume of Otogi Matsuri on close-out from RightStuf. Saying that they screwed up the tones is an understatement. I laughed and I cried.
Master Grade Zeta Gundam that I'm never going to finish.
Tried natto; it's not bad. Don't know what all the fuss is about.
Lately "local" and "artisanal" spirits have been in vogue. Death's Door Gin is one of them, I suppose, made from Wisconsin wheat. It's a rather sweet gin. Kind of buttery too, whatever that means. Originally I wanted to try these guys's whiskey, which is a "white" whiskey that's not aged on wood. Still haven't gotten my hands on a bottle; totally slipped my mind when I went to the store this weekend. Did notice that they've changed the bottle for the gin, though.
This arrived last week from bk1. So far I'm 3 for 3 for sea shipping. Let's see, I ordered on January 8th. Some stuff got backordered and it didn't ship until the 27th. Arrived March 15th which is about par for the course. Sea shipping isn't all that much cheaper than SAL, though, when you consider that it takes over twice as long.
Maybe I'll talk about the stuff in this pile some other time.