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It’s a given
That a women’s public restroom is dirtier than a man’s! (Better fucking believe it!)

It’s Ok To Be Bitter
The botanical ingredients used in preparing bitters have historically consisted of aromatic herbs, bark, roots, or fruit for their flavor and medicinal purposes. Most bitters contain both water and alcohol, the main ingredients of which functions as a solvent for botanical extracts as well as a preservative. The alcoholic strength of bitters varies widely across different brands and styles. The roots of bitters trace all the way back to Egyptians, who usually jarred and buried the liquids under ground to preserve them. Soon spreading across the globe for centuries many different forms of bitters have been produced for many different reasons. Today’s mixologists use them mostly for flavoring but again traditionally used for healing. Digestives of foods, to cure of headaches and even hiccups. I personally use them just to settle my fat stomach after eating ten pounds of meat. A little club soda, few drops of bitters and you’ll be back in action! And just an FYI, Jägermeister in small doses is also considered to be a bitter with over 40 different ingredients. (Please Be Bitter Responsibly)

Three Chord
The bourbon industry in past 10 years have grown beyond belief. Most still having the influence of our beloved state of Kentucky. The love has spread across all of our states. Three Chord is one of our newest comers. They use the best aged White American Oak staves from the Ozarks in Missouri at the Independent Stave Company. They have selected a cooperage to assemble our barrels in Louisville, Kentucky that has 55 years of time-tested coopering techniques. All Three Chord Bourbons are aged in Number 4 Char (Alligator) barrels. Chord filters their water through reverse osmosis, one-micron filter that creates the cleanest, purest water possible. The longer whiskey ages, the more the wood takes over the flavor profile. Chords secondary, controlled, wood-charring process reintroduces compounds that create the maple syrup, caramel and vanilla character that consumers love. This secondary char is light, called a “toast”. 12-year-old whiskey in the blend helps create that smooth, refined finish. Bottled at 100% blended bourbon 300 gallons at a time, for a consistent flavor profile and quality taste.

MASH BILL
75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. We are considered amedium-high rye bourbon.

APPEARANCE
Clear, Dark Mahogany- Pretzel.

AROMA
Maple Syrup, Caramel and Vanilla.

TASTE
Sweet with hints of spice that gives way to a light citrus fruit and a mild charred oak.

FINISH
A refined and lingering, honeycomb finish, with just a mild hug!
www.threechordbourbon.com

A Warrior’s Head
When we think of ancient warriors we often think of their sword or shields and always take for granted the body armor and most importantly their helmet. Of all of historical armor the one that is most impressive for me is dating back to ancient Greece, “The Corinthian Helmet”. The name from ancient Greece was given to this helmet by the warriors who defeated the city Corinth. It started with just a facial (I’m sure like other things in life) piece and soon became a full helmet made of bronze. Worn in different ways simply for comfort during travel led to more distinctive designs by Italy. This design was in full function till the beginning of the 1st century AD due to the design covering the warriors full neck, front and back. For obvious reasons styles changed as battles went on. The world evolved as so did battle and all armor and not always for the best I might add. Let’s be honest, how can we forget the armor and the helmets worn in the movie “300”, this is Jersey! (Please Helmet Responsibly)

Sticks & Stones
With all these TV shows about surviving in the wilderness especially naked and definitely afraid (why else watch.. butt naked). There is always a scene where everyone is trying to start a fire while nobody steps up especially the camera man with a lighter in his pocket to help out. So you’ll see the strongest but yet not the brightest of the crew rub two rocks and a stick together, but how do they know what type of rocks to use. Since dawn of man fire has been created with only very few styles of stone. To start a fire without matches or lighter fluid, you’ll need a certain type of rock and steel. The type of rock most commonly used in fire starting is in the flint family (hence Flintstones) such as quartz, chert, obsidian, agate or jasper. Very few other stones have been known to work. The main criterion is that the rock has a high silica content to be harder than the steel. You can’t always tell how hard a rock is by feeling it. Testing the fire-starting capability of a few types of rocks is one way to learn which are the most effective. Some types of fire-starting stones can be found at rock and mineral shops and lapidary shops, so you might have to bring your own before you get naked and wonder off. When searching for rocks, good places to look include river beds and rocky slopes near hills
and mountains. Historians have found artifacts in a cave called Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Rio Quípar in Spain some 800,000 years ago. The first findings of these stones by geologists. The cave stones have coatings on them found no where else in the world. The scientists used microscopes and
chemical analyses to determine that the objects had been warmed to temperatures between 750° and 1,100° Fahrenheit. That’s consistent with their having been burned in a fire. Next time in Spain take the time and tour the cave of fire, but please be clothed and stay clear of camera men who won’t help unless your dead! (Please Rub Your Rocks Responsibly)

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