lou lesko    journal

June 30, 2017

I love whiskey. All types; bourbons, ryes, and scotches. Last night, Paris, one of the all time best bartenders in the world, introduced me to Rowan’s Creek, a bourbon I had never heard of before. It’s overproof, so it needed a splash of water, but it was remarkable.

Rowan’s Creek comes from the Willet distillery in Kentucky. They’re still family owned.

And then…

Tiki drinks are incredible and to be respected.

Paris’ sage declaration above led to her espousal of two bars in San Francisco that I “Simply must make your way to…” Smuggler’s Cove and White Chapel, a tiki and a gin bar. I’m usually not one for Disneyland-esque drinking, but these look well worth the trek across the Golden gate Bridge.

Speaking of Disneyland, went there for my college graduation to the hidden Club 33. I wonder of that still exists? At the time it was the only place in Disneyland to get a drink.

Favorite bourbons. Famed artist Monica Zeringue introduced me to Buffalo Trace bourbon when we were drinking together at the Herbsaint in New Orleans in 2003. It’s been my favorite ever since.

That said, if you ever find yourself at Harris’ in San Francisco, try the Eagle Rare Manhattan.