Monday, June 18, 2012

Obligatory Social Media Post

Are you following The Hungry Lady on Instagram yet? (@LauraEliz1021). As you may have noticed, I've been a bit M.I.A. the past few weeks - I have finals coming up, work's been crazy, and I haven't had a chance to transfer pictures from my phone to the computer to post.  Which is why you should follow me on Instagram (and Twitter and Facebook and Untappd).  Then you'll get to see what deliciousness I'm eating before I have the chance to write about it.  And really, with as far behind as I am right now, you'll probably forget about it before I get to blog about it, making it like a brand new experience.

So to recap:
I'm on Instagram (@LauraEliz1021)Untappd (@LauraEliz1021)Twitter (@TheHungryLady), and Facebook (@TheHungryLady). Find me, add me, drop me a line, whatever.

Lots of food goodness coming soon from The Steamer in Alabama, J. Gumbo's in Columbia, Motor Supply Co. in Columbia, and a few home cooked meals. Stay tuned! And seriously, bug me (via one of the fabulous ways to contact me listed above) if I take too much longer to get some of these done.

Friday, June 1, 2012

American Spirit Whiskey now available in South Carolina

And I'm back.  I'm working on what may be a massive post detailing my vacation to the Gulf Coast (lots of good food and amazing music), so you'll get that shortly.  In the meantime, I have some drinking news to share with y'all.

Photo by Evan Leavitt
Right before I left for vacation, the fine folks at American Spirit Whiskey (ASW) emailed me to let me know that their product was finally going to be available in SC, and wanted to know if I'd pass the information on to y'all.  Being the helpful (and humble) blogger that I am, I said I'd be happy to let the masses know about their product.  Please note, that I haven't yet tried it...this post is solely so y'all are aware of what's out there.  If anyone has tried it and wants to send in a review, just let me know.

ASW is a white whiskey, which basically means that it is unfinished whiskey, probably more akin to the jar of corn liquor in your freezer than that aged bottle of Jameson you only bring out for special occasions (or maybe that's just my family...). Just do a Google search for "white whiskey" and you'll find all kinds of reviews and details. As you can imagine, most of those reviews will talk about how much of a bit most white whiskeys have.  ASW, at least according to the press release, uses an ultra filtration system to remove most of that bite.  That process is what puts ASW in a position to bridge the gap between dark whiskeys and bourbons and clear liquors like gin and vodka, earning it the moniker "Most Versatile Whiskey in the World."  By all accounts, ASW seems to make an excellent mixer - they even feature a recipes section on their website for whiskey cocktails.  Very Don Draper.  Some of the recipes actually sound pretty fantastic, so there might be a bottle of ASW in my future.

Looks pretty refreshing to me....
At any rate, though ASW is based in Atlanta, the actual whiskey is refined and bottled in Charleston.  The product has just become available in Columbia (look for it at Green's) or other SC locations.  Be sure to check ASW out on Facebook and Twitter.   

You can read the full release after the jump.