It’s that time of year again when warm boozey concoctions featuring bourbon return! For several reasons, mainly just because I think seeing a girl drinking whiskey at a bar is badass, around this time last year I discovered my newfound glory of whiskey tasting. At the time, a friend of mine was also super interested in learning more about whiskey, so we took it upon ourselves to learn through “experience”, which if you can imagine went REAL well… We started off by buying a different 5th every week beginning with the big name, mid-shelf whiskeys. I really wish I would have made a list of what I liked and what I really didn’t, but after the end of our binge season I found myself really enjoying Knob Creek, Makers Mark, and Woodfood Reserve. I’m excited to start this years’ sampling (slowly!!) and hopefully will further expand my badass’ery and whiskey palate.
For the sake of mustard exploration, I figured because I’ve made several mustards containing beer and cider, that I should up the ante and use the hard stuff: bourbon. Last Thursday at the Portland Food Swap, I traded some jam for a container of Maine produced clover honey. This honey tastes unlike any store bought honey that I’ve ever tried… sooooo good. 🙂
With the hopes of encouraging reader engagement and because I really like to share my goodies with others (especially this time of year), I’ve decided to start doing bi-monthly giveaways. I’m not a big enough dill (see what I did there?) to have sponsors and thus giveaway non canned items just yet, so I figured I would start small and share a jar of this honey bourbon mustard with one lucky reader. For everyone else, I’ll be swapping a few jars of this mustard at the Seacoast Food Swap this Sunday the 16th. If the winner happens to be a Portsmouth resident, I will personally deliver your canned goods via bicycle or whatever mode of transportation is appropriate for the season… skis… snowshoes… sled carried by tiny snow raccoons? Anyways, here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post naming your favorite recipe that uses honey, bourbon, and/or mustard. Glazes, drinks, etc.? Or a recipe that you plan to try this fall.
- Comments will close a week from today (November 19th) at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen at random (using a random # generator) and will be posted on the blog by Thursday, November 20, 2014. I’ll contact the winner via email for delivery/shipping info.
- Giveaway is open to mainland USA residents.
- Only one comment per person. Entries must be left in the form of a comment on the blog.