Rules for 2018 March

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  1. Listen to old people.
  2. Dear, kale fuck you!
  3. Dear vegans, my ancestors killed yours for fun and danced in the caves.
  4. Learn your fucking history morons. Pick up a book.
  5. Never yell Bomb on a plane. That’s just good life advice.
  6. Yoga pants are for yoga. If men are not allowed to be comfortable wearing boxers in public, then, why should you? OH, wait they look good. Never mind carry on. Nevertheless, seriously stop dressing for the gym at the grocery store.
  7. Men, Yoga pants are for women! No exceptions
  8. Take pride in your education and never let anyone make you feel bad for knowing the answer
  9. Stop dressing like… (Men Only)
  • A pirate
  • A steamboat captain
  • A homeless person
  • You live in your mom’s basement
  • You spend all day playing video games

  1. Men, buy her some flowers, candy or jewelry because you want to and she deserves it. Fuck Valentine’s Day just do it!
  2. Go somewhere fun for a weakened this month.
  3. Drink some fucking Merlot- Here is a list.
  4. Challenge yourself daily
  5. Trivia can keep your mind sharp.
  6. Lay in bed, pour some Whiskey and watch porn with someone special! I recommend Basil Hayden during a nice gangbang scene!
  7. Play some music daily- Take ten minutes to chill to your 3 favorite songs
  8. Or find 3 new songs a week and expand your horizons.
  9. Have a threesome; take your time and enjoy
  10. Say yes to 5 things you normally would say no to.
  11. Have one junk email address and one main one- DELETE all others. Save yourself.
  12. Drink more water; Order water every time you order a drink.
  13. Try to get a little kinky at least once a week!
  14. Drink more Cognac
  15. Go wine tasting in Temecula
  16. Use your tongue for more than just speaking
  17. In keeping with the previous rule- Learn when to shut up
  18. Get back to people with an answer even if it is no. The idea that you can ignore someone until they go away is for assholes.
  19. Love deeply and fuck like you mean it
  20. Do not surrender, or fear defeat learn from it!
  21. Call people back, stop texting someone who calls you
  22. Do not waste time in conversations you do not enjoy.


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Rules for 2018 February

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  1. Find the one who makes your life better
  2. You know you hate your job so leave!
  3. Check your credit score and report and fight back before we lose that right too!
  4. Make a new resume and be bold and yourself.
  5. Clean out the cobwebs…
  6. Join a meet up or group
  7. Read some goddamn books!
  8. Read the newspaper!
  9. Catch up on the news daily! The real news, not the Kardashian reality tv bullshit.
  10. Do you know who your Mayor is? Find out last shit!
  11. Stop shopping at Walmart!
  12. Go back to school
  13. Don’t just plan an adventure: Go
  14. Watch your damn kids.
  15. Become a hedonist and live life for the sheer pleasure.
  16. Drink more absinthe
  17. Stop ordering stupid drinks to impress people, drink what you like.
  18. Skinny jeans are STILL for Women only.
  19. Make 2018 your bitch!
  20. Eat more fruit.
  21. Stop with the fucking diets, eat smarter and better.
  22. Take this and all list or ideas with a grain of salt.
  23. Truth is not a choice, facts are not up for discussion.
  24. Thank people for what they do.
  25. Smile more, resting bitch face is not a thing.
  26. Have lots of sex!
  27. Apply for a job you have no business getting.
  28. Tipping is not god’s gift you cheap fuck.


Books to read

  • Wings Unseen by Becca Gomez Farrell with a Spirit Works gin and tonic!


Podcasts to listen to

  • Crime Writers On

Rules for 2018!

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Rules for 2018 January

  1. Learn to drive moron!
  2. Listen to a new podcast every month.
  3. The horn is your friend
  4. Drink more Water
  5. Eat more cheese!
  6. Drink more whiskey
  7. Fry some zucchini
  8. Tweet Donald Trump
  9. Spend less time online and more time outside you fucking vampires (but still visit my website and podcast)
  10. Try Malort, and good luck!
  11. Stop using coconut oil unless you are cooking.
  12. Cancel cable and screw the man.
  13. Call your Congress person and tell them they have sold our nation and next time to at least sell to the highest bidder.
  14. The left lane is for FAST cars.
  15. Fuck you if you drive a Subaru Or Prius!
  16. Cut your fucking hair guys! I can’t believe I still must say this.
  17. Only ask for one Christmas present this year.
  18. If you Are willing to wait to hours to buy a phone but not to vote please leave my country.
  19. Learn to park asshole!
  20. Hit the road and see the world!
  21. Go see America before it is used by our corporate overlords.
  22. Go vote! Early and often
  23. Get off your ass and do something.
  24. Flip a coin, you know what I mean!
  25. Pay your bills on time, and screw the man by not paying fees.
  26. Clean your closet!
  27. Stop procrastinating and go do it!
  28. Play with your kids and put down your phone, ass!
  29. Say what’s on your mind!
  30. The merge is your responsibility not traffics’.
  31. Be less sensitive to what people say, grow a thicker skin.




Books to read

      • Studs Terkel- Hard Times

Podcasts to listen to –

    • My Favorite Murder
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Make 2018 your Bitch!

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In 2018, we have some choices to make about politics, country, hope and our daily lives. Make sure that no matter you are, what you think or what you believe that you participate and let truth and facts guide you. Since so many people are dumb, I have written a list of some rules that we should all live by to make and keep ourselves happy. If you do not agree, I do not care. We all have way too high an opinion of ourselves and I have been silent for far too long. 2018 is going to be my bitch so I you want to live as a hedonist, enjoy life, drink, fuck and be a better person all in one day join me!

Check out the new Whiskey reviews on YouTube


And a always, the podcast will have some cool interviews for consumption.

Each month I recommend, wines, whiskey, beer, spirits, books and podcasts for you to try, enjoy and learn from.


Justin K.


Categories: Hedonist Lifestyle

Angel’s Share


The craft distilling world has lost a giant this week.  Jim Harrelson passed away Sunday after suffering a heart attack nearly a week ago. Jim was the Head distiller and “Lead Janitor” as he liked to call himself at Do Good Distilling in Modesto California. Do Good is a collaboration by friends and colleagues who banded together after the death of Paul Katuszonek, Jim’s brother in-law, an Oakdale police officer killed in a car crash on his way to work.



The announcement of Jim’s passing was posted to Facebook in the early morning hours of Monday by his wife Liz. “Despite earlier improvements, my sweet, strong, husband, Jim, passed away yesterday after his heart attack on Monday. He was the very best that person I’ve ever met. We welcome continued prayers and positive energy as we all work to navigate the world without his laughter, guidance, and support.”


The community went to work as soon as they heard with thoughts and prayers for Jim’s speedy recovery and social media lead the charge with #prayingforJim wanting Jim to wake up. The massive heart attack as it has been described sent him into coma that family and friends hoped he would awake from. Sadly, #hopingforamiracle was unanswered along with why this would happen to such a good man. On August 4th, it looked like he would wake up and that hope was strong with the family until the end.


On Jim’s Facebook page, he claims that “I do things that sometimes can be confused with work” and that seems to be how people will remember him, with an unwavering sense of humor.

He was a visionary and understood the needs of the industry. According to the Do Good website Jim consumed knowledge of distilling and brewing and even attended classes when he could. His love for knowledge and fervor for the craft industry lead him to become president of the California Artisanal Distiller’s Guild. The page also tell us that he was an avid runner, loved gardening and going to concerts.


I last saw Jim a year ago, while collecting bottles for an event at a conference I was putting together. We spoke about the state of the craft industry, the changing landscape of spirits in America and he had plenty of advice. He was always willing to share information and from what I gleamed he was the type to make friends everywhere.

Jim was a respected member of the community in California and was a former Deputy Sherriff of Stanislaus county. He is survived by his wife and three daughters who filled his life with laughter and love. Their loss will be felt by the community, family and an entire industry.


I will be raising a glass of Night Hawk in his honor this evening and hope many will do the same.


Jim, your lust for life and whiskey will be remembered.


May peace find you.

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Rules for 2017! Part 1

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For many of us 2016 sucked. It certainly did for Hollywood and the Music world. Fuck 2016.. It’s a new year new rules, new beginnings and let’s have some goddamn fun!

Here are some general rules for 2017.

Rules for 2017…

  1. stop being your own worst enemy
  2. become hedonist like me, you will have better skin
  3. Boycott junk food 6 days a week go nuts have fun on the last one
  4. You know that thing he wants you to do. DO IT….
  5. Smoke cigars.
  6. Move away from Ohio!
  7. Wear that dress! Trust me!
  8. Guys get a fucking haircut
  9. Skinny jeans are for women…
  10. Visit Brattleboro
  11. Give Oral more and give it better!
  12. Drink Armagnac
  13. Stop ordering obscure shit to stump the bartender.
  14. Read a book or several
  15. Do NOT take this too seriously
  16. Gents… and I use that term loosely these next few are for you
  • Open the goddamn door for her or him.
  • Man buns are acceptable if you are
  • From the islands like Hawaii,
  • American Samoa
  • NZ
  1. Never ask if you can kiss her just do it…if she slaps you or maces you then you misread the situation. (DO not Be TRUMP)
  2. Look people in the eye..
  3. ohh and stop playing video games.
  4. befriend 2 or more lawyers
  5. give your friends more on yourself
  6. Take your head out of your ass!
  7. Put down your fucking phone.. (not now, keep reading) but afterwards
  8. Drive as if you are not a fucking blind moron.
  9. Drink responsibly
  10. Send a thank gift when someone gives you a ride home.
  11. You will all arrive at the same time. Do not jump the line to get on a plan early. All in the same boat.
  12. Register to vote. As long as you are 18 by the next Election Day you can register whenever.
  13. Listen to someone over 70 for an hour a month. Knowledge runs deep.
  14. Inexpensive whiskey is ok..

Do those things this month and for the rest of 2017. Each month there will be a new rule for each day. Do not fret there will be plenty of reviews and tasting notes even in the rules…


Love Justin


Make 2017 your Bitch!

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Mercer Estate Part 2

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“The terroir of the Horse Heaven Hills creates wines that are balanced and elegant with graceful power and structure.  These are the reasons that winemakers all over Washington state seek out fruit from the Horse Heavens, and why I count myself as one of the lucky few who get to work with it exclusively.” – Jessica Munnell

Mercer Estates Part 1

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“The terroir of the Horse Heaven Hills creates wines that are balanced and elegant with graceful power and structure.  These are the reasons that winemakers all over Washington state seek out fruit from the Horse Heavens, and why I count myself as one of the lucky few who get to work with it exclusively.” – Jessica Munnell



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Below are some beers tasted take a look. The notes are basic. Because pretension is for the non-creative!!!

Revolution Rye stout repomax
Soft smoke, sleek chocolate are a smooth, fleeting finish of angel fade milk chocolate on the nos

Blue Moon Agave Wheat
crisp, unappealing, sour, lacking flavor, character, and feel

Boulevard Wheat Unfiltered
Great unfiltered color, cloudy yet appealing wheat gracious nose.  Soft sushi beer, no hop, very light

Brooklyn Summer Ale
Pine resin, coriander, soft, refreshing, crisp, clean, with short finish

Dogfish Head, Festina Peche
peach, stone, almost brett on the palate

Two Brothers Long Haul
Saison, great amber color, good

Brewery Vivant Triomphe
Belgian style India Pale Ale.  Very clean, nice, soft hop and pine resin, good stout [?]

Brewery Vivant Farmhouse
French style, soft brown flavor, very smooth and easy drinking, crisp

Arcadia Olde Ale Big Dick’s
Very nice, malty and soft chocolate, milk chocolate, very good, good malt color

Finches Cut Throat
Soft hop are easy pine and soft finish

Greenflash West Coast IPA
surprisingly smooth very little hop. Great nose

Rampant Imperial IPA New Belgium 
Great balance, good finish, awesome with food.

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
Awesome malt and chocolate color.  Milk chocolate, stouty good malt

Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild Series – Chipotle Pepper Porter
Very malty soft smoke, easy, toffee

Pearl Necklace Flying Dog Oyster Stout
Flawless on the mid palette, Juicy and smoky

Dogfish – Jiahu
Interesting nose, awful palette.  Brewed with dates and figs, very complex

Dogfish – Indian Brown Ale
Salty, sweet caramel, bitter hop aftertaste on the palette.

Dogfish – Chicory Stout
Sweet malt milk chocolate, bark on the nose, very nice smooth finish.  Lacks something on the palette


Stillwater Stateside Saison
Nice hops, easy drinking.  Good drinking, good pine resin and nice finish

Big Muddy Monster 
Very creamy, notes of citrus peel, Papaya, very nice, stone fruit finish.  Pair with soft cheeses, Blue cheese polenta

Evil Twin DEVFFC Al. 9.8
Denmark ale, roasty, good hops, easy fruit, nice pine finish.

Six Point Brown Stone
Hop, mint on the nose, soft brown sugar on the palette, fleeting finish or nothing.

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Wines Tasted # 2

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Here are some quick wine notes…. I drink a lot of wine. No scores just my thoughts! 

Smokescreen Chardonnay 2011
great mineral, crushed hillside, surlie, light malolactic, some untoasted French oak, very soft oak

Smokescreen Pinot Noir 2011
Anderson valley sweet cherry, very nice plum on the finish.  Light ruby color, nice body, and good fruit.

Plum, date, fig, lisove[?], no rim variation, baked plum, very young

Forefathers Sav. Blanc
Herbs and earth, nor tropical

El Pasaro Rojo
Coffee grounds, char old[?], Dried violets, good tannins, very soft plum

Lan Rioja  Reserva 2005
Bright and supple, tart cherry, blueberry, acid, spice on berry

LeCole  Chardonnay 2012
Very nice, good fruit, acid, minerals, apple, apricot

Taft Street PN. RR
Robust good structure, picot fruit

Left Foot Charlie – Riesling
Very interesting, good soil, decors[?] Structure

Robert Reynolds Chard 2012
Lodi Rocy’s Block
Not so much on the nose, but some

Ant Moore N2
Pinot Gris Malbac
Good silt, some stone fruit, tropical notes, baked tropical fruit custard

Schwibinger Riesling 2011
Bone dry minerals on the nose
Grass, some herb on the nose
Honey dipped stone fruit, some earthiness

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Wines tasted # 1

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Here are some quick wine notes…. I drink a lot of wine. No scores just my thoughts! 

Quintan Petite Pierre 2009
Fleeting finish, not bad

Histoire Chapter 4 Cabernet
Aleyaber[?]  Sonoma County 2011
Young, lacking structure

Vending Machine Chard
Loula’s Revenge

Double Shotgun Cab Franc
Petit verdot.  Great do

Kuentz Bas Pinot Gris 2009
Tons of stonefruit on the finish, very clean, cotton candy

Artesa Meritage 2009
Soft tannins, soft chocolate, good stuff

Anaroo[?] Shiraz 2008
Silk wool and smoke and very fleeting finish and leads to soft plum

Giornata 2008 Barbera
Dates, figs, not much to the mid palette, no finish

Redcar Sonoma Coast Chard 2010
Nice malo, slight oak, red, stonefruit

Domaine de Pond Pinot Noir
Very nice, forward on nose[?].  Dry finish, excellent fruit, [?]

Slang Pinot 2012 Argo
herbaceous acid on  [?]
soft  fruit on the palette

Cypher Paso Robles, the Peasant
Nice body, good fruit, soft cherry, currant[?], blue-berry

Kenefick Ranch 2008 Napa
Chris Cuver – wow, what a gorgeous blend, tannins

Sierra Batyco – Reserva
Pinot Noir 2011, earth, berry forward, light fruit, good finish, soft tannins

Jane Ventura 2010 Vintage Cava
Riserva musica $10, biscuit, clay, flint

Madeby G. Sparkling Gamay
Very sweet, soft berry, nutmeg, baking spice

Genslabi[?] Cab Clarksburg 2010
Earthy, funky, dried leaves
great body, good tannins

White Oak 2007 Napa
86% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, Cab Franc 3%
Supertannic, soft fruit, very closed down

Montanori 2003
Amarone – Very Nice,  violets

Purple Malbec Cohors 2011
Full body, notes of baked mushroom, earth, dirty bark door

Categories: Tasting Notes, Wine