Friday, February 1, 2013

New Make Cough Syrup

I said earlier how much I enjoyed watching the Moonshiners show on Discovery. I shouldn't. And yet I love the damn show. The first season was a little bit better than the second but I still enjoyed it and if there is a third season, I'll be setting the DVR up to watch it.

Ever since having the flu just before Christmas, I have a cough I just can't shake. Last night after a brief coughing fit I reached for the bottle of cough syrup I had been nursing all week. It was gone.

What would Tickle do? I'll tell you what Tickle would do.

Tickle would never have bought the CVS knockoff of Robitussin. He would have had himself a few belts of shine (probably a mason's jar worth) and gone to sleep it off. So, I reached for my bottle of Albany Distiller's New Make Whiskey. Technically speaking, alcohol from a corn mash that was aged in a barrel for as long as it took to fill the barrel and then empty it sounds pretty similar to the shine I've been watching these guys make for the past few weeks. I did about half a shot. Watched a rerun of 30 Rock. Did another shot and went to bed.

This morning I woke up well rested and felt the best I have since early December. Not all better, but on the mend. Definitely having another shot (or two or three) tonight. Strictly for medicinal purposes, of course.


  1. Thanks. I've started doing OK, just can't shake the cough. I might need to go visit the distillery again.