Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It's finally summer here in San Francisco, damn it hit 80 this weekend! Luckily I was headed to the East Bay for a nice breezy afternoon of Vodka tasting over at the Hanger One plant. Ed and I showed up for a tasting and found a that the San Jose Thunderbird club was there for the afternoon as well (see above photo). I've never been a huge fan of the original T-Bird but the 55 and 56 (no tail fins) don't hurt the eye. But give me a 1961 or 62 any day. Or maybe a hulking 67 to 69 with the suicide doors...
Anyway, Ed had suggested a we join his social group for a tour of Hanger One and i had no idea how small of an operation it is. 11 full timers work there! The place is set up on the old Navy Base on Alameda Island and takes up a fraction of the hanger 1 that they occupy.
They are a small batch distiller and use some tasty organics to infuse the vodka. I had never heard of a Buddha Hand Lemon before, kind of looks like a freaky alien embryo floating in the science jar. And the Lime was tasty as well. Then a nice catered lunch with the view of the Bay and the cars. A nice way to spend a sunny day in the bay.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Poking around some old slides and found this one. An old friend of my Dad's from the Air Force, Marvin Lam, and his wife. Not sure who I'm mackin' wit. Once a player, always a player I suppose.