Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, it’s been a strange week for New Yorkers, and, we admit, one not lacking in alcohol consumption. From staying inside trying out new craft beers to drinking booze in the dark as we waited for the power to return, it’s fair to say that this is one habit that hasn’t been affected by weather, power outages and a transit system in chaos.
Believe it or not though, you can actually taste things better in the dark. Partially stripped of one sense, we decided to make the most of our tippling and approach the tastes and flavors of our booze from a more studied angle. Of course, lest we forget the swig of Ommegang or the sip of Inchgower, we’ve taken to writing things down. Tasting notes, in other words, albeit scrawled ones.
Drinking for the sake of “research” too? Check out three of our favorite note-taking companions to have by your side.