July 1, 2004

Jimbo Recommends….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:58 pm

thors2-hammer.jpgThor’s Hammer Vodka. Excellent directly from the freezer in a shooter-type shot glass. It only takes a couple to get you perpendicular to the center of the earth.


  1. If you send a little my way, I’ll try it out and let you know what I think.

    Comment by Da Goddess — July 1, 2004 @ 9:10 pm

  2. Sounds lovely, but I think I’ll stick with my bottle of The Dalmore.


    Comment by Russ — July 1, 2004 @ 9:43 pm

  3. Russ,

    I believe that I could happily choke a bit of that down without a problem.


    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 1, 2004 @ 10:01 pm

  4. Hmm. The name of that stuff reminds me of one of my favorite movies, “Galaxy Quest” (it helps if you’re a Trekkie) and Alan Rickman’s deadpan-delivered line therein: “By Grapthar’s Hammer, what a savings.”

    [Please file this comment under “had to be there, what planet IS she from?” — with all the rest of mine. ]

    Comment by topdawg — July 2, 2004 @ 6:50 am

  5. I have heard many good things about Thor’s Hammer, but I confess I am currently on a Rain Vodka kick right now. Man, that stuff is so smooth and tasty, it’s like drinking a most pleasing (and inebriating) shot of spring water. Remy Martin is the only other brand of liquor that I can compare it to in terms of smoothness.

    Comment by Auskunft — July 2, 2004 @ 10:09 am

  6. “Perpendicular to the center of the earth” is my new favorite phrase. Can I use it even if I’m partial to Bombay Sapphire Gin?

    Comment by Lynne — July 2, 2004 @ 10:35 am

  7. Aus,

    I cannot believe it. I actually fixed your link. I frantically tried to see what was wrong, because your description of Rain Vodka dictates that it is a “must try.” (You forgot to put in the http:// thing).

    I will be making a trip to my favorite liquor store today (stocking up for the Fourth), and I will check it out.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 2, 2004 @ 12:40 pm

  8. Lynne,

    Please feel free to use the most useful phrase. And, as for Bombay Sapphire Gin, you have most excellent taste. When one drinks a REAL martini, one ONLY uses Bombay Sapphire Gin (up, with olives, of course).


    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 2, 2004 @ 12:42 pm

  9. Jim,

    Oops. Sorry about that. Here in the People’s Socialist Republic of Pennsylvania, Rain Vodka tends to be pricey; I submit that in any of the other states where the market can play at least a small role in determining the prices of liquor it might be a bit lower.

    With all of the new vodkas popping up all the time nowadays, it is hard for a discerning gin fan such as myself to keep on top of all the trends; I can personally attest, however, to Rain’s superior taste and fluidity. And here I thought that those years of Smirnoff had ruined me!

    Comment by Auskunft — July 2, 2004 @ 1:41 pm

  10. Sorry to double post here, but as a physicist and mathematician I must take issue with the notion of being “perpendicular to the center of the earth.” We take the center of the earth to be a point, or (in other words) the zero-vector, denoted as [0,0,0]. For any vector to be perpendicular to any other vector, it is sufficient to show that their dot product is zero. Well, the dot product of any vector and [0,0,0] is identically zero. (This is easily shown, since [x,y,z]*[0,0,0] = 0x+0y+0z = 0.)

    In other words, regardless of your body’s orientation, it is always perpendicular to the earth’s center. Perhaps a clearer phrase could be “tangential to the surface of the earth” or maybe “parallel to the derivative of the earth’s surface” or something along those lines. It is precisely because of that end result that I gave up drinking Jägermeister. At least at work.

    Comment by Auskunft — July 2, 2004 @ 1:53 pm

  11. Aus,

    Math was never my strong suit and physics was not even in the cards. I think I’ll just stay perpendicular and blissfully ignorant. 🙂

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 2, 2004 @ 3:37 pm

  12. Aus,

    La La La . . . I can’t hear you . . .I’m with Jim. Perpendicular, ignorant, yet full of bliss. Nanny nanny foo foo. Scientifically speaking, of course.

    Comment by Lynne — July 2, 2004 @ 3:41 pm

  13. please send me an catalog !!!!



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    Comment by lobo — April 11, 2005 @ 1:59 am

  14. I ve met mika pirttimaki, the onwer and founder of thors hammer vodcka in Rio de janeiro last century, I would like to get in touch with him if he’s still around…
    I have already posted my e-mail and I will repeat it again- alexis@terenet.com.br
    thanks for the eventual help
    thors hammer is definitly, a very special tasty and efective vodcka, believe it or not I still have a couple bottles, from the half a dozen that Mika sent to me, and they are still pretty drinkable. I kept them full time on the freezer. I would like to try one actually produced.

    Comment by alexis de bagé — February 7, 2013 @ 9:02 am

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