I got out my scribe (2nd from the bottom) and "etched" a TEENY little roman numeral at the base. Then I made a cheat sheet as follows:
I - A Single Malt Scotch (SMS) II - A Calvados III - A Bourbon IV - Another SMS V - A "Single Mark Rum" VI - An Armagnac VII - A Sherry brandy VIII - A Cognac IX - Amaretto X - Another Bourbon XI - A dark rum XII - TBA XIII - TBA
While I was at it, I decided to finally make limoncello with the lemon peels which I have had steeping in vodka since forever.
Basically here is the recipe:
10 whole lemon peels (the yellow part only!) 1 (750-ml) bottle vodka 1/2 cup water 3 cups lemon juice (strained!) 2 1/4 cups superfine (or 2 1/2 regular sugar, but you'll have more of a job dissolving it) sugar
1- Put the peels in a large mason-type jar and steep the lemon peels in the vodka for at least four days (room temperature). Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves, say, 15 minutes. Cool completely. (It's okay if the sugar is not 100% dissolved.)
2- Pour the lemon juice into sugar syrup (If it's not cooled completely, it will give the limoncello a "cooked" taste which is no bloody good at all.) and stir to dissolve completely (I cheat and use a blender) Strain out peels from vodka and mix with sweetened juice. Pour into nice self-stoppered bottles (I use the 750ml Lorina "sparkling lemonade" ones). Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month.