Monday, April 20, 2009

Avast, Hearty Fools!

Whiskey break turned starkly banal, for which some goof poured amber rum into a scotch bottle and we all sat around looking at it, thinking, hmmm, this was rather unimpressive Scotch. 

Indeed. No one would say anything because the phony "scotch" was in the bottle of a very fine Scotch and no one wanted to express their dismay at what was surely an inconsequential selection. Anyway, we drank it all without complaint until the joke was revealed.

Yes, we are Scotch gourmands.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Talisker in Istanbul

Today's Whiskey Break celebrated the Talisker 10 year malt.  Golden and delicious! The chap on the right edge of the screen is Scottish, and clearly thrilled with this week's robust selection.  In fact, he's actually been to the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye.

As Robert Louis Stevenson once opined, ""The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay or Glenlivet".