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December 21, 2008

Quote of the Day

...I want a single malt with a name I can’t pronounce and a creamy, austere label that tells a complicated story about ancient sherry casks and peat and heather and weird little islands full of taciturn Presbyterians.

Indeed, heartfelt words and a righteous tenet worth holding fast.

Posted by tree hugging sister at December 21, 2008 01:21 PM


full of taciturn Presbyterians

Is there any other kind?

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at December 21, 2008 05:53 PM

I've tried - twice, now - to develop a taste for Scotch. I just can't do it. Now a good, aged tequila on the other hand...but like Scotch, it has to be sipped. That nonsense about slamming it down with lime and salt is for heathens.

Posted by: Eric at December 21, 2008 08:14 PM

...Lagavulin, or Laphroaig, or Dalwhinnie.

Brings a tear to my eyes, it does.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at December 21, 2008 10:13 PM


Like you, I never developed a taste for Scotch. My former drinking self was a tequila-slamming heathen, though. Man, I miss that.

Posted by: Rob at December 22, 2008 10:00 AM

I've sworn off tequila. We just never got along.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at December 22, 2008 01:15 PM

If I want liquor I actually like the taste of, it's rum. If, OTOH, I want an "experience" to tell my more mature grandkids someday...yeah, tequila it is.

Posted by: Dave J at December 22, 2008 02:15 PM

Had some single malt (The Glenlivet french oak reserve 15 yr)last night, mighty tasty stuff. Never was a scotch type till I tried the single malts. As far as the blends don't care for them except that Johnnie Walker Blue Label, that is one fine drink. Some how the the question "I did what?" always got asked after a tequila night.

Posted by: major dad at December 22, 2008 03:04 PM

Have more than a few of those on my resumé, Major.

Posted by: Rob at December 22, 2008 03:21 PM

I'm with Major Dad on that - I wasn't a Scotch drinker till I tried the single malts. Now... well... I'm a Scotch drinker. I'll drink a few of the blended now too. (If it's that or nothing.)

Tequila I liked in my younger days but don't have much taste for it anymore. (Tequila, salt and lemon - I'm not much for mixed drinks.)

Posted by: Kathy Kinsley at December 22, 2008 04:33 PM