There are certain advantages to the onset of cold weather. Whisky is one of them. Whereas Gin and Tonic dominates in summer, as winter begins to take over from autumn Whisky starts to feature a lot more. This evening marks the first of this period, and I have chosen something from Orkney in honour of the Steller's Eider that I would really like to see but probably won't. I have never been to Highland Park actually, it would be a good double. Never say never, but unlikely.
Like all good whisky drinkers I have a special glass I am drinking it from, and I am afraid I am also wearing slippers. I could be 80 but I'm not. I definitely feel old though. Recently in Scotland I really felt the cold, especially in my hands, and a I enjoy a solid eight hours of sleep every night. Oh, except when I have to get up half way through, you know.... Well, some of you will know. Younger readers perhaps not. You will though, you will....
The dram is going down a treat, Highland Park always does. It is neither too bland nor too peaty, neither too smooth nor too fiery. Perfection . I had forgotten how much I enjoy Whisky, in moderation of course. Everything in moderation nowadays. Especially birding....
An old friend - deceased now, sadly - once told me something her dad said: "There's nothing so mean in life as a small whisky." I've never forgotten it.ReplyDelete
Wise words, but at the end of a long evening that has possibly involved other beverages....Delete
Laphroaig for me but I do have an unopened bottle of 12yo Highland Park which I have had for 12 years. Memo to self: open. No ice I hope!ReplyDelete
No ice. I do take ice in Bourbon from time to time however.Delete
My current favourite is a 12-year old Aberlour. In fact, they’re all my favourite...ReplyDelete
It's a great time of yearDelete