Tonight, my local bottlo hosted a Glenfiddich tasting night. The Aust-NZ brand embassador was an enlightening speaker, covering brand history, distillation info, and interesting trivia.
We had the pleasure of sampling 6 different whiskeys - 12yo 15yo 18yo IPA XX and 21, along with delicious antipasto platters from the local Italian restaurant.
Starting with the 12 then progressing though the ranks though to the 21. As expected, the 12 was the roughest and the 21 was the smoothest. But my favourite was the XX - the body, the flavour, the note and the after taste on the palette - just like a sweet kiss.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening. If your local bottlo hosts a whisky tasting night, get on it!
Sitting here, getting over the 'man flu', and quietly supping on a glass of my 46% Rum that I made last year (yeah, there's still some left if anyone comes over this way).
Topped up with some Classic Cola (can't stand the modern Coca Cola or Pepsi Cola).
Almost makes feeling crook worthwhile.
Had some of my Single Malt Whiskey a few nights ago when I was really very crook.
I 'watered' it down to only 60% (was bottled at 65%), warmed it in the microwave, added a good shot of honey....and drank it down.
Certainly eased the sore throat, and cleared some junk from the breathing gear.
So my still is actually a medical necessity. Everyone should have one.
Now...how's your day been?
@Mark1966 you are correct on both counts.
I shave to save money (well I didn't buy a new SS Karve for example), and I brew from all natural products (grains, molasses, yeasts, etc).
I'm just such a clean living guy (and look real sharp too)!