After a typical teenage evening when she had over-indulged rather too heavily, she hadn't touched whisky in something like 20 years, always saying she "hates the taste of whisky".
As my belief is that "there is a whisky for everyone and if you say you don't like whisky, then you just haven't found 'yours' yet", I was determined to help her find 'hers'.
I know she loves Scotland and Ireland, the heather, moss, sea ... etc. so one evening in an Irish bar I bought her a laphroaig.
She loves it and has now extended her taste to include other peaty drams from both Scotland and Ireland.
Therefore option 1 for me as she's happy to join me in a (peaty) dram.
Bullie wrote:Hmmms... My girlfriend, oh my ex girlfriend, kind of left me a while ago. It was two weeks after I came home from a tour to Scotland, so perhaps she thought I spent to much time/money on whisky. (Well, I don't think 20 hours a day is to much... Do you?)
Of course not, you have to sleep sometime.
....and probably too much of both!
She protests, rolls her eyes when "tasting" conversations ensue, rubbishes us as "sad" and "whisky bores", thinks that "Ardbeg" being an anagram for "badger" insults the badger she feeds nightly...
...but then she buys me Lagavulin for my birthday, Ardbeg "Beast" for Christmas, and 3 years go took me to Scotland for a delicious Macallan Tasting weekend! (she drank wine!)
So it's a case of "Vive le difference", I think...
She's enthusiastic about my enthusiasm so to say, but doesn't like whisky or the talk of it. She buys shoes every time I buy whisky and I'm afraid she's going to end up like Imelda Marcos. She drinks very little alcohol but enjoy a glass of chablis or champagne every now and then.
PS: By the by Mr. T. ... we're no longer "their colonials", they kicked us out of the club in the 60's. We still insist on spelling "whisky" properly, though.
Muskrat Portage wrote:PS: By the by Mr. T. ... we're no longer "their colonials....
Oh aye. And who's your head of state, pictured all over your money?
Without wishing her ill, I await the day when Laphroaig's most famous fan graces the loonie and toonie.
A good man IMHO. Despite his perceived eccentricities, I figure he has more
interity in his little finger than Blair and Bush combined.
Anyway, what's this got to do with the thread, and does Camilla share his taste in whisky I wonder?
PS Raise a glass for the Dixie Chicks winning the Grammies! They've won the war!!
MrTattieHeid wrote:I always thought Prince Chuck got a bit of a bum rap. But my real interest in seeing his portrait on Canadian money is tweaking my friends in Quebec. But perhaps the next change will prompt Canada to dispense with the monarch's portrait. I'm sure that a $20 bill with Pierre Trudeau's portrait will be more pleasing to the Québecois.
Haven't you heard Mr T. We're phasing out the royal portraits up here. We're making our Canadian Tire money legal tender. I'll be rich soon.
She gets bored quickly in liquor stores when I'm pondering what to buy; prefers I not drink something pungent like Ardbeg in our rather small basement television room, and points out when she thinks I've been drinking too much (such as if I have 4 large (3-4 oz) drinks in one night, just sitting around reading, or if I seem to be drinking every night for more than a week...). I don't see that as a negative thing - I usually try to limit my consumption, and she doesn't do it in a nagging way.
Doesn't happen! She will enjoy them and comment on her preferences.
My wife will not usually join me in a single malt at home prefering a white wine or rum & Coke.
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