All in all eventhough she does not get it she leaves me to my whisk(e)y and I leave her watch
It's gone up a bit since then mind you - she couldn't afford it now. She got in on the ground floor... £385!
I have to say I have a bottle of the Laphroaig 40YO, but the price was not quite as amicable. Mind you I am quite willing to spend huge amounts for the good old tipple. Drives my other half crazy
Just moved to London recently, can anyone recommend any good bars to visit?
Thoroughly understand what some of you mean, nothing better than reading a J D Salinger or particularly Hemmingway with a whisky in the other hand.
Is more than a fair sport when it comes to supporting my enthusiasm. Did not grumble at all when she had to accompany me on a long tube ride just so that I could get to the Whisky Exchange. Did not complain at all that for the first time in her lifetime I actually took more than an hour to "shop".
Reggaeblues wrote:"Surgical spirit! Toilet cleaner!"
I've heard all the insults about her most hated bevvie...
...but she still calls me, unprompted, from the supermarket:
"they've got Talisker and Balvenie on offer today. What do you fancy?"
RB you lucky man. Mrs Les thinks I buy too much so I can slip one in the trolley.
Ardbeg311 wrote: She thinks it odd that I would want to visit a liquor store at 11:00am in the morning for some tastings before I buy.
I have been told before that 11am is about the best time of day to sample whisky. At this time your mouth is still quite fresh, not having been swamped with lots of coffee or a big lunch. Also at this time, your breakfast is beginning to wear off. As it does, and you start to feel hunger set in, your blood - sugar levels dip. As these dip, your sense of taste is heightened.
Anyone else heard this before?
That said, what is fun is to get her to pour something at random and to try to guess what it is. When there were only 10-15 open I always got it right. It's now at about 30 - 35 open and it's getting tougher.
peergynt323 wrote:I am also a lucky one. My gf enjoys Rosebank, Macallan, Linkwood, Cragganmore, Clynelish, Brora and some other nice drams with me. She is very talented at picking up notes that my prejudices might not allow me to pick out.
The majority of the time though, it will be whisky for me and wine for her.
Exactly my situation as well, though she does really enjoy bourbon on occasion and even helped me out with a 72.4% ABV Stagg last year! She loves the smells of whisky, but still has to come to terms with some of the tastes and the alcohol.
However, she is working on her semolier diploma in her "spare" time which is pretty cool
Though when Lewis Hamilton won the F1 title it was easy to recognise the large helping of a red, rich, sherried substance from Speyside, available at waitrose for a snip!! Didn't even need to taste it!
Batch 20, too. Mmmmm!
My wife prefers martini with either gin or vodka. Another favorite is margarita. She has an array of different drinks which I normally dont touch. And plenty of wine bottles too.
When she travels abroad, she brings me whisky she bought at the duty free stores. Last time I got a Nikki from Japan.
She does however support my buying (within tightly controlled limits) and takes an interest when I get a new bottle.
Thats all I could ask for really. She has also expressed interest in a trip to Islay at some point.
I gots me some catchin' up to do!!
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