If so, what do you drink for each season?
For me, as the weather warms I don't desire SMW as much. Instead I go for a blend over ice or gin and club soda--never cared for tonic much. Also, I've discovered I like Irish whiksies and have been drinking the standard Jameson, usually on ice or with club soda. I just want something I can crowd with ice and is light and refreshing.
I rest my case. You can have a malt any time of year.
One of the best experiences i ever had was drinking Lord of The Isles with my good woman on the Ardbeg pier , on a gloriously hot Ardbeg Feis Ile Day with Clann an Drumma playing in the background (i mean playing not on CD ) a lone Swan drifting by ....
Yeah, I know what you mean. We try to keep the air-conditioning off as long as we can stand it. So sitting down to a smokey scotch in a humid house makes me not feel so good.
I tend to go with the lighter of the Speysides or Irish in the heat of the day and save the heavier smokier whiskys for the cool of the evening.
On a really hot summer day I love a good Gin and Tonic.
Welcome to the Forums from someone a bit to the North. I will enjoy SM drams throughout the year, but lately have taken to the odd blend in summer while camping; JW Green; Te Bheag.
When it's really hot and muggy, living on a large freshwater lake, I switch to Labatt's Blue although I also enjoy Stella Artois, Boddingtons, Sapporo or Grolsch from time to time for a change.
the A/C works overtime, and all the ceiling fans are on, and opening the door to go outside feels like opening an oven door, i'm sorry.... but a 'dry heat' don't mean squat.
i tend to stick to the kool aid on ice.
MrTattieHeid wrote::shock: 65C would be 149F! 110F is more like 43C.
Still bloddy hot though
On one trip I did through Death Valley we stopped off at the info centre.
The girl behind the counter camly said....
'It's a cool 113 C here today'
I'm sure it was a line they liked saying
Anyway the cool climate europeans survived
Overall I often have some lighters whiskies in the spring but I always drink Ardbeg too. I'll have a cold beer or a glass of white wine as well at times but whisky is my regular drink (before, during and after dinner as well).
I must also confess to enjoying a glass of good vodka, lots of ice and some pomegranate juice. Far from hetrosexual I know, but very refreshing.
I tend to steer away from the more heavy and peatier stuff in the summer months, lighter styles like Campbeltown (Springbank 10 last night was just spot on) and Lowland (Bladnoch for me) being preferred. Also blends as you say and I find summer a great time to mix up some of the less expensive malts and blends I have with some ginger and lime for a refreshing change.
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