Hope Fred gets better!
After a very hard year in work, I am looking forward to relaxing and making some music (and hopefully making some inroads to my one man EM show).
I’m now starting to lay in the poison, starting with this beauty from Islay in the Inner Hebrides
Bunnahabhain — means ‘mouth of the river’ in Gaelic - is not a heavily peated malt – it embodies the more gentle side of Islay, making it an approachable dram. The nose is fresh and aromatic, and the palate is light with fruit and nuts.
I was not a whisky drinker (thought I didn’t like it) until one heavy night, around 1999, whilst in the Hebrides on a work trip. Our small hotel had two rows of optics of whiskies from the islands, and somebody insisted we all finished off the night with whisky. I said “no, as I hate the stuff”, and said person thrust a dram of this in front of me and insisted I try it. Since then I’ve been hooked on “proper” single malts! Straight. No Ice, No Water.
Wine and Port order is next! I subscribe to the theory that I do not want to abstain from what I enjoy, just so that I get the pleasure of another five years in a retirement home, not knowing who I am! And if you can’t let go at Christmas, when can you?!