Sunday, January 27, 2008

That Guid Auld Scotch Drink

Thank you so much to Scott and Leslie, who so thoughtfully gave me this splendid calendar of the Malts of Scotland. I will have absolutely no reservation about hanging this particular "pin-up" calendar in my office! (Prohibitionists, beware!)

It really is quite a lovely calendar, and each month it features a different whisky. In order, they are Laphroaig, Highland Park, The Balvenie, The Macallan, Springbank, The Glenlivet, Edradour, Glenmorangie, Auchentoshan, Ardbeg, Glenfarclas, and Dalmore.

I've sampled six of these twelve malts, so I now have a goal of obtaining the remaining six! (Some poor body has to do it; I graciously submit myself.)

The calendar also came with a cute set of coasters, each with a pithy Scotch quote. I particularly enjoy the fact that one of the famed drinkers is, in fact, fictional.

The quotes, for all those lovely search engines out there, are:

"Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my scotch, I say I'm thirsty, not dirty." -- Joe E. Lewis

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." -- Mark Twain

"Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake." -- W.C. Fields

"The light music of whiskey falling into a glass--an agreeable interlude." -- James Joyce

"I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly..." -- Ron Burgundy

"I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch." -- George Burns

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