Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Still learning, Learning from Stills

"The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed." - David Daiches, Scotch Whisky 1969

Still celebrating 100 Malt Missions (and giving the old liver a rest for a few days).

It has been an educational ride, and I thank you for reading and commenting, and hope you have learned some things, too.

i've learned that the internet is an incredible medium. i've learned that privilege is a small province. i've learned to distinguish between whisky lovers and whisky snobs. i've learned that a percentage of whisky buyers purchase whisky with more consideration for packaging than contents. i've learned that john glaser makes dull whisky dynamite with wood and johnnie walker with ice. i've learned that when corporations in the Dominion of Canada bought Scottish distilleries in the 1970s, they did them no favours. i've learned that price does not (necessarily) affect quality. i've learned that the travelling storyteller we met in Royal Mile Whiskies Edinbugh in 2006 was right, vanillin in the foods we eat and drinks we love is the breast calling out to all of us; the word 'vanilla', appears, in different shapes and sizes, in just under half of the Malt Missions, and in a few of them, more than once per post. i've learned what aldehydes, feints, esters, and phenols are. i've learned that whisky tastes better when you are hungry than when you are full. i've learned that i have much to learn.

Learning is fun.

I have noticed over the months that people search particular questions or terms that make it clear to me what information they are after, and I know that while I could help them with their inquiry, the information they are after just wont be found on my blog.

ex. "How old ledaig", "discontinue bowmore LCBO", "where to buy ________", "a long term effect of mixing a banana with a pineapple" (these are all real. more tomorrow)

Because of this I want to start a Dear Doctor-type of fuction.
Whisky Questions? what, how, why, when, etc.
Leave a comment or click through on my pic in the side column(left).

Happy Tuesday.

MM100 Celebrations

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sku said...

Good show Dr. Whisky!! Congratulations on your first 100. I really enjoyed your straight forward tasting notes and your willingness to taste anything and not let hype or price affect your opinion.

Time to queue up the next hundred, I'd say.

Anonymous said...

Keep 'em coming Sam! Been keeping up periodically over past few months. Good starting point when looking for something new.

-Steve, Baltimore