PJL tonight. Seem to be getting more dark chocolate than usual, which is working very nicely
"Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss
Four Roses 125th Anniv. Small Batch. Lovely stuff, especially on a wet, snowy night like tonight.
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
Currently open: Glenmo 18 and Laphroaig 18 (both from Costco), Balvenie 17 Double Wood, Glenlivet Archive 21 which I picked up for $119 the other day which was a nice find.
Had some Johnnie Walker Swing from a 1960's bottling. Not very impressed, a very farmy nose with a standard blended palate and even some heat on the finish.
Didn't expect much but maybe it would've been better after the bottle had some air after being sealed for decades. I'll never know. You see, I had not planned on drinking this bottle, maybe ever. I found it cheap at a small store, turns out it's a bit of a collectors piece. The only bottle I ever considered selling because I couldn't imagine the whisky to be all that great.
I've had it on my bar for some time. Tonight a book fell off a small shelf onto a bottle which fell onto another and another. In all 5 bottles fell. 3 broke. Half a bottle of Hangar1 vodka, a resealable bottle of a premixed cocktail and this 40 year old bottle of Johnnie Walker Swing. A bottle of cheap tequila popped open spilling half its contents but not breaking and a bottle of Noilly Prat dry vermouth fell but was unscathed.
The neck of the Swing broke off, so by the time I got to the garage where the bar was most of it had spilled out, but there was about 1 standard pour remaining. My first order of business was to salvage that into a glencairn. Could have been worse, much worse, but still a bit of bummer. Happy valentines day.
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Definitely drink it...tonight -Sutton
Sorry to hear about the tragedy - but as you say, it could've been worse. Happy VD & all that jazz
For me, I took a few side trips to Japan (Karuizawa Cocktail 1981 #162) and Ireland (Redbreast 12 CS) these past couple of nights - it is great fun to travel the world in the comforts of my own home ;-)
"Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof