Last night I went to my favorite bar, Buddy Buddy, for the first time in a long time. There I learned something that made me want to weep. Last month, Wild Turkey had a tasting at a local hotel. Jimmy Russell came. Jimmy Russell was in Sapporo and I never knew it. I did get to see a poster he had autographed, but, as you can imagine, it wasn't the same.

It wasn't a total loss, the bar had a bottle of Wild Turkey American Spirit. It was exquisite. Probably the best whisky I have drunk all year. I will definitely go back to Buddy Buddy to have another drink of that elixir before the bottle is empty.