Stone me. Would it happen to be the 27th of April?
W in the A to Z Blogging Challenge?
Quite apart from these momentous events, I will be celebrating the beginning of my forty fifth year on the planet.
Friend and foe from my past will be surprised that I have made it this far. I mean to forty-five. Although my reaching W in the A to Z Challenge will probably also come as a surprise to them.
Whisky. Will I drink some? Yes.
Ok. There is a fair chance that I may drink a lot.
Why will I drink a Whisky particularly?
1. Whisky is Scotland. I am irrationally, passionately, Scottish.
2. Whisky brings to mind the greatest man to walk this earth. Dad. (I may be a little biased.)
3. Whisky is the spirit of the landmark.
On Hogmanay, do people reach for a gin? A Vodka? No. Should auld acquaintance be forgot…’let’s have a Scotch’.
There is something fundamental about a Scotch.
I have no doubt that the Japanese have made an incredible whisky or two and will continue to do so. The Irish and the Americans have some great spirits, and even felt moved to sneak an additional vowel in – Whiskey as opposed to Whisky.
But here’s the thing. When presented with Sashimi, it never occurs to me that the Salmon is Scottish. Sashimi is Japanese.
Presented with a Whisky, I raise a toast to the King ‘across the water’, nod to my Father and revel in being a Scot.
Whiskey is Scottish.
Live with it.
Take a strong nip of Whisky, roll it around your mouth, and just for a second touch your inner William Wallis.
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