Tag: whisky

Sunday Column (439)

Hello friends. I noticed that, if I am awake early on Mondays, that this is good writing time. So I am on another flight. Just about 16 hours after I disembarked my last. Yet the last one was for fun. My wife took me to Edinburgh for the weekend. It was amazing. Not only did you not have to worry about the kids but could do all the grown up things kids are not interested in. Culture, sight seeing, castles and whisky tastings. Plus, my wife took me to a restaurant, allegedly the best one in Scotland, the Witchery, where I ate the best steak I ever had in my life (and I had a lot), and I discovered the most interesting and tasting Italian blue cheese I ever had too. What a great weekend. Thank you again. Later in the week I got a belated birthday present. Two actually. One was the picture of a Buddha my youngest drew. I love it. I even got two copies, one for each office. How sweet is that? The other a book of pictures and quotes collected by my wife from my closest friends. It was very emotional to read the impact

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New addition to my Whisky collection

Yes, I could not resist today. I bought myself a nice bottle of Ardbeg whisky which was long overdue in my small collection. The Whisky Exchange at London Borough Market, description, has one of the best collection of whiskys in London! Uigeadail A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength.It`s an earthy whisky with a bit of spice – a marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smokey finish to this malt at 54.2%. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows and you can suck up the Islay landscape with a dram of this fine whisky. Winner of World Whisky of The Year title in Jim Murray`s 2009 Whisky Bible. Wow, isn’t that a beauty to describe an award winning whisky. And, it tastes lovely sweetish, peaty and a smooth aftertaste. Definitely a whisky to share in this cold weather.

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food and drink

I bought the first issue of Jamie Oliver the other day. Mainly because I thought it was a bargain, getting so many food recipe ideas for only a couple of quid. And, a year’s subscription only costs £30/year or something like that. Cooking has become a hobby but I notice more and more that the more complex the dishes become, the less likely I am interested in cooking. Mainly because I am just not a person that likes attention to detail, the nitty gritty stuff. That is why I most probably fail in DIY, would never make a good cook, cannot be an artist and will not be able to ever sit down and do nothing. As far as I remember I always had “ants in my pants”. Anyhow, I wanted to catch up on some food and drink stuff I read in Jamie’s magazine. Honestly, I was more interested in the Whisky section. Jamie wrote about a Whisky from Islay called “Sheep Dip” and another one called “Pig’s nose“. Weird names for a Whisky I thought. They even have a Facebook Group. For £15 you can try both Whiskys from the Jamie Oliver Shop (no surprise here) or you

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London Night – London Day

It is almost 1 am on a Sunday morning and I got some time to check my emails, visitors to my blog and the usual crack on facebook etc. I probably should be in bed, but then again, sometimes it is nice to sit up at night and enjoy the peace and quiet. Today, rather early this morning, family came over from Germany to visit us. Their plane was over 4 hours delayed. We still managed a fabulous day in London. We did our “usual” tour, e.g. we walked from Waterloo passing the London Eye to Westminster, Downing Street, Horse Guards, Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Soho, Trafalgar Square. Wow, 13 km, over 15,000 steps. So good exercise as well. I have not done this for about a year, so me showing people London is quite satisfying. I love London and it is great to show people around and point out all those little things and great things about the city you live in. It is late now. I had a few whiskys, so overall, I better go to bed. However, you cannot and will not beat a night and a day out in London Town.

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Weekend in Glasgow

Hello, This weekend we went up to Glasgow for Karen & Lewis’ Wedding. Congratulations to you both. It was a great weekend. Friday we enjoyed some retail therapy in Glasgow – and Glasgow is great for that. Saturday, besides the wedding, it was so great to catch up with friends I have not seen for ages. So nice to return to a city I have not seen for 5 years, catching up with friends we have not seen for months. Weird how people develop and things change in our multicultural circle of friends. Today is rather slow. Nice Italian food in Glasgow and picked up a bottle of Dalmore. Nice bottle of single malt! Slowly getting into Whiskey again. Now waiting for my plane which is already delayed but hope to be home soon. Enjoy the rest of this sunny Glasgow.

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