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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Gifts That Warm The Heart

The leaning tower of scotch? Um, no.

Three times a year, maybe, I would indulge in some sweet alcholic beverages. At least, that's how it used to be. But things have changed recently and I've been trying new drinks, and more often. I don't want to become an alcoholic, and I don't think I am, but 3 times a year has turned into 3 times a month. At least.

My neighbour, the same neighbour who hacked down our vine, showed up at the door last week and offered some Christmas gifts: a box of amazing homemade truffles, and a 375 ml bottle of Special Reserve single malt Glenfiddich Scotch, aged 12 years.

I'm no scotch expert, but apparently you will burn in hell if you mix this splendid drink with ginger ale. One ice cube is all that is permitted to mingle with this fine Scottish whiskey.

Colonal Kwik-e-Mart's Kentucky Bourbon is a close 2nd.A day or two later Suz and I drove up to the Ottawa region for Christmas, a wedding, and New Year's. With our spongy snow tires, and fully loaded with gifts and our luggage, our Insight averaged a poor 4.7 litres per 100 km (60.1 mpg). But once we arrived, my fuel mileage sorrows were wiped away. I was totally surprised when Suz's cousin, A, gave us a most excellent gift: a 375 ml bottle of absolute deliciousness. Southern Comfort!

No music will go undanced to. No karaoke song will go unsung. No joke will go unsaid. And no shouts of joy will go unyelled. This liquid candy will soon be gracing my stomach lining, infusing my body with the Power Of Bourbon and transforming me into a giant Wal-Martish smiley face.

Thanks A, for the awesome bottle of yum!


Blogger Aims said...

perhaps we should get together for a karaoke duet?! Happy New Year

3:31:00 PM

Blogger VicZan said...

Wow.. who knew my sister's gift would be considered 'a most excellent gift'?

I'm a proud little sis.

5:13:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Vicki!! We had a lil' something for you too, but we didn't know that you wouldn't be there. We'll have to get together soon.

5:51:00 PM

Blogger SJ said...

I think I should be A's friend too.

9:50:00 PM

Blogger VicZan said...

something for me? really?!
I haven't been out that way on New Years in many years. We were at my parents' house from the Thursday before Christmas until Christmas eve. Then it was back in the car and back to Kitchener.

8:10:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

We will have to plan a visit!

SJ, no! She's all mine.

11:59:00 AM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

I am a wild turkey guy myself lol. And hell whats wrong with being an alcoholic.....AA is for quiters!

12:34:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Ooooohhhh! That's one of the many types of scotch that lurk within my alcohol bunker. As for Souther Comfort....a great all round liquor to keep your jets fired.

1:35:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake said...

Golleee y'all are a bunch of drunks! LOL
Southern Comfort was my Grandpa's favorite. He used to hide a bottle of it in his boots

3:49:00 PM


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