Monday, January 10, 2011

Update with Scotch Whisky

So, my daughter is recovering well from her second surgery in 2 months of life and I’m slowly trying to get my life back in order. I’m still at least a week away from any real progress with this, but I’m at a point where I can start thinking on other things in life (such as work, blogging, etc.). I may even find some time for adding some real content around here in the next few days. We’ll see.

In about a week I should be back to a normal, though I honestly expect it’ll be a month or two before I’m truly back to regularly scheduled blogging. I won’t be absent, just not consistent – expect blogs will come in fits and starts separated by longish lulls.

But I always try and find some positives in my world, so I’ll leave you with a small bit that certainly raises my spirits. My birthday is one week after Christmas and after a lifetime of combination gifts I’ve fully embraced them. In fact I ask for the exact same thing from everyone – gift cards to BevMo so I can buy good Scotch. Below is a picture of the spoils from this year which was a banner year in part due to my parents’ divorce last year and a relative doubling of their contributions – amazingly enough I didn’t spend too much more than the amount I was given (relatively speaking anyway).



Care to guess which one I cracked open first?

7 comments:

Tom Collins said...

The Ardbeg I hope, though I love the Balvenie as well. I got myself a bottle of Laphroig 18 year for xmas and have been quite pleased - perhaps the strongest finish I've ever come across.

Val said...

My guess would be the Springbank. I can appreciate a good Islay Single Malt as well but Ardbeg really is an acquired taste.

Neth said...

I'd like to say that with such a variety that I had a hard time choosing, but I must admit I didn't even hesitate to choose the Ardbeg first.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't you hate birthdays that close to Christmas? Mine's several weeks before, but I often get the combo gift.
And no idea which one you attacked first!

Will said...

I get combination gifts too- my birthday is christmas day. Kinda sucks, but oh well. I won't ever have to work on my birthday, though(probably).

Niall Alexander said...

So sorry to hear about the little one, Neth. I hadn't realised.

On a cheerier note, I really can't take my eye off that Yamazaki... you need any help with it, you know how to get hold of me.

Mind you, isn't not actually a Scotch, is it? Honest to God, the Scotsman in the room doesn't know.

Neth said...

good point Naill, I don't think it's actually Scotch, but technically a single-malt whisky.

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