What I’m Drinking Tonight

Gentlemen, fasten your seat belts. And ladies, make sure the young’ins are safely tucked in bed, ‘cos we ain’t kidding around no more. Tonight we’re drinking the baddest of them all, the manliest of manly whiskies

Look ma, no ice!
Ah, where to begin? The full peaty aroma, laced with some deliciously acrid oily bites, leaps out at you when the bottle is opened. The warm golden color as it sits in the glass creates a yearning for that first sip, a deep desperate yearning that can only be quenched by…ah hell, that first sip. Oh, the taste! An amazingly full bodied taste and honeyed mouth feel, that is no where as peaty as the nose would lead you to think. Make no mistake, “Laphroaig” is not gaelic for “subtle”, there’s a whole bog o’peat here, but it’s really not as…overpowering as you fear it might be.
So check your blended Blacks and Reds and Greens and Fuschias at the door; this is whisky.

6 Responses to “What I’m Drinking Tonight”

  1. Kathy K says:

    Good stuff – but you are correct – ‘subtle’ does NOT describe the taste…

  2. Kathy K says:

    Oh… and…no, I don’t have (much) hair on my chest from drinking it… 😉

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, it has neither added hair to my chest nor kept much on my head.
    ‘Course, Guinness has been a let-down in that category, as well.

  4. major dad says:

    Maybe the most sophisticated of whiskey but the title of “manliest” goes to those American products from Kentucky and Tennessee. You may be Irish Bing but you’re still an American Irish.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sophisticated? Heck no. Laphroaig is in no way, shape or form that. It is a take no prisoners beast that is in a completely different universe from sour mash. Don’t force me to send you a bottle!

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