Friday, 17 August 2012

A Wee Dram. A 'Drap 'O The Hard Stuff'.

My extremely handsome son George, is not a lover of alcoholic beverages. I was trying to explain the delicate subtle flavours of a single malt whisky to him. I must have made a good job of describing it, because to my surprise he decided to have a small taster. I had my camera ready to record the historic moment that he was introduced to this wonderful drop of his Scottish heritage.

First taste of a delicious single malt

"Urgh! That is disgusting!"

Spitting it out.

Almost recovered.
Then he rinsed his mouth out with water. Absolute sacrilege!

Please don't be concerned, I managed to grab the glass before he dropped it. Never spilled a drop!


  1. I know how EHS George felt... malt whiskey does taste revolting.

  2. Hahahahhahaha only one way this was gonna go!!

  3. I must admit a dislike of Scotch Whiskey UNTIL last year at the Top Gear Live road show in London, the John Player stand were giving out samples of McAllan and by golly did it hit the spot. A few bottles have been downed since plus I have also got in to Irish Whiskey. The moral of this overlong story is it took me to being 58 years old before I learned the pleasures of a Dram or 2. With your training George will be an expert, eventually.

  4. I'm not big on alcoholic beverages of any kind. I can't drink more than one glass of wine so I'm quite sure that malt whiskey would do me

  5. Scotch whiskey seems to be a rather harsh drink. I prefer the smoothness of Kentucky bourbon. Congratulations to EHS George for being truthful.

  6. I'm with George with this one (he really is handsome isn't he!).
    Jane x

  7. George may be, like me, whiskey intolerant. I can drink other spirits, brandy, vodka, gin without ill-effect, but never has a glass of whiskey --or even a mixed drink containing it-- gotten clear through me. One learns to live with these handicaps.

  8. That is so funny, my daughter is the same. I only drink rarely and it would be a beer, glass or wine, or a margharita flavored wine cooler. I've offered her sips and all she does is smell them and say they are gross. I guess that's a good thing ;-)

    With my Dad being an alcoholic I had any type of liquor at my disposal. I started drinking at 16 and it wasn't even discussed as to why I shouldn't be. I'd rather offer it to my daughter but teach her how to be responsible about it. Geesh I hope that didn't sound as horrible as it looks in print.... I do not sit around having booze parties with her ;-)

    1. I think your actions are sensible. With alcoholism on both sides of the family, my children were allowed to have a sip (and only a sip) of beer on occasion to take the mystery out of it. I have four children. Two are tee-totalers and the other two drink only occasionally. I also explained to them from an early age that I think a drink now and then is fine. It is only when the need to drink or the need to drink until drunk is a problem. When that happens it is time to stop forever.

  9. I'm with the handsome George "YUK"

  10. Poor George, how could you torment the poor lad like that?
    Glad you were able to catch the glass and enjoy every last drop of its contents.

  11. The boy will learn but dont be in a hurry to teach him, he might decide to drink yours!! I won a bottle of Glenfiddich in a raffle when I was about 20 I enjoyed it so much more than the previous stuff I had tried. I like Laphroaig now when I get the chance.

    Sorry I did not comment on your previous 2 posts, both of which I found interesting and moving. A couple of my friends have been ill and I was off doing my Florence Nightingale bit.
    I can relate to the intelligent fool post as I have done some daft things in my life but I wouldnt change anything as I am happy with where I am and who I am.

  12. I'm forever learning the nuances of the British language from you... see the words in your title today. Love it!