One hundred years ago, light years from here, I used to be able to get The Dalemore for about 35 bucks. I always had a bottle stowed in my Jeep and/or in the camping gear. A generous flask was always in the tackle box too. Stupid Store had a bargain one day: a case for $150.00. I almost had a nervous breakdown: the wife would have shot me and rightfully so - that was a lot of money for us in those days. I had to pass, but I still regret it to this day! Even though I seldom drink.
Nowadays The Dalemore is a fine spirit but grossly overpriced - like all the rest of them. And like the rest of them, they are coming out with one ridiculous ‘special bottling’ after the other - and some of them are nothing more than lighter fluid. Whenever the friggin yuppies get into something - they usually ruin it. I shook my head in utter disgust when the fags at Highland Park had a whole collection of ‘special bottlings’ named after Norse gods. Do they come with comic books too?!? Winston Churchill must have spun in his grave! “Oh, Nigel!!!! I simply MUST collect them all!!!!”
Now that I am penniless and worthless I will drink whatever’s in the jerry can… even if it is Famous Grouse. I doubt I am missing anything by doing so.
Glen, it is odd how much more specialized things have become anymore. Beers have become exactly the same way - once there one or two seasonals, now there are a bevy.ReplyDelete
I prefer simply items I can readily reacquire.
During my scotch whiskey days, I would buy a more expensive single malt, and be disappointed when my miserly consumption finished the bottle. I realized I had to do something. I tried some inexpensive scotches, and one day asked the owner of a store for advice. They recommended One Hundred Pipers, which is a blended scotch. I tried it, was surprised, and was allowed to enjoy my favorite flavor of whisky more often.ReplyDelete
So what will it be then? Thunderbird? or Wild Rose?ReplyDelete
With a selection like that, why not both?Delete
Tullamore Dew, I.W. Harper, Buffalo Trace and Glenlivet are great spirits that won't cripple the wallet.ReplyDelete
(At least, down here in Yanksville--I've seen the prices in Canada for booze and smokes, and they're simply a crime against nature.)
yeah some idiot told the millenials more hops was more better beer. now they put so much in it, it tastes like shit, then keeps that bitter shit taste in your mouth for days. they even "re-invented newcastle ale, my former favorite into a hoppy watery swill. dumbasses.ReplyDelete