It's Dry Week. My readers know that I like my whiskey, and enjoy sampling various distilled spirits from around the world and the US. But, I follow the Magnificent Bastards at the Whiskey Tribe. One of the things they do is to establish a Dry Week, one week per quarter where we abstain from alcohol. It gives us a chance to rest, to give our liver a break, and allows us to double-check, just to make sure there is no problem.
I started Dry Week at 1800 hrs, this past Saturday. However, we're planning a party for this Saturday to celebrate Election Day. We'll have supporters in the shop, where Belle is planning a scrumptious repast, and we'll enjoy each others company as we watch the election returns. My bourbon collection is respectable, and we will have an assortment of wines. I have a bottle of Jameson's for those who might like Irish, but my Scotch collection is rather shabby. I have an old bottle of J&B that someone left over here, ad a bottle of Monkey Shoulder, but I wanted to pick up a single malt. Scotch prices locally are a bit higher than bourbon. I can pick up a variety of very nice bourbons in the under-$30 range, but yo'd best add $20 to that when we start considering Scotch.
However, I was lunkiing through the aisles yesterday and found a bottle of Glenmorange that seemed rather nice, and found it at the $30 point. Reviews from the Whiskey Vault ad from Ralfy seem to indicate that it is a very respectable Highland malt. 10 years old, bottled at 43%, I'll have it on the whiskey cart for the party.