I am new to blogging but my friends and random people I have met during my travels have been harassing me to share my whiskey knowledge for years. I have been a whiskey lover since my first pour of Laphriog eight years ago. Initially I started by drinking mostly scotch and Irish whiskey but have expanded to the wonderful world of bourbon three years ago. I even dabble in “Canadian whiskeys” from time to time.
So why should you listen to a thirty year old blonde’s opinions on whiskey? I acknowledge that most young women would rather enjoy a “cosmo” instead of a delicious pour of smoky, peaty Isla scotches or a smooth, sweet Kentucky bourbon that will make most grown men cringe. However, that is not me. I frequently admit to my fellow bar goers that stare at me strangely when I am happily inhaling the delicious scent of my chosen whiskey of the evening that I’m weird and probably reincarnated from a 45 year old man that sat in front of the fire with his bear skin rug. I have attempted to try as many different whiskeys as I can. I travel a lot for work and have sought out rare whiskeys, events, liquor stores, distilleries, restaurants, etc… Throughout this blog I will discuss different whiskeys that I love, how to do tastings, and my favorite whiskey experiences from across the country.
If you haven’t gotten the point by now, I love whiskey! I also enjoy convincing others to drink whiskey. That brings me to the title and encouragement for this blog: my best friend Hilary. She was talking to me after her yoga session while I was sitting at my local whiskey spot. She described how relaxing it was and how it helped release her from the stress of her day. I told her that at the end of a long day I like to sit down with my pour of whiskey and take a deep breath – inhale that beautiful scent and exhale the stress of my day. Since that day, I have claimed that whiskey is my yoga.
DISCLAIMER: As previously stated, this is my opinion. Of course I think that it is good but no one is under any obligation to agree. I would appreciate tips and opinions on how I can improve my blog. I like some whiskeys better than others but I appreciate them all. This will probably lead to most posts having an honest, yet positive trend. I have personally been present for all photos taken and obtained all facts from research, professional tastings, experiences, tours, or events.