This isn’t a blog, more a declaration of love.
I have been broke recently, and sick–sick as a dog for over five days now. My throat is burning, and for some reason I can’t seem to get anything to go down it except hot ramen noodles and a bit of mint soy ice cream. Even taking Advil hurts.
But since I can’t spend much money on food anyway, I decided to splurge and get myself some Laphroaig. I was first introduced to this delicious Scotch when I was visiting my brother in Leicester, England, four or five years back, and the little bed-and-breakfast we stayed in had it on the shelf. The nice lady explained how to pronounce it, and told me it had a “peaty” flavor. And wow, I’ve really never had a whisky as smoky and peaty as this one. It’s like eating a big clump of Scottish mud! And I mean that in the best way possible. Fantastic aromas, delicious savory notes, and even when you’re sick and your taste buds are out of whack, you know what you’re drinking!
Anyway, I’m soothing my neck by wearing a scarf, gettin’ some noodle love, and sipping this. Won’t you join me (except for the disease) by watching this keen video on how Laphroaig is made?
P.S. Anybody want to plan a trip to Scotland with me?
P.P.S. It’s expensive to get in the U.S., but not crazy–$30 at Trader Joe’s.