Shit whisky geeks sayDecember 5th, 2012
One of the new people following me yesterday on Twitter was someone called “ShitWhiskeyGeeksSay” (@WhiskeyGeeks). Great idea!! I checked them out and, as of this writing, they only have three Tweets:
“…it’s only 90 proof??”
“That liquor store looks really ghetto…Can we pull over and go in?”
“Happy Repeal Day”
So, let’s help them out. In the spirit of the holidays and not getting to serious here, let’s have fun with this. Surely, if anyone can come up with some “shit,” we can, right? Let me get things started.
“I know that’s what Julian Van Winkle says is in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, but I heard from someone, who heard from someone else, who attended a bourbon tasting somewhere that Harlan Wheatley said something else is in Pappy Van Winkle. So, you call up Harlan right now and prove it!”
“Poor you. I bunkered cases of Pappy Van Winkle back in the 1990s when it was cheaper than water. Ha!”
I bought A. H. Hirsch 16 year old by the case back when Binny’s in Chicago was clearing them out for $39.99 a bottle. Now I’m flipping my spares them at Bonhams for $600 a bottle.”
“I troll the TTB’s website every day for new labels.”
“I have David Driscoll and Brett Pontoni on speed dial.”
“I flew to Heathrow, Terminal 4, just to buy the new Travel Retail-only release of Balvenie 1958 Vintage. And then I flew back home.”
“I don’t dream of Jeannie. I dream of being a Malt Maniac. And Port Ellen opening back up.”
Is that sulphur I detect in that new Arran whisky?
“I’ve created an Excel Spreadsheet with all the Arbeg bottle codes.”
Okay, that’s what I came up with in five minutes after a couple of beers. Now it’s your turn, because I need to go take pictures of all my rare whiskies and put them up on Facebook for all of you to drool over.