I am currently enjoying this bottle out at Race Rocks. Back when I used to live with my granny we always had a bottle of the Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve on hand for those occasions when a sip of something was required. Which reminds me of a fun (though mostly unrelated) story from that part of my life.
A Lager Day Poem-November 2015
It seems somewhat odd that after watching Khiran drink many six-packs of the Jerkface 9000 all summer, I finally tried it when I wasn’t with him. No matter though, I had the Jerkface on draught at the Yates Street Taphouse in Victoria and it did not disappoint. Neither did the tasty potato crisps.
The Noble Pig Poem: A Journey From Victoria To Vernon
Up at half past five
Two hours sleep was all I had
Time to be gone
In this mystery truck
Excellent blog post from Whisky Waffle about the now moribund Johnnie Walker Green Label. Luckily I have access to a couple of bottles that have been squirrelled away!
Posted by: Mooresy
Johnnie Walker Green Label is – or I should say was – a bit of an anomaly in the family. Unlike the others which are all blends including grain and non-malt whiskies, Green was a blended malt made up of only four whiskies, all single malts. This gave it the quality of arriving like a blend then developing on the palate more like a single malt. It’s nose complexity was also more akin to a single malt, and the better noses out there could probably pick the distilleries involved from the smell.
I happen to know what they were, but so as not to spoiler, you’ll have to ask me.
An elegy for Johnnie Green
Though caramel brown, your label was Green
With flavoured malt so crisp and clean
A complex coffee fruity smell
Vanilla and nuttiness went down well
The taste had cereals, chocolate and nuts
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Every Pabst takes another little piece of my heart Turning it towards what I’ve got And away from what I’ve lost
Spinning the wheel of wax Hoping to win the whole ball of fortune So that one day I’ll meet someone better than you