Whisky & Snow: Chris’s survival guide

distillery-snowOver the past couple of days I have been unable to access the Internet. Most other countries seem to be able to deal with a bit of snow, but Britain reacts like it is the coming of the next Ice Age. The trains stop, people cannot get to work and Chris’s internet goes down! So Lucas has been in charge for the last couple of days (he has a more robust internet supplier). I braved the blizzard the other day to go to his and do some work, but by the time I got there, I was cold and thirsty, so we sat and drank beer all afternoon (we call it a ‘business meeting’)

Finally today, I got some type of internet back in the house!

But this snow thing got me thinking. If I get snowed in, in the next couple of days, what whisky supplies would I want to keep me going?

The classic hot toddy: Take some of your favorite mixing whisky (I recommend Ballantine’s or Monkey Shoulder) add hot water, honey, lemon and some cloves. An excellent cure for the cold.

Bowmore 15 yo Darkest: Rich smoky and chocolaty. A real winter warmer. Likely to keep those chills away. It has nice toffee sweetness to it.

The Macallan 18 yo: Lucas and I have spoken at length about this whisky. It is a hug in a glass. If you are stranded under 10 feet of snow, just hold it close.

Balblair 1989: A bit lighter than the previous two. Hints of tropical fruits and coconut on the nose will remind you of warmer times, lying on a beach, far away from the ice.

Strathisla 30yo: Ok, so you are running short on supplies, you go to the cabinet, and sat there is a whisky you have been saving for a special occasion. A little smoke, caramel apples, marzipan and much, much more. This is what Scott should have had when he trekked to the South Pole.

I am now going to the shops to restock the supplies. I probably won’t get snowed in, but it gives me a good excuse to buy these whiskies. Just in case…

Good luck


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