Tag Archives: whisky

January 09

De la Louisiane

Happy New Year! I trust everyone rung in the New Year in a completely responsible and respectable manner. I did. I certainly didn’t wake up with a debilitating hangover, forcibly ejected from the halls of sleep at 6 AM by a 2½-year-old screaming “DADDY! IT’S MORNING TIME!” Nope, not me. My mouth didn’t feel like […]

December 26

Penicillin

Everybody is sick. Let me paint you a picture. My sinuses are congested and my head feels like it’s full of concrete. My 2½-year-old is coughing like she’s been down in the coal mines all her life and has a perpetual runny nose. My 3-month-old is suffering from a wicked post-nasal drip resulting in choking […]

April 06

Toronto

Yonge Street, Bloor Street, Queen Street, King: Catch an itchy monkey With a piece of string. Eaton’s, and Simpson’s, And Honest Ed’s: Give him his pyjama pants And throw him into beds! – Dennis Lee, “Bed Song” from Alligator Pie Fellow readers, may I present to you, Installment #3 of my “Drinks We Drank at […]

March 12

Le Père Bis

“There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky.” – Scottish proverb Yes, I would tend to agree with the Scots in this regard, but sometimes it’s cold and wet outside. Sometimes your nose is running and your bones are aching, and the urge to whine rears its ugly […]

March 06

Blood and Sand

Suddenly the man was thrown from between the bull’s horns with a devastating blow, and tumbled to the sand. The bull lowered his head, picking up the lifeless body, lifting it for an instant on its horns and letting it fall once more before careering away on a mad path, the rapier plunged deep to […]

March 04

Cameron’s Kick

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst – Scottish proverb I love scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly… – Ron Burgundy Ron Burgundy and I share a common love for Scotch. It’s glorious. I am currently building a case – amassing means of justification – […]