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A Sip of Tradition

September 4, 2013

Recently I came across a book called “Let Me Tell You About Whisky” – curious, I ordered a preview copy on Netgalley, which leads to reading today.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow I get that some folks never drink a drop, and others drink too much. Occasionally a sip hits the spot, sometimes with soda, sometimes not. I have tried a few kinds over the years, and with spending more time in Kentucky and Tennessee – well, it’s home to several traditional spirits. Some are explored in this book, which offers a description and visual from whiskies around the world. Many think of Scotland, Ireland, US and sometimes Canada when it comes to whisky – or whiskey if you prefer (as my spellchecker does!).

How about Japan? Australia? The book offers a chance to explore! India, Finland and other regions where many folks may not be thinking whisky. Wheat, corn, rye are just a few grains (yes there is an agriculture tie here!) used, and the used grains can be used for feeding livestock.

Last year I was introduced to a regional delight now available on a larger scale – Cabin Fever is where good whisky meets maple flavor – and while we don’t frequent the package stores, it’s a tasty change from Dickel or other, easier to find in this area options.

In Kentucky there’s the Bourbon Trail held in September annually. Anything to excess is usually not a good thing. Whisky is the same.

If you’re a fellow whisky enthusiast, check out the book, look for Cabin Fever and come to Kentucky for the Bourbon Trail Celebration. We might just have some special events for customers! (We can’t tell all the secrets!)

Cheers!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2013 6:46 PM

    Reblogged this on Slow Money Food and commented:

    While many enjoy wine, or milk, or other refreshment from agriculture, some prefer whisky – traditionally the water of life in Scotland. A look at whisky!

  2. September 10, 2013 5:25 PM

    I’ve linked to your blog as I enjoyed reading your international outlook on whiskies!

    • September 11, 2013 9:35 AM

      Thank you! I’ll be doing more whisky posts occasionally – we’re not ALL about agriculture, and whisky is ag too! Thanks for stopping by!

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