An apology to TAD — 22 Comments

  1. I’ll pop around with some ‘real’ American whiskey sometime.

    I’m talking Johnny Drum or George Dickel. You can’t buy these in Ireland.

    All you get here are the JDs and JBs of bourbon which are at the lower end of the Tennessee and Kentucky sour mashes.

  2. Now that is the kind of comment I like.

    One of the points made in the podcast was that they have a very small range of Irish whiskeys, and we have a very small range of bourbons. So a tasting session is in order! I’ll provide the Scotch and the Irish [for comparison purposes of course].

  3. Ah Niall! You must be joking. I had a next door neighbour who was a Garda. He used to bring home gallons of confiscated stuff at Christmas, and then proudly make us drink it. I never want to see it again.

  4. George Dickel #12 is very good. It’s similar to the Ezra Brooks I like. That would be a good one to use as a comparison. Now if your neighbor has a bottle of George Dickel Barrel Select that is the top shelf kinda’ good stuff. If that is what he has then you will be converted!!

  5. Brianf will you tell my brother in law hello.And bourbon sucks to a good Scotch.

  6. Popeyemoon – Your taste buds need educating. And stop using my blog as a political platform. Use your own.


  7. I’m going to call my first son Jack and force him to take the name Daniel as his Holy Commune thingy name thingy.

    Yes, I did say Commune.

  8. AWW Grandad I can agree with you about that american whiskey stuff its just horrible bog water. Now a fine Canadian Rye Whiskey, and I do not mean that mass produced stuff, is the best in the world. I like a good light sweet Irish whiskey as well they are good sipping whiskeys.
    But scotch thats the only stuff worse than Bourbon, it tastes like its been wrung out of a peat bog that 1,000,000 sheep have been using as a loo for 10,000 years.

  9. I get the impression, Sean that you don’t like Scotch whiskey?

    Bloody hell! I only posted this to apologise to TAD and now I’ve started a whiskey war.

  10. Brianf – nah, drank the Dickels last year. But the Johnny Drum is a 15yr old 😉

    When it comes to whiskey, I guess it’s chaqu’un à son gout.

    Funnily enough, I’d be happy with a swig of all of the brands mentioned above (‘cept the poteen!)

  11. Funnily enough, I’d be happy with a swig of all of the brands mentioned above (’cept the poteen!)

    Damn right, you’d be happy. You’d be footless!! But you can use the poteen to fuel the car when you drive home.

  12. Thanks for the warning. TAD is a ‘tad’ paranoid about your opinion of him as it is, despite all my direct quotes from you… I might just keep the podcast under a rug, it’ll be a while before we get our hands on a broadband package, by which time said podcast may have disintegrated.

    Meanwhile, remember when TAD bought a pipe to impress you? I really recommend you buy a Playstation 3, shave your hair to a blade 4, ditch the beard, and offer your services as a window cleaner. That should impress him no end!

  13. It was only when I heard the podcast that I realised I had said something that could be misinterpreted. Hence this post.

    There is no way I am going to do any of the above. I have my standards. I rang him today to thank him for the mug [I meant to do it before, but the line was engaged]. I’m always nice to him. Short of wrapping my arms around him and giving him a big kiss [and I’m NOT going to do that], what more can I do?

    And what happened to the pipe?

  14. Wrapping your arms around him and giving him a big Playstation 3 would be okay.

    Sean smokes the pipe now.

  15. I make a homegrown variety that he likes a lot. He is happier than ever. I’ll swap you a kilo for a Playstation 3.

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