Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Johnnie Walker
From: "Nathan Wajsman (private)" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 09:50:16 +0100
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OK, my assessment was perhaps a bit harsh. I have always liked whiskey 
and before I knew better I used to drink stuff like Johnnie Walker or 
Balantines. They are like Bud beer: not particularly good, but they 
belong to big companies and are supported by huge advertising budgets, 
so they are the easy choice. But when I moved back to Europe 8 years 
ago, I found myself spending a lot of time in airports in connection 
with many business trips. And most of the airports which I frequent have 
a good whiskey selection in their tax free shops, or even a dedicated 
whiskey shop (there is a chain called Whiskey World or something like 
that). So I bought my first bottle of Lagavulin and was hooked on the 
stuff. Like fine wine, it has its own specific character, it is 
certainly not for everyone, but I love it. Over time, I have tried many 
other single malts, and usually have 4-5 different ones in the house, 
but Lagavulin remains my favorite.


WOC wrote:
> Nathan,
>   So I would guess that you are not fond of this particular brand????
> Perhaps I should print the line out and then when things go as you suspect,
> I can just quote it to the host :->
>   I know one is supposed to acquire a taste for Scotch but faced with that
> and the endless supply of beverages I find more appealing, I have always
> chickened out and gone with the tried and true.  Was thinking since this
> event is at a pretty high rent place, it was my chance to mature - at least
> one facet of my life anyhow...
> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Nathan
> Wajsman (private)
> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:15 AM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Re: Johnnie Walker
> WOC wrote:
>>Interesting the Scotch topic is going on now.  I have been invited to a
>>private Johnnie Walker event to teach me about Scotch.  Given that I
> prefer
>>Irish this should be an interesting event.  So you Scotch folks, where
> does
>>this brand rank?
> A rancid brew to be imbibed only in an absolute emergency.
> Nathan
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