Saturday, April 21, 2007

An elegant drink that can't be bate

The butterfly lady and I stopped off at a local watering hole for a celebratory drink (she just made the last big move in getting her Ph.D.; it is all over now but formalities and ceremonies), where I had a glass of Woodford Reserve bourbon. If it isn't the best of the premium bourbons, I don't know what is. Maybe I need to try more of them...

Anyway, while I was sipping my glass of bourbon, it occurred to me - yet again - that a plausible explanation for the similarity between Scotch and bourbon would be the land of origin for Appalachia's early non-native inhabitants. I recollect Scots-Irish types flowed into the area, perhaps bringing their dark arts with them.

Whatever. It would be fun to do a Scotch/golf tour of Scotland and follow it up with a bourbon/golf tour of Kentucky and Tennessee. I'm not sure why I include golf here, but it seems a natural pairing...

3 comments:

Holly said...

Your pairing of them suggests you've been paying attention to the butterfly lady's interests. My guess is she would be much more likely to go on a Scotch tour if it including golfing ;-)

gorillaboy said...

As someone who has golfed, I don't know if I'd really include Kentucky and Tennessee in a golf tour.

However, having done part of the Kentucky and Tennessee bourbon tour, one thing I noticed is the sense of history that exists in the area. I imagine Scotland has history as well.

So, I would offer the pairing of whiskey and history . . . but of course, pitch it to the butterfly lady in a way she'd more likely to go.

Johnny Yen said...

You're correct. The only things we hillbillies lacked was the peat to make it into scotch.

And yes, Woodford's damned fine.