A quick note to update my dear readership on my travails in the case of the Jameson bottle switcharoo. Well, on her next visit to the liquor store in question, Little Bitty Bits gently mentioned what happened to the guy working there, carefully avoiding blaming the store or asking for any recompense. To his credit, the guy immediately told her to bring the bottle back in, and said that he’d tell the salesperson and see what he could do.
Fast forward to this week, our next visit to that store, and as soon as we walked through the door, the gentleman working there hustled into the back room. He came out and explained that he spoke to the salesperson and was able to offer a trade: a bottle of Highland Park 12 with a torn label.
While not quite an equal exchange in terms of price (in my hood, HP 12 goes for $3 less than Jameson 12), I was eager to accept that bottle. HP 12, as I noted earlier, was the whisky that really made me think that maybe, just maybe, there is something to this Scotch thing. And in the months since I’ve finished that bottle, I know for a fact that my palate has changed significantly. So I’m eager to try this one again. Keep your eye out for that review.
Speaking of upcoming reviews, it looks like the upcoming few will be Scotches – Compass Box Asyla, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, and Old Pulteney 12. Keep your eyes peeled for those.
Finally, my latest purchase was the much-heralded Talisker 10. It is currently in the box, awaiting the kicking of one of its predecessors. I can’t wait to try it.