It was one of those weeks! Frequent tantrums, fights about breakfast and school assignments not finished. Getting stuck in traffic, with deadlines looming larger than the truck you are stuck behind. Afternoon rush from ballet to swimming, soccer to extra maths, all with a grumpy toddler in tow. The husband down with man flu and the geyser breaking and no hot water. After a week like this, a glass of red wine is just not going to cut it.
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The 14th of June is National Bourbon Day. A whole day to celebrate the magic that is the golden liquid from the USA. For a whiskey to classify as bourbon it must be made in the U.SA. In addition, its mash bill (mix of grains from which bourbon is distilled) must comprise at least 51% and no more than 79% Indian corn. Besides corn, the other grains used, include malted barley and either rye or wheat. Bourbon must be aged at least two years in a new, charred oak barrel made from American White Oak.
I capture my whisky tastings in a pretty notebook. I love the act of scribbling notes, pictures and drawing emotions on paper. Sometimes a whisky create such strong emotions what it is easier to draw an emotive face on paper than to try and capture the emotion words. Old school, I know. John loves technology and he captures his thoughts via speech recognition software. Perhaps I also prefer paper because paper does not complain about my bad spelling. Capturing my thoughts digitally leaves me with a lot of red underlined miss spelt words that I first need to fix before I can continue. My pretty book is more forgiving. My short hand doesn’t need to be spelt correctly.
Welcome 2017! The end of an old year and a new beginning. For me, 2017 started with a bang. Or rather the sound of a small firework war as the neighbourhood set off (illegal) firework after firework. I stood on the patio, with a view of the horizon, while watching hundreds of fireworks greet the New Year. My poor dogs were dozed up on Rescue Remedy and sleeping soundly. The noisy fireworks woke my 5 yo, who also joined me for the free display. But before all the colorful and noisy fireworks, we had a few taste explosions of our own.
I discovered the USA National Day Calendar. What an amazing source of inspiration! Everything from the more serious National Days such as the National Paediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day on the 8th of September to the very funny National Lazy Mom’s Day on the first Friday in September. There is an National Elephant Appreciation Day on the 22nd of September and a National Drink Beer Day on the 28th of September. Not all of them are applicable to whisky, but a few got me thinking.