I used to get a bottle of wine from my boss for special occasions, but ever since he found out I like single malt Scotch, that's what he has given me. I do like single malt Scotch; the problem is, I really don't drink all that much. I have several bottles accumulating in the dining room hutch: 2 bottles of Macallan, 2 bottles of Glenlivet, 1 bottle of Glen Garioch, 1 bottle of Lagavulin, and 1 bottle of Balvenie. (I had two bottles of Balvenie, but I gave one away.) All of these were gifts.
I like all of these except the Balvenie. It is too young and has a very harsh flavor. Thus, I did the unthinkable. I used a single malt Scotch as a cooking wine today. I was cooking steak and thought the Balvenie would provide a nice flavor. And then -- as if that wasn't enough -- I used the Balvenie to make a whiskey and coke. I know, I can hardly believe it myself!
Well, I say a whiskey and coke, but I lie. I thought my first attempt had too much Scotch, so I chugged it and mixed another drink. This time I only used a third whiskey and two-thirds coke.
If I had thought ahead, I would have done this before my softball game tonight. At least then I would have had an excuse. It would somehow be more comforting to claim that I was drunk than to admit that I simply suck.
(For AbbyNormal: Hmmm...I wonder if I'm single....)