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As I sat on the couch next to the window to read All the King's Men, it occurred to me that, on such a cold night and reading this particular book, a tumbler of Scotch would be just the thing.

I looked in the hutch where we store our liquor. The folks at work found out that I like Scotch, but they don't realize that I don't drink very often at all, so I inherit at least 1-3 bottles of Scotch a year, none of which have been completely dispatched. Looking in the hutch, I saw the Lagavulin 16 year, a couple of Balvenie 12 years, a couple of unopened Glenfiddich 12 years, and I don't remember what else. I chose to open a bottle of Glenfiddich.

It's a very nice Scotch, smooth and warm, but has a bit of an odd aftertaste. Initially the Scotch had just the effect I intended. However, I only got a few pages into my reading and a few sips into the whiskey when I woke up several minutes later, eyelids heavy with sleep. One of the nice things about Scotch, though, is that I don't have to toss that glass. Matter of fact, I just had a sip a minute ago, when I got up to go back out to the living room looking for something, and I can finish the rest of the glass tomorrow afternoon. I'm sure it won't lose much sitting there overnight covered with a napkin.


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Jan. 17th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'd be more than happy to join you for a glass of scotch sometime, though I'm no connoisseur.
Jan. 18th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
Do you want me to bring a bottle next Saturday? If so, do you have a preference as to a label?
Jan. 19th, 2004 06:51 am (UTC)
Scotch has almost never put me to sleep like that. I'll have to break out a couple of bottles and see if I get a similar result now, though.
Jan. 19th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
The Scotch didn't put me to sleep. Being all alone in a quiet house trying to read a slow-paced book late at night having only slept about 5 hours the night before -- that's what put me to sleep.
Jan. 19th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
Oh. Yes, that will do it for me, too. I don't even need the book.
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