Earlier this evening at Cornucopia Whistler @legacyliquorstore’s Darryl Lamb walked us through “The Last Bottles On Earth” (sold out @thesmws bottlings) with pairings by Chef Bruce Worden. A couple whiskies were from 2017 @smwscanada outturns, while others had never been released in Canada.
59.54 “elegant, classy and simply beautiful”, a 32 year old Teaninich;
48.83 “...and the living’s easy”, a 13 year old Balmenach;
121.94 “dried cherry lattice pie”, a 16 year old Isle of Arran;
7.103 “After Church”, a 29 year old Longmorn;
and 35.133 “Mediterranean Maharaja goes Americana”, a 20 year old Glen Moray.
I was a big fan of the Glen Moray paired with a cayenne truffle - the spiciness of each allowed the deep, richer flavours of the whisky to the forefront.
But those bottles are finished now and it’s always sad to see a good thing gone forever. Coincidentally I happen to have at home one of the featured bottles - the Balmenach! And all that talk about last bottles on earth made me think about a scene in the movie The Road where Viggo Mortenson’s character finds a bottle of whiskey in a world that is ending and he puts on a sport coat and pours himself a dram. So in the spirit of things I put on a record with a lovely apocalypse song, “One Fine Morning” by Bill Callahan, and poured myself a dram.