Monday, June 7, 2010


When commenting on TwistedScottishBastard's blog I mentioned a whisky bottle kept behind glass for emergencies. I looked up images on the internet and sure enough found this one. Not whisky but alcohol nevertheless.

I also found this swine-flu one.


TwistedScottishBastard said...

Not bad TWG, but the real stuff can be found here.
Sheep Dip and Pig's Snout are real whiskies.

THE WINE GUY said...

Well found!
I know these whiskies. Sheep Dip is one of the best vatted Malts that I've tried.

TwistedScottishBastard said...

What's a vatted malt? I'm not familiar with the term.

THE WINE GUY said...

A vatted malt is a blend of malt whiskies only as opposed to the blended whiskies that are blends of 'grain whisky' and 'malt' whisky usually at about 30% malt (Teachers used to pride themselves at being 40% malt).
Whisky snobs have tended to turn their noses up at vatted malts preferring the individuality of single malts. There is no real reason for this except for that people like that are prats and usually don't know what they are talking about, having gained their whisky knowledge from back labels. I love the different flavours to be had from the single malts but also appreciate what can be done with blending single malts (I do it with wines after all).

TwistedScottishBastard said...

Thanks TWG, even as a Scot I was not aware of the existence of the vatted malts. I've seen Sheep Dip before, but I always assumed it was a superior blend. I'm going back to Scotland for a holiday next Xmas, so I must try some then.
My beloved once bought me a bottle of a "Single Grain" whisky, a marketing ploy from The Distillers Company. It was alcoholic, let's leave it at that.

Richard (of RBB) said...

Do you two want to be left alone?

TwistedScottishBastard said...

Don't get jealous Richard (of RBB, just keep cuddling that big curvy thing you hold between your legs.

Confirming word was misfillo bad pastry?