Thursday, October 05, 2006

Birthday Fun

The full birthday spread:


Sonia's excellent cake in its full flamey greatness:


F-B: 25, 16, 12 and 5yr old Lagavulin:


Tasting the 25!

An interesting gift from Leach, just add water:

A few scenes from an excellent birthday yesterday. Sonia came over with an excellent cake, somewhat unstable but tasting fabulous (the cake was nice too). We cooked and drank some Theakston's Old Peculier, watched some Green Wing (gift from Sonia), listened to the 'John and Sheila' 'Pig's Big 78's' compilation (gift from Sonia) and had the Lagavulin tasting session as shown. Predictably, the 25 is gorgeousness itself manifested into liquid form and racked up to 57.2% ABV. Nice. I have to say that the 16 still comes very close to it, but the 25 does have the edge. Both of them are just such powerful flavours, and each whisky was sampled without and then with water to get all the flavours. Add to that some Lanark Blue cheese we had on the side and no one else would have wanted to come near us anyway! Cheers all.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's at times like this that I wish we had "scratch and sniff" (and taste) computers...that's a gorgeous looking spread you have there - how are you going to top it for 40???
aH

5 October 2006 at 19:45  
Blogger SimonHolyHoses said...

Hi George.

Thanks for the comment about copper over at holyhoses. I've had a browse of some of your cracking photos over at your flickr account.

I see we have quite a few mutual blog acquiantances so I think it's highly likely I'll be making a few return visits.

6 October 2006 at 13:00  
Blogger George Walks said...

Hey Alison (aH), I hope you don't expect me to get through that bottle in less than ten years!!

6 October 2006 at 17:27  
Blogger George Walks said...

Hey Simon, you're welcome any time. Hopefully I will get some good new photographs here soon as I am planning to venture back onto the hills this weekend. We shall see!

6 October 2006 at 17:29  
Blogger Nat said...

Yes please post more pics of Aiberdeenshire.

I moved away from there last year. It's been a very difficult time. I really miss the place.

I now live where the sun shines every day.

...Can you imagine my pain?

7 October 2006 at 10:08  
Blogger George Walks said...

I don't like the sound of all that sun, what would you do with your raincoat??

You can guarantee that there will be pics of unpleasant weather here Nat!

9 October 2006 at 18:46  
Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

But G, it always sunshines when Neil and I come to Aberdeen? What is this constant overcastness and rain of which you talk????

;)

13 October 2006 at 08:52  
Blogger George Walks said...

Lisa, next time you come up we will have to hike up a Munro to test out this 'weather with you' theory to the max!!

13 October 2006 at 17:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whiskey is boring and walking is boring. You and Mommy are boring.

Lots of love,

Anonymous - Swansea

13 November 2006 at 13:36  
Blogger George Walks said...

Hey, Mr 'Anonymous - Swansea', you spelt the scottish whisky variant with an 'e'. This means death. A crack team has been dispatched.

13 November 2006 at 17:26  

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