Gaelic is diffcult for EFL speakers

So, actor Brian Cox has done what he can to help.

Esquire’s guide to Scotch pronunciations.

Lagavulin is my husband’s favorite, too.


Irish whiskey

When we were in NYC 3 years ago, we spent some time taking advantage of the flights available at the Whiskey Ward in the Lower East Side.  We knew that I prefer bourbon and that Chuck prefers Scotch; we learned that we both like Irish.

This weekend, we were in Atlanta to see Rodriquez and stayed a couple of block from Limerick Junction in the Highlands area.

I have learned that Jameson 12 year old is dangerously light in flavor.  If I want a summer whiskey, this is a good choice.  Jameson Gold Reserve has a little more complexity and may be my favorite Irish.  Black Bushmills was, also, very nice and I will not turn my nose up when it is offered.

We have developed the habit of going to a liquor store whenever we are in a different state, because NC is ridiculously limited.  All liquor stores are state owned and there is a list of what may be carried.  If something we like isn’t on the list, we can’t have it.

And because of that habit, we brought home a bottle of Bushmills 10 year old for me and Takesuru 12 year old for Chuck.