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THE ADVENTURES OF COMMANDER GLENDIDIT: Really Quite Rare

All who account themselves Scotch aficionados are by now familiar with the merriment-in-glass of the single malt known as The Macallan. There's nothing quite like it. I attribute 40% of its astonishing nature to The Macallan's "Curiously Small" stills. I'll explain that calculation in a moment.
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The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead: Issue #6: Rocky Patel Nicaraguan Toro & Forty Creek Confederate Oak Reserve

It's amazing how much your Uncle learned about the world from cartoons through a form of unconscious osmosis that festered until he grew old enough to push out the fog.  Being a doinky kid growing up in the bluish glow of an Admiral CRT tube, little did I know at the time that the humor behind "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was concocted by Jay Ward's merry band of anarchists pushing against the restrictions of the anti-communist repression of the 60s. 

The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead: Arturo Fuente Sungrown Bellicoso & Balcones Texas Single Malt

It's summertime, children.  And...(get ready)...the livin' is easy, back of my neck gettin' dirty, gritty; you can stretch right up and touch the sky cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues.  I'm high on watermelon cubes doused with lime juice sprinkled with kosher salt served on a platter of bass-driven blues, powered by a Bluetooth linked speaker connected to my pocket-sized Samsung mini-computer.  Lazy days in the rocker binge-watching "Catch a Fire" and "Orange is the New Black", thinking how I get a couple strokes off my golf game and still find time to scrape decades-old pa

This Week's Dram: Michters' US*1 Unblended American Whiskey

This week we're in the USA for Michter's US*1 American Whiskey. The distiller calls it "unblended" as it contains "no grain neutral spirit".  They don't tell us what grains are used so it's intriguing from that point of view but I hear tell it's the same grains as bourbon.  
Montecristo Relentless

The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead: Montecristo Relentless and Teeling Irish Whiskey

Did you ever judge someone too quickly? I mean you jump into a taxi and the cabbie’s got an impenetrable accent and you automatically assume he can’t get you to Action Park, even though Action Park’s been closed for 20 years?   Or you sit down in a sushi restaurant in Salt Lake City and the sushi chef is some guy named Bruce from Boston and you have visions of the botulism ward at a Mormon hospital and all you can come up with is small talk on the last season of “Big Love”?

Uncle Knucklehead Indulges: Ashton Maduro Aged #10 with Glenmorangie Signet

Your Uncle Knucklehead believes in harmony. I didn't always. I used to believe in straight ahead competition, creative conflict that sparks tiny combustions in an 8 cylinder overhead cam engine and drives pistons to power. So I always placed myself in the thick of it: causing trouble when the status quo set up shop; grating against the grain when ideas got tired; walking counter-clockwise just to fuck with people's expectations. Competition breeds heroes, bitches.

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