The work week has been horrid up to this point and I can no longer enjoy a quick internet break since all media stories (sports, politics, culture, arts, etc.) have drowned in oceans of knee-jerk hyperbole. The message is not instant. We've all been forced, in the name of selling a story, to forget that so we're all missing the evolution of our collective lives.
But I've been thinking about the good things since I awoke this morning.
Strange swirls of cloud rolled in at daybreak. They brought with them sunshowers. For now the heat has been broken. Thank you, skies.
Dear reader, if you have a Trader Joes nearby, you may want to consider trying their White Cheddar with Carmelized Onions. Holy moley. It is good on everything. EVERYTHING. I'm going to buy it again next week and try it with Sriracha. Also, regarding Sriracha: This.
Jordan at Chemistry of the Cocktail has a great two-part piece on Non-Age-Statement whiskies that I recommend to all you anoraks.
Finally, for whisky geeks, THIS. David Driscoll of K&L Wines has restarted his excellent podcast. This week, he interviewed Rachel Barrie, one of the great Master Blenders. Her background may be science, but she speaks of whisky like an artist, full of metaphysics, memories, and emotions. Because she helped bring Ardbeg Uigeadail and Corryvreckan in the world, she'd already won my whisky heart. But I could listen to her talk all day and night. For now, the podcast is the closest I'll get to that. Just put it on repeat while sitting in traffic..... Anyway, she recently moved over to Morrison-Bowmore where she'll be weaving miracles with Bowmore, Glen Garioch, and Auchentoshan. Thank you to David and Rachel!
Alright, time to take on the day. Deep breaths, y'all.