Phil 'Knucklehead' Mickelson leading after 11 in the 3rd round of the 2004
Masters' at Augusta National G. C.! Wow! Not unusual. Although, through 15,
the wheels are alreasy shaky. He has, over the years, demonstrated an
uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I would expect
no less from a guy who hates to lose more than he loves to win. A very
talented, born loser! Although Graeme likes Paul Casey, my money's on Ernie
Els, despite his forestry experience.
While I was watching, I decided to do some whisky tasting. I had been
comp'd with a couple of 5 cl bottles of Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky
"Aur Cymru", 46% abv. I chose Samuel Smith's "Old Brewery Pale Ale"
(Californian's prohibited by law from knowing the % abv) as the chaser. Not
Guinness tap, but adequate.
I'm not a 'professional' writer of whisky tasting notes, just a
professional drinker, so excuse the lack of esoteric descriptions. The
whisky had a lightly flowery, sweet and smooth nose. On the palate, I found
it light, smooth, slightly 'oily' (in the way that a good Cuban cigar is,
compared to non-Cubans), and quite pleasant. The finish, also, was very
smooth, still 'oily', most pleasant and very lasting, even after the
chaser. Overall, I thought it more like a fine Irish whisky than Scotch.
I'll be getting my alcohol merchant (Vendome Liquor) to stock some and will
buy a bottle when they do.
Intuitive insights from Nick, Retired in the San Fernando Valley
"Giving violent criminals a government guarantee that their intended
: Phil 'Knucklehead' Mickelson leading after 11 in the 3rd round of the 2004
: Masters' at Augusta National G. C.! Wow! Not unusual. Although, through 15,
: the wheels are alreasy shaky. He has, over the years, demonstrated an
: uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I would expect
: no less from a guy who hates to lose more than he loves to win. A very
: talented, born loser! Although Graeme likes Paul Casey, my money's on Ernie
: Els, despite his forestry experience.
So much for your golf prognostications. A superb performance by Phil down
the stretch lets him stuff this, along with the similiar disparaging of
many other sideline observers, down their collective throats. Given your
lack of appreciation of an outstanding golf talent, I shall dismiss your
observations on whisky.
Here's hoping Phil toasts this wonderful performance with an equally
Greg Beaulieu firstname.lastname@example.org Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Worth looking round for a bottled conditioned stout next time as well.
Guinness is fine as it goes but once you've tasted an unpasturised,
unfiltered stout it is hard going back. I appreciate that such beasts are
not that easy to find outside of the UK but you never know.
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