Monday, March 28, 2005

It doesn't make an iota of difference.

Flash, who more or less converted me to the delights of single malt, notes that in my diatribe on nationalism, I contrast the symbolism of Scotch whiskey with that of English Ale. He points out that there is no such thing as "Scotch whiskey". Irish whiskey, American whiskey and even apparently Japenese whiskey. But not scotch whiskey.

Mea culpa.


Anonymous said...

Scotch is, of course, whisky, while Irish and American products are whiskey.

Anonymous said...

15-year-old Laiphroig makes me think of standing on top of a sand-dune near my childhood summer home--the tide is out and the sun is hot on the dune grass.... bliss in a bottle, sure enough.