Monday, March 17, 2008

The Passing of a Friend

It is with a heavy heart that I mark this St. Patrick's Day by polishing off this bottle of Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey. I bought this bottle (serial number 00136) at the Duty Free shop at the Shannon Airport in 1999, on the way home from our honeymoon.

We cracked the seal in the summer of 2002, after our daughters were born, for the purpose of "wetting the babies' heads", and have enjoyed every last sip since then. I'm honestly surprised it's lasted as long as it has.

If you see some the next time you're visiting your local purveyor of fine spirits, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Neither can this guy:

Midleton Very Rare is better than sex. Not good sex perhaps, but certainly better than what most of us experience.

Yes, it is that good.