Jun 1, 2016

Feeling kinda despondent lately...

Well, way back in time the day I tasted Laphroaig 10yo started my long journey with whisky. For more than fifteen years I tasted, traveled, read, wrote and lived for and about whisky. Loved and enjoyed every second of it... But now I know there is a second bottle I will remember later in my life but in a slightly different matter: Booker's Rye. I will remember Booker's Rye years and years after as the whisky that woke me up from a beautiful dream and made me question everything about the industry. It was something growing and accumulating out there for a couple of years that I have to admit I chose deliberately to ignore. I guess I needed a blow like this, the last drop that spilled the cup so to say... A $300 bottle rye whiskey, fresh out of the bottling line... 

I am not planning to waste too much of your time now, especially since our dear friends Steve Ury from Sku's Recent Eats fame and the one and only Oliver Klimek from Dramming.com expressed most beautifully on their blogs the very same issue. But sadly I feel like I lost my appetite to promote whisky and whisky industry, at least for a period of time... I will stay low for a while, review occasionally what I have left in my whisky cabinet, continue to research value whiskies and look for drams I didn't try before but this time not with a blogger appetite. I will travel, read, continue to learn and taste of course but maybe keep it more private. I will focus on other spirits, wine and beer as well but most importantly will continue to enjoy myself. I occasionally will post reviews but I think I am not feeling amped enough anymore to make it a priority or not feeling the urge to keep the consistency for this blog. More later folks..!