In honor of Phid, I had some Balvenie and Caol Ila with Pod. I think Caol Ila is Gaelic for ?Skull Island? (home of King Kong).
Michael Jackson on Caol Ila: Fragrant. Menthol. Markedly vegetal. Vanilla pod.Creamy.
[Ed.: This is the famous dead scotch drinking Michael Jackson talking, not the formerly famous, dead career weirdo Michael Jackson.]
Melissa (in my attorney’s office): goat-like, with hints of volcanic ash and cinder.
Me: Insouciant and perturbed. More than a mouthful is a brain aneurysm, but in a good way.
The Balvenie was really good, but almost too elegant and perfected for scotch
connoisseurs poseurs like me. It is a Range Rover with a heads up Nav system and a Harmon Kardon stereo that the valet parks at the country club. Meanwhile, Caol Ila is a Hummer H1 with no doors (any longer), covered in mud and close-cropped bluegrass from entering via the back 9, with some poor caddy desperately clinging to the brushguard.
[Ed.: Not that anything like this has EVER happened.]
By comparison, Ardbeg would be that same Hummer, except landed on its side, on the roof of the club, after some Phid-style Baja driving.
I have no idea what that metaphor means, other than “I like scotch.”