Tuesday, January 18, 2011

101 Whiskies to Try Before I Die

New Year resolutions are always meant to be broken. I've made so many and I couldn't even remember if I did manage to keep track of the developments. It's easy to make but it ain't easy to keep!

Therefore, this year I've decided that to hell with resolutions and just be the way I am. I just have to like myself for who I am and accept all weaknesses and strengths I possess. Sounds like a good idea right?




And one thing I could definitely try sticking to or die trying is to follow the 101 Whiskies to Try Before I Die book by Ian Buxton. This is a very practical book as it contains different expressions and bottles of whiskies that one should try for the taste-experience and price wise - it's something that mortals like us could afford. The book carries a number of single malts from Highland, Lowland, Speyside and Islay, blended whiskies, Japanese whiskies and also bourbon. It's indeed a fine mix of whiskies which would keep me busy for at least 3 years to come?



I have started drinking whisky about 3 years ago and I've obviously made a mark with a post-it note on each whisky on the book that I have tried. Till this date, I'm actually on my 47th bottle from the list. Not bad huh for a beginner like me? Assuming that I try 1 bottle a month, it would take me at least 4.5 years to complete the whole list and probably by then, some connoisseur would come up with a list of 199 whiskies to drink before you die of liver failure!

In just 2 months, starting from Dec 2010 up to yesterday, I have actually had my 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th & 47th bottle already. So that's 7 different bottles in 2 months! What a feat! The problem is, about half the list has whiskies that could not be bought here. You might have to make use of the network you have to get these bottles overseas.

Have some fun and drink moderately in 2011...



Or you could choose to live a healthy boring life by drinking orange juice...




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Believe you and your friends can afford one bottle new whisky per week.

As life is unpredictable, if you stick to one bottle per month, you may not have enough time to try all 101 whiskies.

eiling lim said...

Anon: thanks for ur concern. If I die, I'll make sure you'll be the 1st to hear from me!

li wei said...

reminder: have u checked ur liver already? lol

thule a.k.a leo said...

drinking orange juice is not boring! it's good for you :P

Anonymous said...

can we classify you as alcoholic or semi-alcoholic? haha

Anonymous said...

Why so defensive? Don’t you wish to get pregnant within the next 4 years? Unless you wish to improve your baby ATL from the beginning.

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