Thursday, January 30, 2014

Whisky Smorgasbord

To put your minds at ease, I've been drinking plenty of whisky while gaining weight. Replacing carbs with whisky does wonders to lose weight; adding the carbs on top of whisky does wonders to pack it on. Usually, I have a 1.5 liter of R&R or American Pride strapped upside down to my back with an IV drip feeding me a steady 1.5 oz per hour, but I'll occasionally pop up a shelf for something ever-so-slightly classier. Here's what I've tried over the last few months:

● Black & White Blended Scotch
● Rebel Yell Bourbon
● Tyler & Lloyd Blended Scotch
● Glen Kirk 8 Yr Speyside Single Malt
● Dewar's 12 Yr Blended Scotch
● Shieldaig Highland Single Malt
● Firefly Moonshine
● McClelland's Islay Single Malt

Not much out of the ordinary here, though the Shieldaig surprised me as my favorite of the bunch: smooth, sweet and smoky, more like a Speyside or Islay than any Highland I've tasted.

The Firefly just about made me vomit. I assumed I'd love moonshine, given that I've developed a sweet tooth for nearly any whisky or whiskey, but I can only drink this stuff mixed with soda. Thanks, Firefly--despite my greater girth, you've made me a lesser man.

Weight: 241 lbs (01/29)
Weight: 242 lbs (01/22)
Weight: 240 lbs (01/15)