jimregan at tlen.pl
Tue Oct 24 02:39:20 MSD 2006
Steve Brown wrote:
> I was once in Scotland for Hogmanay. Inadvertantly, I let slip that I
> enjoy a glass of whiskey. Asked if I wanted water, I declined - makes it
> taste funny. Oh, drink your whiskey like a man do you?
Oh dear... Scottish and Irish cultures are quite similar, especially
when it comes to whiskey... I think I know where this is going to go...
> That was my last clear recollection for the next four days. Apparently I
> did quite well, I managed to taste each and every whiskey in the house
> before I fell off my chair. My friends dad worked in a distillery and
> collected malt whiskey as a hobby. As did all his friends. To add to the
> injury I was inflicting on my liver, kidneys and brain I was expected to
> go 'First Footing' due to my dark hair (now sadly departed), naturally
> this meant toasting the health of the household with a wee drop of
> whiskey. The Scots have a marvelous knack for understatement. My friends
> dad was known to most of the estate, and almost all of them wanted to
> see the 'wee drunk English laddie'.
Yeah, roughly where I thought it was going to go :)
The Polish drinking culture is somewhat similar, substituting vodka for
whiskey. Should you ever find yourself in that situation, ask if it's
vodka, or spiritus. It won't get you out of drinking yourself half to
death, but... at least you'll know :)
> I seldom drink now.
Is the memory enough to earn you a visit from the hangover fairy? :D
 Polish moonshine. Mixed half and half with water, it's like a very
strong vodka. Exhale when you swallow, and you just might live.
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