My aura of random nakedness continued with yet another old dude in the pool change area and woman who was unexpectedly apart of the #freethenipple campaign briefly outside of Canadian Tire.
I also suffered through an older gentleman's deluge of fart death clouds on Saturday morning at the gym. I have no idea why the fans are always against me in these situations but my 4 miles turned into a scene from Stephen Kings 'The Mist' as I tired to focus my energies while not breathing from my nose.
On a completely different train of rant, I am almost to the tipping point on election candidate grandstanding that I can handle. I am not going to get into politics in this blog because, well, a person should be never discuss politics, religion or money amongst strangers, or family or anyone really, but holy crap, if all these people actually believe half the crap that is coming from their face holes were are doomed. I still believe in voting and exercising that right but it is really a lot of blah blah until that person/party is in office then its what can you actually do, and what wont you do that I am interested in, not what you may do, if you have any kind of a budget left to do it with.
Okay now on to something more uplifting, this weeks selection for #cigarSaturday.
So this week is bitter sweet, as I have a lot of family and work obligations coming up, so the scotch this week will be the last purchase for a while, i know boohoo right! Poor me and my slowly growing collection of spirits. haha
So for this last pairing i picked a scotch that was one of the first scotches that I ever tried. Cardhu 12yr.
The first time i tried this scotch I was working at a bar that longer exists for a bar manager that was very knowledgable about wines, scotches and other spirits. I learned quite a bit about some of the finer spirits from him, and about bartending.
Back then my goto was Dark Rum, and usually quite a lot of it on a night off.
One night he convinced me to try some whiskeys.
Cardhu was one of them and from what i remembered at the time I really liked it and thought it was oh so fancy drinking scotch.
I know it didnt end well that night, I will spare you the gruesome details but it would be many years before I would even attempt brown liquor again.
So now that I am more mature ( mheh) I thought what a perfect bottle to pause in my purchasing with, Cardhu 12.
Cardhu is a much-loved single malt, Cardhu is an easy-going, charming Speysider. With clean, crisp oak and sweet malt.
On first taste it has a great sweet spiciness on your lips and you get a little tingle. There is a faint smoke on the finish, and really the perfect amount for me. I dont want to feel like Im drinking a forrest fire.
It is incredibly smooth, and drinkable. If you are just getting into scotches this is one to try.
So I paired it with a Don Thomas Maduro Presidente. Mainly because I wanted something with a bit of a bite, and presidente length you are going to get at least 40-50minutes of burn time, and I really wanted to have a sit and enjoy this combo.
Now while i typically like this cigar and have had it before, the price point being around 8$ by the way.
I did not overly enjoy this combination. The scotch great, the cigar great, but together not so much. I found the flavors were working against each other, and the cigar was overpowering the scotch.
Obviously I would have these both again, but most likely not together.
Saturday was another beauty day, lots of running around in the day time so even thought the picks this week were not getting along, still a blessing to be able to have a sit, a drink, a smoke, some tunes, and chat with the departed under a beautiful maritime sky.