Last night I watched a movie called “The Angels’ Share,” which is the story of a bunch of Glaswegian rapscallions brought to self-awareness through interaction with the world of expensive whisky. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1924394/
During a whisky tasting scene, some ponce drones on about a whisky named Glenfarclas. I remember that the first bottle of malt whisky I ever bought was a Glenfarclas. It was in St Andrews in 1970. http://www.glenfarclas.co.uk/. I muse:
Flow gently, Glenfarclas amang thy green braes,
Flow gently, I’ll sing thee a song in thy praise;
My Mary’s asleep by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently,Glenfarclas, disturb not her dream.
It’s no frae Islay but it’s whisky just the same.
Anyway, today I had lunch with my good friend Hideo Yamasaki. He is Vice-President of the University of the Ryukyus and a good bloke. He brings with him a gift from the President, the much esteemed Iwamasa sensei. It is a bottle of 1980 Glenfarclas!
Iwamasa sensei is a great connoisseur of malt whisky. He has given me the two best bottles I have ever consumed. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/the-best-day-of-my-life/
Anyway, isn’t life great!