Moving on .

I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.

March 04, 2010

Solo whiskey drinking

I am going to a dinner tonight. All. By. Myself. A scotch tasting flight dinner at a very posh place. $85 not counting taxes and tips. It's a bunch of people around a table tasting whiskey and food. It's something I've always wanted to do.

XSU and I both drink scotch.. Though he inhales rather than sips and doesn't seem to have a palate to enjoy the flavours and aromas. He just drinks. And he would *never* spring for an event like this. Not ever.

I, on the other hand, have tasted many different kinds of scotch whiskey and want to learn more. Ergo the scotch tasting sounded like a great idea. The challenge - finding someone to go with me. Most of my friends are winos rather than hard liquor drinkers of any kind.

When a friend at work sent me the link I decided what the heck - just go for it. EEK I am going solo!
I chatted with the woman taking reservations who happens to have the same name as Rebel. She too is a nice Ukrainian girl and lo and behold her mom is going to be at this dinner.

A friend from work - a very unhappily married man said he wanted to join me. I told him fine. But I never heard whether or not he made a reservation, and frankly, having dealt with my own bad marriage I am not about to entangle myself in his issues. or either encourage or discourage his attendance. We've discussed his unhappiness many times over lunch but I am not prepared to spend my quality time with this man. If he is at this little event so be it.

So, off I go. I'll tell you how it went in another post.


Lily on the Road said...

Sounds like a GREAT event! I love a good scotch and scot!

Don't let this buffon entrap you and ruin your evening with his tales of woe. If he is there, politly excuse yourself and latch on to the best looking man there!

Let me know for the next time. If I didn't already have plans for tonight I would have gone.

MarieA said...

NOW you tell me Lily. I might have to do it again. D'arcy's sometimes has scotch flight dinners and for a lot less than $85. I will keep you in mind for the next one!

Rudy said...

Wow! I am SO jealous!

I would love to do this. I have often wanted to go to the annual barely wine and brew festival that runs around Fur Rondy but have never done so. It would involve getting a room in a nearby hotel or finding a designated driver.

my ex also liked to just drink. she went to a couple of wine tastings that I now refer to as wine guzzlings. I even got her a nice set of glasses, a guide to wine tastings (home study type course to use with her friends) and some starter wines suggested in the first lesson. yeah, she just wanted to get drunk and lose her inhibitions.

blondie will affirm I have a limited palate (mmm Grog think food good) but I like to enjoy what I can.

I used to subscribe to a mag called Malt Advocate that talked about whiskeys, scotches and brews. I learned a lot from that.

wish I could go with you to such an event. It would be great fun.

I have done a little bit of testing with blondie nothing on that scale. It is just some sampler packs that I already knew about to show her some differences.

I think $85 is actually a good deal to have access to more expensive drinks that you wouldn't want to shell out $100 or more per litre to "try" and not like.

Anonymous said...

I wanna go to something like this. It sounds like good fun and a great way to taste test before you buy. Nothing I dislike more than to buy booze or food and end up hating it. grrr.

I hope you took photos and if not please regale us with stories of your night.

love and hugs,
~ blondie