Sunday 15 April, 2012

Scotch Education

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You can learn important things from a spirits ambassador. Especially if it’s Mitch Bechard, official US Ambassador for Glenfiddich (which is pronounced Glen-Fiddick, by the by) Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Scotchy Scotchy Scotch Scotch. For example, after running into Mitch on the Vegas Strip a few nights ago, and repairing to the Cosmopolitan’s Chandelier bar […]




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You can learn important things from a spirits ambassador. Especially if it's Mitch Bechard, official US Ambassador for Glenfiddich (which is pronounced Glen-Fiddick, by the by) Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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Scotchy Scotchy Scotch Scotch.

For example, after running into Mitch on the Vegas Strip a few nights ago, and repairing to the Cosmopolitan's Chandelier bar for a sezchuan button and a shot of Milagro... and a couple of their signature drinks made with another tequila brand that shall not be mentioned in the presence of a William Grant representative... Mitch decided he'd "have a wee roadie."

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Bartendress Elizabeth Kramsky and I were both perturbed. Was he threatening to relieve himself at the bar? Pick up a diminutive band assistant? Eat some road kill?

None of the above, you silly Americans. That's how a Scotsman says he'll have "one for the road." And when they say "wee," meaning small, they really mean big. Just so you know.

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Hopefully these photos should be good evidence if the IRS ever calls me in to discuss bar receipts as business expenses. Probably not. But you never know.

[Insert your favorite Irvine Welsh quotation here]


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