Well, it’s Christmas Eve and the last day of my wee 12 Days of Christmas Tenuous Drinks links so I thought I’d push the boat out and try for quite a long winded, 6 degrees of separation type link to our 12 Drummers Drumming so here goes;
Drums are not of European origin, in fact the oldest known drum was discovered in Egypt. Egypt is home to the famous port city of Alexandria. Alexandria is also the name of a town on Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond whisky was a favourite of Captain Haddock, created by Herge. Herge is Belgian. His main character, Tintin, had a dog called Snowy. Snowy is also a type of Owl. So, drumroll please, day 12’s tenuous link drink is a dram from the Belgian Owl Distillery (which incidentally got its stills from Caperdonich, which was our tenuous link drink on Day 7).
I hope you’ve enjoyed our alternative Christmas countdown. All the remains is for me to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year when it comes!
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my True Love sent to me;
Twelve Drummers Drumming (and I drank Belgian Owl Whisky)
Eleven Pipers Piping (and I drank Hilden Ale)
Ten Lords a Leaping (and I drank Gordons Gin)
Nine Ladies Dancing (and I drank Bacon Infused Bourbon)
Eight Maids a Milking (and I drank Sex on the Beach)
Seven Swans a Swimming (and I drank Caperdonich)
Six Geese a Laying (and I drank Dumbarton)
Five Golden Rings (and I drank Macallan Gold)
Four Calling Birds (and I drank Merlot)
Three French Hens (and I drank a pint of Old Speckled Hen)
Two Turtle Doves (and I drank Raki)
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree (and I drank Mulled Cider)
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Whisky Impressions is run by Kate Watt. Previously at Springbank and then Glenfarclas, I now design some whisky related stuff and write about it, and anything else that takes my fancy, on this blog.