The Red Cross food parcel sent to me at Christmas by my intelligent sister (she knew this was cheaper than a present) contained, beside the Christmas pudding and instant custard, a miniature bottle of 'Jack Daniels' in a tin. Now I am not much of a drinker, half a bottle of Guinness and I'm anybody's, if they can pick me up off the floor, but I do like a nip of whisky or such like, especially late in the evening. This is the first time I have tried Jack D and in spite of the poor spelling of Whisky, we all know Americans cannot spell, I reckon I could grow to like this, if it was free! A strange taste unlike most other whiskies but somewhat similar to Laphroaig I think. That is an acquire taste and one of the managers at Royal Mail had indeed managed to acquire a taste for this. I suspect he would be wiling to acquire a taste for Jack D also!
World wide people develop strong spirits of one sort or another. Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Arak the aniseed drink found in the middle east, and vodka, made from potatoes they say although I suspect grain is used more these days. 'Fire water' is popular world wide in one form or another and while beneficial in many ways, the only reason I use it, most are not concerned with the flavour, they just wish to get drunk! This is difficult to believe but I have known people to put orange juice into their whisky! That individual enjoyed this alongside a bag of 'Kelp' seaweed. He claimed this was his lunch!
I wonder if I sent the empty back to my dear sweet sister would she refill it perhaps.....?