Monday, October 19, 2015
The Sku Creed
As we enter the crazy fall whiskey season, I try to remind myself that there are whiskey rules I live by. You may live by different rules, but these are mine.
1. Whiskey is a beverage to be consumed. All whiskey is to be enjoyed and shared. It is neither an art work to display on a shelf nor a status symbol to make you feel good about yourself.
2. My whiskey is not for sale, but I might consider a trade now and then.
3. Don't be dogmatic about water, ice or glassware.
4. Do be dogmatic about flavored whiskey, which sucks.
5. There are few better acts than sharing great whiskey with someone who's never had it.
6. No one should accumulate more whiskey than a family of four can consume in a lifetime.
7. Be patient with and kind to newbies.
8. Don't purchase whiskey based on hype.
9. Don't "clear the shelves." (See #5)
10. You don't have to try every damn new release.
11. Very few whiskeys are worth three figures. No whiskey is worth four figures.
12. No whiskey is worth waiting in line for hours.
What's your whiskey creed?