There’s this sense you get, when you’re talking to someone who knows a little bit more about something you’re interested in, that they have access to something that’s just a little bit outside your reach.
Like when you play chess or tennis against someone you know can beat you – but they have to work at it. It’s not a walkover. It’s like – they have something that impresses you, but you know that somehow, it’s attainable.
With just a little bit of practice and a little bit of help, you could do what they do. You could beat you at tennis. Because although you enjoy it, you know deep down that you’d enjoy it that much more if you had just a little skill. It’s not mastery you’re after, but a few of the tricks would go a long way.
That’s where I’m at with the whisky – and the person who’s ahead of the game is my friend Clutch. So I’ve asked him to join me on this blog, so I can reinvigorate it, and start having the conversations about whisky that I love having with him, here in public.
And don’t get me wrong. He’s no expert. He’d be the first to tell you he’s still learning. But he knows a little more than I do – enough to impress me. And there are some people who are just getting started with their first little bit of discovery – and maybe I can be that guy for them.
Whatever your level of whisky connoisseurship, you’re more than welcome here.
If you know your stuff, perhaps you could chip in in the comments, and let us know what you think so we can all learn from you. If this is new territory, perhaps you’ll find it helpful.
So – this is our blog. It’s about whisky. We’re not experts, but we’re learning. Glad to have you along.
Dubber and Clutch on Twitter:@davidjmclare Some good ones in that pic. Give the Highland Park a go. Very drinkable…
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