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Thursday, October 07, 2021

Somehow, Esquire Magazine and I are in accord this month when it comes to whiskey:

A few days ago, I was browsing the liquor store shelves when I came upon a bottle of Paddy Old Irish Whiskey. I’d never heard of it, but I bought it on a hunch, given my affinity for Emerald Isle firewater. Plus it was on sale, with a fifth selling for twenty bucks. It’s turned out to be a pleasant surprise — silky smooth with just enough of an alcoholic kick.

Little did I know that Esquire was featuring the same obscure brand in its monthly liquor roundup:

Take Paddy’s ($30), for example, which blends not two kinds of whiskey but three: grain whiskey, malt whiskey, and a pot-stilled whiskey made from mixed grains. It’s grassy with angel-food-cake barley sweetness. You could sip it all day long.

It’s rare that I’m ahead of the curve when it comes to trendiness in fashion or food. So I’ll take this minor coup to heart.

As for a repeat purchase of Paddy: I stopped by the liquor store again today, and see that they’ve jacked up the price of a bottle to $35. They must have gotten wind of the Esquire endorsement. I may or may not validate the increased price-point, once my current bottle gets emptied out…

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/07/2021 09:21pm
Category: Food, Publishing
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