It was a cold day yesterday however the clear skies allowed some winter sun to show itself and help thaw the frost from the previous night. The temperature didn’t move more than a couple of degrees most of the day, well it certainly felt that way.
I helped out at the local Farmers Market for a few hours, keeps me in the loop of the trade of ‘real food’ and is helping me in doing research for my proposed book on cooking Game. Just after 2pm it was time to head home as I had promised Young Tales a trip to Winchester to see the Christmas Market and I thought this was best done in the early evening. As we drove down the M3 I couldn’t help noticing in the rear view mirror the glorious sight of a golden full moon, a golden ball that sank into a sky of purple velvet.
With that vision I thought of a ‘Double Double’ the name given to a miniature bottle of Glenrothes Whisky, a fine dram distilled by Berry Bros & Rudd. I like my Whisky and the Glenrothes is a great Speyside Single Malt. Each year they release a vintage or two, I still haven’t tried their 1995 vintage but I do have a good collection of 70cl vintages and these ‘Double Double’ miniatures make ideal Christmas gifts. If you don’t want to consume your vintage collection you can always buy a bottle of Select Reserve an expression of Glenrothes Berry’s Bros. produce as a regular and well priced dram.
If you are planning on heading out to the Christmas Markets make sure you go equipped with a dram to fend off the chill of a winters evening. However Berry Bros & Rudd also make a miniature of their Dutch Distilled No. 3 Gin, presented in a stunning little green bottle and as Gin is now all the rage these make ideal gifts for table presents or stocking fillers.
Today being the Seventh Day Of Advent there were no packages delivered to open, no car boots to visit and for once I bring you something different to feast your eyes on other than vintage fishing tackle, so go on, drop a hint to those who care for you and ask for a ‘Glenrothes, Double Double’, one golden bubble you’ll enjoy as the winter sun sets and a hunters moon appears over the horizon.