[Dixielandjazz] Action request for Bill Gunter/Bruichladdich

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 28 18:59:15 PDT 2003

DJMLer Rob Van Der Plas in a commissioned me) wrote:

>Dear Bill,
>You are herewith anointed to make it possible for every DJML'er to purchase 
>bottle of whisky from the Bruichgladdich distillery on Islay island in
>Scotland. This is the outfit that was under surveillance by the Pentagon 
>because it
>was a potential source of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Thank G.d that our 
>dollars are well-spent.

I don't know what you meant by " . . . our tax dollars are well-spent"!  
Everyone already knows that an Islay Single Malt is indeed "A Weapon of Mass 
Destruction." One of the best known (and a potent sucker at that) is 
Laphroaig with a strong deep peaty and smoky iodine like flavor. These malts 
are generally for those who have taken the time to cultivate a taste for 
basically drinking a beverage often referred to as "dirt in a glass." Islay 
Malts are generally more for sippin' than straight guzzlin'.

Secondly, I don't need to take any action to make Bruichladdich Malt 
available to DJMLers. Such a scheme already exists. All one needs to do is 
click on this: http://www.bruichladdich.com/ and you will be transported to 
the "Coast of Heaven" (The Bruichladdich shore) where a brief perusal of the 
text will direct you to the purveyor in your general vicinity. This web site 
even has the theme song of the Bruichladdich distillery sung with deep 
emotion by a bard of Bruichladdich and which will bring a lump to your eye 
and a tear to your throat. It isn't OKOM but it is lyrical. If you can't 
follow the Scottish lyrics easily with your ears there is even a scrolling 
text underneath to help you along.

The Bruichladdich "pronounced "BROO-ik-LAD-dick" motto says it all:

                                                     Clachan a Choin!

which, as most of you already know, is Gaelic for "The Dogs Bollocks"

Slainte to you, too, Rob - and to all of you

Bill "Too much information" Gunter

ps. To keep Bob Ringwald happy I hasten to point out that listening to OKOM 
without a good whisky in hand is like hearing a jazz band without a 
washboard! This is an objective observation and not open to discussion.


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