Guilty pleasure

by Berckmans Peter March. 11, 2021 390 views

I love my single malt whisky, not to get drunk. I love it for the taste ,the warmth and it has got an relaxing effect on me. The single malts from the island of Islay are my favourite ones. Specially the Lagavullin 17y. Not to everybodies taste because they are peated quite a lot. This is one of my guilty pleasures a glass or two in the evening when everybody has gone to sleep, with some music or a good book. The world can come to an end on that moment, I will not care.

Here served in a classic whisky glass, lovely to drink from. The ship on the glass is the Thalassa, I went on that ship together with my photobuddy Patrick for a week on a whiskytrip.

Good advice for who wants to start with drinking single malt. Just put a drop of water and I mean a drop, in the whisky, it will open all the aromas of this divine spirit.

I had good fun taking these, the bonus is. I could drink the whisky afterwards. There is a big discussion how to wright whisky, with an e " whiskey" or without, somebody yold me ones, the e stands for excellence.

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David Nurse 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Great photos Peter.
A guilty pleasure I also enjoy.
My current favourite is Japanese whiskey from the Suntory Distillery, but currently none left so,
I will take a glass of our local Penderyn Madeira Finish instead, just one glass though. 
And I will drink a toast to you and your families health.
(By the way I love Belgium Abby Beers. Best in the world.)

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Berckmans Peter Replied to David Nurse 2 months, 2 weeks ago

And a toast to you my friend. And yes Belgian beers are the best in the world

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Wayne Rogge 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes, Yes and Yes.  Another favorite.......One Week of Peat from Balvenie.  It literally is produced only once a year.  The Islay Gold, 25 is good as well.  Nice photos, by the way.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Wayne Rogge 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, have a dram and enjoy it. For the moment a bottle of Coal lle is open

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Brad Kirschner 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Peter,

Now that the obligatory Corned Beef and Cabbage, washed down with a pint of Guinness, is past, I can comment on your outstanding photos.  I especially like the follow-on series of black and white, containing only the color of the whisky.  Tonight I think I will enjoy a dram of Glenmorangie which I have in honor of my Scottish ancestor who was captured by Cromwell in 1651 and shipped off the "colonies."  What struck me in your images is the importance of glassware in enjoying a fine whisky or wine.  You could drink it from a paper cup, but it wouldn't be the same.  I purchased some locally made crystal a couple of years ago in Halifax, Nova Scotia just for enjoying an occasional glass of single malt.  Thanks again for the inspiration.

Brad

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Brad Kirschner 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Very interresting to hear from your ancestor. Yes glass is important for a drink. Use clear glass so you can enjoy the color. The classic whisky glass has normally a lid to keep the aroma in, the shape allows the aroma to come out slowy. And a nice glass just feels good . Glad you like the post

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John Waco Jr 3 months ago

A great advertising campaign for Lagavullin 17year old.. Now can you do one for me sometime. I love GlenDronach just a wee dram now and then.+1

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Berckmans Peter Replied to John Waco Jr 3 months ago

It is water of life, so a wee dram will make sure you stay young. GlenDronach nice whisky

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John Waco Jr Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

I'll drink to that!!+1

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Antonio Gil 3 months ago

Wow. You've done a great work here my friend. Some of them could be used as commercial pictures in any magazine. The whisky makes wonders . Cheers 🥂

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months ago

The spirit brings inspiration and elevation. Thanks

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Russell Smith 3 months ago

Top notch images in this set :)

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 3 months ago

Thanks my friend

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Abigail Gossage 3 months ago

A perfect guilty pleasure!👏👍🤪

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 3 months ago

I confess , I am guilty of that pleasure. Thanks

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Brian Scott 3 months ago

I keep a bottle of Jura handy although rum is my tipple of choice these days, nice photos. 👍 I found this on Masters of Malt ‘Whisky’ derives from the Gaelic term usquebaugh which translates as ‘water of life’. Uisge means water. Beatha means life. It’s a term used for many types of invigorating spirits over time, for example Eau de Vie. In modern usage, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from Ireland.

The difference comes from the translation of words from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. In the late 1800s, Scottish whisky was also very poor quality therefore the Irish producers wanted to differentiate their product.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Brian Scott 3 months ago

I have been to Jura with the tallship. A beautifull place. I believe 150 people live there together with a couple of thousamd deers. Love to go back there one day.
The poor quality of Scottish whisky was thru, they even exported it in used fishbarrels. A good rum is also never waistedsmile

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John Durham 3 months ago

Excellent photos and perfect directions for the nectar of the gods. I prefer the peaty whisky, too, but, due to budget constraints, hold my brown liquor dalliances most times, other than very special occasions, to Kentucky Bourbon. Again, with a drop of "branch water", just to wake it up. Slainte!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to John Durham 3 months ago

Nice to hear you enjoy it

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Gethin Thomas 3 months ago

I heard about the adding a drop of water from a Scottish enthusiast so it must be true. Unfortunately my first and last encounter with whisky was a bad one. I would say best forgotten if it was not for the fact that drinking a whole bottle, you forget everything, apart from the effect the next morning. I was very young and foolish back then.smile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Gethin Thomas 3 months ago

There are so many different tastes of single malt. From sweet honeylike to salty sea. It is a learning curve. I found it a fine journey.

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Benny Law 3 months ago

I don't drink at all, but some of these photos look advertisement-grade and are quite appealing.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Benny Law 3 months ago

Thanks Benny. It was fun to do and learned a bit on the way

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Paul Moreau 3 months ago

Very professional! I too have never imbued whisky to get drunk. It is purely for moments of relaxation and contemplation. Bjorn is correct about Scotch and Irish...

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Paul Moreau 3 months ago

Moments to enjoy,thanks

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Björn Roose 3 months ago

A whisky can never ever be too peated smile By the way, the difference between "whisky" and "whiskey" is that the first is Scottish, the latter isn't (if you ever find an Irish "whisky", it's a lie smile).

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Björn Roose 3 months ago

Thanks for the lesson, I keep it on Scottish

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Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Used to keep myself limited to Scottisch single malts too, but there's actually some pretty good Irish whiskeys too. Don't know if you're into stout, but if you are: drink a Tullamore Dew alongside a Guinness. That's really great smile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Björn Roose 3 months ago

Good tip, will try that one day. Thanks

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Camellia Staab 3 months ago

You definitely grabbed my attention....not so much with the drink, since dark liquor is not to my taste, but the photos are gorgeous. Not sure which I like best. Even the b&w stands out. Beautifully done!!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months ago

Thanks, keeping busy

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Leon Linder 3 months ago

Makes one feel very mellow. Thank you and I will hunt my glass.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Leon Linder 3 months ago

Only one or maybe two drams my friend

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Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Lovely series of that noble libation! Your love & respect for the drink is quite apparent in your images!+1

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Thanks my friend, it diserves respect

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