Posted by: mdmusingsie | December 31, 2018

Raise a Glass

Time seems to slip away with increasing speed.  Maybe that’s because I’m getting on in years.

Many of the posts this year were back dated and spread weeks or more after their occurrence as I struggled to find the time to download and edit the photos as well as write the posts.

One of the stops my September group and I made was to Tullamore Dew Distillery.  One of the gals was a big fan of this particular Uisce Beatha.

We were given a tour which told the story of the whiskey and the grains involved in its making.  Like most distillery tours, it also included a tasting segment.  I find the ones with the greatest age, and price, are the smoothest.

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The photo below shows the aging of the whiskey.  The dark shaded area at the top shows how much evaporates or is sacrificed as the “angel’s share” as the spirit matures.

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Tullamore Dew – each year the angels share increases

So raise a drop of your favorite beverage, whether it be a coffee, soft drink, beer, wine, spirit , or humble water, as we bid 2018 a fond farewell.

 

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