If life wasn’t hectic enough, I have moved. This move has taken me to Oahu, Hawaii. We have been living in a hotel for the past two weeks, with two more to go until our house is move in ready and let me say, these are not the best condition to do whiskey tasting/evaluations. This move has also made me a little sad as I was not able to bring the entirety of my whiskey collection. I have brought about 4 cases but again, not my full collection. So to get the ball rolling on the blog here in Hawaii, I’m going to make a change to my “Tasted Whiskey” page of the site. I will now include all of the whisk(e)ys in my collection. Any of the alcohols which have a link are ones I have sampled, those without are waiting to be enjoyed! Over the next few days I will be adding the whiskeys to the pages and I am hoping in the not too distant future I will have my sampling room set up to start tastings once again!
Life has a way of making things difficult when we want to do the things we love, and makes us find time to do everything else when we do have time. Such is the case with my whiskey blog and my tastings. Not too long ago I had an all-consuming job. 12 hours days 6 days a week were the common place, and that is if I didn’t bring any work home with me. There was usually an 18 hour day in there once or twice a week as well. I was doing a job I didn’t particularly care for, but was good at it and managed to be one of the fasted promoted employees in company history. While my ambition carried through as far as it could, I could not stay with the job. It affected my personal life beyond acceptable limits and threw my life out of balance.
So, I quit.
For the last couple of months my life has been my own. I have done things I have wanted, reconnected with my wife and found time for the things I love. Whiskey being one of those things. While working at the job I still imbibed alcohol (not at work of course), but the ability to sit and relax and fully appreciate the whiskey seemed to illude me. My ability to detect flavors and aromas in more complex whiskeys became out of practice, so to fix this deficiency, I have practiced. I feel as though I am close to being able to appreciate whiskey to the level I was before the job devoured my life, and I will soon be writing about it again! This brings me great pleasure, and I hope to have some true whiskey tastings and reports up soon!
Well everyone, I just wanted to apologize for disappearing from the blog scene! Life has thrown me a promotion and it is eating up all the time I have to write. I barely spend any time on the computer at home and because I work for the DoD the sites I visit at work are monitored and semi controlled so there really isn’t anytime to write there either. Please bear with me as I am trying to get a couple of posts up. A little teaser about them, one involves the 2013 Colorado Distillers Festival and the second is a look at Lenny Eckstein — owner/head distiller of Deerhammer Distilling Company. Please stay tuned and I am really looking forward to getting these posts up!