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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I TRIED WHISKY FOR THE FIRST TIME

published time By Vanessa published time 18 May, 2019 Share image 0 Shares

Growing up, whisky always felt like an adult-only drink. Coming from an alcohol-loving household, every other celebration or more appropriately, every Sunday, called for the clinking of glasses. The rest of the afternoon was routine. Uncle Samuel cracked open a bottle of Signature or Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, passed it around a few times and the day proceeded slowly over family banter and a serving of vindaloo. 

This Is What Happened When I Tried Whisky For The First Time

My cousins and I, the younger lot in the house were often served beer or vodka and coke. We had no complaints. But I never dared to touch that liquid sunshine that sparkled in the glasses on the adults’ table. Even in my late 20s, I didn’t think I was old enough or wise enough to take the bottle off Uncle Samuel’s hands and pour myself a dram. 

But after realising that pretty much all my friends were now calling themselves whisky drinkers *cough cough* whisky connoisseurs, I decided to see for myself what the fuss was about.