Whisky, whisky…

My husband tells the tale… before he met me he was a beer drinker, but if pressed to spirits he would have a gin and tonic as his dad was a naval officer and that was what was drunk.

It was the occasion of him meeting my family for the first time – my lovely big family,lots and lots of cousins… There was a big family party because it was Aunty Audrey’s 70th birthday. Bari and I had been together for just over a month and I was staying at another aunty’s house. Bari rang to chat to me,and my uncle invited him to come and join the party. It was true love so Bari immediately leapt into his car and within a couple of hours he was with us.

He was welcomed into the family, and my uncle asked him what he would like to drink… gin and tonic, Bari replied. No you won’t, you’ll have whisky… And my uncle poured him some Clynelish… that was 1990… Bari, now my husband has loved whisky – and whiskey ever since.

And tonight we are on Jura…

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