2016 Whisky Wind-down: Primer

If ever a year called for a whisky advent calendar, it’s this one.

While advent has a particular meaning — counting down the days leading up to Christmas — I’m more excited to see 2016 out the door.

I did not prepare ahead and buy a whisky advent calendar, but I do posses a not-small collection of whisky, enough to daily drink a different dram as I delight in the demise of this damned year.

In that spirit, I shall marshal my spirits and begin 2016 Whisky Wind-down.

Each day for the rest of the year, I’ll pick a whisky and write something about it, something about the year, and something else.

I’ll probably do this daily, and I’ll probably be consistent in form, but no guarantees either way.

It won’t be just about the whisky, of course. I’ve got a lot on my mind lately, and I’ll use every dram as a vehicle to segue into something. Some of them, even, will be fun. I’ve been gloomy lately, much like 2016 itself, and it’s time to remember there is still light in the world. And while I don’t think we should lose ourselves in delight while the world burns, sometimes we have to remember that we can’t fight fires all day every day.

Anyway, it’s been a long year. Bottoms up.

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