Mike back on the blog. Yes, I’ve missed you too.
I’m an “experience” person, not a “stuff” person. Of all the places I’ve traveled in the past 20+ years I think the only thing I’ve ever bought for myself is a New Zealand All Blacks Rugby shirt. I did get in the habit of buying super ugly magnets for both of my Grandmas from almost everywhere, but nothing for me. (Note: I still had both Grandmas until 2005 and my 98-year-old Grandma Zech still has a refrigerator door FULL of magnets…and she still likes to get them…and then complain about how many she has.)
So, I’ve established that I don’t buy souvenirs but, while we were in Edinburgh and the rest of the family was waiting for food at a nearby pub, I quickly ran in to Cadenheads and got a small Islay 1842 cask-strength bottle. It was reasonably priced (I’m a cheapskate) and bottled just for me.
Here’s a link to a great article about the shop and the whisky: