Dramarama Deal #4

Sometimes we buy bottles and we think they're really great, but it just doesn't work out the way we planned. I get frustrated because I try hard to do it, I take my time and research the bottle, and write something detailed about it, but people say:"David, I really want to try that whisky you like, but it's too expensive," and I'm like..."I know," and I try to figure out a way they can buy a bottle; I say, "I'll figure it out; I just need some time to figure it out."

So I start lowering prices on great bottles because I want people to be able to try these great whiskies, I mean...that's the reason we sell whisky, so that people can try them and enjoy them, but then people start saying, "You can't sell that whisky for that price. You're crazy!" and I say, "I'm not crazy, you're crazy! You're driving me crazy!"

And then they say, "David, why are you lowering all these prices?" and I say, "Huh? I wasn't listening; I was thinking," and they say, "You're on drugs!" and I say, "I'm not on drugs, I was just thinking real hard about whisky and I didn't hear you."

I'm not crazy! I went to your schools, and your churches, and your institutional living facilities! ALL I WANTED WAS A PEPSI!!!!!!!!!

Compass Box The Peat Monster Tenth Anniversary Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (WAS $109.99) NOW $74.99 - One of my absolute favorite whiskies of 2013, the Compass Box Peat Monster Tenth Anniversary is a whisky built purely around flavor in a world fascinated more by specs and rarity. There are various Laphroaig whiskies, ranging from 7 to 11 years old, as well as some older peated Ardmore malts, about 15 and 16 years of age, inside this bottle. These are interwoven with smoky Caol Ila, smoky Ledaig, and a bit of Clynelish. There's also a dash of Spice Tree (Clynelish aged in new French oak) tossed in for good measure. If you like peated whisky, this is beautiful stuff.

I just realized that David Lynch muse Jack Nance, from Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, plays the dad in the "Institutionalized" video. That guy really got around in the 80's. Thanks to Frontier Records for keeping that video online. All that hand-planting and fat-deck skateboarding brings back some serious memories!

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll