Thanks to Bud Light, Odd Man Out, Again

Last night, I was grateful for the opportunity to be part of a Zoom get-together of fellow bloggers.

I only knew one of the bloggers beforehand, Ray Visotski, having had the chance to meet him for lunch last December when he happened to be in the Philadelphia area.

Ray sent me an invite earlier in the week for the get-together, asking me if I liked Bourbon and cigars. People who know me know I’m not a Bourbon and cigar kind of guy, but it still sounded like it would be fun to get to know some bloggers beyond just reading their posts and comments.

So last night six of us got together for about an hour on Zoom, five guys with their Bourbon, and me with my Bud Light. I think four of the guys had their cigars lit up (I don’t even know if that phrase makes sense…) Maybe I need to start taking Scottish showers again.

Anyway, it was a fun meeting, and the plans are to do it on a regular basis.

Here is the list of the other guys who were in the meeting; you may know some of them. And yes, it was all old guys wearing glasses, but at least we were somewhat geographically dispersed with the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, and Florida represented. Most of them have also written about the get-together, which I have linked to below. That was one of the perks of the meetingΒ  – it gave us material for a blog post πŸ™‚

I also realized when I read the title of their posts that I don’t know the difference between whiskey (or is it whisky), bourbon, and scotch, or even if there is a difference. Are they just different words to describe the same thing?

Perhaps at the next get-together, they can explain the difference.

I’ll wait for the cigar lesson another time…

*image from Steve Landry Twitter site

63 thoughts on “Thanks to Bud Light, Odd Man Out, Again

  1. That sounds fun! Being a part of a video chat… Although I don’t think I’ll participate in your group… it sounds so manly… I’m not girly-girl but I think I might feel bored πŸ˜‚

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      1. Thanks for the free offer Ray! ❀ It's tempting but I don't think I'll be able to join even if I wish. Too many job to do, too little time and my 3 year old eats most of it πŸ˜€

        Jim. You're a man. A woman gets away for free because you guys are gentlemen haha πŸ˜„

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  2. It is so great you guys had a chance to connect in a more real time way. The fun you are having is obvious from the smile on your face. I hope this becomes a normal routine for you. And I fully support your non-conformity to beverage selection! Take care!

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  3. that is so wonderful, jim! what a wonderful bonding experience. i’ve met a few bloggers in person over the years and the experience has been everything i hoped for and more. it’s interesting how these connections can be made from a distance. all that being said, i was on a family birthday zoom last night and i showed up with my cranberry kombucha for the toast. living on the edge!

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  4. Ok. How much did you have to pay Salsaworldtraveler to make the comment about being the youngest one?

    Stick with us kid….and you will have the chance to get the answers to some of life’s persistent questions.

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  5. Whisky is Scotch. Whiskey is Irish (and Americans use that spelling anyway, I think). Irish is nice too – different taste from blended Scotch (and blended is different from single malts which are posher). Don’t know about bourbon, that’s more American, but I think a lot of it’s to do with what it’s made from.

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      1. Since you’re asking. . . (although I don’t think any of my present-buying relations are into blogs) I’m something of a philistine: I drink blended Scotch with ginger ale (which used to be termed ‘Scotch and American’ in the bars, but if I ask for that now the kids behind the bar need a translation). I prefer Famous Grouse to Bells, which they changed the recipe of a few years back. A whisky mac is good in the winter (Scotch and ginger wine).
        I’m not philistine enough to dilute a malt whisky with sweet stuff though. A lee-eetle water is acceptable but I don’t like watered whisky. I’m not keen on the smoky malt whiskies (which are the proper posh ones) but if someone’s buying me a bottle of malt I’m fond of the Macallan.
        My former husband and brother-in-law bought me an Irish whiskey one holiday (Jameson’s probably) to see if I’d notice the difference. I’m pleased to say I passed the test. Nice too, but different.
        The only American whiskey I’ve had is Jack Daniels and over here it’s generally ordered with Coke. Says it all!

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      2. You know 1000% more than I do about this stuff, and I’m guessing I’d have trouble telling the difference between a $10 bottle os whiskey and a $200 bottle. That’s why I’ll probably stick to my beer. Funny about the Jack Daniels!

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  6. Sounds like an enjoyable time for all involved. I’m not sure I’d fit in though: whisky, in any of its spellings or variants, makes me throw up, so I’d probably get thrown off Zoom for that!

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  7. Very cool! Meeting bloggers is always a fun thing, but whiskey, scotch, and beer?? Pass the wine please! πŸ™‚ I don’t think I mentioned it before, but I grew up not too far from Philadelphia. The little town of Malvern, Pa. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’ll pass on the wine, gladly. Malvern is such a great little town. Not sure when the last time you’ve been back in the area, but it’s really getting built up around Malvern, but it still has its nice little downtown. Also, one of our favorite restaurants is the General Warren Inn in Malvern… Small world…I also used to be a lifeguard at a pool not too far from Malvern – East Whiteland Swim Club.

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      1. Thank you for the wine, sweet wine please. πŸ™‚
        Yes, Malvern was a great little town to grow up in. We have been back there just a few years ago and I was shocked at how built up it is. Still remember our address, we lived on Pine Road. Lived right next to my school principal. LOL!
        Hey, how is that brick counting coming, and have you thought of a post idea for me yet? Being that you did win that coveted prize, with your creative answers. πŸ™‚

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      2. that must have been strange, living right next door to your principal. wasn’t that the same situation on the TV show Boy Meets World?

        I’ve got the front of the house counted; the two sides won’t take too long, and the back will go quite quickly. But I do have to spread this project out…

        Let me see if I can come up with a topic for you… πŸ™‚

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      3. The principal was a nice guy and he stayed inside a lot of the time so it wasn’t too bad. Haha on the show! I couldn’t tell you, I think I saw only 2 episodes long ago!

        Yay on getting the front half counted, but yes, take it slow. You are vying for that lazy man title after all!
        No pressure to think of a topic, just wanted to give you a fair chance like the others. Of course if you choose, depending on what you choose, I may be kicking myself that I asked!

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      4. Ooh I see I underestimated you. LOL! I actually had to look the name up for I was thinking it was a made up name! Did I mention how much I “love” math and anything that has to do with numbers?

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    1. thanks, Tandy! I just read your posts about single malt scotch and your weekend at Glenmarangie. You make drinking/tasting whisky sound like an otherworldly experience! So between what you and another commenter have told me, whisky (Scotland spelling) is the broader term and Scotch is just one type of whisky… is that correct. And bourbon is also an American type of whisky?

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      1. It’s not quite like that. In Scotland you call a single malt whisky. But in South Africa it’s a single malt. And whisky is anything that’s blended. But Whiskey is from Ireland. And Bourbon or Rye from the US. Then…. We have our own whisky which is single grain.

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