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per amica silentia lunae

or, across the ferny brae with the evil voodoo celt

Whiskies of note
For zammis, and anyone else who's interested, some of the more notable whiskies from this year's Single Malt Scotch and Whisky Extravaganza:

Aberlour 16 - very soft and smooth
Bowmore 15 - a "full breakfast" whisky... everything from the pancakes to the coffee... complex, with a good balance of sweet and peat
Dalmore 18 - all the good qualities of the Dalmore Cigar Malt, but even better, with a rewarding complexity
Dewar's 18 Founder's Reserve- very good for a blend; sweet, smooth and nutty
"Double Barrel" - a blend of Bowmore and Highland Park; nice balance of the Islay peatiness and the Orkney sweetness
Glen Garioch 12 - light, floral, heather honey notes
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX - full flavored with a sweet finish like honey drops
Glenrothes Vintage 1985 - deep, dark, with a baking spices aroma and taste
Laphroaig 18 - you really have to like the smoke for this, but it's smooth, smooth, smooth...

Of course, finding any of these may be a quest in and of itself...