I said goodbye to an old friend tonight. It was a spectacularly glorious evening for my old friend to disappear into the night forever. I can tell you this, my life with never be the same. It is with a heavy heart that I share this news.
He’d been on this earth since 1971. Damn, compared to me he was but a youngster.
He’d been on the shelf since 1997. What a lucky catch he was.
Tonight as we sat together and shared his last moments I remembered something I had read years ago:
“a small quantity of the best casks are set aside to slumber even longer in the mellowing oak; until the contents are released, as here, to offer you one of life’s few genuinely incomparable experiences.”
And what a genuinely incomparable experience I did have with my old friend.
What a time was had by all. What memories we’ll share.
Good bye old friend, your spirit will live long with me.
One day we will meet again and a new adventure or two we will share.
Good bye old friend, you will always make my heart warm and I shall know you as simply –
39 year old Anniversary Malt