Greetings all! As he said, my brother invited me to join this blog, an offer, that given my love of scotch, I simply couldn't turn down! Anyway, I'll follow his form and tell you a bit about myself. I also attend the University of Pittsburgh, but I go to the Law School and will be graduating next year with my JD. I think any good lawyer who wants to act like a proper snob should drink scotch, but that isn't why I drink it.
So, what is the origin of my love of scotch, and perhaps even this blog? It might sound strange, but I owe my interest to fiction novels. Crazy, huh? Let me explain. I have always been an avid reader and one of the authors I enjoyed often emphasized how the characters savored Laphroaig and Lagavulin.
I had no idea what these were, but the idea of smooth double agents sipping on these beverages in the corner of a dark London pub stuck with me. Years later I had grown to appreciate whiskey, but knew little about scotch whiskey until I finally found a bar that stocked the elusive Laphroaig. So I ordered it on the rocks (i didn't know any better at the time) and thus began my love affair with the smooth, smokey liquid.
This past fall I took my younger brother, the creator of this blog, out for his 21st birthday and knew I had to introduce him to Laphroaig. As you might suspect, his enthusiasm was instant and profound. I have created a monster. So, that's the back-story on myself, and to an extent, of this blog.