Message in a bourbon bottle found 24 years later

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  1. Tricia

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    In 1995 a man tossed the bottle into Lake Michigan with a message in it.

    Fast-forward 24 years, the bottled washed up on the Florida Gulf Coast over Memorial Day weekend where Gary Hendrickson found it. He said that he noticed that it smelled of bourbon when he pulled the note out


    The note said: "Hello, June 16, 1995, Frankfort, Michigan, I've tossed this bottle into the water to bring joy to anyone who finds it, this whiskey bottle was full a few short hours earlier, if you find this call me, and I’ll buy you a drink."

    When Hendrickson texted the number on the message, it worked and belonged to the man who originally threw the bottle into the water.
    Since finding the bottle the two men have been in touch.
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    I wonder when they'll get together for that bourbon? Maybe we should promote the moment by supplying Pugski glasses.
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    Someone had to do it.
     
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    I ran across this video just yesterday. My favorite whiskey to boot!

     
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    I have never had that whiskey...
     
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    On first tasting, it can seem much like sucking on a charred camp fire log. It's not really as unappealing as all that, but it can be described as an acquired taste. I always keep a bottle around. If Costco has it in, they have the best price.

    Here's a link to the article that contained that video. It is from a watch aficionado's blog, but captures, I think, Lagavulin's appeal.

    https://quillandpad.com/2019/05/01/...y-and-why-ron-swanson-was-right-on-the-money/

    Snippets from that blog post:

    One of my all-time favorite fictional characters is Ron Swanson from “Parks and Recreation,” the American sitcom running from 2009 through 2015, and I know I am not alone in that.

    For those who have not had the pleasure, Ron was rather set in his ways: utterly antigovernment, despite working for one, his three passions were eating meat, woodworking, and drinking whisky. On one occasion, when presented with a salad, he remarked in horror, “But this is the food my food eats.”

    He was firm on his views. “Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are useless.”

    “Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.”

    “Dear frozen yogurt, you are the celery of desserts. Be ice cream or be nothing.”

    Skim milk was described as water that was lying about being milk.

    When it came to whisky, there was one and one only: Lagavulin 16 Year Old. “Nectar of the gods,” he called it...

    Nick Offerman, the actor who plays Ron, is apparently a huge fan in real life...

    Ron is far from Lagavulin’s only devoted fan. A friend of mine was recently asked by a grateful client to name his bonus for a job. Whatever he wanted. He chose a case of Lagavulin 16 Year Old.
     
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    The last time I had something that smokey, I enjoyed it in small quantities by the fireplace on a winter evening. It took me a while to finish the bottle, but it was savored in every moment.
     
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    Then Lagavulin should be high on your shopping list. If Costco doesn't have it, BevMo should. I just checked the BevMo web site, and the price actually seems not out of line with what I remember last paying at Costco.
     
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    :roflmao:This is a perfect description. It took me a couple of tries to actually appreciate the taste.
     
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    Our Total Wine has it.
    https://www.totalwine.com/search/all?text=Lagavulin
    Not something I'd likely drink in the summer, but I'll put it on my winter beverage list.
     
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    I'll still look at Costco, but often times our Total Wine has a comparable price unless you get into the Kirkland branded stuff.
    My usual "go to" scotch is the Kirkland 12 year, which I swear is McCallan 12
    39.99 for a 1.75L

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    @Andy Mink and @AKMINK got me a bottle of Laphroaig for my 50th Birthday. When I opened it up, it smelled like a camp fire throughout the whole house.


    *for my 50th birthday, Phil threw me a party and told all the attendees to bring their favorite whiskey. I got a really cool variety of bourbons and scotches to try. That's a good husband :rocks: :yeah:
     
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    Bourbon, Scotch and....

    Now it's the blues thread. :D
     
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    IIRC, it set off the smoke detector. ;)
     
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    I never watch P&R when it was on.. @Tricia and i have been looking for a show to bing watch...this might be it. The cast is fantastic...I am now wondering why I never watched it.
     

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