Hairy Warriors

(Nice work if you can get it)


Jamie Biddulph of Glasgow(?), Scotland, asks,

Hi Nick, I’ve followed you since watching Parks and Rec and was lucky enough to meet you on the Lagavulin advert, I was one of the hairy warriors. Do you have any future plans to jump across the pond and visit Scotland again? And if so would you consider planning any events?

Jamie, thank you very kindly!

That particular Lagavulin advert, entitled The Peat, was a gob-smacking good time. All of you warriors, hairy and otherwise, were so hilariously game and threw yourselves wholeheartedly into our foolishness. We do have fun.

The whole catalogue of whisky spots (96% Lagavulin, with a couple Oban and a couple Talisker thrown in for good measure) can be found on YouTube at My Tales of Whisky. Another habit we’ve developed in our string of Lagavulin ads is celebrating Father’s Day with my Dad (Happy Father’s Day, btw), who has turned out to be the most natural entertainer in the family. The latest one in the series can be seen here. If you only click one of these links, this is the one. My Dad is hilarious.

Jamie, when I do get back to your neck of the woods, I hope we can perhaps take a picnic to the top of some local fell and admire some sheep, and that’s not a euphemism.

By the way, for the uninitiated, a Ploughman’s Lunch, according to Wikipedia, is:

an English cold meal based around bread, cheese, and fresh or pickled onions, usually accompanied by butter and “pickle”, which in Britain denotes a chutney-like condiment.

And a Scotch egg? The finest of all comestibles that you can carry in your pocket? Quite simply:

a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and baked or deep-fried.


Muleteers! Please leave your questions in the comments, and I’ll do my best to get to them as they strike my fancy.

Dean Holland, Georgie Crawford, a Top Donkey, the legend Iain McArthur, and Morgan Sackett selling Lagavulin to Ron Swanson? Photo Credit: Doug Smith

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