the old cat lady stole the best pumpkin

Saturday night was a fun one. After a lovely dinner it was time to make blood and put on the war paint.

It’s amazing how you can look so lovely on one minute and completely disgusting the next.

Zombie Wonder Woman is one of my new fav’s. It was a total hit.

Kory made a very pretty Queen of Hearts. I look so scary and gross in this one.

These masks are scary too…aaah.

the only rule: don’t spill it

Last night I stopped into The Hazelton for Macallan Scotch tasting.  Wasn’t sure if I was gonna to make it through. I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can handle drinking scotch but I’m sure going to try’. I had a good time at the vodka tasting last time.

I arrived with Keri and sat down right across from Cheryl who I know as @Cherrysberries. We had a lovely Quebecois man named Mark showing us the Macallan.

It wasn’t long before I spotted a bunch of familiar faces around the room…

Toronto bloggers Zucket & Hyfen

Twitter peeps Jingle_jangle_topshelf, Reado & Karmacake

Some things I learned:

  • pay attention to how the scotch feels in your mouth
  • distilled beer is whiskey
  • women have better sense of smell
  • takes 12 years to make a 12 year whiskey
  • no right or wrong way to drink scotch
  • don’t put it in the freezer
  • ice ball has less surface area than an cube and melts slowly

The whole time I was tasting these I thought “I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” haha

Macallan 12 – added water, comes from Spanish oak, little bit of wood smoke, valinna woith hints of ginger, smooth palet, sweet toffee finish, dried fruit…

Macallan 15 – fine oak – lighter in colour

Macallan 18 – fine sherry oak, darker

Macallan 21 – like a fine ballerina on stage exquisite single malt

Whiskey stones are better than icecubes. If you don’t get the expensive ones you can go to Lake Ontario, bend down, pick up some stones, wash with wiskey, put in the freezer, use as ice rocks.

To ensure they don’t ruin their wood supply, they don’t cut more than they plant; they plan ahead 100 years for that fine oak.

That’s pretty cool. I recon making a hundred year plan is a good idea.