conjurer wrote:I've never heard of it, myself, but that's not too surprising. One night in college I had a run-in with a bottle Chivas Regal, and even today the smell of Scotch makes me hurl.
To some extent, I can understand that, Mr. Conjurer- whisky will do that to ya sometimes. I had "a glass too far" of whisky a few years ago...OK, quite a few glasses too far, to be honest. The culprit behind a temporary (unlike your case, not a permanent one) condition of finding the smell and taste of whisky vomit-inducing wasn't Scotch- it was Irish; Bushmills Black Bush, a blended whisky. Spicy as fuck, it felt as if my taste buds had a tete-a-tete
with a flamethrower.
Back then, I have also been a smoker- true, that might well have been the reason behind a massive hangover, but then again, I never could actually drink whisky with no junk in it without smoking. It just had to be a cigarette, or a cigar. Nevertheless, it was the whisky, that gave me a trauma enough to switch from Lucky Strikes to Marlboro.
That's because every time I had a Lucky Strike, the taste buds were somehow recollecting the taste of what felt like an earthy note of peat, lurking from under the inferno that just burned the mouth like the combined might of jalapeno and napalm. And, of course, I didn't have a whisky for a few months. That, of course, was until a friend of mine brought a bottle, and, well, I've always been shit at refusing a drink with old friends - whether that's a curse or a virtue, I know not; what I know, is that after that, my hangover remains largely unimpressed by any traditional remedy until late afternoon.
Quit smoking last summer. Oddly enough, I still feel like needing a smoke when I have a whisky. Truth be told, Chivas Regal is my whisky of choice, when it comes to blended ones, but then again, having too much of any whisky can result in an aversion to whisky for life. Or at least for a while.