We took a day off and spent it tooling around Firth and catching fish. It was slightly overcast with water temps in the low to mid 60’s F with a coming cool front and south easterly breezes. The fishing wasn’t as fast as we would have liked but we caught some fine fish and had a delightful day. Of course the Evil Janeeto from the Planet Janetron was the first to strike! With a fine bass at our first stop on the “little shoal” right off of Camp.
She set the hook, the little beastie jumped then she got slack line and thought that he had thrown the hook! But after some furious reeling he was confirmed as online. But after the fish was fought and landed the Evil one exclaimed that it wasn’t a very good fight and she was expecting more! So after a few impromptu renditions of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is?? And a few more fruitless casts we moved to the shallow side of the weed bed bay.
On my third cast I hooked into a nice beast right at the terminus of the cast. He jumped and fought like a champ but in light of the Evil One’s earlier comment about un-met expectations…
There I am yawning and sooo bloody bored!
There he is in the boat about 18 – 19″ – just an estimate I got him back into the lake quickly. Fun fish! In the meantime Joan was plugging along and catching bass and pike but as she always catches so many fish we seldom take pictures of her fish its just too too commonplace! Then the beast hit! It was to allow Joan to garner the points for the three specie trophy for the day as well as getting her…
the first perch of the season! What a fight – what a beauty!!!!
They were talking about having fish again for supper but I didn’t feel like filleting and cooking fish again so let them all go. We supped on juicy jumbo hotdogs, coleslaw and fries instead!
Now for the much awaited and anticipated yearly report on the reserves and inventory at the Fabulous Sportsmen’s Camp Single Malt Scotch Library!
At present we have 21 different varieties of Scotch and a Canadian pretender (quite nice actually) and a very special treat of a mystery scotch that was procured for the Library from overseas a tremendous expense!!! It is a wee dram and is at cask strength and is reputed to be amongst the finest of complex delightful scotches!
The “wee dram” is in the silver flask seated on a sheet of the finest parchment!
So Here It is ….
THE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH LIBRARY REPORT
Aberfeldy 12yo highland 50% full
Ardbeg 10yo islay 15%
Auchentoshan 12yo lowland 75%
Balvenie 14yo speyside 70%
Bowmore 10yo islay 40%
Bowmore 12yo islay 50%
Dunbeahgan (single cask reserve noless!) 8yo skye 40%
Dalwhinnie 15yo highland 80%
Edradore 10yo highland 40%
Highland Park 18yo Orkney 20%
Glen Kinchie 12yo edinburg 75%
Laphroaig 10yo islay 30%
Glen Livet 12 yo (distillers reserve) islay 80%
Glen Livet 12yo islay 50%
Glen Livet 12yo islay 50%
Macallan (Alex a Scotsman that knows states it’s – “the Queen of scotches!”) 12yo speyside 25%
McClellands 10yo speyside 80%
Glen Morangie 10yo highland 40%
Glen Rothes 10yo speyside 80%
Scapa 16yo Orkney 10%
Scapa 16yo Orkney 90%
Talisker 10yo skye 75%
The Mysterious rare Wee Dram cask strength 12yo speyside
Plus The Canadian pretender:
Glen Breton 10yo cape Breton 50%
Ok – that is our inventory at the Library –
The Ardbeg is getting low and it is a perennial favorite. Highland Park is low and is my favorite. Laphroaig is also getting skinny and always is a staple of any scotch tasting as the deep end of the spectrum – the sledge hammer of scotches. The last one on the endangered list is the McClellands.
In the last Blog I mentioned the new addition to cabin number 5 to whet Jim Baxter’s curiosity and now I’ll submit another additional mystery to whet Good Phil’z curiosity about a mysterious new addition to the game room in the store. Hmmm what could it be??