Sunday, March 24, 2013

Change of guard

Had heard a lot of the Change of guard ceremony at the Buckingham Palace in London. It was a must see for me. So prepared myself adequately to witness it, or so I thought. As advised by various travel fora I reached there an hour early but found that the place was already teeming with spectators. I had to weave my way through the crowd to get a what I thought would be a vantage point. There was stll some time left for the ceremony to start. So did some people watching. There was this chivalrous guy who carried his girlfriend on his shoulders so she could get a good view.
Once the ceremony began, I realised that from my position I could only see the guards marching in and out

of the palace and not the actual change of guard.

Then  it was time for me to go home and relax with my favorite tipple. Got out my Black Dog 18 year old and poured it over ice. The colour was deep, golden, glossy and mahogany. The aroma was a truly noble bouquet of luscious malty tones and rich velvety textures with a hint of oloroso sherry in the background. And then I sipped it. The taste was round and mellow with an impeccable balance of individual malt and

grain whiskies and silky soft tones that dance on the tongue. Felt like Royalty! A perfect end to a spectacular day. My day was made!


Drink responsibly.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed. The idea of carrying our girlfriend and the Black Dog and the in-between ceremoney of C of G.

    But now that you cleverer will you be there again before your next shot of BD ?