Saturday, December 17, 2011

Try the Local Drink: (Whiskola)

I haven't been to Scotland, but that probably is the only place in the world more obsessed with Whiskey than Uruguay. Drinking whiskey is the liquid version of their love affair with all things beef. Seriously it is everywhere and everyone drinks its. I have had whiskey every day/night for the last 4 days. Yep even ladies are throwing back whiskey with the gents. Bring a bottle of Chivas Regal and you are in with Uruguayans.
Uruguayans other obsession Coca-Cola. They love it here because it isn't as common as in the States. In fact one Uruguayan joked(I think) that a baby's first word after mom or dad is coca(Coke). Mix these two obsessions you have the prized whiskola. Yes whiskola is all over the world(for example Jack and Coke), but here it enjoys an incredible popularity.
Oh you think I am kidding. See that Ford Ranger pickup bed loaded with boxes? That back row is 60 bottles of Johnny Walker Red Label for a wedding(post about that will be up in the next couple of days). The other ones are wine also will get to that later.

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