Fruit and Scotch Cake

fruit cake with scotchYou know you’re getting old when you start enjoying…

Fruit Cake. I bought PC Fruit Cake with Single Malt Whisky because it had scotch in it. It’s listed as the 8th ingredient of 12, imported from Scotland (not that that matters – scotch was my eye-grabber). Opening the tin you get a slight whiff of scotch – the smell of alcohol; but can you taste it? Not really. I DO like the cake and may be that’s because of the scotch, but giving it to someone who didn’t know its ingredients – I doubt they’d guess scotch was in it. The cake is too crumbly, too; you can’t slice it. I ate it with a spoon and fingers.

My mom made a fruit cake this past weekend with a single-malt in it and it was MUCH better – you could taste the whisky.

New Brunswick Loses Some Scotch

Sobering news for N.B. scotch connoisseurs:

Johnnie Walker, Bell’s Extra Special and J & B Rare, along with eight single malt scotches, are being pulled off of New Brunswick liquor store shelves as the distributor is looking to take the products elsewhere.
The single malt bottles that are on their way out of New Brunswick include Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Talisker, Cragganmore, Oban, Lagavulin, Brora and Clynelish.

Lagavulin?! Talisker?! I’m going to have to buy those in Nova Scotia now, unless they’re affected, too. I’ll have to stock up.

By the way, this is the topic the local CBC producer contacted me about – they wanted my opinion of this news. I was disappointed, too, that they only wanted a sound-bite.