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Friday, June 06, 2008

Scotch Cask Guitar

I’m starting to take stock of what I can sell to buy this guitar.

Lagavulin is one of my favorite scotches. I buy a bottle each Christmas (and a few other times throughout the year if I am sharing). My wife and friends know it is one of 4 or 5 scotches that will make me very happy.

If you read my blog regularly you know I am not ashamed of pronouncing my love for scotch. I have even run secret societies dedicated to understanding the process, tasting, and developing an appreciation for scotch in the context of spiritual engagement and community.

So, today my friend @DanP_70 sent me a link to a blog with a write-up about guitars that are being made in Italy out of former Lagavulin casks. Apparently, these are special edition guitars and, as far as I know, there is no plan to make many of them.

What!?!?! It’s like someone has been spying on my dreams and created something combining two loves of mine I never thought would come together—in this way at least.

Scotch is matured in previously used and matured oak casks (usually former bourbon casks or sometimes sherry casks). It is an oak cask that was used for these axes. Three guitars are made from one cask—two guitars and one bass.

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. I will not shoot my eye out with this.


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