Drink whisky! Being a Boston native, access to whiskies is an easy reach across the bar. Having friends in England and Scotland, blew the world of whisky wide open and into Linda's life. Learning about whisky and all its flavors entranced her and she began to hold whisky tastings for friends, which led to tastings for charity and fee-based clients. Scotch is at the top of her list, but not exclusively.
Linda enjoys attending whisky festivals and discovering whiskies that have alluded her. Over time her interest in finding the different and little known whiskies grew. Of course, as a real person with a limited wallet she seeks out reasonably priced whiskies that are generally not found in most liquor stores or restaurants and bars. No private jets flying around the world to pick up a bottle or two. She has found a go-to expert at a local wine and spirits store.
She is willing to have a conversation with most anyone who speaks of interest in whisky. Although, there was that one time she watched someone try a whisky and then immediately pour it down the sink claiming immense distaste for it. That whisky was valued at about $100 a shot. Horrifying. Linda is now cautious about sharing before conversing!
Linda's collection of whisky books is growing, and while many are informative, detailed and quite serious in nature, she thoroughly enjoyed writing her book with a slant towards humor and personal stories. She proclaims, "Life is short and we are often way too serious. Whisky is for drinking. Raise a glass and live life."