Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Keeping the Faith


Life has been, er, hectic here. Various disciples of The Church of Ron came to worship at the altar of excess, bringing with them gifts from afar. Pictured here are two examples from some Norwegian pilgrims. On the right is Hammer London Gin, distilled in Oslo. Very clean, gorgeous bottle, it certainly does the business. On the left is an extremely interesting aquavit, again distilled in Oslo and then allowed to mature in Oloroso sherry barrels. For this spirit to be authentic the barrels have to be loaded on a ship and sent to Australia and not unloaded, but returned to Norway, the principle being that it has to cross the equator twice. All the rolling around makes it absorb the flavours of the barrel, allegedly. Right. That's enough of that. The weekend was tough as the pilgrims spent their waking moments at my feet, gazing up in awe, as I dispensed bottle after bottle of Freisa, Refosco, Gavi, Barbera, Raboso, Prosecco, Cortese, Dolcetto, grappa, Lidl lager, gin and Ron's 100% Organic Limoncello. Quite frankly, I feel like shit. I'm going to have to cut down on the preaching.

8 comments:

A F-A said...

Yes...done my share of Linie. Interestingly, after the second glass, I usually found that I couldn't care less whether it had crossed the Equator or been to the moon and back.....

Peter Ashley said...

Tee Hee. Listen Ron, if you don't throw the empty Linie bottle at Il Postino or your neighbour who keeps setting fire to his hedge, can I have the label please? There, got it before Diplo. Bagsy Forever.

Toby Savage said...

Hmmm. Lent is still 7 months away, according to my Ladybird book of Western Religions. Your liver will be well shot by then Ron. You need a few cleansing pints of Pedigree to sort you out.

Fred Fibonacci said...

Poof

Peter Ashley said...

Blimey. That's a first. One word comment from Fred.

Diplomat said...

Did something happen on Fred's visit - I dedect a frosty tone there. Has there been a falling out ?

Fred Fibonacci said...

No falling out Diplo. Alarmingly, Ron fetching up here over next few days to reclaim Elu radius saw I thought I'd managed to smuggle out under my new Panama hat. Bother.

Peter Ashley said...

Psst everybody. (Stage whisper:) Ron's away for a few days, so let's break into his blog and drink all his booze.