Islay whisky, smoked salmon and the Vienna New Year’s Concert

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Happy New Year! Regular readers might remember that I kind of have a New Year’s tradition, listening to the New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna with a wee dram of Islay single malt whisky. Last years I had some whisky chocolate nibs, this year I decided to have some smoked salmon on fresh home made bread. Earlier today I made some fresh bread (a hemp hearts and walnuts wholemeal bread) which I’m now eating with some smoked salmon:

Picture of Laphroaig Islay single malt whisky, smoked salmon and homemade bread
Laphroaig Islay single malt whisky, smoked salmon and homemade bread

The whisky is the Laphroaig 10yo cask strength batch 04, which I had opened for my 10 years Twitter milestone (with New Year’s Day in mind). A rather lovely dram, going down very nicely while the Radetzky-Marsch is playing as I type this.

Have a great 2019 everyone!

Author: Armin Grewe

I blog about Islay.

22 thoughts on “Islay whisky, smoked salmon and the Vienna New Year’s Concert”

  1. So that’s another year and a decade coming to an end. Having a relaxing evening at home, probably aiming for a reasonably early night so that I can be ready for the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna tomorrow (same as this year). Currently baking an improvised garlic and onion bread, which I’ll enjoy with a beef steak with black garlic butter soon. And while that’s going on I’m listening to one of my favourite playlists I’ve built up this year. Some is from bands/artists I discovered this year, some is from bands/artists I’ve known for a while. Some I’ve mentioned on this blog before, some will be new. They all have something in common though, I’ll let you figure out what that might be. Thought I’d share that playlist, where I’ve found a YouTube video I’ve linked it so you can listen if you’re interested:

    Marina and the Diamonds – Bubblegum Bitch The Regrettes – Fog Marina and the Diamonds – How to Be a Heartbreaker The Regrettes – Dress Up Wolf Alice – Moaning Lisa Smile The Regrettes – I Dare You Skating Polly – Hail Mary (feat. Louise Post & Nina Gordon) Jade Bird – My Motto Garbage – Girls Talk (With Brody Dale) Skating Polly – Hollywood Factory Jade Bird – Good At It Garbage – Empty The Regrettes – Poor Boy Garbage – Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go) Jade Bird – I Get No Joy The Regrettes – Pumpkin Jade Bird – Love Has All Been Done Before The Regrettes – Helpless Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood [Acoustic] Wolf Alice – Silk The Regrettes – Coloring Book Ex Hex – Radio On The Regrettes – Lacy Loo Skating Polly – Queen For A Day (feat. Exene Cervenka) The Regrettes – Red Light Wolf Alice – Beautifully Unconventional Ex Hex – Waste Your Time Skating Polly – Louder In Outer Space (feat. Louise Post & Nina Gordon) The Regrettes – Soft Shock (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover) Skating Polly – Pretective Boy Catatonia – Road Rage Skating Polly – Stop DiggingSorry, no YouTube playlist (I exported the list from my Google Play Music playlists and looked up the videos, picking live alternatives in some cases where studio versions were not available). You’ll have to pick the individual songs you’re interested in. Hope you find something you’ll like.
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