Warning: Drink responsibly and only if you are of age… or not.
What does Rockstar, an old copy of Red Dead Redemption and a bottle of Laphroaig have in common?
Still don’t know… well let’s apply the following TZAR special equation…
Let me start by saying that Laphroaig have never heard of me (though they should) and nor have they commissioned me to write this review (again WHY NOT LAPHROAIG? I’m your biggest FAN!) So why on earth am I rambling about a drink most of you have never heard of and an old game that again the majority of people might not have played (SHAME ON YOU!)? Well the answer is simple, there are certain moments in one’s life where you experience an event so gratifying that you think “HEY… I should really tell someone!” But then you get lazy. Well I was that kind of a person once but NOT anymore. I needed to tell you so that you can tell it to someone else. “But who will I tell?” you might ask. The answer is- TELL YOUR FRIENDS, TELL YOUR MUM, TELL THE OLD MAN ACROSS THE ROAD! JUST TELL SOMEONE!
Experiencing the game with this liquid gold was something surreal. It must have something to do with that Islay taste that reminds me of one of two things:
1. The smell of disc brakes from an old soviet train as it pulls into the Moscow train station on a cold winter’s night (for those who have been there and tried this, you will know exactly what I mean)
2. The taste of the WILD WILD WEST!
This is the kind of drink I can imagine a 15 year old cowboy trying for the first time, coughing and then being slapped on the back by his uncle who bellows at him that this will “put some hair on his chest”!
But it is not just the substance of the bottle that makes me feel “LUCKY” but it is also the look of it. I mean look at the bottle, it is plain and simple, elegant and classy and managed to fit so nicely into the world painted by Rockstart!
As a matter of fact this elixir of the Gods made me feel like a cowboy, I was totally emersed in the world of the WEST. The cowboy mentality was seeping into my everyday life. I was walking funny, practicing duelling in front of the mirror with my dual barrel fingers and to top it all off I got into the habit of calling random people I met “Yeller Belly”. This experience has lead me to believe that there is a perfect drink for every game. So watch this space!
To summarise Red Dead Redemption and Laphroaig were made for each other. For those 3 people (in the world… you know who you are) who did not enjoy the game, you should slap yourselves and give it a go whilst drinking Laphroaig. For those who do not like Laphroaig… you should just slap yourselves! Go on!
PS: and if you have never tried Laphroaig… Try It!