Wine and Whisky

Look at what a lucky girl I am!!! I was surprised on Friday with an extra special treat!

She: I bought you a random sparkling wine from the store.
Me: Oh, thanks.
She: Don’t you want to open the box and see what it is?
Me: *opens box* Oh. My. God.

This is not a random bottle. And she knows it is not a random bottle. This was a really nice surprise. Jacques Selosse is probably one of my favorite champagnes in the whole wide world. I have only had it a handful of times, because it has been really hard to come across (and well, hum, kind of pricey to be honest). I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. The taste was absolutely amazing, full and yeasty but yet crisp and clear. The color was a deep yellow and the bubbles were really fine.

She had put it in a Moet-box. I never drink Moet, but this box is really practical and pretty. It keeps the champagne chilled. Later that evening I had a bit of the Nikka 21 year pure malt. I am not a whisky drinker and never have been. I would like to get a bit more into it, but my problem is that once the alcohol goes over a certain percent I am not able to distinguish particular tastes, and a lot of hard liquor just taste similar to me. This one was good in my opinion though, it was easy to drink and smooth. Apart from that, I know nothing about it, and I know very little about how to taste whisky.

& this post is dedicated to my favorite San Fransisco brothers, Joseph ( and Jonathan ( Joseph is crazy about wine (especially bio-dynamic/organic), and Jonathan is crazy about whisky. Their blogs are awesome if you are into wine, whisky and high quality alcoholic beverages. Take a look!

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  1. Harald says:

    I just discovered the world of whisky about half a year ago, when a colleague introduced me to Norsk Maltwhiskylag. It´s quite amazing how many different tastes you can find in whisky. I haven´t tasted any Japanese ones yet, though.

    • Sushi Bird says:

      I hear that people talk about all the tastes of whisky all the time, but I have such trouble distinguishing tastes through the alcohol… I am no sure how I can get around it and actually start really appreciating it.

  2. I wanted to say hello and thanks for the dedication Sushibird, very sweet! Glad you know who to get in touch with when it’s anything whisky or (natural) wine! And I love that octopus you’re working on, so cool!
    My best wishes to you from Brussels,

    • Sushi Bird says:

      Thanks! I have to ask the experts when I do not know. Thanks for the info about the whisky!

  3. Sushibird!

    You could have at least emailed me a small splash of that Selosse! 😉
    True, it is hard to get your hands on. True, it is a great great Champagne!

    Thanks for the shout out and thanks for the nice photo! Did you demolish the bottle that night, or did you save a splash to taste the next day?


    • Sushi Bird says:

      I don’t think it is that hard to get hold of over here. I have seen it quite a few places, but the price here compared to Norway is not all that great. Champagne is generally more expensive here than Norway. I guess you can thank Vinomonopolet for that 😉

      Unfortunately, the whole bottle went in one go. I didn’t even think about saving anything for the day after. Now that I think about it, I should have, but it was absolutely perfect and I enjoyed it so much that all of a sudden it was all gone.

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