While walking deep in the woods following deer trails I came across the remains of a bird which had likely been the feast of a coyote. "And this too is the Tao!", I thought to myself. Laozi notes in the Tao Te Ching that "The truth is not always beautiful..." and we might add that neither is it "ugly." Neither is it "good," or "bad." The Tao cares not for the categories of moralists nor for the valuations of aesthetics. All of the preceding are illusions imposed on the world by the activity of the conscious subject. That there is death and violence in the working of heaven and earth should not bother us. It is the Way.
The Balvenie・Single Barrel 12 ・Speyside・Single Malt Scotch・47.8% ABV ・
Had this for the first time at the @whiskyjewbilee event in #Seattle last month and had to pick up a bottle. Incredibly smooth and rich for the ABV. ・ ・
From the Distillery: 👃: Honey notes are overlaid with sweet fruits and subtle spices. 👅: Rich and complex with a deep vanilla oakiness. 🏁: Lingeringly sweet. ・ ・