Joe Rosochacki

Scotch On The Rocks? ! - Poem by Joe Rosochacki

I bet that Scotch was well worth the wait.
It appears that old cases which contained booze lasted over a hundred years,
The scotch had appeared to be some kind freight,
Now the people surrounding this discovery are full of cheers.
Crates of whiskey buried in Antarctica by the famed explorer Ernest Shackleton
- a century ago.
He abandoned them on a failed attempt to reach the South Pole
- in 1909,
-and they've been on ice - literally - ever since.
And you do not believe in intervention that's divine.
The permafrost and alcohol did not let spoil,
It was a beverage that could be drunk after events.
Shackleton and his team were forced to cut short the trip and abandon supplies,
(Which later was wise) ,
- including their booze,
-(that must've pained them greatly, to relinquish the drink but they had more
to lose)
-to sail away before winter ice trapped them there.
(It's not they didn't care.)

Mackinlay's Rare
Old Scotch was the scotch that Shackleton drank.
For the lucky ones to part take in this century plus year booze, it is him to thank!
The first expedition was to study Shackleton's hut,
But the second expedition was funded by The Whyte and Mackay Distillery.
My buddies and I did some 'booze' runs, and my music partner, Joe Borkowski,
-and I had some Booze Cruises, -but this one takes the cake.
We went to Scotland where there is distillery in every town.
But you may ask how many different scotches that taste different that could they make?
And I tell you how many colors are there?
You could be embalmed before you take a shot glass of every bottle that's around.

From Speyside: Aberlour, Allt A'Bainne, Ardmore, Aultmore, Balmenach, Balvenie, Benriach, Benrinnes, Benrommach, Braevel (silent) , Caperdonich (silent) , Cardhu, Coleburn (silent) , Convalmore (silent) , Cragganmore, Craigellachie, Dailuaine, DAllas Dhu (silent) , Dalwhinnie, Drumguish, Dufftown, Glenallachie, Glenburgie, Glendronach, Glen Elgin, Glenfarclas, Glenglassaugh, Glen Grant, Glen Keith, The Glenlivet, Glenlossie, Glen Mohe (lost) , Glen Moray, Glenrothes, Glen Spey, Glentauchers, Imperial, Inchgower, Kininvie, Knockando, Knockdhu, Linkwood, Longmorn, Macallan, Macduff, Mannochmore, Miltonduff, Mortlach, Pittyvaich (lost) , Speyburn, Strathisla, Strathmill, Tamdhu, Tamnavulin, Tomatin, Tomintoul, and Tormore.

But still wait; there's more
From Highland: Aberfeldy, Auchroisk, Banff (lost) , Balblair, Ben Nevis, Ben Wyvis (lost) , Blair Atholl, Clynelish, Dalmore, Deanston, Edradour, Fettercairn, Glen Albyn (lost) , Glencadam, Glenesk (silent) , Glengarioch, Glen goyne, Glenmorangie, Glen Ord, Glenturret, Glenugie (lost) , Glen Royal (lost) , Loch Lomond, Lochside (silent) , Millburn (lost) , North Port (lost) , Oban, Old Pultney, Royal Brackla, Royal Lochnagar, Teaninch, The Speyside, and Tullibardine.

There's more in store.
From Island: Ardberg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabain, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Port Ellen (silent)
I hope this not a bore.

From Lowland: Arran, Higland Park, Isle of Jura, Scapa, Talisker, and Tobermory.

From Campbeltown: Achentoshan, Bladnoch, Glenkinchie, Glen Flagler (silent) , Inerleven (silent) , Kinclaith (lost) , Ladyburn (lost) , Littlemill (silent) . Rosebank (silent) , St. Magdalene (silent) , Glen Scotia, and Springbank..
And there is still more.

From Grain:
Caledonian (lost) , Cambus (silent) Cameron Bridge, Dumbarton, Girvan, Invergordon,
North British, Port Dundas, and last, Strathcly.

Hopefully, chemistry will prevail,
For the analysis of this long lost recipe.
I wonder watch scotch was featured in the Three Stooges short,
'Scotched in Scotland'.
Mackinlay's Rare Old Scotch is sort of like a phrase from the tune Amazing Grace,
Which I heard in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo next to the Edinburgh Ca
'I was lost but now I'm found'
There is so much scotch around.


silent - Distilleries that have been shut down for awhile

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  • (2/8/2010 8:40:00 AM)

    Amazing! And well worth the read! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, October 10, 2014

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