That weekend of office tidying has become a week so far, with no obvious difference other than some of the piles are now in another room. This looks like being a long job.
So, to help me along, I have a bottle of Caol Ila. I haven't seen this one in the shops before and was lucky to catch it this time. It was the last bottle on the local Tesco's shelf and was £8 off - which still made it £24, so not a cheap one by any means.
It's an Islay smoky malt, with enough peatiness to rival the Ardbeg. Twelve years old and 43% ABV, so it's one for the crystal glasses and the secret cabinet whenever visitors appear. Definitely not a gulpin' whisky. And anyone found putting lemonade in this will not leave the house alive. Purists might be allowed to add a tiny splash of spring water but ask for ice and you'll be put outside, where there is about four tons of it hanging from the roof in long pointy spikes. Then I'll slam the door.
For general guzzling I have Black Bottle, a respectable blend that was on offer at £11 a bottle until recently. It's back to £14 now, still a fair price for a good blend.
The Caol Ila will last a while. This one's not for slurping while writing. This one's for savouring.