Stages of Whisky Consumption


Tailored classic

Smoke and peat

Flavour magic

Mellow and sweet


Sherry giant

All appeal

Dark in colour

Pour to reveal


Perfect nose

A floral arrangement

Mouth presence

Like road pavement


Whisky tasting

Quite a treat

Belly warming

Feel the heat


Length persistent

Quite a pleasure

Now to pour

One more measure


Boring description

Can offend

Let’s drink the whisky

To the end


Whisky consumed

Become obtrusive

Scotch versus Irish

Get abusive


Whisky culture,

Whisky snob

Glass selection,

What a knob


Still standing

Quite a feat

Drink too much

Can hardly speak


Many whiskies

Grace the palate

Partner threatening

With a mallet


Brain function

Slips a little

Mind and body

Oh so brittle


Too many whiskies

Heavy head

Consumed enough

Stay in bed


Revival needed

Following day

Ready next night

More whisky play


Whisky drinkers

Slow to learn

Night after night

A whisky return


Lovely whiskies

Make us frenetic

We can’t help it

It must be genetic


Consider sobriety

Stop drinking today

You must be joking

No bloody way


To be honest

A silly rhyme

Serious work?

Too much time


by Tim Duckett