For our innaugural (I think) Heroic Drinkers I'm electing a friend I made through the Key West Literary Seminar, David Lane, a delighful WASP whose wit verges on acid. Even with all the mania over ice in bars around the world now, I do think David sort of trumps even the biggest ice geeks with this whiskey on the millenia-old-rocks, as he explained in an email:
Was actually in Patagonia not long ago and had 1000 year old glacial ice with Johnny Black rather frequently while cruising through the Darwin Channel. See pic. The ice is filled with little air bubbles, from the compression I assume. You might want to add that ingredient to your collection of exotica & difficult. Or start importing the ice via fed ex as a business. There must be a few investment bankers still in the game.
Not coming to KW for the Seminar in 2013. We'll be busy moving to Vancouver if Romney is elected.
Well done on all counts! And speaking for myself, now that it's Romney and the Ayn Rand lovin' Ryan, I'll be busy moving to Australia if the election goes that way. J.R.