Since way back

by Lorenzo Piccoli

When in Ireland I drank beer and water on the most part; and Jameson Irish Whiskey on occasion. Then Pierre let me try a classy whiskey from Northern Ireland, Bushmills, which is way less commercial than Jameson. The Old Bushmills Distillery in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland, was founded in 1608 and is considered the oldest licensed distillery in the world.

Shortly after trying Bushmills I travelled to Northern Ireland. I was fascinated by the somehow depressing atmosphere of the coast I clearly remember I was absolutely amazed by the colours I found near the Giant’s Causeway. I spent a few days there with – let’s see if my memory works well – Elena, Serena, Issi, Rebekka, Celine, Pierre, Tobias, Rolf, Amaury, Cathrin, Giulia, Felipe, Sara, Rosan, Fabien, Alan, Cati, David, Emily, Nikky.

Last week Mindo brought home some bottles. There was one bottle of Bushmills too. It was the first time I was drinking it since 2009. It reminded me of Belfast, Antrim, the Giant’s Causeway and, above all, all the friends who I have not seen for quite a while.