This is what Mammy Skinner raised me for, I have no doubt.
Last night I achieved a podium finish in the Irish Whiskey Tasting Championships!
I came third, and won a nice bottle of Connemara Cask Strength which I suspect will get polished off by my better half.
This marks a modest but notable improvement on my respectable joint fourth finish in the Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship last Summer.
Fair play to the lads at the Celtic Whiskey Shop for organising the event.
Hopefully one day the nascent Irish Whiskey Society will take over the reins of running the tasting competition, though.
There were some very interesting drams included in the tasting last night, which meant that everyone had a chance to taste something new to them.
I was especially pleased to try the now legendary Red Breast 15 year old again, and the sherried Connemara single cask.
Needless to say, my head hurts this morning!