Mad woman

8 02 2011

Christina Hendricks“We want [men] to order Scotch. It’s the most impressive drink order. It’s classic. It’s sexy. Such a rich color. The glass, the smell. It’s not watered down with fruit juice. It’s Scotch. And you ordered it.”

– Christina Hendricks

I’ve never actually watched Mad Men, much to the exasperation of a number of my acquaintances, although I think I may now have to give it a go. Not simply for the esteemed globular protuberances belonging to Ms Hendricks – sterling as they may be – but also due to a line I found particularly intriguing in a Cocktail Confidential article, claiming that Mad Men has “almost single-handedly introduced whiskey to the younger generation”. Then again, this article (link here) also uses the word “whiskey” in reference to blended and single malt Scotch… can you really trust a publication that can’t even adhere to standard “whisky”/”whiskey” spelling conventions?

Never mind, that’s just the neurotic in me. Don’t even start me on the line about drinking Oban 14 with ice cubes. Anyway, according to the article, it sounds like Hendricks knows how to throw one hell of a whisky party, especially with a little help from the folks at Johnnie Walker. Mind you, I’d never lay down my own money for a vessel of Blue Label (my preference leans towards Black Label), but I certainly wouldn’t scoff at the idea of being sent home with a complimentary bottle.