Good for you for getting out. It's tough to get in workouts while on a work trip, especially with jet lag and social engagements and whisky. :-)
Offering my whisky (or, better yet, whiskey) is a pretty sure way to get me to stop running. There were some hooligans trying to goad runners into chugging some sort of home-brew while we were walking to the start at Boston. I have no idea what was actually in the jug, but I did manage to turn it down.
Thanks, Cristina. yes, it is hard. Especially since this group likes to be sociable and take you out every night. I appreciate the sentiment, but sometimes I just want to run, grab a sandwich and hang out in my hotel room.
Eric: Yes, I like (Irish) whiskey, too. Very smooth. But I have been exposed to quite a variety of (Scot) whisky, so I'm beginning to appreciate the differences.
I love the Island Scotches with all that peat and iodine. The rest of it doesn't do it for me (at least, not at the prices they charge). In recent years, I have also become a big fan of American Whiskey (which also uses an "e"). Not so much to established stuff but some of the new distillers are really doing fabulous stuff. I think in the long run, the new generation of American distillers outside of KY/TN may do to spirits what the California wineries did to wine in the 1970's. When it comes to producing a quality product, science will beat tradition pretty much every time. People are starting to notice. They could upend the whole order of things. Just a guess, but I hope I'm right.