About a month ago, Uberflip’s Senior Developer, Gregory Meloche, had an idea.
It was a sunny Friday afternoon and as the day was winding down, Greg cracked open a bottle of Glenfiddich scotch to share with the team. Since then, Scotch Fridays has become an Uberflip tradition — a team member brings in a bottle of scotch, gives a brief rundown of its history and taste, and team members cheer to a successful week of work and play. We’ve tasted a multitude of brands, such as Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenlivit, and Dalwhinnie.
One of the most memorable speeches was given by Braedon Hebert, Uberflip’s Finance Manager. Instead of giving a Coles notes explanation of the Glenlivet bottle he brought in, he creatively shared this awesome poem with the team:
I’ve prepared something that I hope I don’t botch,
A short poem about this bottle of scotch.
It was recommended to me by my friend Will,
A guy who’s pretty fun and likes to chill.
So far we’ve had bottles from Greg and from Randy,
And I have to say that both were quite dandy.
The name of this scotch is called Glen Live-it,
And some people don’t know how to say-it.
Some may think it’s called Glen Iive-ay,
But that’s not how you’re supposed to say.
They proclaim it to be the “Scotch that started it all”,
It’s made in a distillery near Ball…. indalloch Scotland
Now this Scotch comes from a single malt,
And it’s hard to find a single fault.
I knew when I bought it I wasn’t making a mistake,
Since it’s the biggest selling single malt in the United States.
The color is pale and light,
It’s finish is long, like a winter’s night.
Some might detect a subtle hint of peat,
But overall it’s smooth, delicate and slightly sweet.
So if you like scotch and wanna get sauced,
It’ll mess you up at a reasonable cost.
What’s your favourite kind of scotch? Tell us in the comments and we’ll try it soon!