Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Christopher Hitchens Talks Scotch on "Real Time: With Bill Maher"

Found these great clips of controversial writer/polemicist Christopher Hitchens professing his affinity for blended scotch whisky.  Anyone who is a fan of Hitch knows that he loves to indulge in cigarettes and a good scotch.  He quit smoking back in 2007 while going through a complete self-improvement metamorphosis.  The whole ordeal was chronicled in this Vanity Fair magazine piece and it is quite fascinating, as is most of his writing.

It is safe to assume that his recent (non-whisky related) health problems have stopped him from enjoying the aqua vitae he loves so much.  Hopefully he'll be back to his old self soon.  He's certainly the kind of fellow we'd love to share a bottle with.

Hitchens comes on screen about 30 seconds into this Real Time clip:

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