It’s no secret that we here at BarkPost love a good prank just as much as the next dog — we even started our own Prank Pack just last week. But when I was informed that the world’s first whiskey-sniffing dog had been appointed to a prestigious selection committee… well, let’s just say I got more than a little excited.
Afterall, it’s no secret that the canine sense of smell is leaps and bounds better than our own olfactory aptitude — a dog schnoz is at least 50 times more sensitive than our own booger makers!
We already call upon the dogs’ supreme sniffer skills for search and rescue, drug and bomb detection, and a whole slew of other tasks, so it was only a matter of time before we asked for their expert opinion when it comes to other areas of our lives. Like libations.
Enter Chaucer, a gorgeous Golden Retriever with a golden scent-receiver who just landed his dream job, allegedly. Chaucer has been named Master Sniffer at the prestigious Scotch Malt Whisky Society and he takes his responsibilities very seriously, supposedly.
Chaucer’s first release is purportedly a pedigree single malt ‘Barking Mad’, Cask D1.1. Available starting April 1st (hint hint), this limited-edition malt is described as “mouth-wateringly meaty with a tasty undercurrent of salty beef broth and rich smoky game. The mouthfeel has a droolingly chewy texture.”
Pick up a dram today! 😉 And high paws to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for a motherpuppin’ masterful APRIL FOOL’S DAY PRANK! You had us going there for a minute.