There is something within each of us that can draw immediate affinity toward a specific character, story, or even a particular series. Within these stories heroes can certainly be found. They give us strength, resilience, hope, and a renewed sense of courage. More importantly, pop culture now recognizes the importance of trailblazing female leads such as Wonder Woman, Hermione Granger, Princess Leia, the Wakandan Warriors, and Katniss Everdeen, to name just a few. However, there is also one literary heroine that easily comes to the forefront of my mind as I imagine an iconic character that is as relatable, as she is admirable. I am sure you can easily guess who I am thinking about! If you said Claire Randall Fraser, then you certainly know me all too well.
She is beautifully flawed, fierce, compassionate, follows her own convictions, independent, speaks her mind, and, most of all, demonstrates intelligence and wit to adapt to varying situations. A beloved literary character in so many regards, Claire inspires readers and viewers alike to search for ways to be closer to the remarkable characteristics that she wholeheartedly embodies. Perhaps through cosplay, exploring holistic remedies, internalization of her assertiveness and trusted sayings (JHRC is a personal favorite), or even in taking interest in her uncanny ability to enjoy a wee dram or two – one can can dream of the possibilities to channel her internal strength into their own lives.
Considered a woman ahead of her time, Claire always had the ability to find her niche and enjoy a taste of whisky in the process. In this blog I explore a welcome substitute, Whisky Flavoured Tea, that is reminiscent of that perfect wee dram we often read about in the Outlander series. This non-spirit alternative is ideal to drink during all times of the day, whether it be for simplistic enjoyment or used in ceremony with friends. I hope to surprise you by how good this tea really is!