The Doc is a way for a few days now so it's just me and those pesky Elves here. The Doc did take the precaution though of marking the level up on his precious bottle of Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey before he left.
Fast forward a few hrs to last night and this is the conversation I overheard coming from the kitchen.
"Are you sure this is going to work little L'th?"
"Yes I'm positive". "It will be a piece of cake"
"Well you said that yesterday!"
"Look. Just you keep watching this tea bag I'm dunking and tell me when the liquid is the same colour as The Doc's Bourbon."
"As soon as it's ready we can siphon off the bourbon and drink it and then replace with this tea solution. Bob's your Uncle job done."
"Yes I'm sure. All The Doc will do is check the level is the same and even if he takes the top off , the bottle will still smell of the bourbon. If he does decide to have a drink we will be long gone back up North cos he said he was keeping it till Christmas evening."
Disclaimer: That's it. I'm cancelling Christmas next year.