Fernet And Coke: An Unacquired Taste

Since I’ve already discussed Pisco and the Pisco Sour, national drinks of both Peru and Chile, fairness demands that I now consider Fernet-Branca, and the mixture Fernet and Coke, a drink many consider the national cocktail of Argentina. Frenet-Branca is an Italian amaro, a bitter, herbal-soaked, 80 proof concoction marketed as a digestif and wildly […]

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Sweet Mash

For this tasting, four of the Locusts gathered together to pass judgement on Woodford Reserve’s Master’s Collection 1838 Sweet Mash Bourbon. Those present were The Enabler, The Bon-Vivant, The Palate, and the Father of the Palate, a man of great discernment and taste, a prison guard of long-standing, thus a man who has tasted the […]

How to Make a Pisco Sour & a Cocktail Video

Since writing yesterday’s post on Pisco Elqui, I’ve been searching through YouTube videos for a good one that describes how to make a Pisco Sour. Most of them are of American bartenders whipping up a version of the drink that would probably not be recognized south of Paramus, New Jersey. However, there is one beautiful, […]

Pisco Elqui

Last year, I spent a month in Chile, traveling without an itinerary, going wherever the whim took me, which oddly enough, resulted in winery visits in the region south of Santiago, and a week in the Elqui Valley, mostly in the towns of Vicuña and Pisco Elqui. Tres Erres Pisco, Product of Pisco Elqui, Chile […]

The Whiskey Standard

In writing and thinking about these blog posts, I ponder what went into making me a liquorlocust, as it were.  There are many things and as time goes by I will try and share some of  my formative years. One thing that comes to mind is playing in my Grandmother’s house when I was a […]

The IRS – Income Tax Ccocktail and Why I Drink

April 15 is invariably a day of sadness for me.  Not only are income taxes due (or, in my case, a request for an extension) but the news delights in bringing up massive cases of government waste so that I can feel even worse about paying my taxes.   Here, let us rip one from the […]

Here’s to Carry Nation

In looking around at booze stuff, I came across the following toast.  It is late, I should have found this a couple of weeks ago to go with my friend, Mr. BV’s post about Carry Nation.  Better late than never, though.  Here is a Prohibition Era toast: Here’s to Carry Nation, Of antidrink renown, Who, […]

To Carry a Nation

One would think that one would be hard pressed to find young people producing videos extolling the civic virtues of Carrie Nation… But, one would be wrong, as in point of fact, there are actually a fair number of such videos available on YouTube; an entire film festival’s worth, of which the above example is […]

The Liquor Locusts

The Liquor Locusts

"The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind." ~H.L. Mencken

The Dangers of Thirst

"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing." ~Jerome K. Jerome

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The Jug of Empire!

The Jug of Empire!

"How solemn and beautiful is the thought that the earliest pioneer of civilization, the van-leader of civilization, is never the steamboat, never the railroad, never the newspaper, never the Sabbath-school, never the missionary -- but always whiskey!" ~Mark Twain