Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon

For the tasting of Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon, the Locusts gathered on two consecutive Sundays. The first tasting was done under less than ideal conditions, on the front lawn, following the consumption of a pitcher of homemade margaritas. All present except for one neighbor, a level-headed man of superior character, agreed that this was […]

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Sour Mash

For this tasting the four principle locusts gathered late on spring evening, following a dinner on the lawn, to sample Elmer T. Lee’s Single Barrel Sour Mash. The conditions were not optimal, as we’d all enjoyed more than a few strong drinks, and were feeling the lateness of the night. But, in the interests of […]

Old Weller Antique

Posted by The Bon-Vivant on March 22, 2010 | 3 Comments One of the reasons for starting Liquor Locusts, aside from the bald-faced desire to snag free booze, was that we were hoping to be able to more fully develop, intellectualize, and explain in reasonable terms our love of the brown liquors, especially, bourbon. All […]

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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