Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Tippling the Nog

Egg Nog Party ‘Christmas in the South – The Egg-Nog Party’ from Harper’s Weekly, 1870 Food blogger and chef, Kevin Weeks on the history of egg nog in America. Eggnog likely came to this country from England via its more aristocratic immigrants, but quickly spread. Isaac Weld, an 18th century Irish traveler who wrote about […]

The Sierra Nevada Song

It is impossible to argue with the sentiments expressed in this song. P.S. Found at Holly Beck’s Blog

SCIENCE! – Kicking it British Style

Two drops of bitters and Voila! The perfect Manhattan.  The British Medical Journal (Or The BMJ as we in the know like to call it) has published some astounding research that puts to rest the old myth that you can get drunk by submerging your feet in alcohol. I, too, was shocked! Apparently all those […]

The Glenrothes Alba Reserve Scotch and S’mores, the perfect combination

Tonight, Christmas season, having a warm, glowing fire, the children wanted to roast marshmallows.  Later, the Palate asked for S’mores while she sipped the Glenrothes Alba Reserve single malt that we received recently to test.  I turn the review over to her: I had been eyeballing the scotch since morning.  I guess most people just […]

Easy but not cheap

That is how a girl that I used to see in the distant past used to characterize herself.  And I bring that up (other than to dredge up pleasant -well, some of them-memories) because we have recently gotten some free stuff.  FREE STUFF!  WOOT!  If you have followed us from the beginning (and we know […]

The Mother-In-Law Quantification – Answer: Oban’s 14 Year Scotch Single Malt

Mother in Law visiting.  Enablers happiness w/mil = MIL x Scotch(CostxTaste/Snootiness) +Quantityx(ice-food) + square root of the phase of the moon. Last year we had great success with The Balvenie Doublewood, a very nice 12 year old scotch.  If I could do math I would tell you the result for that for the above equation.  […]

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