Tormore Single Malt Scotch – The Review

Thanksgiving brings us many things to be thankful for, family, friends, the good food we have, and our lives in general, which are fairly good. Most of all, though, we give thanks that on the way to the in-laws we have to drive by a very good liquor store. This time my better half, The […]

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 […]

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