A respectable amount of bourbon to pour in a glass is about two fingers’ worth. Lucky for me I have big fingers. Booker Noe (1929-2004), master distiller at Jim Beam for more than 40 years
Sure, I eat what I advertise. Sure, I eat Wheaties for breakfast. A good bowl of Wheaties with bourbon can’t be beat. Dizzy Dean (1910-74), Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs
I know folks all have a tizzy about it, but I like a little bourbon of an evening. It helps me sleep. I don’t much care what they say about it. Miss Lillian Gordy Carter (1898-1983), registered nurse, Peace Corps…
Write drunk; edit sober. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Well, the hangover this morning had a personality And I cast my shattered mind over selected memories I didn’t even touch the light switch so I knew I’d never see The haggard face that would be staring back at me….
Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form on it. Select the choicer sprigs only, but do not rinse them. Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of…
It’s an introspective, thoughtful product. Renee Richardson Gosline, assistant professor of management science and marketing at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, talking about bourbon in a story about Bourbon Women in the Boston Globe. Read it here.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), poet, playwright and novelist (“Don Quixote”)
If you can’t drink a lobbyist’s whiskey, take his money, sleep with his women and still vote against him in the morning, you don’t belong in politics. Molly Ivins (1944-2007), newspaper columnist
A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t have the decency to thank her. W.C. Fields