Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fighting Words

During an exchange on the virtues of which spirit would be most appropriate to honor Winston Churchill at National Review Online, Cliff May pokes the hornet's nest:

You and I and others raising a glass to Sir Winston can enjoy better — single malts, each individualistic and expressive of its region of origin.

With all due respect, there’s nothing wrong with gin — grain alcohol flavored with junipers and other botanicals — but it’s not on a par with fine, aged, and mellowed single malts.

Hell hathe no fury like Atomizer hearing his precious gin scorned.