Secrets of life

If indeed they are:

faster horses,
younger women,
older whiskey,
and more money

– and really, what else would they be? – then this is basically the Holy Grail.


4 Responses to Secrets of life

  1. Handle says:

    It’s fascinating to imagine that the men who did all the work up and down the whole supply chain when that Scotch was first distilled are probably all deceased, and that they had to make a certain leap of faith regarding the world 70-years-hence, and that several generations had to patiently steward the product to even permit something like this to exist.

  2. Borepatch says:

    At that price, it’s just signaling.

  3. dearieme says:

    It’s impressive that there’s enough elm left. A few decades ago it looked as if we’d lose the lot.

  4. Handle says:

    This reminds me of a quote from early in Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian”, spoken from the mouth of a ex-slaveholder, half-crazy hermit around 1849. He was terribly racist, became a hermit to get away from his slaves, and kept a mummified black man’s heart among his very few belongings.

    “They is four things that can destroy the earth, he said. Women, whiskey, money, and n*****s.”

    I’m frankly surprised they haven’t done the same thing to that book that they’re doing to Twain. Anyway, isn’t the 3 out of 4 match-up of that line with the subjects of the “secrets of life” interesting?

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