Spirits: How liquor wholesalers hobble consumer choiceThe Post
I believe my friend Joe Riley (a former Nats blogger) is the first person I know who has a cocktail named after him. Why does he have a cocktail named after him? Because he’s a frickin’ American hero, pilgrim — a single combat warrior against the liquor wholesalers who limit consumer choice.

In what Joe describes as “quite possibly the oddest segue in spirits-writing history” the author of the link above wonders aloud if Sarah Palin will call out the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America when she gives the keynote address at their convention in April. It is really an unnecessary setup for the main point — Joe is relentless is finding that liquor you want. That dedication inspired The Passenger to name a cocktail after him. The cocktail is wheated bourbon with falernum, Domaine de Canton Ginger and elderflower liqueurs and lemon juice. Sounds interesting, I’ll have to check it out soon.

Joe RileyThe Post

Author: WFY

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