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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    In 1952, Armon M. Sweat, Jr., a member of the Texas House of Representatives, was asked about his position on whiskey. What follows is his exact answer (taken from the Political Archives of Texas):



    "If you mean whiskey, the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean that evil drink that topples Christian men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness, and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it with every fiber of my being.



    However, if by whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning; if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life's great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrow; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into Texas treasuries untold millions of dollars each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation, then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favor of it.


    This is my position, and as always, I refuse to compromise on matters of principle."
     
  2. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    I'll drink to that!!

    Maker's Mark please.
     
  3. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    My sentiments exactly (Especially the paragraph that begins with "However,")

    ...make mine Mist over ice!

    milt (A Texan who loves Canadians)
     
  4. shadow

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    A bit of Ginger Ale in a tall glass with my Makers Mark please.
     
  5. Ljutic111

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    Just like a State bird , flower or tree , each state should have their own State Whiskey .
     
  6. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    I totally agree with him, some people can handle it and some can't

    I tried an experiment a while ago and have started saving a good sum of money, my friends and I always drank Crown Royal, but one time I was at the liquor store and they had some whiskey called James Foxe on sale very cheap, so I bought a couple bottles, I had an empty Crown bottle, and I filled it up with the cheaper stuff, when we all got together, we mixed drinks out of the Crown bottle and all had a few, I asked my friends how they liked the drinks they all said you can't beat Crown

    I just let it go for a while then told them all, now they all drink the James Foxe, it runs about $11 for the big bottle compared to about $50+ for Crown, and has the same effect
     
  7. setool

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    Nothing beats a good, stiff, shot (or two) of "Crown Royal", my good fellows !

    Mark S.
     
  8. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    When I was in the Air Force, I spent alot of time in Thailand, we would fly out of there to bomb N Vietnam, but you could get an Imperial quart 40 oz of Crown Royal for $2.10, we were only supposed to get 4 qt's per month but if you tipped the Thai national that ran the Class 6 store you could get all you wanted

    I tried to drain one everyday, but always left about an inch in the bottom, at one time I had 40 bottles with an inch left on the wall of bungalow
     
  9. Jacob Guthrie

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    Crown Royal for me, and good mindset.
     
  10. Shooting Sailor

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    If you want to try a really good Canadian whisky, try Forty Creek.
     
  11. Jimmyc

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    Best whiskey I've found is "Buffalo trace". I like it way better than crown and it's a little cheaper.
    Jimmy
     
  12. Hal1225

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    Try Cocks Spur Reserve Rum from Barbados. Real smooth, really smooth!

    Harry Lyga
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    Knob Creek, it is 100 proof and smooth
     
  14. shot410ga

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    Jefferson's small batch. I just tried it. Great straight or with a little Ginger Ale.
     
  15. Captain Bud

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    I am and have been a "Tennessee Squire" for more than three decades! And damn proud of it!!

    Gentleman Jack, please.



    Philip M Santos
     
  16. Model Number 12

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    Catpower, you remind me of a similar experiment of mine.

    Years back, when I was bartending, nearly every vodka drink customer demanded Absolut Vodka in their mixed drinks. They all claimed that they could taste the difference. One particularly mischievious day, I took an empty Absolut bottle and filled it up with some really bargain shelf vodka. That night all my vodka drinks were poured out of this bottle.

    You guessed it--not a single self-proclaimed vodka conneuseur noticed the difference.
     
  17. Hollywood Marine

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    The English taught the Irish to make whiskey because they didn't want the Irish to rule the Earth. Tullamore Dew forever.
     
  18. hrosik123

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    Woodford Reserve. Extremely smoooooth bourbon.
     
  19. MOP

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    If this speech was made by Armon M. Sweat, a member of the Texas House of Representatives,it was stolen from the late Noah "Soggy" Sweat, originally from Corinth, Mississippi, and a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives at the time it was made, who later was a Mississippi Circuit Court Judge and Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He was a friend of mine, and this is his famous "whiskey speech."
     
  20. Loyac

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    I was a Scotch drinker before I tasted Irish Whiskey. Jameson forever...!!!
     
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