Spirit’s Tales

Some scientists and historians have developed a theory of human evolution that credits alcohol with all significant developments in our history and the advance of civilization.

Many red wine bottles stacked in a cellar
Spirit's Tales

The Riddling Rack

My Uncle George was the fountainhead for much of my instruction in the “Facts of Life”. George kept Playboys in his basement in a big

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Tequilla shots with salt on the rim of shot glasses and limes
Spirit's Tales

Tequila

I was young and foolish. It was an evening of bad decisions. The first bad decision was to drink tequila. Salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon. As is

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burboun on a wooden table by an old wooden barrel
Spirit's Tales

Whiskey

When I am out for breakfast and the waiter asks, “What would you like to drink?” I always answer… “whiskey”. I guess I think it’s

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shots of vodka on a wooden table
Spirit's Tales

Vodka

The origins of vodka are clouded in mystery. Historians say that it is impossible to ascertain with any certainty where and when it was first

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line of whiskey shots on a dark table
Spirit's Tales

Demon Rum

The British navy ran on rum. Winston Churchill was at one time the First Lord of the Admiralty. When asked to make a toast to

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pink mixed drink with basil leaf and lemon garnish
Spirit's Tales

Rocks

The milestones of my life have been marked by rocks. Sounds redundant, but it is true. I grew up on the rocky shores of Nova

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Spirit's Tales

Bar Talk … “Warm Coats”

Bartenders are listeners. You sit at the bar. You drink. The Bartender listens. The topics can be tricky. The patron’s ex-wife.  This one is real

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