Bourbon

A Friend Of Mine

People love alcohol in part because it removes inhibitions. In "Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf," the Killers remind us that that can be a very bad idea. Read more about A Friend Of Mine

Social Drinking

"I Drink Alone"
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
1985

If the Divine Comedy extolled the virtues of social drinking, George Thorogood presents a counterpoint with this hymn to his silent drinking partners. Read more about Social Drinking

One for the Roses

"One Mint Julep"
The Clovers
1952
"One Mint Julep"
Ray Charles
1961

This Saturday will be the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. Once a year, for the highest-profile day in American racing, fans gather with a Racing Form under their arm, a fancy hat on their head, and a mint julep in their hand. For most of them, it'll be the only julep they drink all year--but according to the Clovers' 1952 classic, even that may be too much. Read more about One for the Roses

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