Good Ol Boys Drinking Whisky & Rye...

From: John Hughes <nysalor_at_bBsSk4nlimlTylm0vVABdaH1YpwkfjmgtspGtNyaRrXu-HKS2F1EmeRvDKvld1Ybdn6e>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 22:06:41 +1100

> > >RYE: flour, fodder
> >
> > Forgot one very important other thing rye for which rye is used...
whiskey! :)
> Only by Americans; proper whiskey is made from barley :-)

"Them good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye, singin... 'This'll be the day that I die...'"

Completely OT but this got me thinking about 'American Pie', the anti-rock anthem. Is the rye drink made from rye?. Is it the same thing as whisky? What then, is 'whisky and rye'?

(One of many small mysteries of a classic song, an eight minute meditation on the passing of Buddy Holly, JFK, The Weavers, the Sixties, roots music and American innocence, in just about any order you like. If I *was* drinking whisky and rye I probably start a long OT ramble on what it all means, and the mysteries of driving chevees to the levee... :) )

John                              John Hughes

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