Thursday’s questions were:
1. Who said: “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”?
2. What is the Angel’s share of whisky?
3. What are the main ingredients of whisky?
4. It’s boire in French, bere in Italian, beber in Spanish and inu in Maori, what is it in English?
5. Water, whisky and/or wine?
Points for answers:
Andrei and Willdwan got four.
Alwyn wins an electronic batch of meringues for a clean sweep.
I hesitated over whether Grant’s fermented grain mash was right butfigured it was near enough so he too wins an electronic batch of meringues. I saw the film this week (which is what spurred the question) and agree it’s good.
Why meringues? I made about 700 for our staff party last week and have lots left over.
Answers follow the break: 1. P.J. O’Rourke.
2. The amount of alcohol which evaporates from whisky casks during maturation.
3. Water, barley, yeast and – if it’s Scotch – peat.
4. To drink.
5. In spite of my tartan genes, it’s water or wine.