Distilling The Truth (Limerick)

Distilling The Truth
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Don’t sulk, but the bulk of the rye
Labeled heirloom’s a hand-crafted lie;
Many crafty booze sellers
Are re-seller fellers–
Small-batch fees for a factory buy.


Yes that special, hand-crafted, small-batch, artisan, heirloom whiskey may really come from MGP, a large factory/distillery in Indiana.

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2 Responses to “Distilling The Truth (Limerick)”

  1. z.alexi says:

    I’m thinking rye bread while reading. Remember NYT xword puzzle whose hint was “Catcher in the Rye” & the wanted word was “wheat”? Oh, hootch. Hey, thanx for the info. I like “hand-crafted lie”~~the phrase…not the action. “Distilling The Truth” is rather exquisite wordplay, too.

  2. Rebecca Bourgeois says:

    I imagine your smile’s rather wry,
    While distilling your views about rye.
    But do think of Scotland,
    Where they are rather offhand,
    And beware there of whisky you buy!