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Walker Percy on Bourbon

Walker Percy (1916-1990) was a fine writer, and this Southerner sure loved his American whiskey. Early Times whiskey plays a central role in his terrific novel, Love in the Ruins (New York: Farrar, Straus, 1971). (Follow this link to Google Books and you can search for “early times” and see for yourself.)

The Fall 2001 issue of the Claremont Review of Books carried Walker’s amusing essay, “Bourbon, Neat.” It is a very fun read.

Readers who want to learn more about the late, great Walker Percy should consult the Walker Percy Project of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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