I received a very poignant comment from The Girl Blogger regarding the WDGTLA book that we’re in the process of. I really admire her point and the point of her blog, but I am here to quiet all fears. Here’s her comment:
At first I was going to give you props for using Shulman’s photo of Koenig’s Case Study #22, but now I’m having second thoughts since you are titling a chapter of your book ‘Tiki Gangsters of the 1960s’
Do you realize how close Tiki culture is to Mid-Century Modernlovers and both the home and photo you use to achieve a ‘feeling’ about your book…
You know us rum drinkers are people too… and some of us actually like whiskey too.
I do know how close those two universes are, and I respect them both greatly. When the book comes out, the chapter that is currently titled “Tiki Gangsters of the 1960s” is a tribute to rum, Vic Bergeron, Ernest Gantt and all the people and flavors that made that time so epic. While whiskey is my first love, the chapter explains the virtues of rum punches of all kinds, including the Singapore Sling so beloved by my hero Hunter S. Thompson.
In my mind, a Whiskey Drinker doesn’t define someone who only drinks whiskey. In my thesis of a whiskey drinker, that person may not even like whiskey (they should though!). A whiskey drinker just likes things with substance and meaning and style. They don’t order PBR at bars to be trendy or work hard to cover the taste of booze. My chapter is all about Tiki Ti (where I frequent) and the virtues of the London Sour, where your world and mine collide beautifully.
Anyway, thank you so much for your comment. You in my mind are a whiskey drinker, even if you prefer rum.
All the best,