Small hangover this morning. A client hosted a “dry run” for its new restaurant/bar. Oberon is always good, especially when it’s free. I’m paying for it this morning, though. * * * * * * * I’d always wondered about this: “Irish distillers, like their U.S. counterparts, spell their finished product with an ‘e’ whereas Scotland, Canada and Japan spell the name as ‘whisky.’ There is no definitive answer as to why this might be the case, but there are those who suggest that it dates back to the late 1800s when the distillers of Irish whiskey wanted to differentiate their high-quality product from poorer Scottish examples.” * * * * * * * Esquire presents: Nine of the Worst Beers in America. It’s a worthy list. Just reading it is making my hangover even harder to endure. This morning’s picture is Worst Beer Number 5. * * * * * * * Whew, that was scary for a moment: What!? 95,000 Barrels Are Leaking Daily. I thought it was a story about kegs, but it’s nothing that catastrophic. It’s just a story about that BP thing.