Foreign News: The Plan & the Spirits

Longer than any ruddy Briton likes to talk about, there has been no authentic Scotch whiskey on sale in Britain; practically all bottled stock was shipped to the U.S. in exchange for war material. Last week a news item parched British tongues more than ever.

Liberal Lord Rosebery, Regional Commissioner for Scotland, announced that some 17,000,000 gallons of aging Scotch whiskey have now been buried in "abandoned caves and other remote and inaccessible places." Lord Rosebery, who has a tasteful appreciation for good art, good horses and good whiskey, ruefully added: "A single enemy plane . . . with no idea of...

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