LIQUOR: Dark Days for Lights

With much fanfare, U.S. distillers last year brought on the market a new drink called light whisky. After years of effort, liquor firms got the Government to change its quirky distilling regulations and permit them to produce a smooth, flavor-thin whisky that they thought would appeal to modern tastes. A brave bevy of brands entered the lists Royal American, Galaxy, Honey-Go Lite, Free Spirit, Northern Light and others. Sadly for this latter-day charge of the Light Brigade, it has been Balaklava all over again. With Scotch to the right of them, bourbon...

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