The hot bite of the Bourbon sensuously connects the body of the
drinker to nation, region, and locale, enjoining his experience
with those of imagined, historical bodies, soaking up space and
place in the slow burn of what appears an endless southern
This article appears in the Spring 2012 issue of Southern Cultures.
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