"I'll be the rugged trail boss, and you can be my loyal hired hands who spend all your money on rotgut
whiskey and faro games."
Long, long before he slipped Viagra Down his throat, and washed it down With 3-Barrel rotgut
, His favourite gargle from Iganmu, Libelled home-made brandy as in Home-made democracy, the Gunner Was a goner.
Fight over cards or rotgut
whiskey, but share the last drop in their canteens.
When he runs up to the window to ask if there is room, their answer is simple: "Sure, hop on, 'sroom for everybody." Immediately the flatbed offers a sense of community, as when the truck lurches before Sal is safely aboard, and a rider grabs him, pulls him up, and offers him "a bottle of rotgut
, the bottom of it," from which he takes "a big swig in the wild, lyrical, drizzling air of Nebraska." The good fortune of catching a ride in the open air with a large group of fellow vagabonds excites Sal's romantic sensibilities.
Rampant bootlegging, increase in corruption, illegal brewing of local liquor, frequent deaths due to consuming rotgut
, loss of revenue, which the states cannot afford and finally reversing the policy shamelessly.
I miss its quotidian beauty, its querulous back-biting righteous indignation, its preening rotgut
Consumers had no dependable idea what they were buying, often winding up with rotgut
industrial alcohol repurposed as "gin"--topped off with water in the bathtub, hence the term bathtub gin--or "Scotch," the same brew blended with some food coloring and iodine.
These traders dealt rotgut
alcohol and placed such high demands on buffalo robes that the once vast herds were brought to near extinction.
During the presidential campaign, he shamelessly puffed up his relationship with JFK, telling how Kennedy had rescued him with his PT boat in the Pacific; how after the rescue he had promised Kennedy a bottle of Three Feathers, the rotgut
whiskey consumed by World War II troops; and how, after Kennedy had won, he had dropped in on the new president in the White House with a bottle of the stuff.