An article entitled The Grace of Bourbon, appearing in the Imaginative Conservative, by Michael Baruzzini.
“In his essay, Bourbon, Neat, Mr. Percy’s literary mind was perceptive enough to find the connection between taking an evening drink and finding meaning in a daily life. The mind inclined to the questions of existentialism, like Walker Percy’s, struggles with a particular problem: the question of how to be in a particular time and place. Mr. Percy slyly suggests that bourbon is the answer. No, not in the sense of drowning sorrows in alcoholic stupor, but in recognizing that it is in concrete things and acts that we are able to be in the world.”