View Full Version : Anyone know about old bourbon named "Two Natural"?

04-19-2005, 10:51
In his essay (http://altasshagged.blogs.com/atlas_shagged/wheres_the_party/index.html) on bourbon, Walker Percy wrote: "When I was in college just when prohibition went out, we drank some terrible things, anything we could get our hands on. I remember the worst whiskey I ever tasted was the first legal whiskey we could get a hold of. It was called Two Natural. It showed a pair of dice coming up with five and two is seven, and four and three is seven." Is anyone familiar with this bourbon?

04-19-2005, 10:54

04-19-2005, 10:56
Thanks. I'd like to find out who made Two Natural, or find a photo of the label.

04-19-2005, 17:41
He shivers again but not from the cold.


06-30-2006, 16:20
This came up in conversation last night and I thought I'd bump this thread up to see if any bourbonians are familiar with Two Natural

A friend of mine, who has looked into this a bit, has come to the tentative conclusion that Percy misremembered the name, though there were likely dice pictured on the front of the bottle

06-30-2006, 21:21
I dunno, but this little quip is satire at it's finest:

Two exemplars of the two aesthetics come to mind.
Imagine Clifton Webb, scarf at throat, sitting at Cap d'Antibes on a perfect
day, the little wavelets of the Mediterranean sparkling in the sunlight,
and he is savoring a 1959 Mouton Rothschild.
Then imagine William Faulkner, having finished 'Absalom, Absalom!', drained,
written out, pissed-off, feeling himself over the edge and out of it,
nowhere, but he goes somewhere, his favorite hunting place in the Delta
wilderness of the Big Sunflower River and, still feeling bad with his
hunting cronies and maybe even a little phony, which he was, what with him
trying to pretend he was one of them, a farmer, hunkered down in the cold
and rain after the hunt, after honorably passing up the does and seeing no
bucks, shivering and snot-nosed, takes out a flat pint of any Bourbon at
all and flatfoots about a third of it. He shivers again but not from the

Now, that's funny, I don't care who ya are!

06-30-2006, 21:46
It's a great essay - commended to all forum members. (Even if he does reason incorrectly on the benefits of reduction in proof.)