It’s nearly five o’clock here…

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division is out with a list of the top 100 brands of liquor (distilled spirits) sold in Iowa through May of 2009.  Black Velvet is #1.  That would be Black Velvet whisky, not the "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles. That Black Velvet was a song about Elvis.  Really. 

Iowa's own Templeton Rye ranked #94.

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  1. Thanks O. Kay. I read your post after I wrote mine and we both mentioned that song and referred to Templeton Rye as Iowa’s own.