Headline’s enough to drive you to drink

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‘TIME called on under-age alcohol sales’ declared your bold headline (Rye Observer 9/3/12).

Wonderful news! At long last, no more immature one-year-old- malt whisky; no more imported apple juice concentrate, fermented overnight with saccharine and masquerading as proper winter-pressed cyder, matured in old oak whisky barrels.

Then I read the small print: ‘...under-age drinkers’. Ah!

It’s enough to turn an old man to drink. Now, where’s my flagon of ‘Bob Luck’?

Barry M Jones

Bixley Lane