A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple 7) by Agatha Christie


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Sonoma Cherrywood Rye is distilled here in California up in Sonoma County. As one of the early and well-known players in the craft whiskey scene here in the Golden State I’ve had my eye on them for a while. They’re a scrappy little shop that started small and has remained so, but I have to wonder if that’s to their benefit or their detriment.

“Made with a base of rye grain, and complemented by wheat and a hint of California Cherrywood-smoked barley, this inventive spirit is meant for those who seek out the flavors of a classic Manhattan cocktail in a distilled spirit. Aged in new American oak barrels for no less than one year, the blend is rounded out with notes of dried figs, toasted almonds, brandied cherries and new leather. This is Cherrywood rye whiskey.”

“Craft Whiskey” has been around long enough for the novelty and excitement to fade out on the young spirit heavy whiskies put out by start-up distilleries. Most of the major players should be well past the point of using small barrels to “quick age” their whiskey and putting out super young stuff. Then again, maybe that’s the style they’re going for, to keep the young spirit alive and kicking. I don’t know their ideas and motives, all I know is what I taste which is in the Sonoma Cherrywood Rye review below.

Like several of Christie's novels (e.g., Hickory Dickory Dock , One, Two, Buckle My Shoe ) the title and substantial parts of the plot reference a nursery rhyme, in this case Sing a Song of Sixpence .

When upper middle class businessman Rex Fortescue dies while having tea, the police are shocked. The diagnosis is death by taxine - a poison found as a mixture of cardiotoxic diterpenes in the leaves, but not the berries (darils), of the European yew tree. His wife was the main suspect in the murder, until she also was murdered, after drinking tea laced with cyanide. Going on the only clue, a pocket full of rye found on the victim, Miss Marple begins investigating. Marple realizes the murders are arranged according to the pattern of a childhood nursery rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence .

Jennifer's involvement, however, turns out to be a red herring as the murderer is, in fact, Lancelot. He had found out that the Blackbird Mine was valuable and wanted to inherit it, and so he met and romanced his scapegoat Gladys. He talked her into joining the Fortescue household and administering the poison in Rex's morning marmalade, telling her that it was a truth drug and fabricating her a story about needing old Fortescue to tell the truth in order to clear his name for something that he had been falsely accused of. Then, he killed Gladys so that she would not turn him in, and killed his stepmother so that the inheritance went to the children.


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Sonoma Cherrywood Rye is distilled here in California up in Sonoma County. As one of the early and well-known players in the craft whiskey scene here in the Golden State I’ve had my eye on them for a while. They’re a scrappy little shop that started small and has remained so, but I have to wonder if that’s to their benefit or their detriment.

“Made with a base of rye grain, and complemented by wheat and a hint of California Cherrywood-smoked barley, this inventive spirit is meant for those who seek out the flavors of a classic Manhattan cocktail in a distilled spirit. Aged in new American oak barrels for no less than one year, the blend is rounded out with notes of dried figs, toasted almonds, brandied cherries and new leather. This is Cherrywood rye whiskey.”

“Craft Whiskey” has been around long enough for the novelty and excitement to fade out on the young spirit heavy whiskies put out by start-up distilleries. Most of the major players should be well past the point of using small barrels to “quick age” their whiskey and putting out super young stuff. Then again, maybe that’s the style they’re going for, to keep the young spirit alive and kicking. I don’t know their ideas and motives, all I know is what I taste which is in the Sonoma Cherrywood Rye review below.


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