Fr Owen More had left the exclusive Dublin Temperance Society meeting and was relieved to be sitting down in the living room of Mrs. Philippa Glass. She brought him a

wee fat-free jam oat scone

Then the conversation went:

Philippa - Will you have tea?
Fr Owen – No tea.

Philippa - Will you have coffee?
Fr Owen – No coffee.

Philippa - Will you have whiskey and water?
Fr Owen – No water.

So Philippa poured him a glass of which brand of whiskey?


2 Answers 2


The brand is:



When you remove the letters of the words tea, coffee and water from 'wee fat-free jam oat scone' you are left with the letters E, J, M, A, S, O and N, with which you can form the whiskey brand 'Jameson'

  • $\begingroup$ Very fast - well done :) $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Apr 12, 2016 at 9:19
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    $\begingroup$ I'm trying to figure out if there's something more in the choice of names? Fr Owen More looks like a possible anagram, though I haven't found a particularly apt one. And Philippa Glass appears to be implying a female version of composer Philip Glass, but it's more likely just because it sounds like "Fill up a glass". Not sure about the Friar though. Maybe I'm just reading too much into it. $\endgroup$ Apr 12, 2016 at 17:31
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    $\begingroup$ @DarrelHoffman Think you are reading too much into it. Fr Owen More = Throw in More. Phillippa Glass = Fill up a glass. Just two people who love a drink. $\endgroup$ Apr 12, 2016 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ @DarrelHoffman. "Fr" is usually an abbreviation of "Father", not "Friar". $\endgroup$
    – TRiG
    Apr 13, 2016 at 1:30

The whiskey is

Jameson's I read over wee fat-free jam oat scone giving it different accents in my head, & imagining an Irish accent, it sounded like a 'wee ?? of jameson' or maybe 'a whiff of jamesons'


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