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  • 16 great whiskeys for a sip of holiday cheer

    12/16/2020 11:45:31 AM PST · by mylife · 127 replies
    cantonrep ^ | 12/16/2020 | craig laban
    I can only speak for myself, but after the historic awfulness of 2020, I’d appreciate a gift of great whiskey wrapped up in a bow. I suspect I’m not alone. So I made sure my annual tradition of suggesting several bottles for the holidays was undertaken this year with extra rigor and, of course, adhering to stringent social distancing guidelines for my team of tasters to sniff, sip, and banter our way through the 30-plus candidates to land on this final list of 16. As always, there’s a range of styles, prices and origins, from Europe to Asia, Kentucky, Philly,...
  • Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

    11/28/2020 11:56:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 86 replies ^ | November 27, 2020 | cnn wire
    (CNN) -- When a New York couple was told their over 100-year-old home was built by a notorious bootlegger, they passed it off as small town legend. But during a recent home renovation, the couple discovered something that revealed the legend could be true. In early October, Nick Drummond and Patrick Bakker said they found more than 66 bottles of whiskey from the Prohibition-era hidden within the walls and floorboards of their home, which was built in 1915. "Our walls are filled with bundles of booze!" Drummond, who documented the unexpected find in a series of posts on social media,...
  • This British Man Living in China Claims He Beat Coronavirus With ‘Hot Whiskey and Honey’

    02/05/2020 5:55:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    India ^ | 2/05/20
    Wuhan: A British man living in China’s Wuhan - the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has made a startling claim that he defeated the deadly virus with ‘hot whisky and honey’. According to Fox News, 25-year-old Connor Reed, who teaches English in Wuhan, was diagnosed with the virus about two months ago. At first he thought it was a simple flu, but after he experienced difficulties breathing and struggled with a bad cough, Connor sought hospital treatment. **SNIP** “I used the inhaler which helped control the cough and drank a hot whiskey with honey until [it] ran out. It’s an...
  • Irish Researchers Find New Way Of Producing Graphene Using Irish Whiskey

    10/25/2019 12:12:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Irish Tech News ^ | October 25, 2019
    Researchers at AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted by Trinity College Dublin, today announced the development of a new way to exfoliate graphene using Irish whiskey. An increasing number of graphene production techniques have been developed to enable graphene’s use in commercial applications. Liquid-phase exfoliation – pioneered by AMBER researchers – has been deemed by the research community as one of the most efficient and scalable means for producing high-quality graphene sheets. In this study, the team from AMBER have shown that defect-free nanosheets can be exfoliated in Irish whiskey and also that inks...
  • Charges: Baby Dies After Pregnant Woman Drinks Liter Of Whiskey, Gives Birth In Bedroom

    08/02/2019 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | July 26, 2019 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Rogers woman has been charged in the 2018 death of her newborn baby, according to charges filed in Hennepin County Court. Twenty-nine-year-old Rianna Marie Cameron was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree manslaughter. According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Rogers Police Department were called to a townhome in Rogers at about 8:39 p.m. on Dec. 30, on a report of a non-responsive infant. The child’s father called police after he found Cameron disoriented in an upstairs bedroom, along with the newborn baby girl who was lying at the foot of the bed with...
  • If You Love Whiskey, Get A Copy of "Tasting Whiskey" by Lew Bryson...

    07/18/2019 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 19 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2014 | Lew Bryson
    Whether you like bourbon, scotch, whiskey, you will not be able to put this book down until you have read all 262 pages of everything about whiskey over and over again. Lew Bryson covers it all from what is in whiskey, how it is made, what are the detail flavors, content, chemistry, and what causes them. He covers all the best brands, aging and what makes them all different. Such an unbelievable resource for finding your favorite whiskeys that you will keep it close by...I read some of it every day!
  • Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

    07/11/2019 9:50:43 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 22 replies
    WWNY TV, Watertown, NY ^ | July 11, 2019 | Anon
    Police in Guthrie, Oklahoma say they found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey during a traffic stop of a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The traffic stop happened June 26 in Guthrie, about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. Guthrie police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs told Oklahoma City TV station KFOR that police don't know why the uranium was in the vehicle or how it was obtained, though uranium ore can be bought on Amazon. Gibbs says police also found a gun in the console and a terrarium...
  • Logan Co. man allegedly driving stolen vehicle filled with uranium, a rattlesnake

    07/11/2019 12:55:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | July 10, 2019 | Cassandra Sweetman
    GUTHRIE, Okla. - Two people were arrested after a traffic stop of a stolen car revealed the two had a rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe. Stephen Jennings is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry security verification form. Rachael Rivera is charged with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction. The traffic stop was made at 11 a.m. in a Guthrie neighborhood because the tag was expired. Jennings was in the driver's seat, Rivera in the...
  • Drink whiskey with Kristen Gillibrand if you give her money

    06/27/2019 5:03:18 PM PDT · by dead · 29 replies
  • Oldest whisky still in the world dating back to 1494 is discovered at a medieval abbey in [tr]

    11/28/2018 6:26:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    The oldest whisky still in the world has been uncovered at a medieval abbey where William Wallace took refuge after defeating the English in battle. Archaeologists found what they believe to be an installation used for the distillation process at Lindores Abbey in Fife. The first ever written record of Scotch whisky distillation took place in the abbey in 1494, according to the exchequer rolls of King James IV.
  • Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky

    07/04/2018 4:21:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down. The remainder of the massive structure collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding said. No injuries were reported in either collapse, he said. "It is a mountain of bourbon barrels," he said Wednesday.Environmental and wildlife officials were on the scene to determine if any whiskey spilled into a nearby waterway, he said. The distillery owner Sazerac,...
  • Fireball whisky covers interstate after big rigs crash in central Arkansas

    06/15/2018 3:17:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) - A fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers shut down an interstate in central Arkansas and left the roadway covered in Fireball whisky Thursday morning. The crash happened about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 40 west between Galloway and Kerr in Pulaski County, according to the state Department of Transportation. The department reported at 1:30 p.m. that the left lane had re-opened, but the right lane "will be closed for a while" for cleanup.The department tweeted a photo of the crash that shows bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky strewn about the highway. Another photo shows the burned cabin...
  • Great news, you can now buy whiskey flavored with beaver secretion

    06/12/2018 6:59:18 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 72 replies ^ | 6/12/18 | Allison Shoemaker
    Castoreum is a yellowish, strong-smelling secretion that comes from the castor sacs found near the base of a beaver’s tail. It’s an FDA-approved food additive, and hey, you can now get whiskey that’s flavored with the stuff. That knowledge comes courtesy of this piece from Food & Wine’s Mike Pomranz, which spotlights a nice little beaver musk whiskey made by Tamworth Distilling of New Hampshire. Fear not, castoreum is an FDA-approved food additive. That’s actually how this spirit came about. Tamworth’s team was looking to develop a new spirit, and in hopes of securing a speedy all-clear from the Alcohol...
  • Robot Barkeep

    05/27/2018 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/27/18 | Doc Adams
  • Escaped prisoner caught sneaking home-cooked food back into prison

    01/26/2018 1:48:18 PM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 26, 2018 | Patrick Tolbert
    A federal inmate was caught sneaking back into a Beaumont prison with a duffle bag full of snacks, fruit, liquor and tobacco Thursday. The U.S. Marshals and Jefferson County Sheriff’s office were acting on a tip when they set up a surveillance operation on private property near the prison. Officers watched as a vehicle drove onto the land and dropped off a large duffle bag. Then, about two hours later, they watched an inmate from The Federal Correctional Complex escaped from the prison and grabbed the duffle. The deputies and marshals descended on the inmate and confiscated the bag. Inside...
  • How to drink Scotch without looking like a novice

    11/21/2017 8:27:19 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 174 replies
    epicurious ^ | 10/21/2017 | By Becky Hughes |
    Why is Scotch whisky so intimidating? There's something about this spirit — which is really nothing more than malt or grain-based whisky made in Scotland — that's got an intimidating rep. Well, once you know how to drink Scotch — and learn that it's not so scary after all — you'll be that cool, breezy bar-goer sipping Scotch like it's no biggie. First, the basics: all Scotch whisky has to meet certain legal standards to be granted it's name. Chiefly, it must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Scotch comes in two forms, single malts (all...
  • Louisville business introduces luxury ice to bourbon industry

    09/17/2017 6:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Gina Glaros
    MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's the newest take on the bourbon experience: luxury ice. The chilly business venture is barely a year old, but several big name distillers are already taking notice. It's Kentucky's proudest beverage. The flavor, the aroma and the way we enjoy our bourbon is a science. That's why the folks at Kentucky Straight Ice say what we put into the glass with it should be too. "You're getting ice that melts three to four times slower than your standard ice cube," says Rich Finck, President of Kentucky Straight Ice. This allows consumers to enjoy bourbon longer...
  • Cleveland Whiskey of Ohio makes bourbon in less than 24 hours

    08/24/2017 6:39:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2017 | Eric Althoff
    Cleveland Whiskey in Ohio, founder and CEO Tom Lix is a firm believer that technology can accomplish in days what a barrel stashed underground would take a half-decade. Mr. Lix pours his mashes into a stainless steel vat along with chopped up pieces of barrel so that the wood can give the whiskey its traditional brown color. And in days, he emphasizes, many of Cleveland Whiskey’s products are ready for tasting and selling. Some, he says, even in 24 hours. Mr. Lix produced for me his Black Reserve, whose quality of taste is on par with Knob Creek. Its complexity...

    08/13/2017 2:46:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | AUGUST 13, 2017
    "There is a huge demand now for a store, for different kind of products from different locations and climates."In n an unassuming building in the heart of hip and gritty south Tel Aviv, a young distillery is hours away from auctioning off a batch of what it calls the first Israeli-made single malt whiskey. And of course it's kosher. The distillery is unloading its first "experimental series" of the spirit, aged only three years, by offering 100 bottles in an online auction and another 291 bottles are being sold locally.
  • DC Distiller Names Whiskey After Hillary Clinton

    07/12/2017 4:54:59 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jessica Sidman
    Leading up to the election, Republic Restoratives owners Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner wanted to create a product that would celebrate who they thought would be the first female president. Plus, it seemed fitting: Hillary Clinton has been known to throw back the occasional whiskey. So, they came up with the idea for Rodham Rye, which would launch around the inauguration. No need to tell you what happened next. Carusone, who previously worked for congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was in Arizona campaigning for Clinton right up to election night. The next day, she and Gardner agreed to put the rye...