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Just Like Beer, Scotch Gets Canned
ABC News ^ | 09 Jan 13 | Lauren Torrisi

Posted on 02/08/2013 6:57:39 PM PST by Drew68

Just when the controversy over the banned FourLoko has died down, a beverage company has come out with straight Scotch in a can, just like soda pop.

Though there’s been no uproar so far, as was the case with the alcohol-caffeine combo FourLoko, Scottish Spirits’ “Scotch in a Can” is being marketed as a “distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks.” It has notes of “honey, vanilla, butterscotch, apples and pears,” and a “hint of peat and smoke in the background,” as described on their site.

Each can contains about eight shots or 12 ounces of 80-proof Scotch.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beerlist; booze; liverfailure; pancreatitis; scotch; wasted
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I can't tell if this is a joke or not.

Scotch in a can? What took them so long? Available in a 12-pack, I wonder? Just what the world needed!

1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:57:47 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Takes “six pack” to a whole new level.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:41 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Drew68

Aged in aluminum?

blech!


3 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:41 PM PST by digger48
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To: Drew68

Scotch in a can? Blasphemy!


4 posted on 02/08/2013 7:01:26 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: doc1019
Takes “six pack” to a whole new level.

Yes, somehow I see bad weekends ahead.

5 posted on 02/08/2013 7:02:55 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Abomination!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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6 posted on 02/08/2013 7:03:13 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Drew68

Scotland is angry over the desicration of Scotch..


7 posted on 02/08/2013 7:03:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Drew68
Blasphemy
8 posted on 02/08/2013 7:03:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: digger48
Aged in aluminum?

For three whole years!

9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:28 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Scotch Gets Canned,

Surely the End Times are near.

10 posted on 02/08/2013 7:05:01 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Drew68

LOL!


11 posted on 02/08/2013 7:05:03 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Drew68

If this is true, this needs to be Scotched.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 7:05:03 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: ConorMacNessa

No worse than wine in a box.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:03 PM PST by doc1019
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the banned FourLoko

Banned? I guess my local convenience store didn't get the message. They're still selling the 12% alcohol, 24 ounces of syrupy-sweet blackouts in a can at two for $4 as of a week ago.

14 posted on 02/08/2013 7:09:00 PM PST by Drew68
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To: ConorMacNessa

The metal your liquid is sealed in will definitely have a bearing on the taste. Sometimes it is good and sometimes it is bad.

When we lived on a farm we had an artesian well. My mother always had a bucket of fresh water on the boards along the edge of our back porch. There was always an aluminum dipper in the bucket. That fresh water out of that dipper always had a pleasant taste.

On the other hand we had always drank coke from a bottle until the put it in cans. The bottles always had a smoother taste that the cans. The cans tasted like metal to me.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 7:12:51 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Drew68

Shotgun! Whoo-Hoo! Eight shots in 2 seconds!!!


16 posted on 02/08/2013 7:15:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Drew68

12 oz of 80 proof Scotch in a can?! Bwahahahaha!

That’s a lot of booze.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 7:20:17 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: dynachrome
Scotch in a can? Blasphemy!

I'm guessing this isn't being marketed to those who enjoy sipping a 25-year old Macallan. At $5 a can, looks like they're going after the FourLoko crowd.

18 posted on 02/08/2013 7:20:43 PM PST by Drew68
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To: ClearCase_guy
Shotgun! Whoo-Hoo! Eight shots in 2 seconds!!!

Won't be long before the youtube videos come out.

Look, I like to drink but damn, this is just a bad idea.

19 posted on 02/08/2013 7:23:14 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Bearwhizz in a can at 90 proof would satisfy them.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 7:23:56 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Only Scotch product in a can I’ve ever tried was canned haggis.

Having never had “real” haggis I can’t compare...but it was tasty.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 7:24:44 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Drew68

No.

No, no, no. Just no.

Just because you *can* do something, doesn’t mean you should.

This is one of the ultimate examples.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 7:26:23 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Drew68

No wonder Hillary Clinton’s maid is smiling. Now, when Hillary falls down, she doesn’t have to worry about broken glass.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 7:26:23 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lightman

Canned haggis may be blasphemy, but who would notice the differnce in taste? (haha. kidneys, lungs,heart, liver, is not to everyone’s taste!)


24 posted on 02/08/2013 7:28:59 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: doc1019
There's absolutely nothing wrong with wine in a box -- provided that it was good wine, aged properly in casks, before putting it in the box. In fact, boxed wine is better than bottled (everything else being equal), if you're not going to drink the whole bottle at one sitting. The inner bag (in boxed wine) collapses as the wine is withdrawn -- no air gets in. To keep bottled wine for another day, you have to fill the bottle with inert gas, or (at a minimum) immediately decant the remainder into a just-big-enough bottle, which you reseal.

Scotch in a can -- blasphemy doesn't begin to cover it. This product is cheap scotch, with mixers (a form of water pollution). If you have to use a mixer, you aren't drinking scotch. If this were a well-aged single-malt scotch, in those cans along with all that mixer -- that would be a hanging offense.
25 posted on 02/08/2013 7:32:04 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Drew68
I'm guessing this isn't being marketed to those who enjoy sipping a 25-year old Macallan.

Heh, did you notice that one of the cans says "single grain scotch whisky"? Pity, the better single grains have been getting some respect lately. This is probably more like paint remover.

It's definitely not a new concept, though. I've seen references to this before in the whisky reviews posted on YouTube by Ralfy Mitchell (entertaining fellow, btw). Hey, it beats "American Idol".

26 posted on 02/08/2013 7:33:48 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Scotch in a can -- blasphemy doesn't begin to cover it. This product is cheap scotch

I don't think it matters. You know who is going to drink this stuff? 18-25-year old males (with dire consequences for many of them)...

...and bums.

27 posted on 02/08/2013 7:39:46 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

An ounce and a half is a shot now?


28 posted on 02/08/2013 7:41:15 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Charles Martel
Heh, did you notice that one of the cans says "single grain scotch whisky"? Pity, the better single grains have been getting some respect lately.

LOL! I just now noticed this! Blended and single grain. Obviously, the single grain is for those with discriminating tastes.

29 posted on 02/08/2013 7:42:51 PM PST by Drew68
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Nether a wine or Scotch drinker am I, just an occasional beer doth pass these lips on a hot summers day. However your upgrading of my knowledge base is well appreciated. Thanks.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 7:43:33 PM PST by doc1019
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To: yarddog

Coke out of a can sucks.

Pepsi is tolerable, if ice cold. But Coke....no way


31 posted on 02/08/2013 7:43:50 PM PST by digger48
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To: Drew68

Just what I needed to read at bedtime. I will probably have a nightmare about being chased by a Claymore.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 7:44:16 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: razorback-bert
An ounce and a half is a shot now?

As it should be!

God bless the lovely bartender at the now closed 15th Street Tavern in Denver who, when I would order a shot, would fill up half a tumbler.

33 posted on 02/08/2013 7:45:07 PM PST by Drew68
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To: razorback-bert

I worked part time as a bartender back in the late 60’s and an ounce and half was a shot back then as well.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 7:48:51 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Chad N. Freud

No way I could improve on your statement.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 7:49:06 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Drew68
Each can contains about eight shots or 12 ounces of 80-proof Scotch.

Cool. Just hold it upside down

Punch a hole in the bottom with a church key and then

pull the tab to take it all in with one gulp.

Beautiful.

36 posted on 02/08/2013 7:49:59 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You beat me to it.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 7:54:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Drew68
"I'm going ta skelp yer wee behind!"
38 posted on 02/08/2013 7:55:54 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: BenLurkin

If you’re gonna put a shotgun to your face, that’s the way to do it.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 8:11:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Drew68

But, will it come with two packets of Splenda?

40 posted on 02/08/2013 8:11:55 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Drew68

This stuff should be called Emergency Room In A Can. How many people are going to drink it like a can of beer? 12 oz @ 80 proof? WTF!

I won’t even comment on the quality of the... liquid...


41 posted on 02/08/2013 9:26:07 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: doc1019

I suspect that there’s an infinite number of opinions about Scotch and wine.

The biggest problem with boxed wines is that they don’t have the “class” of bottled wine. (I’m referring to bottles with a cork — more practical screw-top bottles are considered even more déclassé than boxed wine. Wine snobs insist that wine from screw-top bottles is usually best drunk curbside, from the bottle, which is still in the brown bag its came in.) There are some decent boxed wines — apparently, they’ve become quite acceptable in Australia. When appearances matter, I decant the wine into a crystal decanter for serving (the wine aerates better in a decanter too).


42 posted on 02/08/2013 9:42:53 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Cardhu

If only the outrage were enough to raise the dead.

Miss you, guy.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 9:51:08 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Thank you. Although I am neither a wine snob nor a snob of any other discipline, I always acknowledge being educated by those more knowledgeable on any subject.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 9:51:08 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Drew68

I rarely even but beer in a can. Scotch in a can? I expect riots.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 10:06:45 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: doc1019

I hope I wasn’t being pedantic.

It occurs to me that a good boxed wine might serve you well. (I’m referring to the boxes with a plastic bladder inside — not the Tetra Pak type, which don’t keep the wine from being exposed to air.) Boxed wines are perfect for the occasional drinker, as the remainder remains sealed from the air and will keep fresh for a long time. They cost less than bottled wine too (based on same-wine comparisons). Just serve in a good decanter, and no one will be the wiser (unless they look in your fridge).


46 posted on 02/08/2013 10:24:58 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dynachrome

“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!”


47 posted on 02/08/2013 10:26:15 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; doc1019
I am somewhat of a wine snob and I would like to disagree about the cork issue. The current thinking among some of the snobs is that up to 10% of the corks are contaminated with a mold that negatively effects the taste. Some of my favorite non-plonk pinot's (~$25) currently come with a screw top.

I'm pretty ok with wine in a box too, especially from Australia. Argentina is doing some nice inexpensive wine as well.

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48 posted on 02/08/2013 11:50:42 PM PST by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Drew68; Clemenza

Single malt in a six pack.


49 posted on 02/09/2013 12:32:25 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Drew68

I guess it’s better than little plastic bags with a straw to poke a hole, at least the drinker can sell the aluminum cans.


50 posted on 02/09/2013 2:04:50 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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