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  • 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...
  • TEL AVIV DISTILLERY TO SELL OFF ISRAEL'S FIRST SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

    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...
  • The Rise and Rise of Irish Whiskey

    11/21/2016 7:31:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | Michael Cheang
    Who invented whisky, the Scots or the Irish, is a debate as old as time, but one thing is for sure, the old Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland is the world’s oldest official whiskey distillery, going back to 1603. The word whiskey itself is derived from the Gaelic word uisce (or uisge in Scotland), meaning “water”. Simply put, Irish whiskey is whiskey that is distilled and aged in Ireland, regardless of whether it’s the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. It is distilled from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains (ranging from malted barley, corn, wheat, rye and so on),...
  • The slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey: Bourbon giant finally acknowledges the truth

    06/26/2016 10:23:21 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 June 2016 | Hannah Perry
    After 150 years, Jack Daniels has finally revealed that a slave was behind the world-famous recipe of America's most popular whisky. Until now, the story told was that a white moonshine distiller named Dan Call had taught his young apprentice, Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel, how to run his Tennessee distillery.
  • Recommendations Canadian Whisky

    05/30/2016 8:45:59 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 59 replies
    May 30, 2016 | Self
    Next week my wife and I are going to Canada for a few days and I would like to buy some Canadian whisky. My price range would be in the area of Johnnie Walker Black Label and below. Any ideas?
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid. (She is on thyroid meds)

    02/21/2016 4:41:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies
    jeffreydachmd.com ^ | Posted on August 3, 2015 | /Jeffrey Dach MD
    Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid Posted on August 3, 2015 A letter was released by Hillary Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, disclosing among other things, Hillary is taking natural desiccated thyroid pills for hypothyroidism, and she has a Calcium Score of zero. She also takes vitamin B12. Dr Lisa Bardack declared Hillary "fit to serve as president." Perhaps Dr Lisa Bardack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton because it is a better thyroid medication. And perhaps Dr Lisa Barack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton in spite of the opposition of the Endocrine Society Position_Statement which says natural desiccated...
  • Trumpees [my opus]

    01/30/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by libbylu · 971 replies
    You are all freaking low class jerks. The Heidi thread has been pulled multiple times. Free Republic has become trump derangement central. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BUNCH OF CONSERVATIVES SO PICKY, PETTY AND STUPID - STUPID FREAKING LOSERS YOU DAMN DEFEND TRUMP AS IF HE WERE A FREAKING BABY BECAUSE HE IS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
  • Whiskey aged in space tastes like throat lozenges and rubbery smoke

    09/11/2015 11:47:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    theverge.com ^ | September 10, 2015 09:34 am | Loren Grush
    This past week, four tasters at the Ardbeg Distillery in Islay, Scotland drank samples of whiskey that had aged for nearly three years aboard the International Space Station. They compared the samples to whiskey that had matured in a similar way here on Earth. The team said the space samples were completely unlike anything they had ever tasted before; something about the space environment had a distinct effect on the alcoholic beverage. "It was the most unusual tasting we’d ever done," Dr. Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whiskey creation at the Glenmorangie Company, told The Verge. "I was amazed...
  • How to Properly Celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day

    08/25/2015 5:05:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8/25
    The Whiskey Sour doesn't really have an intriguing origin story like some of its counterparts, but it's still a favorite amongst cocktail connoisseurs. The first documented reference to the popular mix was in an 1870 Wisconsin newspaper. Almost a century later, Universidad del Cuyo published a story crediting Elliott Stubb for creating the Whiskey Sour. The Peruvian newspaper that published the news solved one of the greatest mysteries i
  • Franklin deputies charge suspect after large theft at Wild Turkey Distillery

    03/13/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.wkyt.com ^ | Updated: Thu 6:34 PM, Mar 12, 2015 | By: Monique Blair
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office made an arrest Wednesday after a large theft from the Wild Turkey distillery in Anderson County. Sheriff Pat Melton said the investigation was launched after receiving a text message on their tip line. Melton said this case is "one of the bigger ones we've worked" and it is "rapidly developing." Investigators have been working this case "for the last several days," Melton said. Gilbert Thomas Curtsinger, 45, was arrested at his home on St. Johns Road and booked Wednesday night at the Franklin County Regional Jail. When officers picked up Curtsinger,...
  • Drink Up World: The 4 Companies That Control Global Whiskey Production

    01/30/2015 12:19:29 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-29-15 | Tyler Durden
    While there are eighty people who hold half the world's wealth, ten 'people' who run the world, and ten corporations that control nearly everything you buy... these four companies control what is - to some - the most precious commodity in the world... world whiskey production.
  • Recycled Whisky Waste Has £140M Potential ( ... as Fish Food)

    01/21/2015 5:42:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 20th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Recycled whisky waste has £140m potential • The Scotch whisky industry could generate £140 million through recycling whisky wastes into fish feed for Scotland’s fish farming industry and help build a more circular economy. The possibility was highlighted in the Circular Economy Scotland report, which examines how the certain sectors such as oil and gas and the food industry can use their strengths to generate millions of pounds worth of value from materials used in these areas. It suggested the whisky industry could continue to capture heat and electricity from whisky wastes, but biorefining wastes could produce two more products...
  • Conman Guilty of Selling Urine as Whisky (U.K.)

    01/14/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 12th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Conman guilty of selling urine as whisky • A British conman has been labelled “a danger to public health” and handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting to selling urine as whisky. Nicholas Stewart, 35, tricked holidaymakers in Blackpool into buying bottles of what appeared to be sealed, 1.5 litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Smirnoff vodka. Security staff seized the bottles – which were being sold at £10 each – after they noticed Stewart approaching tourists at the Coral Island slot machine complex. However, scientific analysis revealed that while some bottles contained flat cola, others contained urine and...
  • No kidding, Jack Daniels names son Jim Beam ..

    12/31/2014 7:18:07 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    Q13Fox ^ | 12-29-14 | CNN Wire
    Here’s one baby name that probably won’t make it on this year’s most popular list: Jim Beam. But for one Louisiana family, baby Jim Beam will fit in quite well. His father, Jack Daniels Leathers, 31, is also named after a stiff drink. It’s somewhat of a tradition for the family, he told the Houma Courier in Houma, Louisiana, earlier this week. The day Leathers was born, his father happened to be drinking a glass of the well-known whiskey and suggested the name, Leathers told CNNMoney. His mother agreed, after calling a local store to double check the correct spelling....
  • Humiliation for Scotland as Japan's whisky is named 'best in world'

    11/03/2014 6:04:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2014 | Richard Mardsen
    Japan has given the Scotch whisky industry a ‘wake up call’ - after a single malt from the Far East was named the best in the world. Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 has been given the title by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible - which describes the drink as a work of ‘near incredible genius’. For the first time, the 2015 edition of the renowned publication features no Scottish distillery in its top five.
  • Turning waste from whisky-making into fuel — close to commercial reality?

    10/22/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    cfp ^ | 10/22/14 | American Chemical Society
    A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country’s most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel. Celtic Renewables, formed in 2011, has refined its process based on a century-old fermentation technique and is now taking the next step toward a commercial plant, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Ann M. Thayer, a senior correspondent with C&EN, points out that making whisky requires three ingredients: water, yeast and a grain, primarily barley. But only...
  • Whiskey shortage coming your way

    05/28/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 2,377 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2014
    <p>One of the oldest distilleries in the country is warning of what some observers are calling a “whiskey apocalypse.”</p> <p>“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years,” says Buffalo Trace, “bourbon demand still outpaces supply.”</p> <p>The apocalypse is looming, explains Esquire, because whiskey has become trendy overnight.</p>