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  • 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>
  • Iowa Distillery Raises Pigs to Taste Like Whiskey

    05/10/2014 11:05:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WQAD ^ | May 9, 2014 | Angie Sharp
    We use alcohol in meat marinades all the time, but what if your food already had the taste without the wait? The founders of Templeton Rye Distillery in Templeton, Iowa are trying to do just that by creating pork that tastes like their famous whiskey. “We have a little motto here. My dad always told me, ‘Nothing good happens after 12 p.m.’ So, it seems like that’s when this idea was probably thought of – after we had a few drinks,” laughs the distillery’s co-founder, Keith Kerkhoff. He hopes the Templeton Rye Pork Project will be the exception to his...
  • Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law

    03/17/2014 8:04:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2014
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.
  • Veterans Day 2013: Veteran, 107, credits whiskey (& cigars) for long life - Richard Overton

    11/12/2013 3:42:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/11/13 | Rene Lynch
    Veterans Day will be bit different for Richard Overton. The man believed to be the nation's oldest living veteran spends most days smoking cigars and enjoying his whiskey. But today? He's spending Veterans Day with President Obama. Overton, 107, enjoys up to 12 cigars a day and likes to enjoy his morning coffee with a little whiskey, a beverage he credits in part with his long, healthy life. The Austin, Texas, resident still drives, walks without a cane and regularly attends church. He said he was taken aback when he got the invitation to the White House.
  • Holy Pious Muslim Brotherhood Leaves Their Empty Vodka Bottles at Protest Site

    07/08/2013 11:26:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-8-2013j | Jim Hoft
    Allahu Akbar. The holy pious Muslim Brotherhood left their empty whiskey and vodka bottles littered on the ground after the bloody protests this weekend. Via Egyptocracy: Earlier, @IslamElGawish saw vodka bottles, now, army shows whiskey bottles in the pious pro #Morsi sit-in. pic.twitter.com/o0bFHmaRkp #Egypt — Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) July 8, 2013
  • George Washington’s Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)

    03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    George Washington’s rye whiskey going on sale Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each. Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago. No word on whether it’ll be available online or...
  • Pa. caretaker charged with drinking old whiskey

    03/22/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by perfect stranger
    Yahoo ^ | 03-22-2013
    <p>GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fifty-two bottles of well-aged whiskey disappeared between his lips, police said, and now it's time for a western Pennsylvania man to settle up.</p> <p>John Saunders, the former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area mansion, faces criminal charges for allegedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner's whiskey.</p>
  • Maker's Mark to stop watering down its whiskey.

    02/17/2013 4:00:41 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 54 replies
    NBC News Business ^ | 2/17/13 | Brett Barrouquere - AP
    After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey. Rob Samuels, Maker's Mark's chief operating officer, said Sunday that it is restoring the alcohol volume of its product to its historic level of 45 percent, or 90 proof. Last week, it said it was lowering the amount to 42 percent, or 84 proof, because of a supply shortage.
  • Maker's Mark Reverses Decision to Cut Alcohol Content

    02/17/2013 2:57:01 PM PST · by quilterdebbie · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2013 | Associated Press
    After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey. Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark’s chief operating officer, said Sunday that it is restoring the alcohol volume of its product to its historic level of 45 percent, or 90 proof. Last week, it said it was lowering the amount to 42 percent, or 84 proof, because of a supply shortage. “We’ve been tremendously humbled over the last week or so,” Samuels, grandson of the brand’s founder, said of customers’ reactions. The brand known for its...
  • How to Drink Whisky

    01/05/2013 4:29:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 111 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 5, 2013 | Andrew Evans
    It smelled like bacon. I was afraid to say it out loud, though—I doubt any real food and drink connoisseurs compare the smell of some grand old Scotch to an everyday pork product, but that’s what my nose captured. In the heart of Edinburgh, in a room walled with brass- and bronze-colored bottles, I sniffed more and more whisky and soon captured a whole rainbow of aromas: cloves, apples, vanilla, sage and strawberries. And that smokiness I smelled as bacon? That comes from the Scottish peat they burn when heating the mix. Not everyone loves whisky, but as alcohol goes,...
  • Brown-Forman Declares $4 Special Dividend Ahead of Cliff Deadline

    11/27/2012 9:02:35 AM PST · by mykroar
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jennifer Booten
    Two weeks after raising its regular quarterly dividend, Brown-Forman (BFB n.a.) declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 a share on Tuesday as it looks to return money to shareholders ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline that could significantly raise dividend taxes. The maker of alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Korbel and Woodford Reserve said the special dividend will be paid on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record on Dec. 12. A slew of companies, including Wal-Mart (WMT), have been moving up the date of their dividend to save shareholders a bundle of money on taxes...
  • Six-bedroom estate built by Jack Daniel's mogul up for sale with $6 million price tag

    11/10/2012 10:07:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The sprawling Kentucky mansion built by the liquor mogul behind Jack Daniel's whiskey is now up for sale for $6 million in Harrods Creek, an exclusive neighborhood of Louisville. 'The Avish,' the stately, columned 20,000 square foot manor, was developed in 1910 by Owsley Brown and his wife, Laura Lyons. Construction on the home was completed in 1925. The name translates to 'Rocky Hill' in Gaelic, which was the name of the family's ancestral home in Ireland.
  • Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew - "It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all”

    10/20/2012 2:26:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | October 20, 2012 | ZAHID ARAB
    Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew A 13-year-old in Shoreline said he took a swig of his Mountain Dew and it turned out to be whiskey. His parents say the bottle was sealed and looked legit. “Except for the color it looks like a fully functional Mountain Dew,” said Marie Grant, mother. Marcus Olson immediately spit it out. “It tasted a little bitter. It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all,” he said. His mother said her son drank at least a shot. Grant is furious. She claims she’s only getting the run around from both Pepsi and the...
  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • How Saddam hid his dirty money - Billions in oil sales stashed overseas

    05/04/2003 2:04:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/04/03 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    In the hunt for Saddam Hussein's billions, investigators have identified five networks of more than 100 companies used to launder money skimmed from Iraqi oil sales. Saddam's gangster regime set up shell companies in Switzerland, Jordan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Panama, according to investigators. Those company networks and their banking affiliations were used to enrich the former Iraqi strongman, his sons Uday and Qusay, and other family members. "Ultimately, the money was stolen from the Iraqi people," said Taylor Griffin, spokesman for the Treasury Department, which is heading the government's laundering probe along with U.S. Customs, the Secret Service and various...
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day! (Slow cooker recipe with Guinness & whiskey)

    03/16/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 16, 2012 | CHEF ANGELO
    (St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th)There’s something very symbolic about Corned Beef & Cabbage. It’s closely associated with Irish tradition but, more specifically, to poor Irish immigrants who couldn’t afford better cuts of meat. This meal is celebratory, simple and sparse—the perfect Lenten meal. Its a delicious respite to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Generally speaking, dioceses with large Irish populations will often waive the Lenten Friday meat abstinence rules if St. Patrick’s day falls on a Friday so be sure to take advantage of this great recipe.There are several problems with cooking Corned Beef. First, it’s a cheap cut of...
  • Pittsburgh distillery to host whiskey tastings, now legal in Pa.

    03/11/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT · by lightman · 19 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 11 March AD 2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    PITTSBURGH—You've probably heard of wine tastings. Now, whiskey tastings are legal in Pennsylvania too. A new state law allows small distilleries to give samples to visitors and sell bottles of their spirits directly to the public. That's big news for Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, which opened to the public on Friday. The distillery is named after Philip Wigle, who burned down the home of a federal tax collector in the 1790s and helped lead the Whiskey Rebellion, a major test of George Washington's presidency. The rebels objected to one of the first federal taxes—on distilled spirits. Revenue from the taxes...
  • How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky (Shackleton's Antartica Scotch)

    01/22/2012 4:18:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    PopSci ^ | 01.04.2012 | Paul Adams
    How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky Preserved in Antarctica since 1907, the Scotch that Ernest Shackleton drank is now available in stores In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and crew set out on the ship Nimrod to visit Antarctica and, they hoped, the South Pole. The good news was, the entire party survived the trip, thanks in part to the Rare Old Highland Whisky they brought to the frozen continent. But the expedition was forced to evacuate in 1909, some 100 miles short of the Pole they sought. And, as winter ice encroached and the men hurried home, they left behind...
  • (VANITY) Need advice on the perfect Scotch to buy for my male friend for Christmas

    12/01/2011 7:08:11 PM PST · by girlangler · 150 replies
    me ^ | 12/01/11 | me
    I need some advice. I have a very special friend who loves good Scotch. He has everything else, so I thought I might wrap up a good Scotch for Christmas. I know he'll use this, unlike some worthless gift he won't want (I actually got him a massage for his birthday last sumer and he wouldn't go -- it's a macho thing). Okay I know this thread is going to raise some silly answers, but I am a beer drinker, and don't know a thing about the "refined" spirits. Id appreciate any serious answers to my question.
  • Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington

    10/22/2011 12:40:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | Oct. 22, 2011 | Allison Aubrey
    Virginians have always enjoyed their liquor, and for much of the 18th century, their preferred drink was rum. But when war and tariffs made imported rum hard to come by, George Washington saw an opportunity. Why not make liquor out of grains he was growing on his farms? "He was a businessman and he was a very, very successful one," says Dennis Pogue, the director of preservation programs at Mount Vernon. By 1799, Washington's distillery was the single most profitable part of his plantation. He couldn't make enough whiskey to meet demand, Pogue says. Now the distillery has been restored,...
  • How to tell real whiskey from fake -- faster

    07/25/2011 10:38:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Provided by University of Strathclyde
    Methods for distinguishing between authentic and counterfeit Scotch whisky brands have been devised by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Researchers from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry have found new ways to compare the content of whisky samples to determine if they are the whisky on the label or an imitation brand. A series of blind tests successfully put the real whisky brand and the fakes in the right categories. The system could enhance the technology industry uses to tackle the trade in illicit whisky, which costs huge sums in lost revenue and threatens brand reputation....
  • DC to declare rickey as city's native cocktail (gin or whiskey - conflicts with Commiecare™?)

    07/16/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/14/11
    DC to declare rickey as city's native cocktailAP – Thu, Jul 14, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is the birthplace of the rickey, a classic cocktail made with gin or whiskey, fresh lime juice and club soda. On Thursday, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans will join cocktail aficionados to read a proclamation declaring the rickey as Washington's native cocktail and declaring July as rickey month in the district. The rickey was invented in 1883 at Shoomaker's, a bar once frequented by politicians and journalists. The J.W. Marriott hotel now sits on the Shoomaker's site, across the street from the...
  • Whisky writer shares his tips to keep out the cold

    12/29/2010 4:22:43 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 46 replies · 4+ views
    Wharf.co.uk ^ | 12/15/10 | Simon Hayes
    It's the time of year when we push the boat out and when it comes to that Christmas spirit a good whisky is hard to beat. Whether it's Scotch or Bourbon, Japanese or Irish, the world of the water of life is complex and varied - and it can be daunting for the novice tippler. But help is at hand in the form of a book published by whisky expert Ian Buxton. 101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die is a distillation of years of his research into the spirit, and Buxton was in Canary Wharf recently to dispense his...
  • New federal nutrition labels required for 40 popular cuts of meat

    12/29/2010 1:54:45 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 58 replies · 16+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 29, 2010 | P.J. Huffstutter
    Coming soon to a grocery store near you: Those nutrition labels slapped on everything from cereal to soda pop will soon be required on packages of meat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday morning that the new rule, slated to start Jan. 1 of 2012, requires that 40 of the most common cuts of poultry, pork, beef and lamb include labels that disclose to consumers the total number of calories, the number of calories from fat and the total grams of fat and saturated fat. ...The rule will apply to whole cuts of meat and poultry, including boneless chicken...
  • Pensioner who has smoked 292,000 cigarettes celebrates his 100th birthday

    09/25/2010 1:50:50 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 25 Sept 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A pensioner who has smoked almost 300,000 cigarettes during his lifetime has celebrated his 100th birthday. Arthur Langran, who survived being blown up by a grenade during the Second World War, claims the secret behind his longevity is always doing what everyone tells him not to. The father-of-two started smoking when he was 20 and has smoked at least ten cigarettes every day since then - the equivalent of 292,000. The centenarian, from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, also drinks a glass of single malt whisky every night before he goes to bed, another factor he credits for his long...
  • Sour Mash to Bourbon to Mint Julep

    08/02/2010 6:01:23 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 43 replies · 3+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 2, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Kentucky settlers brought with them the craft of making whiskey, substituting corn for other grain ingredients. Raw whiskey distilled from corn mash has a good deal of, shall we say, character, and some distillers decided to take the time to make a mellower product. Early Kentucky distillers used new oak casks which had been charred on the inside, aging the whiskey from two to six years before decanting into jugs for sale. This resulted in a superior product which eventually became the hard liquor of choice for Americans. We know it as "Bourbon."
  • FReeper needs advice on which imported Scotches and Whiskies are the best?

    05/20/2010 1:52:56 PM PDT · by erod · 89 replies · 1,263+ views
    Hi Friends, I am a Scotch and Whiskey novice for the most part. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy Jack Daniels and Johnny Walker, but I’m limited in my knowledge of these two great liquors. The other day I realized that if the euro continues its fall and the dollar strengthens I will be able to buy more imported booze at cheaper prices (I know what you’re thinking, thanks Captain Obvious). So if this is the case (and hopefully it is) what would FReepers recommend as good imported liquor particularly in the Scotch and Whiskey categories? Best, -Erod
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    05/10/2010 5:32:51 PM PDT · by 2aberro · 13 replies · 402+ views
    earlyamerica.com ^ | August 11, 1794 | history
    The Whiskey Rebellion George Washington's Proclamation calling Out The Militia To Occupy the Western Counties of Pennsylvania As It Appears In the August 11, 1794 issue of Claypoole's Daily Advertiser Angered by an excise tax imposed on whiskey in 1791 by the federal government, farmers in the western counties of Pennsylvania engaged in a series of attacks on excise agents. The tariff effectively eliminated any profit by the farmers from the sale or barter of an important cash crop, and became the lightning rod for a wide variety of grievances by the settlers of the region against the federal government....
  • Moonshine Finds New Craftsmen and Enthusiasts

    05/06/2010 5:51:52 AM PDT · by Palter · 32 replies · 721+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04 May 2010 | ROBERT SIMONSON
    In early April, Kris Comstock, a representative for the Buffalo Trace distillery in Kentucky, conducted a seminar on bourbon at Char No. 4, a bar in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, that offers 150 kinds of American whiskey. Among the bourbons he poured were Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare and Blanton’s. But his students weren’t interested in those. “The first thing that everyone wanted to taste was the white dog,” he said. “We make products that win amazing awards all around the world, and they want to taste the white dog.” White dog, or white whiskey, is, basically, moonshine. It’s newborn whiskey, crystal-clear...
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Federal Funding of Abortion Is ‘Not a Question of Morality’

    03/26/2010 5:42:49 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 47 replies · 766+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/26/2010 | Karen Schuberg
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), a professed Roman Catholic, told CNSNews.com Wednesday that federal funding of health plans that cover elective abortions is “not a question of morality” but “a matter of health -- public health.” “Obviously there’s going to be some legal decisions that are going to be coming forward, I’m sure, that are going to adjudicate this,” Kennedy said at the Capitol. “But obviously, we’ve got to protect women’s health. Half of our population are women, and -- this is a matter of public health. He added: “It’s not a question of morality or anything; it’s...
  • Kennedy calls departure from the House a ‘sabbatical’

    03/12/2010 11:16:38 AM PST · by NMEwithin · 44 replies · 878+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | 3/12/2010 | Donita Naylor
    A Washington Post report about U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy’s decision to retire quotes the Rhode Island congressman as saying he is not leaving for good what the Post calls “the family business.” “I consider it taking a sabbatical,” Kennedy told Post reporter Philip Rucker. Rucker’s story, posted Thursday afternoon on www.WashingtonPost.com, said Kennedy “will transfer his roughly $500,000 in campaign funds to an interest-bearing account, which he says he might tap if he chooses to run for the Senate some day.” Kennedy spokesman Adam Brand suggested in an e-mail exchange with the Providence Journal that, while Kennedy’s campaign fund...
  • World's oldest malt whisky ($15,000 a bottle) goes on sale

    03/12/2010 7:10:30 AM PST · by envisio · 74 replies · 1,308+ views
    DAILYMAIL ^ | 12th March 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The world's oldest malt whisky - costing up to £10,000 a bottle - went on sale today. The Mortlach 70-year-old Speyside was sampled by a select group of tasters at a ceremony in Edinburgh Castle. Bottles of the rare piece of Scotland's 'liquid history' have now hit the market. Only 54 full-size bottles, costing £10,000 each, and 162 smaller bottles at £2,500 have been made available. The whisky has been released under Gordon and MacPhail's Generations brand. It was filled into its cask on October 15 1938 on the order of John Urquhart, the grandfather of the firm's joint managing...
  • Explorers' century-old whisky found in Antarctic

    02/05/2010 5:57:24 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 32 replies · 994+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Feb 5, 4:49 am ET | unknown
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century. Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Ice cracked some of the bottles that had been left there in 1909, but the restorers said Friday they are confident the five crates contain intact bottles "given liquid can be heard when the crates are moved."
  • Whisky distilled in England for first time in 100 years (and even the Scots are buying it)

    12/10/2009 10:27:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies · 1,061+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2009 | Niall Firth
    Its pale, amber hue evokes a classic Scotch whisky, distilled in the wind-swept Highlands of Northern Scotland. But there's something rather unusual about this single malt: it was produced in England. For the first time in 100 years, a whisky made south of the border is going on sale. Produced at St. George's Distillery by the River Thet, nestled among the farms of Norfolk, the English Whisky Co's single malt has been rated as 'brilliant' by experts.
  • Team drills for century-old Scotch whiskey in Antarctica

    11/16/2009 8:36:45 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 22 replies · 1,703+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2009 | NA
    <p>WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whiskey that has been on the rocks since a century ago.</p> <p>The drillers will be trying to reach two crates of McKinlay and Co. whiskey that were shipped to the Antarctic by British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton as part of his abandoned 1909 expedition.</p>
  • Rare bottle of whiskey stolen

    11/07/2009 10:38:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 957+ views
    upi. ^ | Nov. 7, 2009
    WESTON , Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A man and woman working in tandem stole a $3,500 commemorative bottle of whiskey from a liquor store in Weston, Fla., police said. The limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle was one of just six bottles distributed in Florida to mark the 200th anniversary of the Scottish whiskey maker, Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said. The bottle taken from a display case at Master Wine Liquor had been gone for three days before store employees realized it had been stolen, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Saturday. Surveillance video from Oct. 30...
  • Preserved in ice for 100 years, the whisky Shackleton used to keep out the cold.

    11/04/2009 6:03:37 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 35 replies · 1,672+ views
    MailOnline ^ | 03 March 2007 | Peter Gillman
    They say whisky matures with age...but leaving it embedded in the Antarctic ice for almost 100 years may be going a bit far.
  • Whisky on (Antarctic) ice: Ernest Shackleton...left a stash at the bottom of the world.

    10/26/2009 6:07:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies · 3,035+ views
    Global Post ^ | October 26, 2009 | Emily Stone
    CAPE ROYDS, Antarctica — This spit of black volcanic rock that juts out along the coast of Antarctica is an inhospitable place. Temperatures drop below –50 Fahrenheit and high winds cause blinding snowstorms... But if you happen upon the small wooden hut that sits at Cape Royds and wriggled yourself underneath, you'd find a surprise stashed in the foot and a half of space beneath the floorboards. Tucked in the shadows and frozen to the ground are two cases of Scotch whisky left behind 100 years ago by Sir Ernest Shackleton after a failed attempt at the South Pole. Conservators...
  • Kennedy Funeral Live Thread

    08/29/2009 8:13:50 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 963 replies · 27,834+ views
    Didn't see this.
  • Drinking with Ted

    08/26/2009 7:25:20 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 20 replies · 1,552+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 8/26/2009 | Guy Smith
    The passing of Ted Kennedy has tormented me all this long day. It started with drinking whiskey for breakfast. ... Let Teddy not be remembered as a great man, for he wasn’t. Laud him not for being bipartisan, for he did so only to incrementally advance his autocratic nightmares. And let him not bask in the glow of his older brothers who had some notion of right, whereas Teddy knew only expediency. We should remember Ted Kennedy for those elements of his character that defined him best. For accusing a Supreme Court nominee of ...
  • (Russian Soccer) Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu

    08/03/2009 11:13:55 AM PDT · by RDTF · 20 replies · 909+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 3, 2009
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter association (VOB) said Monday. "We urge our fans to drink a lot of Welsh whisky as a form of disinfection," VOB head Alexander Shprygin told Reuters. "That should cure all symptoms of the disease." -snip-
  • Funeral date set for oldest man (attributed longevity to "cigarettes, whiskey & wild, wild women.")

    07/21/2009 8:39:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 994+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/21/09
    Funeral date set for oldest manPage last updated at 18:44 GMT, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:44 UK A public funeral with military honours will be held for Henry Allingham, who was the world's oldest man before his death at the weekend at the age of 113. Mr Allingham, one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, died at a care home for blind ex-service personnel in Ovingdean, near Brighton, on Saturday. He joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915, later transferring to the RAF. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said his funeral would take place at St Nicholas...