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  • Historic Whiskey Could Go Down Drain

    11/15/2007 1:18:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 257+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/15/7 | JOE EDWARDS, Associated Press Writer
    Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- Here's a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey, some of it almost 100 years old, may be unceremoniously poured down a drain because authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license. Officials seized 2,400 bottles late last month during warehouse raids in Nashville and Lynchburg, the southern Tennessee town where the whiskey is distilled. "Punish the person, not the whiskey," said an outraged Kyle MacDonald, 28, a Jack Daniel's drinker from British Columbia who promotes the whiskey on his blog. "Jack never did anything wrong, and the whiskey itself is...
  • Kentucky's finest: Bourbon documentary

    06/09/2007 6:56:38 AM PDT · by RKV · 76 replies · 1,593+ views
    Channel 14, WFIE ^ | 8 June 2007 | Steve Burger
    Later this year, an Evansville man hopes Kentucky's finest amber export will win gold for him at national film festivals. Tom Fischer says his documentary film on bourbon is nearly finished and he hopes to enter it in a number of film festivals this summer and fall around the country. His travels for the film centered on the bourbon distilleries and festivals of central and western Kentucky. "We joked that we did this just to get free samples." Fischer says he originally went to Bardstown, Kentucky to do a podcast for his site,, but soon found what he calls...
  • Scotch distillery to reopen after 80 years

    03/11/2007 8:05:52 AM PDT · by em2vn · 16 replies · 601+ views
    UPI ^ | 03-11-07 | Staff
    A Scottish whiskey manufacturer plans to reopen an Islay distillery that was put out of business 80 years ago by Prohibition in the United States. Executives at Bruichladdich, a private company that reopened another distillery on Islay in 2001, said their plan to bring the Port Charlotte distillery back to life is part of an effort to keep at least some Scotch-manufacturing in Scottish hands, The Scotsman reported. Seven of the eight distilleries now on Islay are foreign-owned. "The only Scottish one here is us. There are very few truly Scottish distilleries left now in the country," said Mark Reynier,...
  • Whiskey Co.'s Bravest Effort (9-11 Scholarship Fund)

    01/10/2007 12:37:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 637+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 10, 2007 | RICHARD WEIR
    Whiskey co.'s Bravest effort BY RICHARD WEIR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER In 212 years, not much has changed on the label of a Jim Beam bottle - except the occasional addition of a new name to a list of distillers that spans seven generations. But the Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey has a new label in New York that pays tribute to the legacy of a fallen firefighter. Replacing the time-honored red seal and Jim Beam family crest is a red firefighter's helmet emblazoned with "343" - the number of firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Next to the helmet,...
  • Muskets and Moonshine A timely look back at the Great American Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

    11/02/2006 12:55:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 70 replies · 1,481+ views
    Modern Drunkard Magazine ^ | Nov., 2006 | Richard English
  • Ethanol Plant "Brews" Grass Into Gas(Great News!)

    05/16/2006 8:36:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 51 replies · 2,484+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 16, 2006 | Taylor Kennedy
    A Canadian company has developed a new, more efficient process to make the alternative fuel ethanol from farm waste. With today's high oil prices, experts hope the new technology could reduce demand on fossil fuels and increase energy security. "In the past, ethanol fuel use has been limited, because the cost of production was too high," said Jim Easterly, a Washington, D.C.-based bioenergy consultant. "Ethanol produced from corn kernels and wheat grain has historically been more expensive than gasoline produced from oil." Producing corn-based ethanol, for example, uses energy from oil and electricity for everything from growing the corn to...
  • Big Whiskey not your ordinary Army horse (For FR Animal Lovers)

    05/15/2006 10:05:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 606+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Described as a “big goofy, lovable animal” that appears to have a touch of the equine equivalent of attention deficit disorder Big Whiskey is going from training as a race horse to become a cavalry mount. That the thoroughbred is even alive to do something else is a miracle, Chris Zimmerman said. A few years ago, he was in a trailer that overturned and one of the major injuries the horse received was a piece of metal that went through one side of his neck and came out the other, he said. The previous owners decided he...
  • A Funny Dentist Story

    05/12/2006 6:23:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies · 672+ views
    Family Dinner Talk | 5/12/2006 | Red Badger
    The following is a TRUE story. My mother-in-law lived in a small (population <550) town. Most people worked either in pulp wood industry or the local egg packing plant, so everybody knew everybody else in town. A man who worked with my mother-in-law at the egg plant had bad teeth and one was causing him much pain. He went around for days suffering in pain from his bad tooth. Finally, his co-workers told him to get it pulled or shut the heck up and stay home. It turns out that he was actually AFRAID to go to the dentist, even...
  • Cops: Kennedy Was Under Influence

    05/05/2006 8:50:39 AM PDT · by abb · 128 replies · 3,853+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 5, 2006 | Staff
    MAY 5--Here's the official Capitol Hill Police report on yesterday's early-morning crash involving a disoriented Patrick Kennedy. According to cops, the Rhode Island Democrat (and son of Senator Ted Kennedy) appeared unsteady on his feet, had red and watery eyes, and had slightly slurred speech upon exiting his Ford Mustang after crashing the vehicle into a barricade near Capitol Hill. The reporting officer checked off a box indicating that Kennedy was under the influence of alcohol and that the politician's ability was "impaired." Kennedy, 39, has denied that alcohol was involved in the 2:45 AM accident, claiming instead that he...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • Try the 92 per cent weapons-grade whisky that will take your breath away. Literally

    02/27/2006 1:04:17 PM PST · by Stoat · 244 replies · 9,567+ views
    The London Times ^ | February 27, 2006 | David Lister
    Try the 92 per cent weapons-grade whisky that will take your breath away. LiterallyBy David Lister, Scotland Correspondent   A 17TH-CENTURY firewater, more than two spoonfuls of which was said to be enough to kill a grown man, is to be revived by a whisky distillery in Scotland. A single drop of the ancient drink of “usquebaugh-baul” was described by the travel writer Martin Martin in 1695 as powerful enough to affect “all members of the body”. He added: “Two spoonfuls of this last liquor is a sufficient dose; if any man should exceed this, it would presently stop...
  • S.C. Bars Toast the End of the Minibottle

    01/01/2006 10:50:28 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 678+ views
    AP ^ | January 1, 2006 | Anon
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The year 2005 wasn't the only thing being toasted away in South Carolina: Partygoers and bar owners finally said good riddance to the minibottle. For 22 years, South Carolina law required bartenders to use the tiny 1.7-ounce bottles most often associated with airplanes and hotel minibars. Then, last year, South Carolinians voted the minibottles out, and lawmakers followed through earlier this year by approving regulations to give bars and restaurants the choice to pour from the big bottles starting Jan. 1. With the law change, the state's method for taxing liquor sales changed, too. South Carolina...

    12/05/2005 1:02:08 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 55 replies · 1,114+ views
    Chat ^ | 12/05/2005 | Me
  • Whiskey May Have Anti-Cancer Benefit

    05/28/2005 6:27:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 42 replies · 2,251+ views
    'Research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.' Drinking whisky can help protect you against cancer, a conference of international scientists have heard. Researchers have long hailed the anti-cancer properties of red wine due to its antioxidant content.Delegates at the EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow have now been told that whisky contains significantly higher levels of a powerful antioxidant that kills cancer cells. Dr. Jim Swan, an independent consultant to the worldwide drinks industry, discussed the art and science...
  • Last bottle of world's oldest single malt whisky leaves Scotland

    02/25/2005 5:36:40 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 94 replies · 2,427+ views
    AFP ^ | 2-25-05
    Last bottle of world's oldest single malt whisky leaves Scotland Fri Feb 25,12:29 PM ET Offbeat - AFP LONDON (AFP) - The last remaining bottle of the world's oldest single malt whisky left its distillery in Scotland bound for Hong Kong, where it will be the star attraction at an airport shop. The bottle of Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937, left to mature in a cask for 64 years before being bottled, is heading for Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok Airport, where it will be available for a well-heeled buyer, but only at a steep cost. Previous bottles sold direct by...
  • Resort worker accused of taking scotch bottle worth $3,200

    02/18/2005 2:09:43 PM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 2/18/05 | Scott Simonson
    It gives new meaning to the phrase "lifting their spirits." The theft of a $3,200 bottle of Scotch whisky from the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa has resulted in a felony charge against a Pima County man. You heard right: That's one bottle of Scotch, costing about the same as 228 of the 20-bottle packs of Bud Light sold at your local Circle K. Pima County Sheriff's Department investigators said a resort employee at La Paloma was caught trying to steal a 50-year-old bottle of The Macallan Scotch, imported in a hand-cut crystal bottle. [snip] Even Tucson's tonier resorts...
  • Et Tu, Fruitcake!(Plus best recipe ever!)

    12/14/2004 3:53:02 PM PST · by apackof2 · 8 replies · 536+ views
    Internet ^ | 12/15/04 | Marjorie Dorfman
    Et Tu, Fruitcake! by Marjorie Dorfman Did someone send you one of those hard as a rock cakes again this year? Are you convinced that whoever did couldn't possibly like you and yours very much? Well, if so, please read on for an interesting look at the history of fruitcakes and what they want from all of us. A fruitcake is a geological homemade cake. Charles Dickens I never met a fruitcake I liked. The Dorfman Archives Is there any food product anywhere that is more ridiculed and parodied during the holiday season than the poor old fruitcake? I once...
  • Whiskey Reinvented

    12/02/2004 3:24:13 PM PST · by quidnunc · 80 replies · 4,448+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2004 | Charles Perry
    Up and down the West Coast, a craft distilling movement is gathering steam – and making some awfully good spirits. Who makes whiskey? A laconic Scot tending a still in the Highlands? A good old boy nursing his sour mash in Kentucky? A moonshiner brewing sneaky Pete up yonder in the holler? They're not the only kinds of whiskey makers anymore. Lately there's been an explosion of handmade whiskey here on the West Coast. Forget Scotland and Kentucky — we have a crop of eager Western dudes who want to create a distinct Western style of whiskey. They're taking this...
  • Teddy Kennedy Coming to My Town - I Need a Sign that Will Generate Hate and Discontent From the Dems

    10/31/2004 3:15:22 PM PST · by bogeybob · 234 replies · 4,840+ views
    vanity | Oct 31, 2004 | bogeybob
    You guys are always good for sign content. I'll hold it and let you know what happens!
  • Looking for "Canadian Mist 1885 Special Reserve Whiskey"

    09/20/2004 5:49:59 PM PDT · by Taxcider · 13 replies · 391+ views
    09/20/04 | Taxcider
    I'm looking for some "Canadian Mist 1885 Special Reserve Whiskey". Anyone know where to order some? Thanks. Sorry, if this off topic..
  • India invades the land of Scotch

    08/26/2004 2:42:10 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 6 replies · 549+ views ^ | August 26, 2004 09:49 IST |
    Indian whisky brewed by a southern India-based distillery has been launched in Scotland, the home of whisky connoisseurs and the much-celebrated Scotch. The Amrut single-malt whisky, "made from barley grown in the Himalayan foothills and distilled and matured in the temperate climate of Karnataka's highlands," was unveiled on Tuesday at Glasgow. Targeted at the UK's thriving Indian restaurant market, the premium whisky has met the tough European Union regulations, Amrut Distilleries executive director Rakshit Jagdale told PTI in London. "Amrut is the first Indian malt to meet the requirements of the European Union. We are competing against an industry, which...
  • Doctors Remove Rods From Man's Stomach (Vietnam)

    06/14/2004 5:36:44 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 15 replies · 230+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon Jun 14, 4:10 PM ET
    Doctors Remove Rods From Man's Stomach Mon Jun 14, 4:10 PM ET HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese doctors removed three metal construction rods from a man's stomach about a month after he swallowed them in a rice whiskey drinking challenge, an official said Monday. Huynh Ngoc Son, 22, swallowed the rods, which were 6.7 inches long and 0.2 inches thick, after being dared by his drinking buddies in mid-May, said Dr. Le Quang Nghia of Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Son went to the hospital last week complaining of serious stomach pains, and X-rays revealed the construction bars...
  • Kuwaiti police seize whiskey

    06/06/2004 3:58:52 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 67 replies · 297+ views
    French Press Agency ^ | 6/7/04 | staff writer
    KUWAIT CITY: Police in the Gulf state of Kuwait have seized 21,000 bottles of whiskey, with an estimated street value of almost $2 million dollars, the KUNA news agency reported Sunday. The liquor was found in two trucks which entered the emirate from Saudi Arabia, KUNA quoted a security official as saying. The trucks, also carrying foodstuffs, were kept under police watch. They were brought into the emirate by a Kuwaiti national and a "bidoon," or stateless Arab. Both were still at large, the agency said. Alcohol is banned in oil-rich Kuwait, in accordance with Islamic sharia law, but smuggled...
  • Usually We're Proud...

    04/13/2004 11:50:08 AM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 13 replies · 165+ views
    Usually, we're PROUD...of our IRISH heritage.LATELY, however...
  • Hope Springs Eternal...

    04/08/2004 2:42:51 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 6 replies · 214+ views
  • Whiskey's Kingdom (Pop. 361)

    03/17/2004 3:35:32 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 726+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3-17-04 | R. W. APPLE Jr.
    Julien Jourdes for The New York Times Ali Shawn and the selection of whiskeys at Bemelman's Bar in the Carlyle in New York. LYNCHBURG, Tenn. COULD this possibly be the place where the nation's — and soon, perhaps, the world's — best-selling whiskey is distilled? This cluster of anonymous, uninspiring buildings, not in Kentucky or in Scotland but in a remote, silent valley in Moore County, Tenn.? Yes, indeed. As it has been since 1866, every single drop of Jack Daniel's, seven million cases a year, is made here in Cave Spring Hollow, amid the gentle hills about 75 miles...
  • Ex-Student Sues Over Explusion {in Shreveport}

    02/12/2004 5:32:45 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 260+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 02-12-04 | Brumble, Melody
    <p>A lawyer representing a parent who sued Captain Shreve High School and the Caddo Parish school system has asked that the Captain Shreve principal be put on leave until system officials investigate the handling of an October discipline incident.</p> <p>Melanie Christy is seeking an unspecified amount of damages because her son, Justin Christy, was suspended and then expelled after a fifth of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey fell from his backpack and shattered on the floor during class on Oct. 6, 2003. Justin was a senior.</p>
  • STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY - A fun fashion forum celebrating mullets, WD-40, etc.

    08/04/2003 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 1,666+ views
    In an effort to be inclusive, this thread is for nonmetrosexual males (and likeminded women) to advise queer guys on their outfits, decor, vehicles, hairstyles, homes and hobbies. I've outfitted the thread with keywords toward this end.Enjoy.
  • DEMOCRACY! WHISKEY! SEXY! (the new meme)

    04/09/2003 5:35:24 PM PDT · by IowaHawk · 7 replies · 176+ views
    All over | 4/9/2003 | Some unknown Iraqi
    Among all the jubilant stories from Iraq, my favorite has been the one about the Iraqi guy who shouted triumphally to passing GIs on their way to Baghdad: "DEMOCRACY! WHISKEY! SEXY!" Damn, I nearly teared up about that. Now it seems that the liberated man's paean to America - like 'All your base' - has taken on a life of its own as the exclamation point on this war. Images are appearing everywhere, like this Lileks jpeg... Keep this in mind when somebody suggests that we'll never win hearts and minds in the mideast; forget the mullahs and imams, America...
  • Something you might enjoy (per James Lileks)

    04/04/2003 7:18:07 AM PST · by SarahW · 14 replies · 230+ views
    THE BLEAT ^ | 04--04-03 | James Lileks
    Here’s something you might enjoy: This is, of course, what a liberated Iraqi shouted to the American troops as they rumbled past. This was what America meant to him. You may say it’s a crude reduction of a shallow culture. I say we put it on the twenty dollar bill. (Here’s a small one for your website, if you so desire.)
  • Rare whisky auctioned for a dram under 20,000 ($ 28,916.99)

    04/17/2002 9:50:35 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 17 replies · 266+ views
    A RARE bottle of malt whisky became the most expensive in the world yesterday after fetching nearly £20,000 at auction. The 60-year-old bottle of The Macallan went under the hammer for £19,800 to an anonymous telephone bidder, beating the last record of £15,000 for a bottle from the same batch last September. It was sold at McTear’s auction house in Glasgow which holds the word’s most exclusive whisky sales. Tara Serafini, a spokeswoman for the Speyside distillery which made the bottle , would not comment on the identity of the purchaser, but she added that they had to fight...