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  • 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 · 970 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>
  • 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...