Welch's is a co-op owned by farmers of Concord and Niagra grapes. It was founded by physician and dentist Thomas Welch who invented a method of pasteurizing grape juice to prevent it from becoming wine because he was strongly opposed to using intoxicating liquors for church communion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
Dwarf-tossing in establishments that sell liquor is illegal in Florida britannica.com/place/Unit…
The cashew "apple" is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. The cashew β€œnut” is the seed of the fruit. The shell of the cashew seed is used for lubricants, waterproofing, paints and arms production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Today I learned of a brewery that sells hot pockets for $10 in order to circumvent indiana’s outdated liquor laws indystar.com/story/life/f…
The Polish "Spirytus Delikatesowy" is believed to be the strongest liquor for sale in America; it contains almost 100% pure alcohol! adweek.com/brand-marketin…
Prohibition agent Izzy Einstein bragged that he could find liquor in any city in under 30 minutes. In Chicago it took him 21 min. In Atlanta 17, and Pittsburgh just 11. But New Orleans set the record: 35 seconds. Einstein asked his taxi driver where to get a drink, and the driver handed him one. atf.gov/our-history/isado…
The world's best selling spirit is "baijiu", a Chinese sorghum-based liquor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
In Kentucky that five million gallons of the "angel's share" from bourbon evaporates every year, which is also covering the state in a black fungus called "Baudoinia" that feeds off the ethanol vapor released by liquor as it ages. vice.com/en_us/article/78…
In Halifax, Nova Scotia celebrations for the end of WWII descended into a 2 day riot as servicemen looted the city. A reporter compared the scene to "London after the Blitz". 65k quarts of liquor, 8k cases of beer, and 1.5k cases of wine were 'liberated'. 2 men died of alcohol poisoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Mobile City, boasting the highest population density of any city in Texas, consists of just a mobile home park, liquor store, and convenience store en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mob…
Bootlegging, a popular term used during prohibition during the 1920s, apparently came into general use in the Midwest in the 1880s to denote the practice of concealing flasks of illicit liquor in boot tops when going to trade with Native Americans. britannica.com/topic/boot…
Indiana liquor stores can't sell refrigerated water or soda. The law specifies that they should be in the exclusive business of selling adult beverages and that any water or soda sold needs to be room temperature. indianapublicmedia.org/ne…
The town of Monowi in Nebraska is the smallest town in the USA with only one resident. Elsie Eiler (84), she is the mayor, clerk, librarian and bar owner. She pays taxes to herself, gives herself her own liquor licenses and votes for herself in municipal elections. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Although it is marketed as the liquor of vikings, Icelandic "brennivΓ­n" (burning wine) was invented in 1975 when state liquor stores opened whatson.is/weird-things-t…
During Prohibition in the US, it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol, but it was not illegal to drink it. Some wealthy people bought out entire liquor stores before it passed to ensure they still had alcohol to drink. history.com/news/10-thing…
A liquor store in the United Kingdom is called an "Off license" because they are licensed to sell liquor for consumption elsewhere, or "off" the premises. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liq…
Texans can't buy liquor on Christmas or New Year's Day cbs19.tv/article/news/rem…
South Koreans consume the most hard liquor in the world businessinsider.com/count…
The only document with the taste of Cyanide written is the Suicide Note of an Indian Goldsmith who killed himself in 2006 by mixing a pinch of it in his liquor. He wrote β€œDoctors, potassium cyanide. I have tasted it. It burns the tongue and tastes acrid." hindustantimes.com/india/…
Cocktails became popular during Prohibition as juices were added to bootleg liquor to disguise the taste of ingredients like dead rat and wood tar smithsonianmag.com/histor…
That it is apparently impossible to distill Liquor that is 100% pure alcohol. io9.gizmodo.com/why-cant-…
Disneyworld has it's own government. The Reedy Creek Improvement District has two municipalities within itself, Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista. Both allow the Disney Corporation to issue their own building permits and liquor licenses... among other benefits. popularmechanics.com/tech…
The U.S. president used to have a presidential yacht. Jimmy Carter sold it in the 70s, and at one point it had an elevator on it for FDR - until Lyndon Johnson replaced it with a liquor bar. wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Se…
In 1758, George Washington spent his entire campaign budget on 160 gallons of liquor served to 391 voters. thirteen.org/blog-post/10…
In 1955 Jack Daniel's was selling about 150,000 cases annually of its black-labeled Tennessee whiskey. That year Frank Sinatra endorsed the liquor during a performance. Because of that, by the end of 1956 Jack Daniel's sold about 300,000 cases talesofthecocktail.com/cu…
The Russian mafia smuggled grain alcohol to Eastern Europe by dying it blue, labeling it s windshield-wiper fluid, cologne, mouthwash and cleaning solvents and once overseas removing the dye and selling the alcohol as high end liquor nytimes.com/2000/08/19/ny…
Kansas: It's illegal to sell liquor by the glass in over 25 counties in Kansas, which repealed prohibition a full 15 years after Congress. Counties may by resolution or petition prohibit the sale of alcohol in public places where 30% or less of their gross revenue comes from food sales. rvpolicy.kdor.ks.gov/Pilo…
Virtually every brand of hard liquorβ€”bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and rumβ€”is vegan. Nearly all distilled spirits are vegan except for cream-based liqueurs and products that mention honey on the label vegan.com/alcohol/
Because of a treaty in 1920, there are no alcohol taxes in Svalbard. However alcohol is also rationed there, with residents only allowed 24 cans of beer or 2 litres of hard liquor per month. Locals must present an alcohol card at purchase, while tourists use their boarding pass. independent.co.uk/travel/…
In 2000, a pregnant woman in Mexico experienced delivery complications. Her solution was to drink three glasses of hard liquor and then give herself a Caesarean section with a kitchen knife. The mother and child both lived. She had no medical training. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
MΓΆtley CrΓΌe's lead vocalist Vince Neil was driving home drunk from a liquor store with Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley. Neil crashed head on with another vehicle, killing Razzle. Neil was charged with a DUI and vehicular manslaughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C…
Disney World has its own government, allowing the corporation control over sewage, roads, building permits, and many other facets of municipal control in the area. This includes issuing themselves liquor licenses. popularmechanics.com/tech…
American beer is generally bland because 19th-century brewers were trying to convince Prohibition supporters that beer was a healthier and cleaner drink than whiskey and other liquors host.madison.com/lifestyl…
Vodka has been the most consumed liquor by volume since 1970, and 32 percent of the liquor market is vodka. The average American drinks the equivalent of more than 3.5 shots of vodka per month. In Russia and Eastern Europe, people consume more than three times that amount vinepair.com/articles/dif…
Texas only prohibited drivers from having open containers in its 1987 law. ''Texans sort of pride themselves on personal freedom and feel it's their God-given right to rip up and down the highways with beer can in hand,'' said the chief clerk for the House Committee on Liquor Regulation. nytimes.com/1987/05/11/us…
The "town" of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. Elsie Eiler, in her capacity as Mayor, grants herself a liquor license and pays taxes to herself. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Former prime minister of Vietnam moved to Orange County after the war, where he opened and ran a liquor store. scpr.org/news/2011/07/28/…
Long Island Iced Tea does not contain any tea at all. It actually consists of 5 liquors, syrup, lemon juice, and cola. liquor.com/recipes/long-i…
Palm wine was originally the drink of choice in southern Ghana, but during the slave trade period, it was replaced by rum and schnapps. Like the nations of northern Europe, Ghana was an area where men drank hard liquor, seen as "hot" or "strong" and clearly preferred it to palm wine or beer networks.h-net.org/node/2…
The Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, can't sell any liquor because it is in a dry county. Instead, they sell commemorative Jack Daniels bottles that happen to have whiskey in them. nashvillelifestyles.com/e…
Prohibition era Texas Rangers were continually frustrated by a burro they dubbed the β€œLone Rum-Running Jackass of Starr County,” who would be loaded with liquor over the border in Mexico, then find its way back home in Texas overnight. caller.com/story/news/col…
The reason why we refer to liquor as "Spirits" is translated from the Latin phrase for alcohol "Aquavitae" meaning "water of life" bbc.com/travel/story/2011…
Vatican City's main imports include Petroleum; Medication; Human Blood; Hard Liquor; Rolled Tobacco; Vacuum Cleaners and Butter. atlas.media.mit.edu/en/pr…
There are "moist" counties--counties where alcohol is sold in some places [eg. restaurants] but not others [eg. no liquor stores]. In Kentucky the term "moist" is a legal definition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moi…
The former Prime Minister of Vietnam moved to Orange County after the war, where he opened and ran a liquor store washingtontimes.com/news/…
ICE-T has never drank liquor or done any drugs because by being an orphan he felt if he ever got addicted or got into trouble with drugs or alcohol he wouldn't have any family to help him. youtu.be/lwY7-aYS2-A?t=15…
Hunter S Thompson refused to go on Conan O'Brien show until he finally agreed on one condition. Conan had to meet him on a remote farm to drink hard liquor and shoot guns. youtube.com/watch?v=hxjHA…
With less then 24 hours notice before the 2014 Olympics Hockey final Canada vs Sweden, Alberta changed the liquor law to allow bars to open at 5 am and serve liquor so people could watch the game at the bar. cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/c…
Jinro Soju is the most popular liquor brand in the world and outsold global brands such as Smirnoff, Bacardi and Jack Daniel’s. Currently, Jinro Chamisul Soju holds more than 50% of Korea's market share liquor.com/brands/jinro-s…
Japan banned beer vending machines from public sidewalks, not to prevent public drunkenness or sales to minors but because liquor store owners didn't like the competition. japantimes.co.jp/communit…
After Germany discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer, the Nazis initiated a strong anti-tobacco movement. Hitler himself called tobacco "the wrath of the Red Man against the White Man, vengeance for having been given hard liquor." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
A Herd Of Drunken Elephants Ransacked an Indian Village After Drinking Purloined Liquor huffingtonpost.com/2012/1…
Linje Akvavit, a flavored liquor from Norway, is shipped from Norway to Australia and back before being bottled. The sloshing and temperature changes the liquor experiences on the ship imparts certain flavors to the beverage. Akvavit is traditionally served as a holiday drink. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akv…
In 1830, American consumption of alcohol peaked at what is roughly 7 gallons of ethanol (pure alcohol) a year. That is the equivalent of 1.7 bottles of standard 80-proof liquor , per person, per week. In the 1980's, the average American never consumed more than 3 gallons of ethanol per year. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
In 2000 a Mexican woman, InΓ©s RamΓ­rez, was forced to resort to self-surgery – a Caesarean section – because of lack of medical assistance during a difficult labour. She took 3 shots of hard liquor, then performed the surgery herself with a kitchen knife. ijgo.org/article/S0020-72…
A new British law means that kids under the age of 16 will now be able to buy chocolates filled with liquor. One source claims that 450 grams of liquor chocolate equalled one bottle of wine vice.com/en_ca/article/4w…
Before losing their liquor licenses, four Whiteclay, NE (pop. 14) liquor stores sold 13,000 cans of beer per day. wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitec…
There are at least 5 confirmed cases of women successfully giving themselves C-sections. One involved a Mexican village woman with no medical training, who after 12 hrs of labor pains, took 3 shots of liquor, cut into her uterus with a kitchen knife, & retrieved her baby alive after an hour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
The "town" of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. Elsie Eiler, in her capacity as Mayor, grants herself a liquor license and pays taxes to herself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The minimum age for purchasing liquor in Croatia is 18, but there is no minimum age for consuming it. frommers.com/destinations…
New Belgium Brewing company (makers of Fat Tire, Blue Paddle, etc) will only ship their beers cold, but since it is illegal in Oklahoma and Utah liquor stores to sell cold full-percentage beer (+3.2%), New Belgium refuses to distribute its product there. newsok.com/five-questions…
A tattoo depicting a liquor store slaying, found on a gang member's chest, led to his conviction after an officer recognized the crime scene. articles.latimes.com/2011…
Sweden has a government monopoly on retail liquor sales to promote safe alcohol consumption en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sys…
In 2 of Italy's official military combat rations, one included breakfast item is a shot of liquor that must be at least 35% alcohol mreinfo.com/international…
Canada Dry's popularity as a mixer began during Prohibition, when its flavor helped mask the taste of homemade liquor. The "Dry" in the brand's name refers to not being sweet, as in a dry wine. it was far less sweet than other ginger ales then available; as a result, "Dry" was added to its name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Dead Kennedys front man Jello Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco; his platform included holding auctions for city government positions, setting up a board of bribery to handle liquor licenses and building codes, and forcing businessmen to wear clown suits. He placed 4th among 10 candidates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jel…
Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for urinating on an Alamo memorial, while drunk, and wearing his wife's dress, because she hid all his clothes so he can't buy liquor. He was banned from San Antonio for 10 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozz…
The full size pears inside some bottles of liquor are actually grown in there by hanging the bottles from the tree westfordhill.com/growing_…
A California Gang member was arrested for driving with an expired license when Police noticed his chest tattoo depicted a liquor store robery and murder that had gone unsolved. After questioning he confessed and was convicted of the crime abcnews.go.com/US/califor…
Chartreuse is not just a color; the color comes from a type of liquor, which is made by Monks in the Chartreuse mountains, in France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
After 12 hours of continuous pain, a woman with no medical training successfully performed a C-section on herself with a kitchen knife and three glasses of hard liquor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
The town of Whiteclay, Nebraska has a population of 14 people but beer sales at Whiteclay's four liquor stores totalled 4.9 million cans in 2010 (~13,000 cans per day) in 2010 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
In 1830, the annual per capita consumption of alcohol by Americans had climbed to more than five gallons. At the time Americans believed liquor was nutritious and stimulated digestion. It was also consumed to help wash down poorly cooked, greasy, salty, and sometimes rancid food. historynet.com/ulysses-s-…
A Cornell University study found that a sample of bartenders poured over 20% more liquor into short, wide glasses than into tall, slender glasses. More experienced bartenders were better, but still poured over 10% more into the shorter glasses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Jack Daniels is followed by Fireball as the most popular liquor based on state-by-state popularity foodandwine.com/fwx/drink…
The so-called "Whiskey fungus" is a fungus that is found in and around warehouses where whiskey is aged. It feeds on the ethanol vapors released as the liquor ages. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
In South Carolina bars used to be required by law to pour alcoholic drinks from mini liquor bottles sfgate.com/news/amp/Mini-…
During prohibition doctors could write you a prescription for "medical liquor" smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The original Playboy Bunnies were required to be able to identify 143 brands of liquor and how to make 20 different cocktails as part of their job requirements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The end of Prohibition directly led to the creation of NASCAR; former moonshine runners had souped-cars and racing skills, but nowhere to use either once liquor was legal again smithsonianmag.com/travel…
In 1969 there was a commercially sold adult board game called Chug A Lug, it involved smoking, beer and marijuana, The purpose was to win the most ALCOHOLIC UNANIMOUS cards and penalties involved liquor store runs, removing clothing or not being allowed to go to the bathroom. darwinsgamecloset.com/chu…
Guinness World Records had to drop records for consuming liquor, beer, wine as well as "other unusual records for consuming such unlikely things as bicycles and trees". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
George Washington was famous for using free liquor as a way to get votes. He once brought 160 gallons of rum to a campaign rally attended by 391 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bum…
Today I learned of Damiana, the plant from which Damiana liquor is made. Damiana is believed to elevate mood and serves as an aphrodisiac. It was an ingredient in β€œPemberton’s French Wine Coca,” but was left out from the non-alcoholic counterpart, Coca-Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Nguyen Cao Ty, who served as President and Vice President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam war, emigrated to the Unites States and ran a liquor store for several years after the fall of Saigon. nytimes.com/2011/07/24/wo…
Mountain Dew was developed by two dudes who wanted a good mixer for their liquor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
In 1999 Jackie Chan spent $170,000 in one go at a liquor store in Australia canberratimes.com.au/act-…
There is a town in Nebraska with a population of 1. The Mayor grants herself a liquor license yearly. guardian.co.uk/world/2005…
In 1970 a group of alcohol smugglers in Saudi Arabia stashed alcohol at the blind Grand Mufti's house. After he died over 180 cases of liquor were confiscated, causing a dramatic shortage on the black market. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The origin of the term "proof" for liquor. In 16th century England, traders would drench gun powder in liquor, if the wet powder could still ignite, it was above "proof". mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The saying "Beer before liquor, never been sicker," isn't really true nytimes.com/2006/02/07/he…
Prohibition made it a crime to produce, sell, or transport alcoholic beverages, but anyone who already had bottles of old liquor stocked away was free to consume them, so many rich people stockpiled reserves before the law passed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
In the 1970s, Harlem, New York had 90 liquor stores and funeral homes but only one bookstore and not a single museum fairfieldcitizenonline.co…
Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. The mayor pays herself taxes and grants herself a liquor license. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Denver Colorado has more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks coffee shops, liquor stores, or public schools. denverpost.com/ci_1411279…
Before open container laws, people drank beer and liquor while driving their daily commutes. articles.latimes.com/1985…
In the state of Oklahoma, any alcoholic beverage containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight or 4% alcohol by volume can only be sold at room temperature in state-licensed liquor stores. Grocery stores and convenience stores can only sell low-point beer (between 0.5% and 3.2% alcohol by weight). okc.about.com/od/foodandd…
There is an ancient Hawaiian liquor, okolehau, that is still commercially made in small quantities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oko…
White chocolate isn't technically chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. wisegeek.com/what-is-whit…
Drive though liquor stores - common throughout Australia - aren't common in all areas of the US, and the concept is contentious there. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…

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