During the US prohibition era, medicinal liquor was fraudulently exploited in many scams, one doctor cited for writing 475 prescriptions for whiskey in one day. Charles R. Walgreen, the founder of Walgreen's pharmacies expanded from 20 stores to a staggering 525 during the 1920s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
A Scottish shoplifter was arrΠ΅sted after pinching a bottle of vodka from a liquor store. He had left his name and phone number with the clerk, after asking her out on a date rd.com/list/dumbest-crimi…
Applejack is the name of an apple brandy that was popular in Maine due to liquor laws. Apple orchards were plentiful and applejack is easy to make by freezing fermenting cider, draining the ice, and keeping the high concentration liquor that stayed liquid. mainebrewguide.com/applej…
Children's menus were created by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to replace liquor revenue lost as a result of Prohibition. slate.com/human-interest/…
Prior to 2012, beer could not be sold in Texas that was over 4% alcohol. This let to many brewers putting fine print on their labels: β€œin Texas, malt liquor” to get around the law texastribune.org/2012/08/…
In the 1830s Americans consumed 7 gallons of pure ethanol per capita, or 1.7 bottles of 80 proof liquor per person, per week. pastemagazine.com/drink/a…
The definition of a 'Single Shot' of spirits/liquor varies between countries. 20ml in Germany, 25ml or 35ml in UK, 30ml to 44ml in USA, and 60ml in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
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…
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…
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…
Dwarf-tossing in establishments that sell liquor is illegal in Florida britannica.com/place/Unit…
Colorado's division of liquor enforcement defines sandwiches as: single serving items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, frozen pizzas, burritos, chicken wings, etc. 9news.com/article/news/lo…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 world's best selling spirit is "baijiu", a Chinese sorghum-based liquor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
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/…
South Koreans consume the most hard liquor in the world businessinsider.com/count…
Texans can't buy liquor on Christmas or New Year's Day cbs19.tv/article/news/rem…
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…
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…
That it is apparently impossible to distill Liquor that is 100% pure alcohol. io9.gizmodo.com/why-cant-…
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…
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…
In 1758, George Washington spent his entire campaign budget on 160 gallons of liquor served to 391 voters. thirteen.org/blog-post/10…
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…
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…
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/…
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/
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The former Prime Minister of Vietnam moved to Orange County after the war, where he opened and ran a liquor store washingtontimes.com/news/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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