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…
Today I learned about Grandma's Cough Remedy, a combination of whiskey, lemon juice, and honey. Some versions include spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger! thekitchn.com/recipe-bour…
In 2014, a woman's corpse was propped up at a table during her funeral in New Orleans. She also had her nails painted and had a glass of whiskey in her hands. Her daughters stated that this is what their mother wanted for her funeral and that guests enjoyed it. blacknews.com/news/dead-w…
Single malt scotch is required to be made completely and bottled in Scotland to be able labeled as scotch whiskey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Elvis's chimpanzee 'Scatter' drank beer & whiskey & pulled clothes off women. He bit people & went to the bathroom into his hands & threw it during parties. Elvis's friend Lamar Fike electrocuted Scatter with a cattle prod & claimed Elvis once assaulted him with a pool cue. elvis.com.au/presley/scat…
Five 100-year-old crates of Mackinlay whiskey were discovered encased in ice in Antarctica in 2006. The whiskey was abandoned in a hut during the Shackleton expedition, and it was perfectly preserved below decades of ice accumulation. noted.co.nz/archive/archi…
Today I learned of the Dublin Whiskey Fire of 1897, in which 13 people died, not from the fire or smoke inhalation but from alcohol poisoning after drinking the "rivers of whiskey" that filled the streets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub…
Than in the 1800's, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk. moneycontrol.com/news/tre…
Medical Whiskey was precribed during the prohibition era thewhiskeywash.com/lifest…
Ironically the American whiskey company Jack Daniel's can't sell its own products in its home county of Moore County, Tennessee due to it being a dry county. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
For nearly a century, Jimmy Red corn was used by bootleggers to make moonshine whiskey. The variety nearly went extinct in the early 2000s, but two remaining ears of corn were used to revive it. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1971 Fleetwood Mac had to cancel a sold out show booked at the Whiskey A Go Go when their guitarist Jeremy Spencer simply vanished into thin air. He was eventually found having cut off all his hair, dressed in shabby clothes, and joined a cult called The Children of God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned about Nathan "Nearest" Green, an African American who was born into slavery and emancipated after Civil War, who was the master distiller who taught distilling techniques to Jack Daniel of the Jack Daniel Tennessee Whiskey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
At the UK State Opening of Parliament, Yeomen of the Guards (Queen's Bodyguards) still check underneath the House of Lords for traces of Gunpowder. It is a tradition that dates back to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Once they get the all clear they have a ceremonial glass of whiskey bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Tabasco Sauce is fermented for three years in used Jack Daniel's Whiskey barrels before bottling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
John Jameson, founder of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, was actually Scottish. scotchwhisky.com/magazine…
Nathan "Nearest" Green, a slave, taught Jack Daniel how to brew whiskey. He became Daniel's Master Distiller, and is now known as "The Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey." His son George also became a Master Distiller and some of his descendants STILL work for Jack Daniel's Whiskey to this day. cbsnews.com/news/jack-dan…
Today I learned about a Canadian drink called the sour toe. It consists of a mummified human toe at the bottom of a whiskey shot. People donate their toes for the tradition theguardian.com/world/201…
The bullet inside US Prez Garfield was so difficult to locate by doctors of that time that a metal detector was designed by Alexander Graham Bell to search for it. He was fed egg yolks and whiskey rectally. It is claimed his wound was nonlethal and death was mainly due to unsterile practices weirdnj.com/stories/cemet…
Actor Oliver Reed, who appeared in over 50 movies died during the shooting of "Gladiator" in 1999, after out drinking sailors from the royal navy in a pub in malta. It is reported that he drunk eight pints of lager, twelve double rums and half a bottle of whiskey, and insisted on paying airmalta.com/blog/malta/o…
Pabst Blue Ribbon makes "whiskey" that is aged for 5 seconds to make it fit the legal definition of whiskey. internetwines.com/product…
George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon, was home to a distillery operating from 1797 - 1799. It produced a rye whiskey with a mashbill of 60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley. mountvernon.org/the-estat…
, Southern Comfort is neither whiskey or bourbon. It's actually a whiskey-flavored liqueur. huffpost.com/entry/southe…
Retired workers in Dublin Distilleries would get a bottle of whiskey every month as part of their pension. dublininquirer.com/2018/1…
Finnish sports brand Karhu Sports sold the three stripe trademark to Adidas for (the equivalent of) €1,600 and two bottles of Whiskey joe.co.uk/sport/three-lin…
Jack Daniel (the founder of the whiskey) died from kicking a safe. When he kicked it, he broke his toe which got infected. He eventually died from blood poisoning. businessinsider.com.au/ja…
During Prohibition the residents of NY and New Jersey were warned about "poison booze" streaming across the border from Canada. Any potential drinkers were warned that 90% of Canadian whiskey were made from cheap grain alcohol, water and coloring substances. Illnesses and deaths ensued. syracuse.com/vintage/2018…
Whiskey was still produced during the prohibition- Dr. prescribed "medicinal whiskey" lawhiskeysociety.com/page…
Actor Oliver Reed died during a break from shooting Gladiator after winning a drinking match with British sailors. He "drank eight pints of German lager, a dozen shots of rum, half a bottle of whiskey and a few shots of Hennessy" and beat five young sailors at arm wrestling before collapsing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Louis Armstrong was an avid pot smoker all his life. He was arrested for drug possession in New Orleans in 1930, and was jailed 9 days for it, but described marijuana as being "a thousand times better than whiskey". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Today I learned of the Great Whiskey Fire of Dublin that killed 13 people in 1875. None perished as a result of smoke inhalation or burns. All victims died of alcohol poisoning by drinking the whiskey flowing through the streets. irishtimes.com/news/offbe…
In 1854 Commodore Perry gifted 110 gallons of American Whiskey to the Japanese emperor. That gift has since evolved into a $6 billion industry, with Japan's Suntory distillery winning 2015's World Whisky of the Year. Today, Suntory owns Jim Beam. huffingtonpost.com/2015/0…
The first known mention of mixing whiskey with Coke was in a 1907 report of an employee of the United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, who encountered the drink when visiting the South. Today, the drink is considered low-brow cultural fare and tends to be frowned upon by whiskey aficionados en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
A 'barrel' of crude oil is not today's standard 200L/55G barrel of commerce, but was originally the 40 gallon whiskey barrel before settling on, in 1866, the 42 gallon (159L) wine tierce established by English King Richard III in 1485, which we still use today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Jack Daniel's whiskey is distilled in a dry county, so you can't actually buy it in stores there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
Johnnie Walker ran a promotion in 2007 where every bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label whiskey came with a USB retractable mouse. gizmodo.com/weird-combo-o…
In 2007 workers in Antarctica discovered several perfectly preserved crates of Scotch Whiskey left behind by Ernest Shackleton in 1909. nytimes.com/2011/07/24/ma…
During the Prohibition era, the U.S. Government allowed Whiskey to be sold through pharmacies. As a result, Walgreens grew from 20 retail stores to almost 400. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
"Mountain Dew" was originally slang for mountain-brewed moonshine. And the soda was originally sold as a whiskey chaser. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Mountain Dew was created as a mixer with whiskey due to the maker not being able to get a shipment of his favorite soda en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
At George Washington's 1787 farewell party, 56 people drank 60 bottles of claret, 54 bottles of Madeira, 8 bottles of hard cider, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of porter, and 7 large bowls of alcoholic punch; the bar tab cost $15 000 in today's money. vinepair.com/wine-blog/th…
Jack Daniel’s whiskey distillery is located in a dry county, in Lynchburg, Tennessee. USA. Lynchburg is located in a county that has remained dry since prohibition – thus no alcohol can be sold. thesterlingtraveler.com/j…
Actress Mercedes McCambridge who dubbed the voice of the demon in The Exorcist swallowed raw eggs, chain smoked and drank whiskey to make her voice harsh. She was bound to a chair during recordings and requested no credit for the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
George Washington owned the largest distillery in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey per year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 1787, two days before they signed off on the Constitution, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention partied at a tavern, where they drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch. huffpost.com/entry/alcoho…
Today I learned about Atilla Ambrus, the Whiskey Robber. Infamous as the worst goalie in Hungarian hockey, he secretly moonlighted as a wildly popular bank robber. He never harmed anyone in his robberies, and would send the police bottles of wine. When he was caught, the UTE stadium flew a flag honoring him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
The Big Rock Candy Mountain, a folk song that was adapted for children in 1949 (Burl Ives) was a song about a hobo's idea of paradise. Original lyrics included "cigarette trees" and "whiskey streams" and even potential references to sex (and pedophila). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
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…
In the Great Whiskey Fire of Dublin, 1875, 13 people died but none from the fire or smoke inhilation. They died from alcohol poisoning... rareirishstuff.com/blog/t…
In 1920, during US Prohibition, a Johns Hopkins psychologist conducted a study to see whether or not people are better at playing Darts while drunk. The government allowed him to purchase 34 gallons of whiskey, as scientific research was a valid exception to Prohibition. vinepair.com/articles/joh…

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