9 Mind-Blowing Liquor Myths Debunked

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  • JiminCalgary posted 2 weeks ago

    Absinthe on its own was not the hallucinogenic, as has been portrayed in a number of movies. The hallucinations were caused by laudanum, an opiate, which was often mixed into the drink during preparation.

  • ghwalke96@knology.net posted 1 year ago

    ghwalker96 I just returned from a First Class trip to London and Paris. Both flights were Great, But when I asked for Scotch I was told the best they had was Dewars. Haven't airlines heard of Balvenie
    or Macallan. I had a 30 year old Balvenie om a Rhine River Cruise. I'm 81 and appreciate the Best!

  • philip.mcdaniel.54 posted 1 year ago

    Once and for all... here is the definitive source for what defines a bourbon:

    "Whisky produced in the U.S. at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn and stored at not more than 62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers." Source - US Dept. of Treasure Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau


    What this means ladies and gents, is that Bourbon is a defined, protected class of alcohol spirits that to called Bourbon, can only be distilled and bottled in any one of the 50 UNITED STATES, (not specific to Kentucky). Try to think of it this way, where champagne is protected and can only be made in France or Tequila in Mexico, Bourbon has that same protection and can be made in any one 50 states in the USA.

  • queenanne44 posted 2 years ago

    What scotch and whisky brands are 100 proof. I always drink dewers, crown royal, and chives. I also like johnny walker sapphire but it is too expensive of course

  • DebSeckinger1 posted 2 years ago

    We live close to the only wood fired distillery in the US, Wood Hat Distillery in Montgomery city, MO. Absolutely awesome Blue Corn Bourbon. Rubenesque Bourbon is my favorite!

  • BlackJACK65 posted 2 years ago

    UjjalGee7 -I concur! My hubby's Grandpa did a shot of whiskey every morning & smoked cigarettes and lived to be 92,

  • uberboner posted 2 years ago

    False. Bourbon, as recognized by the United States government, isn't required to follow a geographic appellation. The Standards of Identity for bourbon sold in the US is as follows: a minimum of 51% corn in the grain bill (mash); distilled in the United States (ANYWHERE) to no more than 160 proof; aged in charred, unused, oak barrels; racked at no more than 125 proof; and bottled over 80 proof. Bourbon aged a minimum of 2 years with no other added colors, flavors or spirits qualifies to be labeled as Straight Bourbon. While it's true that a large majority of bourbon is produced in Kentucky, there is no requirement and many distilleries all over the Unite States produce true bourbons.

  • cazsspot posted 2 years ago

    Bourbon is only made in Kentucky. Some places call it bourbon, but if bourbon is made anywhere but Kentucky, technically it is then whiskey. Even if say Jim Beam were to open another location across state lines and then use the exact same recipe, the batches from the new location would technically be whiskey. It is just easier and less confusing to let them call it which ever one they want to.

  • pennydiaz042002.2bc5 posted 2 years ago

    I am a vodka Soda drinker, not sweet so it keeps me feeling pretty good the next day.

  • UjjalGee7 posted 2 years ago

    True, Drinking kills. My grandfather was 95 when he died. Had a 'glass' of whiskey every day!

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