9 Mind-Blowing Liquor Myths Debunked

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  • venusprobe.a2b52ab posted 3 weeks ago

    "Read on?" I was going to, but there's nothing here...

    Get it together.

  • gadflyonthewall posted 3 weeks ago

    I was under the impression that 'bourbon' was a appellation, like 'champagne', that it had can only be used to describe predominantly maize corn-mash whiskey from Bourbon Co., Kentucky. Corn Whiskeys made outside of the region are 'méthode bourbonoise'.

  • gadflyonthewall posted 3 weeks ago

    The formula for Chartreuse remains proprietary.

  • gadflyonthewall posted 3 weeks ago

    A bit of doggerel attributed to Edward VIII when he was touring North America as Price of Wales during the Roaring 20s:

    Four and twenty Yankees feeling very dry
    Went across the border to get a drink of rye
    When the rye was open the Yanks began to sing
    God bless America but God Save the King!

  • gadflyonthewall posted 3 weeks ago

    Vermouth allegedly contains more wormwood (the 'hallucinogenic' element) than absinthe.

  • JiminCalgary posted 1 month 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!

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