By Kevin R. Kosar Whiskey, as any enlistee will tell you, is popular among America’s fighting forces. Military installations’ drinks shops (“Class 6” stores) are stocked with a galaxy of intoxicating drinks — beer, spirits, wines — but whiskey is
Growing up in the United States, I got the impression that moonshine was a peculiarly American phenomenon. The Dukes of Hazzard television show (1979-1985) and films like Gator served up a simple story. Moonshiners lived in America’s mountains and back
Some years ago, I attended a tasting where the representative of a well-known Scotch company claimed the whisky his firm makes today tastes the same as it did 150 years ago. This was blatant nonsense. The tipple in question is
We caught this C. Wiltberger, Jr. map at the always fascinating Futility Closet. Classic!
Think drinks are a bit of fancy, something that is peripheral to human existence? Think again. [Dr.] Zarnkow…. and others have shown that alcohol is one of the most universally produced and enjoyed substances in history—and in prehistory too, because people
We saw this old advertisement on The Chiseler. This low-proof “medicine” was first produced a century ago. Like so many other “health tonics” of the day, it had ethyl alcohol in it and various other herbs and such and was