What a simple pleasure it is to have a drink at the end of the day while the stress of work recedes like the tide. But alcohol—especially good liquor—is expensive. Some claim there are simple tricks that can elevate cheap booze to the top of the shelf, so today we’re testing a few ways to improve mediocre liquor.
A recent boom in the popularity of single malt Scotch whiskey is leading to a worldwide shortage, distilleries report. Now what will troubled businessmen sip while contemplating their troubles and staring longingly out skyscraper windows?
It appears as though whiskey sales are increasing to the point where they're surpassing vodka sales, and there's an infographic more touchingly beautiful than anything any alcoholic artist ever produced to prove it.
Perhaps you have heard the whispers: Thanks to the fancy whiskey fad, America's consumption may soon outstrip the supply. Even a passing familiarity with the principles of economics should tell you that's very, very bad news for lovers of dark liquor.
When I see a man drinking bourbon, I expect him to be the sort of man who likes to drink bourbon. I guess I could project some kind of cartoonishly rugged masculinity onto him — like the ability to build a bookshelf from scratch without math and picture myself watching adoringly/helplessly while he does so. But since…
The geniuses at The Bourbon Review have a list of possible Girl Scout Cookie and Bourbon pairings, and it's appropriately intriguing/pretentious. After the jump, a summary of what they came up with, and what the deciding factor seems to be in each combination.
Americans have more access to booze than ever. Cheers!
A group called Bourbon Women hopes to show that ladies can enjoy the Kentucky beverage too. Was this really in doubt?
Though whiskey is usually marketed as the manliest of drinks, there's a new Jack Daniels campaign that targets the ladies. Apparently it's now okay for women to ingest hard liquor, but only if they're using it to bake cookies.
Raymonde and Lucienne Wattelade, French sisters who turn 98 today, have been recognized by Guinness as the world's oldest twins. They live together by the sea and stay active, but say their secret is drinking pastis and whiskey.
- A plane crash is being hailed as a "miracle" after only one of the 131 passengers died. The jetliner hit a thunderstorm and broke apart on a Caribbean island runway. According to officials, only five people were seriously injured.