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Whiskey Makers Try to Hack Tradition

New processes might eliminate the need for the usual aging process

(Newser) - Most people want to turn back time. Among whiskey makers, a quest has evolved to speed it up. Last fall, Silicon Valley startup Bespoken Spirits made headlines by raising $2.6 million in seed funding to introduce a rapid-aging process that would nix having to mature whiskey in barrels, which...

Dominican Republic Resort Dispenses With Liquor Dispensers

GM says decision isn't linked to recent deaths

(Newser) - Liquor dispensers are being pulled from guest rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in Punta Cana following the deaths of two Americans. The move will "provide more tranquility for guests," General Manager Erica Lopez tells CNN , claiming the decision did not come in response to...

They Were Feasting. Then They Began Dying

Dozens dead in India after downing 'spurious' liquor

(Newser) - Police say 39 people have died and another 27 fallen sick from drinking spurious liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in northern India. Senior police officer Ashok Kumar says 26 died in two separate incidents in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 190 miles east of the New Delhi capital,...

Johnnie Walker May Soon Have a Lady Friend

Parent company Diageo has reportedly filed trademark documents for Jane Walker

(Newser) - Tarzan had his Jane, and so, too, will Johnnie. Thanks to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements, gender equality is gaining new awareness in the workplace, and now perhaps in your whisky: TMZ reports that Diageo, parent company of the Johnnie Walker brand, put in the...

Opossum Breaks Into Liquor Store, Gets Drunk on Bourbon

She sobered up at a wildlife center

(Newser) - An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge officials say the opossum was brought in by a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., police officer on Nov. 24, the AP reports. A...

Utah Drinkers Celebrate Fall of the Zion Curtain
Utah Drinkers Celebrate
Fall of the Zion Curtain
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Utah Drinkers Celebrate Fall of the Zion Curtain

Adults can now watch their drinks being mixed and poured

(Newser) - Mister bartender, tear down this wall. NPR reports Utah's "Zion Curtain" law is officially history as new alcohol reform legislation passed in March took effect Saturday. The old Zion Curtain law forced restaurants to erect partitions to block customers from seeing their drinks being poured or mixed and...

Scientists Discover How to Make Liquor Quicker

It involves ultrasound

(Newser) - We don't want to say this is a better use of ultrasound than giving expecting parents a first look at their unborn babies, but ... Discover reports scientists in Spain have figured out they can use ultrasound to create brandy that tastes like it's been aged for years in...

Keurig to Build an At-Home Booze Maker

It's partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev

(Newser) - Keurig, the maker of single-cup coffee machines, says it's teaming up with beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev to build an at-home booze maker, the AP reports. The companies said Friday that they hope to create a product that could whip up beer, cocktails, and spirits. Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain tried...

Forget a New Car, Buy This $35K Bottle of Scotch

Macallan's 65-year-old whisky comes in a decanter inspired by Lalique perfume bottles

(Newser) - Macallan has an ample portfolio of quinquagenarian and sexagenarian spirits, but it's the release of one that's "old enough to collect Social Security benefits," as Eater puts it, that's got booze buffs abuzz. "Peerless Spirit" Scotch whisky, which comes in a decanter inspired by...

Have a Glass of San Francisco Fog, On the Rocks

Now being offered in the form of vodka

(Newser) - An "extraordinarily crisp" vodka with "elegant hints of pear, citrus, and honeysuckle" is now available from a California distillery—and it's made with the finest fog San Francisco has to offer, Time reports. Hangar 1's high-end Fog Point (a bottle goes for $125) is crafted from...

Flight Attendant Charged With Stealing 1,500 Mini Liquor Bottles

She allegedly sold them on Craigslist

(Newser) - Officials say a former Endeavor Air flight attendant is charged with stealing nearly 1,500 mini-bottles of liquor from her job and selling them online, the AP reports. The Shelby County, Tennessee, district attorney's office said Friday that 28-year-old Rachel Trevor has been indicted on charges including theft, unlawful...

So You Think You Can Tell a Bourbon From Rye?
So You Think You Can Tell
Bourbon From Rye?
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So You Think You Can Tell Bourbon From Rye?

The whiskeys can differ very subtly by their 'mash bill'

(Newser) - The study may be small, but researchers at Drexel University have opened an inquiry into whether modern bourbons and ryes—both types of whiskey—are different enough to be discernible to the average taster, and they've come back with a resounding "no." Reporting in the Journal of ...

Hangover-Free Booze Is Now Supposedly a Thing

Except North Korea "invented" it, so it's probably not really a thing

(Newser) - While some North Koreans have kept busy exchanging propaganda packages with South Korea and supposedly making H-bombs , other good citizens have reportedly invented the thing the world really needs: a ginseng-derived booze that doesn't cause hangovers. Citing an article in the Pyongyang Times, CNBC notes that the brewing process...

Tainted Liquor Kills 84 in India
 Tainted Liquor Kills 84 in India 

Tainted Liquor Kills 84 in India

Dozens more are hospitalized

(Newser) - A batch of toxic alcohol is taking a deadly toll on residents of a slum near Mumbai. Authorities say at least 84 people are dead and more than 30 hospitalized since drinking the alcohol Wednesday night. Police have arrested five suspects and suspended eight police officers for negligence, reports the...

Whiskey Set to Vanquish Vodka in US Sales

Consumer preferences leaning more toward 'authentic' liquor with heritage

(Newser) - Vodka has reigned victorious in sales over all other spirits in the US since 2007, but it's about to be wasted by a formidable opponent: whiskey. Even though vodka still has a hold on volume, whiskey is projected to wrest the sales title away this year, according to Euromonitor...

Booze, Banned and Often Toxic, Is Killing in Pakistan

Bad liquor kills at least 27 during Eid celebrations

(Newser) - For many of us, knocking back a drink or four while hanging around with family during holidays is pretty customary. In Pakistan, which has been dry since 1977, it's not only illegal, it's proving quite deadly. As the Washington Post reports, 21 people in Karachi died in a...

Why Don't We Drink Armagnac?

Cousin to cognac is good with rich foods: Esquire

(Newser) - If you enjoy earthy, rich foods like duck, pork, and stinky cheese, save this for the next time you're booze-shopping. The French make a rustic version of cognac called Armagnac that's still fairly cheap because it hasn't hit the big-time—say, $40 for a good one and...

Cops: Airline Workers Stole 100K Mini Booze Bottles

18 arrested, mostly truck drivers

(Newser) - Authorities say workers at New York's Kennedy airport stole 100,000 mini liquor bottles and duty-free items such as larger bottles of liquor, perfume, and cigarettes. Eighteen employees were arrested yesterday on charges including larceny and possession of stolen property. Fifteen are current or former truck drivers for LSG...

Idaho Drops 5 Wives Vodka Ban
 Idaho Drops 5 Wives Vodka Ban 

Idaho Drops 5 Wives Vodka Ban

Booze ban canned after lawsuit threat

(Newser) - The makers of Five Wives Vodka have a victory to drink to: Idaho's state liquor monopoly has dropped its ban on their booze , which officials considered offensive to Mormons. The liquor board says it will " immediately begin processing special order requests" for the beverage , reports the Los Angeles ...

Idaho Bans 'Offensive' 5 Wives Vodka

Name could offend Mormons, state liquor board decides

(Newser) - There are four too many wives in the name of Five Wives vodka, according to the board that controls liquor sales in Idaho. State regulators say the vodka—which has a label featuring five women from an 1890s vaudeville act hiking up their skirts—is offensive both to women and...

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