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It’s an Irish Car Bomb. It’s a Jello Shot. It’s both.

Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots If you’re like us, you’re into do-it-yourself science projects, especially the ones which allow you to take your favorite liquors and turn them into one awesome semi-solid cocktail. This recipe combines Guinness, Jameson and Bailey’s with a little gelatin. The result? The best jello shot you’ll ever have. These beautifully nebulous babies […]

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One small step for whiskey…

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Nothing says “Block Party” like balancing a whisky barrel full of flaming tar on your head.

The Allendale Tar Barrel Festival Villagers called “guisers” carry burning whisky barrels and torches as they take part in the Allendale Tar Barrel festival in Allendale, England. An annual event since the dark ages, locals dress up in a variety of costumes, before carrying whisky barrels containing burning tar on their heads around the village […]

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Only two things make whiskey better: More of it, or chasing it with beer.

The serviceable and delectable Boilermaker. A whiskey, beer back, is hardly the highlight of creative bar-tending. But as many of us know, not every beer-and-booze pairing works. Finding a perfect pairing takes a little thought. You have to be careful not to overpower the flavors in any direction – like having a super heavy beer with a whiskey that’s […]

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“American literature floats on whiskey.”

That’s what a college English professor once said to me. Now that I’m older, and well-read, I can see the truth in that statement. Here are quotes from some personal favorites to prove it:   HUNTER S. THOMPSON [1937-2005] “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” ERNEST […]

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Never trust a man who doesn’t drink.

James Arthur Crumley Son, never trust a man who doesn’t drink because he’s probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They’re the judges, the meddlers. […]

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Happiness made easy.

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Whiskey Sour’s sweet and zesty cousin.

The Forester Cocktail This drink is a great alternative to a Whiskey Sour. While the Whiskey Sour uses sugar to sweeten the bourbon, the Forester uses a cherry liqueur. Then, a squeeze of lemon adds a final touch of zest. The result is a slightly sweet, easygoing drink that makes bourbon very palatable, even to those who […]

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Nuclear tests help identify fake whisky.

Radioactive material flung into the atmosphere by nuclear bomb tests is helping scientists to fight the multi-million dollar trade in counterfeit antique malt whisky. Bottles of vintage whisky can sell for thousands of dollars each, but industry experts claim the market has been flooded with fakes that purport to be several hundred years old but […]

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Get the facts Jack.

Some Facts About Jack Daniel’s Fact: Jack Daniel was a real person. Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was born in September 1846, one of thirteen children, to Calaway Daniel and Lucinda Cook. Jack Daniel’s grandfather, Joseph “Job” Daniel emigrated from Wales, as did his Scottish wife, to the United States. Jack died in 1911 from blood poisoning. The […]

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