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Ah, nothing quite like a good Scotch whisky on the rocks… wait, I mean the other kind of Dewar’s flask. A Dewar, short for Dewar flask, is the laboratory-grade big brother of an old vacuum flask or Thermos. (James Dewar fought a long battle with the founder of the Thermos company over patent rights. He […]

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Yeah, sure, thanks to the RNC-Ricochetti-CoC-Editors-Mother-Hens (you know who you are, cough @majestyk, cough @fredcole) most of our conversation at Beer NV, Reno’s finest micro-brew dispensary, will have to be blurred out. So in case any of us run for President in 2024, A.H. (After Hillary), our hetero-normal-misogynistic-patriarchal-locker-room comments will remain off the record. So […]

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The path of Scotch whisky history is said to have evolved from a Scottish drink called ‘uisge beatha‘ (a Gaelic word pronounced ISH-ka BYA-ha), or from aqua vitae, Latin for “water of life.” Over time, the word became “usky,” and eventually “whisky. … Preview Open

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Brian Cox is a great actor who, until recently, had wasted his talent on a cultural cul-de-sac, that dying medium called cinema. His true vocation was discovered by Esquire when it commissioned him to record a series of instructional videos consisting of nothing more than a bottle of scotch, a tumbler, a wingback chair in […]

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‘Whiskey Apocalypse’ Threatens Blogger’s Favorite Coping Mechanism

 

shutterstock_173900870The prophecies were true: a “whiskey apocalypse” threatens to ravage the lives of brown beverage producers and enthusiasts alike. Hootch experts explain that the public is downing bottles of premium whiskey faster than the barrel-aged libations can be produced.

“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years,” says the Buffalo Trace Distillery, “bourbon demand still outpaces supply.” That goes for fine scotch and other top-shelf potables as well, all of which became trendy overnight. “Ten years ago everybody drank vodka, and Scotch was something you kept around for when your dad visited. Now, whiskey of all kinds has become a fetish object of the young, urban, and image-conscious.”

The Four Horsemen of the Whiskey Apocalypse are sporting Selvedge denim, fancy beards and ironic fedorae: