Liquor Myths Debunked!


Bill’s Package Store wants to dispel some of the “old wives’ tales about liquor.

Myth: Absinthe is a hallucinogenic.

Truth: Scientific studies show that absinthes contain no hallucinogens, opiates, or psychoactive substances.

It does have a high volume of perfumed alcohol.

Myth: Jameson is Catholic and Bushmills is Protestant.

Truth: According to award-winning bartender Jack McGarry, “This couldn’t be further from the truth.

For one, because there are only a few distilleries on the whole island, they trade casks. So your Bushmills may contain some Jameson-made whiskey. That’s not to mention that the current master distiller at Bushmills is Catholic, and John Jameson, the founder of this eponymous brand, was likely Protestant – and Scottish, for that matter.”

Myth: Scotch Whisky should be drunk straight.

Truth: No.

Enjoy is as you like it:

  • straight
  • on the rocks
  • with soda (popular in Japan)
  • Green tea (the Chinese love this)
  • Coconut water (the craze in Brazil)

But to fully appreciate it, forego the ice cube and add a bit of water which opens up the aroma and makes it easier to evaluate the taste.

Myth: All bourbon is made in Kentucky.

Truth: 95% of all bourbon is made in Kentucky but by law, the alcohol can be distilled anywhere in the United States.

Myth: Tequila is cactus juice.

Truth: Tequila is NOT made from a cactus, but instead, agave.

The agave plant is actually a member of the yucca plant and Joshua tree family.

Myth: Rum is a Caribbean/West Indian spirit.

Truth: According to rum expert, Wayne Curtis, the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails…

“Rum’s commercial birthplace may have been the sugar cane fields of the islands and the tropics, but prior to the American Revolution, dozens of rum distilleries existed in New England. Today, rum is again a North American product, with craft distillers making distinctive rums from Hawaii to Boston.”

So, when one of your buddies tells you about one of these myths, you can challenge them with the truth. And here is the best truth! Bill’s offers superior quality, top-shelf brands of your favorite liquors and wine at the lowest prices in Clarksville, TN. Call (931)647-5566 or visit at 1651 Fort Campbell Blvd Clarksville, TN 37042.

source: https://www.liquor.com/slideshows/9-mind-blowing-liquor-myths-debunked/10/#gs.34jsfx