Whiskey is one of those alcoholic beverages that you never feel quite cool enough nor adult enough to consume (especially if you’re drinking it out of a plastic cup at your local college bar). It’s tear-inducing and stomach-upsetting, but it’s still a lot of fun, we swear!
Like all ancient alcohols, whiskey has a story that rivals the ones of ancient societies you studied back in World History. I mean, let’s be real for a second: the history of alcohol is way more entertaining and intriguing than learning about the Civil War for the umpteenth time in history class.
Instead of mindlessly guzzling whiskey on the weekend, take a moment today to learn a little more about that menacing bottle behind the bar. Grab a glass (read: glass, not plastic) of your favorite brand of whiskey (or whisky) and take a seat. Quietly nurse your morning hangover as you learn facts about whiskey to impress the strangers at the bar next time you’re out.