We seek solace in alcohol for different reasons. Amid our liquor-greedy excuses, ever heard that alcohol is medicine for the mind, heart, or soul? Dare you say it and feel the heat shimmer off the judgement of others, or be the judge in this room.
Regardless, I’m sure this isn’t the first you’ve heard of it. Before we start casting eye-rolls, it pays to realise that this is, in fact, the right mindset, but of just… the wrong era.
Back in the late Stone Age, alcohol was medicine (hello, fellow cavemen). From snake bites to disease control, these liquors carried great medicinal value and were widely used in ancestral remedies. How wild is it that you could get a whiskey prescription for acute fever? Caution: Please don’t try this at home, it stands to reason why it’s currently invalid.
Only with the rise of science in the 19th century did pharmaceuticals govern today’s medicines. Of the vast alcohol inventory, two longstanding labels have been and still are commonly known as medicinal liquors: Jägermeister & Absinthe.
Sweet born out of sour, the Jägermeister was first produced in a vinegar factory (yes, you heard me right) in 1935, and has since upheld a notorious reputation. From controversial claims as a medicinal elixir to a potion containing stag bloo
To the newbie, soju and sake may seem somewhat challenging to tell apart, particularly since both soju and sake are clear alcoholic beverages that contain the same ABV; at approximately 14-24%. The similarity in appearance alone is enough to throw off most of the uninitiated. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the differences between both liquors are distinct and extend past their histories. Where exactly do the national beverages of Korea and Japan stand apart? Let’s find out.
Do regular beers and extra strong beers go through the same brewing process – only for the brewers to add some form of external alcohol to make the higher ABV product “stronger” post-brewing? Or do they simply undergo different brewing processes? Let’s find out.
We’ve all thought about it before when we’re walking down the supermarket aisles: is all water really the same - or are some brands above others? More importantly, is paying the premium for something as simple as water really worth it?
Quality is always sought after - but at what price tag point do you start paying for good wines? These lines are often blurred, especially in today’s modern age and particularly with wine, where most wines are actually pretty good; to the point that wine experts can be fooled (sometimes). Let’s take you on a journey to find the edge of where the greatest deals are greatest.
We’ve all heard the myths before - there are different drinks for different occasions. Getting ready to party? Break out the tequila! Staying in for a dark night of emotion and melancholy? Best sip on a glass of gin for the night. But to what extent are these myths true - do different drinks make you feel high differently?
"A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away." Is that really the case? Find out more here!
What exactly is the difference between these fancily-named wines - and more importantly, do you need to know?
What exactly is so brilliant about Japanese liquor? Find out here!
We are here to show you how to drastically lower that cost by making your own cocktails at home; to show you that the delicious beauty of cocktails is accessible to anyone that searches for it.