Scotch but not American whiskey upsets my stomach. Why?
August 2, 2012 6:41 PM Subscribe
Why does single malt scotch, but not whiskey, upset my stomach the next day?
posted by Earl the Polliwog to Food & Drink (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Most if not all of the times I've had any of my first bottle of Lagavulin 16, I wind up with a mildly queasy gut and enthusiastic bowels that last a good portion of the next day. I believe this has happened with Laphroaig as well.
It does not happen with any of the American whiskeys I have tried, nor with gluten-free beer. I haven't had regular beer in a while but I don't recall it ever causing this either (I am not celiac, just trying to make my paleo/primal cheats less cheaty).
So, what's in single malt scotch that might be bothering me? I'm going to re-home this bottle, but I'd like to avoid those symptoms in the future.