First time booze drinker, I'm scared so please help me. [more inside]
My dad drinks scotch and I've gotten him some single malt ones, which I prefer, and he didn't like them too much. I am looking to get him a great high-end scotch. He likes johnny walkers so I've gotten him a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue once and he liked that a lot. So I am hoping to get him something else that's similarly high quality. I am hoping to spend perhaps $75-$500 or so. Don't know much about scotch, esp. blended, so your suggestions would be appreciated.
Is it illegal to sell mixed six-packs of beer in New Jersey and/or New York? If so, why? [more inside]
Is there an American maker of good ginger Shandy? I can get the Carib brand in my neighborhood, but the ginger flavor is kind of sucky. Alternatively, is there such a thing as an alcoholic ginger ale made in the US? [more inside]
What's the best liquor to both give as a gift and to drink as straight shots? [more inside]
Will the super-potent alcohol I bought in Mexico for $15 kill me if I try to drink it? More info and transcription of the entire label inside. [more inside]
I've never had a hangover in my life, how common is this and will it stay this way? [more inside]
Are there any solutions to alcohol intolerance? And does alcohol intolerance developed later in life (late twenties/early thirties) indicate other possible health problems? [more inside]
AlcoholPricingFilter: Search engines are failing me. I'd like to know more about how prices are determined for various bottles of alcohol across the USA. Published data, liquor taxes, and math... fun! [more inside]
In general, is it best to not drink or to drink in moderation around alcoholics? [more inside]
AlcoholFilter: Harm reduction advice? [more inside]
I need to get three bottles of liquor to Tampa by Friday, which is when I arrive there. Can I ship it via UPS or FedEx, or should I risk bringing them in my luggage? [more inside]
What alcoholic drinks go with seafood paella? [more inside]
ObscureBoozeFilter: I was in SF with some friends and we did shots of (what I think) was called Stella. Now I can't find it... [more inside]
What are some good non-carbonated drinks? [more inside]
Is it legal for alcohol to be consumed in an RV (recreational vehicle)while it is moving on the road? [more inside]
I spilled methyl alcohol on the hardwood floor in my rented apartment and the finish dissolved. Now what? [more inside]
Is the depiction of people using alcohol to take the edge off a bad day/week/month accurate? [more inside]
One cigarette shortens life expectancy by about 11 minutes. How much time do the following take off: One drink over the recommended limit? One burger for which the calories are not burned off? Preferred units: assume a drink to be one UK unit of alcohol: 10ml or 8g pure alcohol. Assume a burger to be one Big Mac: 540 kcal. [more inside]
Is home brewing beer stinky business? [more inside]
In light of this NYC graffitti law being struck down what is the legal justification for the US drinking age of 21? [more inside]
Two days ago I made a simple quinoa dish with carrot and zucchini squash. I added copious amounts of brewer's yeast for flavor and nutrional value, and threw it all into a tightly-sealed tupperware container while it was still warm. I then placed it into my backback for later consumption. [more inside]
Does all freshly-distilled spirit, whether made from barley, corn, rye, grapes, or potatoes taste identical? If not, what makes the difference in taste? I know that whiskey gets a lot of its final taste from the sherry barrels in which it is aged. Are similar tricks used for other spirits?
What cocktail can I make in advance and serve at a party for thirty-somethings that will go well with pizza? [more inside]
Measuring alcohol content without a hydrometer? [more inside]
Why don't we get drunk and screw? Because it burns! Can anybody tell me why? (Some mildly graphic details inside.) [more inside]
Why does different sorts of alcohol affect you differently? [more inside]
BoozeFilter: Google-Fu failing me. Where can I purchase a bottle of Hendrick's Gin online and have it shipped to Washington state? [more inside]
My parents have been given a bottle of imported gin for Christmas. They are teetotal. While I do drink, I hate gin. Does gin have any household applications? [more inside]
LiquorFilter: I need help finding a manly drink that tastes good. [more inside]
Where can I find statistics about drunk driving on New Year's Eve? [more inside]
What are the potential negative consequences for putting an alcohol treatment program on my health insurance? [more inside]
How do I gracefully become a (young) non-drinker? [more inside]
A few months ago I received a metal cocktail shaker as a gift. The first time I used it with ice, the top and bottom became welded together, presumably because the cold caused the metal to expand. Fast forward to the present -- they're still stuck fast, and I'm sick of gin and tonics. How can I get them apart and get back to mixologizing? [more inside]
I wanted to buy (at some point) a really, really expensive bottle of liquor or wine (no Champagne). The idea was to hold on to it for a very long time until one day something so important happens in my life that I deem it worthy to drink the alcohol in celebration. Any suggestions on what to get?
Am I overreacting to my husband's new drinking habits? [more inside]
How do I talk to my alcoholic sister about her problem? [more inside]
I'm looking for sources (all types from literary to scientific; jocose to serious, etc) discussing or detailing the different types of drunken states that alcohol produces (example, it is often said wine makes one more sensitive whilst whiskey makes one more aggressive, etc). I am already familiar with Modern Drunkard Magazine.
I have unbelievably high tolerance. Could it be a bad thing? [more inside]
Which airlines or routes give out free liquor? [more inside]
Why is drinking alcohol not enjoyable for me? [more inside]
I always have bloody poop after a night out drinking. [more inside]
For household first aid, should I use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel? [more inside]
Long term side effects of using Pepcid AC to combat the Asian Flush? [more inside]
Someone suggested to me that rum and diet coke has more of an impact (metabolizes faster?) than rum and regular coke. Is this true, and if so why?
I'm an alcoholic. I've been shitfaced every day for the last 9 months. I consider the booze a nepenthe; it's something that allows me to forget all the sins I've comitted in my short life on this planet. [more inside]
What are the liquor laws in New York State? I tried looking on the NYS common law page, but I couldn't understand them. I am 20 years old, and therefore cannot purchase alcohol. If I were to make my own wine using this method, would it be legal? Does the Law cover production and consumption of liquor, or does the "drinking age" just cover the sale of alcohol? I know that it is legal to make small quantities of alcohol for your own personal use, but I don't know about the age thing.
What Japanese style amenities can be found in London? Most especially I am on the hunt for group Karaoke booths (preferably with an 'all you can drink' policy) and supermarkets stocking exclusively Japanese produce.... What's out there?
I like to go to dark, smoky, dive bars and sit there with a drink and a book for hours. Unfortunately, I'm running out of good bar reading. Can you help me find more? Examples inside. [more inside]