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How to buy a nice bottle of scotch?

I want to buy a nice bottle of scotch for a birthday gift. I am not a drinker and know nothing about this. Educate me, please! :) [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Dec 7, 2010 - 30 answers

Why do people put pepper in beer

Anybody know why old-timers put black pepper in their beer? Mainly see it in 70+ war vets, but I suppose the question could apply to anybody.
posted by Raichle on Nov 17, 2010 - 13 answers

When is a drunk driver actually DRUNK?

What's the science underlying increasingly severe "blood alcohol" laws, particularly with regard to "good" drivers? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Nov 15, 2010 - 17 answers

ISO Long-Term Alcohol Rehab

Please help me find a long-term, in-patient alcohol recovery facility for my Kansas-based 41 y.o. brother. [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the font used in the Peychaud's Bitters label?

What font is used for the "Aromatic Cocktail Bitters" text in the Peychaud's Bitters label? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

What does alcohol breath smell like?

What does alcohol on someone else's breath smell like? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Nov 3, 2010 - 32 answers

Morning Medicine?

A drink a day is not bad for you and depending on what you read may be beneficial to your health. Is there anything detrimental to having this drink in the morning? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 27, 2010 - 46 answers

Vivitrol vs naltrexone

Quitting drinking: What are the differences between Vivitrol and Naltrexone pills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 2 answers

She drinks too much...

I'm seriously fed up with my girlfriends drinking, I can't take this anymore! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 - 37 answers

Tell me precisely what kind of beer to order tomorrow

I have never had beer before. Going to a beer bar in 24 hours. Tell me what to order. [more inside]
posted by silby on Oct 15, 2010 - 54 answers

Should I give rehab a try?

Would rehab be appropriate for someone who binge drinks only a couple times per week, but is desperate to quit and has tried to do so many times without success? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 16 answers

How does one identify emotional issues related to substance abuse/ depression?

Because: 1) of depression and 2) I got into relationship trouble (with my spouse) because of occasional binge drinking--- I've have had no alcohol for about 7 weeks. I've been on a mild dose of an antidepressant almost the whole time and feel a low-level, but constant, state of mild depression- kind of "zombie-like." I was hoping getting alcohol off the table would reveal "emotional issues" as to why I've enjoyed binging , but that really hasn't happened, even with therapy (about 7-8 sessions - we've just kicked around painful events that probably most people have encountered one way or another.) Soooooo, the question is: How does one define or identify "emotional issues" related to substance abuse and/or depression? (beyond therapy, eliminating substances)
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 13 answers

I don't completely remember the last networking event, how do I gracefully and tactfully act at the next one ?

I don't completely remember the last networking event, how do I gracefully and tactfully act at the next one ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 10 answers

yec'hed mat!

Where can I buy chouchenn (Breton mead) in Boston or online? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Learning about wine and beer as a restaurant server?

Being the drunk that I am, I'm familiar enough with cocktails and hard liquor. However, I need help with my beer and wine knowledge, for working as a restaurant server. To quickly, broadly learn about beer and wine, what are my options for book-learnin', starting points, and so on? Current knowledge is basically zero. [more inside]
posted by Xere on Oct 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Need a mark up

I need to make a "stamp" on wine and liquor bottles. What kind of inexpensive and waterproof material/label/stamp can I put on these bottles without having them fall off? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Using someone else's half-empty bottles of alcohol for cooking or otherwise. Any concerns?

Someone recently moved, and tossed out some used bottles of alcohol (half-empty) among other non-garbage items they had put on the curb for trash pickup. My wife wants to use the left-overs for cooking. Is there anything to be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Sep 30, 2010 - 65 answers

Help with Halloween cocktails!

Help me expand a small menu of Halloween themed cocktails, with a bent toward the classics. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Sep 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Ooops, it's apricot brandy, not schnapps

I accidentally purchased a bottle of apricot brandy. It's not very good. In fact, it tastes pretty awful, even in cocktails. Any ideas on what else I can do with it?
posted by leedly on Sep 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Allergic to schnapps?

Sometimes when I drink alcohol I get sort of an allergic reaction: skin rash (red spots on my face and shoulders) that feels a bit itchy. The first time that happened was about 2 years ago (never had that before and I'm 29 now) and now it occurs about every tenth (or so) time I drink hard liquor. It hardly ever occurs with beer or wine and it doesn't seem to be related to a certain ingredient (it happens with vodka as well as with Campari). Plus it doesn't seem to be related to the quantity of alcohol ingested. Maybe the cause is a certain kind of food in combination with alcohol? I haven't done enough "tests" to find out more. What could that be and need I be worried?
posted by cronholio on Sep 23, 2010 - 13 answers

How much alcohol might a person consume before it begins to affect them?

How long (on average) before alcohol absorbed, either becoming measurable (BAP) or felt? [more inside]
posted by Durn Bronzefist on Sep 11, 2010 - 9 answers

alcohol drinkers live longer

What is the best dive bar in Alexandria, VA (or the NoVA area, in general)? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Pretend it's Johnny Cash's bucket list...

I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Aren't Blue Laws Unconstitutional?

Aren't blue laws essentially religious laws and therefore unconstitutional? [more inside]
posted by luke1249 on Aug 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me put bottles of Benedictine liqueur, amaretto, and sambuca to good use

Help me put bottles of Benedictine liqueur, amaretto, and sambuca to good use. [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Aug 10, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I give this wine to someone who can appreciate it properly?

I have a bottle of wine that's too valuable to drink. How can I sell it? [more inside]
posted by reren on Aug 10, 2010 - 24 answers

Scotch tape was not named after Scotch whisky

I'd like to know more about the Scotch that's are sitting on my desk right now. Beyond "oh this is peaty!" I'm interested in background information and historical yarns. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jul 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Ownership. I wants it.

I want to open a bar in San Francisco. This is my first step. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Jul 22, 2010 - 14 answers

I think I broke something in my body

Lately alcohol is doing weird things to my body that I simply do not understand. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Ideas To Help Us Quit Drinking

My boyfriend and I have decided that for our long-term health and mental well being, we would like to stop drinking alcohol completely for a few months, if not permanently. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 12, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me make the perfect cocktail.

Help me make the perfect cocktail. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jul 8, 2010 - 68 answers

What do we know for sure kills dental cavity bacteria?

What do we know for sure kills dental cavity bacteria? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Removing/repairing alcohol stains on leather

Spilled alcohol on a leather recliner and now I have a couple bleached spots on the light brown leather. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Jun 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Beer and dehydration

Would you eventually die of dehydration if you had only beer to drink? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jun 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Should I talk to my parents about their drinking?

Should I talk to my parents about their drinking? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Jun 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Fetal alcohol syndrome anyone?

Does anyone actually know anyone who has a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome? [more inside]
posted by saturn~jupiter on Jun 18, 2010 - 33 answers

Can I smell your beer? Just smell it.

How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

what will they think of next?

I know someone who enjoys sniffing isopropyl alcohol straight from the bottle, not huffing but sniffing like perfume. They say they love the smell, that they don't get a high but it's like smelling a favorite perfume. Is this bad for them? I've never heard of this, have any of you? I'm interested in any information anyone may have on this.
posted by gypseefire on Jun 4, 2010 - 18 answers

How do you drink? Judging healthy drinking.

How do you drink alcohol? How do you judge healthy drinking? [more inside]
posted by aTrumpetandaDream on May 28, 2010 - 41 answers

How to cope with my mom's death?

My mother, a long term alcohol/prescription drug abuser, died last week. She was in her 50s. I'm a wreck and need help coping. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Anti-depressants and the quest for Zen

How do chemicals (alcohol and anti-depressant medication) impact meditation? I am wondering if taking anti-depressants would impacts one's ability to meditate? I know dreams are impacted by taking anti-depressants, so does that mean that vivid dreaming (under the influence of seritonin re-uptake inhibitors) has no spiritual meaning whatsoever? (obviously those who believe in lucid dreaming should address this question). Please shed some light (even if just anecdotally) on the impact of taking these medications on one's ability to still the mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 13 answers

widdershins' cocktail test kitchen

I want to create my own signature cocktail and I'm looking for suggestions/tips/advice for how to go about it... [more inside]
posted by widdershins on May 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Alcohol doesn't solve your problems, it compounds them.

My mother is depressed, and I suspect she's abusing alcohol. I'm doing the best I can, but looking for suggestions as to what I should actually be doing to help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

I kissed my off-again boyfriend's roommate—what now?

I got drunk and kissed my on-again-off-again boyfriend's roommate. Help me salvage my relationship of nine years as best I can. (Special snowflake.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Dealing with alcohol withdrawals

What can I expect dealing with alcohol withdrawals? [more inside]
posted by mad bomber what bombs at midnight on Apr 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Maybe I could sell it to a bar as pre-made lemondrops?

Help! My limoncello is too sweet! [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Apr 26, 2010 - 5 answers

No thanks, I don't drink. Um, what's wrong with that?

Why are some people ashamed to say "I don't drink"? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Apr 21, 2010 - 80 answers

Help me plan the perfect hookah christening!

What are some awesome food/drink combos to go with some new shisha flavors? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Apr 19, 2010 - 6 answers

how do you ship alcohol legally?

What would be the best way to send a friend a $1000 bottle of 80 proof alcohol from Minnesota to California? Needless to say I want to break no laws and need it to reach its destination. (sender and recipient are both over 21 years old) Again: It is a priority that NO laws are broken. thanks!
posted by santogold on Apr 18, 2010 - 26 answers

How do you tell someone you're dating their lifestyle is hurting them?

[relationship filter] How do I tell the person I'm seeing they drink and sleep too much without sounding demanding or preachy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2010 - 16 answers

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