Whiskey is back to being a real big deal. That’s a good thing, and even better for you we have some basic facts about whiskey (or is it whisky?) to help you sound smarter during your next drunken bar rant. Here are some fun facts about whiskey or is it whisky?
Both Whiskey & Whisky are correct
Scotch producers use Whisky and Canadian producers followed suit feeling their whisky was as great quality as Scotland’s. Japan also uses Whisky. American & Irish producers use Whiskey. Here is a tip to remember this? America & Ireland have an ‘e’ in them and use ‘whiskey’ with the ‘e’.
Whiskey Means “Water of Life”
Whiskey is derived from the Gaelic word “Uisge Beatha,” which means “water of life.” That phonetically became “usky,” and which evolved into “whiskey.” Feel free to use that in your next toast.
Stay tuned for more fun facts about whiskey in the future.
Cinco de Mayo is approaching us rapidly. That is the day many don fake mustaches, drinking copious amounts of tequila and crush light refreshing Mexican cuervas. Or beers as you gringos refer to them as. But you will pay they next morning for all this unless you take a hangover supplement.
My favorite Mexican beer is Negra Modelo followed closely by Sol. Sol is refreshing but difficult to find. When you are out on Cinco de Mayo, I suggest you try a Paloma. A Paloma is a traditional Mexican cocktail. Typically made with tequila and grapefruit soda (Squirt or Jarritos). Also, can be made with grapefruit juice and club soda.
Back to the hangover supplement. If you want to survive a fun day of drinking, you need to properly prepare yourself. When you drink your body requires extra B vitamins. B vitamins are crucial for energy and metabolism. Many people who drink are deficient in B vitamins.
Drinkers need to consider eating more eggs. Eggs help the body deal with alcohol and b vitamins. Really it is kind of like a hangover pill for people who drink. The egg is the perfect food for people who drink. Eggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” Eggs also have powerful antioxidants and ample brain nutrients that many people who drink are deficient in.
One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. Protein, healthy fat, vitamin b12, vitamin b2 aka riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin b5 aka panthenic acid, selenium, among other minerals.
Plus, what about the capability of the egg? Did you know that the 100 creases in a chef’s hat mean the 100 ways to cook an egg. My preference is just eggs over easy. But you can never go wrong with an egg sandwich, with some meat of course. Who would think being healthy while drinking would be so easy and delicious?