During the Dublin Whiskey Fire of 1897, 13 people died, not from the fire or smoke inhalation but from alcohol poisoning after drinking the “rivers of whiskey” that filled the streets.
Ironically the American whiskey company Jack Daniel’s can’t sell its own products in its home county of Moore County, Tennessee due to it being a dry county.
In the 1800’s, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk.
In 1967 Canadian Club whiskey launched their “Hide A Case” ad campaign. Cases of CC were hidden in exotic locations such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Angel Falls, Mount St. Helens, and the Swiss Alps. A small number of cases, such as one hidden above the Arctic Circle have never been found.
James Jameson, heir to Jameson whiskey, explored Africa in 1888, where he bought an 11-year-old girl and gave her to Congolese cannibals to sketch how they ate her.
When elected President of the United States, George Washington was the owner and operator the largest whiskey distillery in the country.
Diabetics’ urine can be made into whiskey because of the urine’s high sugar content.
“Whiskey” is a Gaelic word meaning “water of life.”
In 1830 the average American over 15 years old drank 88 bottles of whiskey per year… one bottle every 4.2 days.