I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn’t this big, crazy, new thing. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at least tried whiskey. Also, what’s with the faces? They look like Malôrt faces. For reference, Jeppeson’s Malört tastes like burning rubber and cat farts (but in a good way). The first time I had Maker’s Mark, my reaction was “THAT BURNS” and also “THAT TASTES LIKE CARAMEL, MOAR PLEEZ.” I cannot speak as highly of Jameson’s. Jack Daniels is OK. Keep reading »
“Breaking Bad” will start its final descent this August, though the cast and crew have already wrapped up filming. As a memento of the occasion, Aaron Paul (that’s “bitch” Jesse Pinkman, to you) got every member of the cast and crew a personalized bottle of Bushmills whiskey. He tied it all with a note that reads: “This bottle is to help celebrate the end of a life changing era. Thank you to my ‘Breaking Bad’ family. This show would be nothing without all of you.” How frickin’ sweet. And way better than a bag of Jesse and Walt’s meth. [Buzzfeed]
Listen up, girlfriends: While your gift of cuddly pajamas or a vintage flask is appreciated, we know what dudes — dudes who haven’t been through AA and are not mildly functioning alcoholics — want. And that’s alcohol. Tasty, delicious, drunk-making alcohol.
So we asked a couple of Certified Dudes what kind of strong stuff they’d like a girl to get them for Ye Olde Holidays. We spoke to Tyghe Trimble, Senior Editor at Men’s Journal, and bartender and booze guru Justin Lane Brings, of Brooklyn resto Bellwether, for their recommendations. Keep reading »
FYI to all pregnant ladies: you can now booze responsibly, sort of. Introducing ArKay, aka “halal whiskey.” ArKay’s website boasts, “this non-alcoholic drink can be considered a soft drink and is suitable for any party occasions.” Alas, whiskey experts have spoken and ArKay doesn’t hold a candle to the real deal. The Scotch Whiskey Association is horrified that the company would even utilize the term “whiskey” in the product’s description and are fighting to keep it out of Europe. The legal affairs director for the SWA even sniffed, ”Such promotion is taking advantage of the high quality reputation of the product that is whiskey, which is a distilled spirit produced from natural ingredients, when it is in fact just a soft drink with artificial flavourings.” (Sheesh, it sounds like he could use a drink!) I can only imagine that ArKay would taste like the watery dregs at the end of a cocktail. But you’ve got to love their tagline: “Don’t drink and drive … unless it’s ArKay!” Pregnant Frisky readers, would you ever drink non-alcoholic whiskey … er, “whiskey”? [Gothamist]
I’m a vegetarian who hates drinking beer. To compensate and not come off like a total girly-girl, I’ve cultivated a taste for whiskey. I used to be a Maker’s Mark devotee, but in recent years, it’s given me nasty hangovers, so I’ve switched up my bourbon game. Now I’m crushing hard on Basil Hayden. Its rye-rich blend has notes of tea and peppermint, plus hints of vanilla. It goes down smoother that most other bourbons, making it dangerously easy to drink and enjoy.
“I am on the drunk diet. I live my life as I want to, creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I’ve got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over. And it’s about the cross-training and keeping yourself inspired. I have to say, I do a ton of yoga.”
—Lady Gaga tells People magazine how she keeps in shape. Right, because there’s nothing like Downward Dogging with a throbbing headache and the smell of whiskey seeping from your pores. In the same interview, Gaga reveals that her hair is falling out. This diet might be one reason why. [PopEater] Keep reading »