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2014-01-16 08:21:08 PM
And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.
 
2014-01-16 08:42:06 PM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-16 08:47:18 PM
Dammit, forgot to add the quote.

"Let's face it, we need to be forthright, gracious, and magnanimous and say the Russian French guys just beat the pants off us."
 
2014-01-16 08:56:19 PM
Huh, I would've never expected France to end up on top for whiskey.  For wine or cognac, sure, but I've never thought of France as whiskey country.  Now I'm wondering if there are any really good French whiskeys.
 
2014-01-16 08:59:35 PM
*le hic*
 
2014-01-16 09:09:17 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: *le hic*


nice
 
2014-01-16 09:14:33 PM
What about bourbon?
 
2014-01-16 10:25:17 PM
Whiskey isn't made with corn!
 
2014-01-16 10:25:19 PM
Jeff Hanneman's death last year threw the numbers.
 
2014-01-16 11:08:59 PM

b2theory: Whiskey isn't made with corn!


Came here to say that. Maybe they meant rye, which can mean just about anything.
 
2014-01-16 11:10:53 PM
I wonder if they are including things like Calvados as whiskey.
 
2014-01-16 11:35:50 PM
OK, but whose whiskey are they drinking?

I mean, America drinks a lot of whiskey, but we also drink a lot of gin, vodka, brandy, thousands of different kinds of beer, and tequila on one day near the beginning of May.
 
2014-01-16 11:37:58 PM
I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?
 
2014-01-16 11:41:08 PM
In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.
 
2014-01-16 11:44:23 PM

Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?


Fun fact: Suntory just bought Jim Beam.
 
2014-01-16 11:46:23 PM

o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.


yep, but are there west Asians?
 
2014-01-16 11:49:23 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Huh, I would've never expected France to end up on top for whiskey.  For wine or cognac, sure, but I've never thought of France as whiskey country.  Now I'm wondering if there are any really good French whiskeys.


Same here. But I guess it kind of makes sense what with Bourbon Street, The French Quarter, etc...
 
2014-01-16 11:49:35 PM

fusillade762: And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.


It must be, as liquor licenses (to purchase alcohol) are only given to non-muslims in that country.

Or it could just be rich people buy a lotta duty free liquor in their airports. Drugs are certainly dangerous to possess there.

I will say Dubai was a surreal layover, i felt an urge to drink.

If i were a poor migrant with no company of women, id probably drink a lot too.
 
2014-01-16 11:51:21 PM

Mark Ratner: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

yep, but are there west Asians?


Yes (the "near east"), but they're mostly muslim. Not big drinkers.
 
2014-01-16 11:51:21 PM

Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?


A Japanese company just purchased Jim Beam which owns Makers Mark

//drtfa
 
2014-01-16 11:52:45 PM
I'd drink whiskey instead of Americans, too
 
2014-01-16 11:53:58 PM

Mark Ratner: Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?

Fun fact: Suntory just bought Jim Beam.


Dam beat me to it...lol farking phone app.
 
2014-01-16 11:54:15 PM
Ireland comes in 8th?

What? Did they switch to wine coolers?
 
2014-01-16 11:54:27 PM

b2theory: Whiskey isn't made with corn!


Or cheese!

Or white fabrics!
 
2014-01-16 11:54:32 PM

o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.


I just hope they don't screw with Booker's, that's my favorite bourbon.
 
2014-01-16 11:54:38 PM

Mark Ratner: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

yep, but are there west Asians?


Yep. We're at war with them.
 
2014-01-16 11:57:27 PM

TuteTibiImperes: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

I just hope they don't screw with Booker's, that's my favorite bourbon.


Have you tried Eagle Rare?  A friend/bourbon hound hoardes the 17 year by the case.
 
2014-01-16 11:59:37 PM

Mark Ratner: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

yep, but are there west Asians?


You could consider India, Pakistan, Nepal, and the various Soviet breakaway *istans to be West Asia.

Also, from the second page of the link, the Indians apparently really like whiskey.

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2014-01-17 12:00:57 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Huh, I would've never expected France to end up on top for whiskey.  For wine or cognac, sure, but I've never thought of France as whiskey country.  Now I'm wondering if there are any really good French whiskeys.


Not sure if it includes cognac, but i heard somewhere Wisconsin drinks more brandy than France.
 
2014-01-17 12:01:23 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: TuteTibiImperes: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

I just hope they don't screw with Booker's, that's my favorite bourbon.

Have you tried Eagle Rare?  A friend/bourbon hound hoardes the 17 year by the case.


I haven't, but I'd certainly give it a shot.
 
2014-01-17 12:03:37 AM

o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.


SLOBODAN: Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?

A Japanese company just purchased Jim Beam which owns Makers Mark

//drtfa


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-17 12:03:48 AM

Cyno01: TuteTibiImperes: Huh, I would've never expected France to end up on top for whiskey.  For wine or cognac, sure, but I've never thought of France as whiskey country.  Now I'm wondering if there are any really good French whiskeys.

Not sure if it includes cognac, but i heard somewhere Wisconsin drinks more brandy than France.


Yup. USA would rank higher but Wisconsinites drink brandy, not whiskey, which skews the results.
 
2014-01-17 12:04:52 AM

jaylectricity: OK, but whose whiskey are they drinking?

I mean, America drinks a lot of whiskey, but we also drink a lot of gin, vodka, brandy, thousands of different kinds of beer, and tequila on one day near the beginning of May.


The expanded article was interesting.  Australians drink more American whiskey, than Americans.
 
2014-01-17 12:05:20 AM
Surrender?  I was not aware that Jim Beam was French.
 
2014-01-17 12:05:51 AM

o'really: fusillade762: And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.

It must be, as liquor licenses (to purchase alcohol) are only given to non-muslims in that country.

Or it could just be rich people buy a lotta duty free liquor in their airports. Drugs are certainly dangerous to possess there.

I will say Dubai was a surreal layover, i felt an urge to drink.

If i were a poor migrant with no company of women, id probably drink a lot too.


There was an interesting article in the latest National Geographic. Their access to consumer goods is somewhat limited by their lack of rights and the bulk of their incomes being transferred back home. They work like slaves so their families can go to college and give their homes stone walls.
 
2014-01-17 12:07:51 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Mark Ratner: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

yep, but are there west Asians?

You could consider India, Pakistan, Nepal, and the various Soviet breakaway *istans to be West Asia.

Also, from the second page of the link, the Indians apparently really like whiskey.


I'm Being super pedantic, but india is generally referred to as south Asia.

And the -istans are are generally called "central asia".

I'd consider west asia as the middle eastern nations, but I'm no geographer.
 
2014-01-17 12:09:59 AM
And we drink way more cognac than they do. I guess they fail as French people
 
2014-01-17 12:10:00 AM

BigNumber12: Mark Ratner: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

yep, but are there west Asians?

Yep. We're at war with them.


Because they don't drink whiskey? Nuke 'em from orbit.

*sips whiskey*
/HawgWild style
 
2014-01-17 12:10:51 AM

rebelyell2006: o'really: fusillade762: And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.

It must be, as liquor licenses (to purchase alcohol) are only given to non-muslims in that country.

Or it could just be rich people buy a lotta duty free liquor in their airports. Drugs are certainly dangerous to possess there.

I will say Dubai was a surreal layover, i felt an urge to drink.

If i were a poor migrant with no company of women, id probably drink a lot too.

There was an interesting article in the latest National Geographic. Their access to consumer goods is somewhat limited by their lack of rights and the bulk of their incomes being transferred back home. They work like slaves so their families can go to college and give their homes stone walls.


I've heard it's pretty awful for migrant workers over there. Sucks to be born in a poor country :(
 
2014-01-17 12:10:57 AM
scotchnoob.com
I'm doing my part.  Keep up damnit!
 
2014-01-17 12:11:40 AM

catmandu: Cyno01: TuteTibiImperes: Huh, I would've never expected France to end up on top for whiskey.  For wine or cognac, sure, but I've never thought of France as whiskey country.  Now I'm wondering if there are any really good French whiskeys.

Not sure if it includes cognac, but i heard somewhere Wisconsin drinks more brandy than France.

Yup. USA would rank higher but Wisconsinites drink brandy, not whiskey, which skews the results.


Im doing my part for both but im only one man!

i.imgur.com

/hard to tell but the whiskeys almost gone too
//I need to go to the liquor store tomorrow...
 
2014-01-17 12:12:12 AM
What time period is 2.15 liters consumed in? Because I've done that in the past week.
 
2014-01-17 12:14:53 AM
And die behind the wheel
 
2014-01-17 12:18:46 AM

rebelyell2006: o'really: fusillade762: And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.

It must be, as liquor licenses (to purchase alcohol) are only given to non-muslims in that country.

Or it could just be rich people buy a lotta duty free liquor in their airports. Drugs are certainly dangerous to possess there.

I will say Dubai was a surreal layover, i felt an urge to drink.

If i were a poor migrant with no company of women, id probably drink a lot too.

There was an interesting article in the latest National Geographic. Their access to consumer goods is somewhat limited by their lack of rights and the bulk of their incomes being transferred back home. They work like slaves so their families can go to college and give their homes stone walls.


That's where I got the 90% figure. I had no idea until I read that article.
 
2014-01-17 12:25:07 AM

fusillade762: And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.


I thought the UAE was a dry country?
 
2014-01-17 12:26:15 AM
Is that per capita number annual? Because it matches my weekly consumption pretty closely.
 
2014-01-17 12:30:08 AM

Mark Ratner: Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?

Fun fact: Suntory just bought Jim Beam.


not a fun fact--more like a sad fact
 
2014-01-17 12:33:39 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Dr Jack Badofsky: TuteTibiImperes: o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

I just hope they don't screw with Booker's, that's my favorite bourbon.

Have you tried Eagle Rare?  A friend/bourbon hound hoardes the 17 year by the case.

I haven't, but I'd certainly give it a shot.


He's tried a lot of them, and ER is his favorite.  So far.  I don't think it's produced in large numbers, so if you want to try it, better get it when you can.  The closer you're to KY / TN are, the better your chances are to score it if I'm correct.
 
2014-01-17 12:36:16 AM

johndalek: Mark Ratner: Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?

Fun fact: Suntory just bought Jim Beam.

not a fun fact--more like a sad fact


It is sad. And my hometown beer is owned by InBev now, too.
 
2014-01-17 12:37:29 AM

ransack.: fusillade762: And the UAE is sixth? I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that almost 90% of their population is from somewhere else.

I thought the UAE was a dry country?


Evidently not.
 
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