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My 5 Desert-Island Booze Bottles: Derek Brown. Do Smarter People Drink More? What 5 Studies Say. The stereotype of the drunk genius is doggedly persistent: Think of Ernest Hemingway, who claimed to “write drunk, edit sober,” or you yourself, having a well-deserved glass of wine at happy hour after dealing all day with what sometimes feels like a world full of … not-so-bright people, to put it kindly.

Do Smarter People Drink More? What 5 Studies Say

This connection has driven scientists to study the question: Are smarter people heavier drinkers? Here are five tipsy facts about drinking and intelligence—and what they add up to. (Spoiler alert: confusion.) 1. Smart women drink more, but not more than men overall. College educated women in a UK study drank 86 percent more than less educated women in the same age group. If You’re Someone Who Drinks Alcohol Regularly, You Need To Read This. This Is Why The Bloody Mary Is The Quintessential Airport Drink. In a promo for his new Comedy Central Show “Why?

This Is Why The Bloody Mary Is The Quintessential Airport Drink

With Hannibal Buress,” the comedian asks a simple question—something along the lines of “Why do people only drink Bloody Marys in the morning? I drink them at night. Why does it matter that it’s dark? It’s the same….alcohol,” trailing off in the awesomely mysterious way he tends to do. (Apologies to Mr. But the point is—good question. First answer, and the answer Mr. Blood Alcohol Concentration // OADE // University of Notre Dame. Blood/Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream or on one’s breath.

Blood Alcohol Concentration // OADE // University of Notre Dame

BAC is expressed as the weight of ethanol, measured in grams, in 100 milliliters of blood, or 210 liters of breath. BAC can be measured by breath, blood, or urine tests. The number of drinks consumed is a very poor measure of intoxication largely because of variation in physiology and individual alcohol tolerance. There is much variation according to: body weight sex body fat percentage even between gender Neither BAC, nor the number of drinks consumed, are necessarily accurate indicators of the level of impairment. In the state of Indiana, as in most states, you are legally intoxicated at a BAC of .08, no matter your age. Estimating Blood Alcohol Levels Estimating Blood Alcohol Level (Based on Weight) Best Bargain Booze: 7 Top Picks From Bar Experts — Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits. Do you have a favorite bargain spirit?

Best Bargain Booze: 7 Top Picks From Bar Experts — Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits

Something with a lower than average price tag that delivers great value every time? We recently posed this question to 7 cocktails and spirits professionals — writers and bloggers, a spirits sommelier, and a store buyer — and found their responses fascinating. Here are 7 of their top picks: We should mention first that we left the field open: any type of liquor was fair game. And because average prices within different categories of spirits range widely (for example, a basic vodka starts at around $10, while a well-aged single malt scotch costs upwards of $40), we didn't set an upper dollar limit for this challenge. 1. 2. 3.

Straight Up - By Afshin Molavi. Mexico is rising.

Straight Up - By Afshin Molavi

You can see it in the country's swelling exports, the net-zero migration to the United States, the excitement of international bond investors, a recent credit upgrade from Standard & Poor's, a newly confident middle class, and a per capita GDP that has doubled since 2000. Not to mention a young, dynamic, handsome new president. In case you missed all these signs, though, you can also see Mexico's surge forward in a Scotch whisky ad. The television spot says nothing about the product but everything about the country's long march from poverty toward prosperity.

In the advertisement, thousands of Mexicans, men and women, young and old, are bound by chains to a massive boulder. Ultimate Beverage Challenge — 2012 Spirits Results. Superaged spirits: How old is too old for whiskey, gin, and chartreuse? Courtesy of Suntory The first time I tasted a superaged spirit—a rare 50-year-old Glenfiddich single malt scotch—I was taken aback.

Superaged spirits: How old is too old for whiskey, gin, and chartreuse?

Not by the whiskey itself, but by the rapturous swooning of the whiskey geeks all around me at a tasting hosted by the whiskey brand. Liquor and Spirits: What are some awesome looking liquor bottles. Holiday Spirits Gift Guide - Great Alcohol to Give as Gifts. Drink Spirits Holiday Alcohol Gift Guide Last year we had an amazing response to our spirited holiday gift guides and part of the reason for that is spirits make great holiday gifts.

Holiday Spirits Gift Guide - Great Alcohol to Give as Gifts

6 Spirits under $40 that Make Great Gifts. Great Spirits Under $40 Of all the guides we’ve done on Drink Spirits, the one that seems to get the most attention is Spirits That Look Expensive But Aren’t.

6 Spirits under $40 that Make Great Gifts

This year we decided to pick a group of spirits that you could give as a gift that are unique, high quality, and under $40. Two of our picks, Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye and The Yamazaki 12 year old Japanese Single Malt Whisky, come close to our budget. We found The Yamazaki 12 year at K&L Wine Merchants for $37.99 and Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Rye at Drink Up NY for $36.99.

Both of these spirits can be a little difficult to find, but of all the ones on our list, they are the ones that we recommend the highest. Two of the spirits on our list should be very easy to find. The final picks on our list are spirits that people may not be all that familiar with. The Yamazaki 12 Year Single Malt Japanese Whisky.

21 Best Whiskey Bars In America. Gift Guide: Bottles Of Booze. Art In The Age Root Based on an herbal remedy from the 1700s, Root from Art in the Age is unlike any spirit they’ve ever tried.

Gift Guide: Bottles Of Booze

Consider it a boozy root beer with wonderful flavors from sassafras, herbs, and sarsparilla. $30 St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur If you’ve ever sipped NOLA-style coffee, you know it destroys every other iced coffee out there.