Booze

THE LAWS THAT LED TO CLAWS
Because White Claw is brewed like beer, it's taxed like beer, which is important because beer is taxed in the US at a much lower rate than spirits.
BREAKING THE HABIT

We all know what sobriety used to be: sober, in all meanings of the word. It was a seltzer with lime instead of Bordeaux with a Michelin-starred meal; a trip to the gym on Friday evenings while everyone else hit happy hour.

PRETTY NEAT

In November 2018, a bottle of 60-year-old Macallan single-malt whisky sold at auction for $1.5 million. It was the third such bottle to surpass the million-dollar mark that year and the third to smash the world record for the world’s most expensive whisky. Things haven’t always been this way.

GOOD JOB, BUD

While I’m certainly not implying that any of the beers listed below are “watery” or “swill” or “bad” in any sense of the word, I’ll just say that the $22 Ironfire Outcast Dead Imperial Red Ale you like so much will not be found within this article.

EVERYTHING IN MODERATION

We’ve long treated alcohol as a dichotomy: Either you drink whenever the opportunity presents itself, or you don’t drink at all. Many Millennials — and especially the urban, college-educated consumers prized by marketers — might just be tired of drinking so much.

JUST HAVE TO POP OVER TO GERMANY

Just a little under a year since Aldi’s Highland Black Scotch Whisky and Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky took home gold medals at the 2018 Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters, Lidl, their German discount supermarket competitor, has won big at World Whiskies Awards.

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