Can you “prove” this?
For early distillers, 50% alcohol was considered “good” enough. One crude method of measuring was to mix equal parts whiskey and gunpowder together. If the mix burned, it was considered “good enough” and thereby, “proved”, which led to “PROOF”.
140 proof is the maximum proof allowed on commercial flights. Anything higher is considered a hazardous material by the TSA.
Kentucky: It’s more than just the home of “The Colonel”.
99% of all bourbon is made in Kentucky. A small brand out of Virginia makes the rest.
THE MACALLAN 1926!!!
The only bar where you can still sample the most expensive whiskey ever made, which is completely sold out, is at the Old Homestead Steak House at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, where it sells for $3,300 a shot.
A WellHungOver.net exclusive photo of 1 of only 3 bottles left in the world of the Macallan 1926!
(Source: “Bourbon, Straight” by Charles K. Cowdery)