A new whiskey created in Kentucky features a blend of age and scarcity that spiked demand _ and its price.
This Nov. 26, 2013 photo shows Michter’s Distillery master distiller Willie Pratt pulling a bottle of Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey from its gift box in Louisville, Ky. The limited release will be available starting Monday, Dec, 2, 2013 at select liquor stores, restaurants, bars or hotels in several U.S. cities. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
As a result, whiskey fans including celebrities and corporate chiefs are angling to snatch up limited stocks of Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey for nearly $4,000 per bottle. Shots won’t come cheap, either, fetching an expected $350 a pop.
Limited-edition offerings, with heftier prices than typical stocks, have become commonplace as American whiskey makers dabble in new flavors to lure customers. But the latest introduction by Michter’s Distillery LLC breaks into a pricing stratosphere that could reverberate across the industry.
Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes.
A revolutionary hand-held device that tells you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in your food. You want to know what’s in your food before you buy it, before you order it, and before you eat it – because your health depends on what you eat.
Jerry writes in:“I was reading on another blog about replacing things that work with better versions of the same item like clothes hangers. To me, it makes more sense to just keep using something until it actually breaks, then replace it, but that’s just my sense of wanting to get every last drop out of something I put my money into. What do you think?“Although Jerry didn’t mention the blog article he was referencing, I would guess that he was talking about “Does It Ever Make Sense To Replace Something That Is Functioning Properly?” over at One Frugal Girl.
Anyway, Jerry makes a valid point and asks a good question. At first glance, it makes good frugal sense to continue to use an item until it is no longer functional. Otherwise, as Jerry says, you’re not extracting the full value from that item. I am completely on board with using an item until it’s no longer usable. The question, to me, really is about replacement.
In the fall of 1992, a twentysomething college dropout and former juvenile offender named John Carmack was hard at work in Mesquite, Texas, on a new concept for a video game. It would merge the first-person perspective of a game like Myst with the direct combat of the shooter game Wolfenstein 3-D and the multi-player capacity of Spectre, and it would do so in a more realistic three-dimensional environment than any game before it. The following year, Carmack and his five colleagues at id Software released the product of that vision: Doom.
A new test to see if your state qualifies for “Heartland” status: Where does it rank on the deep-frier accident list on Thanksgiving?
Today, deep-fried food is almost as American as apple pie—which, incidentally, can be dunked into a vat of oil and emerge with a greasy, crunchy coating, along with almost any kind of food. So it’s no surprise that, for some, deep-frying a turkey is a Thanksgiving tradition.
What if you invented something that could save the lives of babies and their mothers during childbirth? Would you spread the technology freely, or ration its access to maximize your profits? The Chamberlen family, inventors of the forceps — a pair of tong-like instruments used to make difficult births more safe — chose the profits route.
A British academic believes she has identified the precise spot of the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon – in one of the most dangerous places on earth
Ancient texts tmay have revealled what could be the site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Photo: ALAMY
It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World for which the location has for centuries remained elusive.
Now, though, an academic from Oxford University believes she has solved one of the world’s last great archaeological mysteries by identifying the precise spot on which the Hanging Gardens of Babylon once stood.
Dr Stephanie Dalley focused her search hundreds of miles north of the site of the ancient city of Babylon, now near Hillah, in central Iraq, to support her theory that the lush, elevated marvel was in fact built near the city of Ninevah, in the north of the country.
The believed site of the Hanging Garden of Babylon, in the foregound, on a mound near the ancient city of Ninevah, northern Iraq (CHANNEL FOUR)
From piecing together clues from ancient texts, the academic has uncovered evidence that the gardens were in fact produced not by the Babylonians and their king Nebuchadnezzar, as has traditionally been assumed, but rather by their neighbours and foes, the Assyrians under their monarch, Sennacherib, around 2,700 years ago.
Weekend declaration by China ratchets up chances of conflict with Japan and the U.S.
The news of a welcome, if temporary, early-Sunday diplomatic breakthrough between the international community and Iran over its nuclear-development efforts overshadowed a far more ominous announcement from China.
Beijing declared an “air-defense identification zone” Saturday over a swath of the East China Sea that is home to islands administered by Japan. It could spin out of control far more quickly than the spinning Iranian centrifuges that much of the world believes Tehran has been using to develop nuclear weapons. The eight barren isles — two of which are under control of the U.S. military — are called the Senkaku Islands (in Japan) and the Diaoyu Islands (in China).
Why They’re Important: Well, for one thing, they’re the most long-lived of the Doctor Who monsters — and also the most popular, appearing in every season of the revived show since 2005. They’re also an integral part of the larger Who mythology, having been named as the enemies of the Time Lords during the Great Time War which eventually led to the eradication of the Doctor’s race. Not bad for a pun of shrill-voiced pepper pots.