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Six Southern Drinking Curiosities
Feb 15/17

Six Southern Drinking Curiosities Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 2 Comments

1. You get a kick out of your city friends or northern buddies complaining about their morning commute. Growing up, it was a regular 45 minutes to the “County Line” to pick up some beer.

Who invented dry counties anyway? Oh, I know don’t answer that questions, it was political corruption at the end of prohibition and each state sold off liquor rights to the highest bidders or most influential politicians. It’s always been interesting to me that at the end of prohibition that 80% of the recipient of liquor licenses were persons active in service of their state government.

 

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2. Your first taste of hard liquor was an innocent medicinal experience.

While a hot toddy may be one of your nana’s many elixirs, you also know being sick is literally the only occasion when it’s acceptable to let her see you drinking. Gramps was also quite fond of suggesting a bit of whiskey with honey for a sore throat and I knew a grandpa that swore that warmed bourbon cured asthma.

 

3. You can open a beer bottle with pretty much anything.

Because who needs a fancy pewter bottle opener when you have a lighter, rock, nail gun, car door, or belt buckle?

 

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4. You’ve successfully smuggled a flask or a pint into a concert in a cowboy boot.

I don’t know a young lady that attended a Kenny Chesney concert or some other heartthrob of their choice that hasn’t waltz into the venue with a little brown water stored neatly in their boot. As a graduate of University of Arkansas I found those hog snout hats that everyone thinks are hideous to actually be a pure stroke of genius. As an 18-year-old freshman I discovered a pint of Evan Williams fit perfectly inside the pig snout. Woo Pig!

 

5. You know the difference between whiskey and bourbon, and your blood boils whenever non-Southerners confuse the two.

One last time for the Yankees in the back: all bourbon is whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon. And for the love of all things holy, learn the correct one for Jack Daniel’s. And please, please please, learn that its heresy speak of Southern Comfort, Canadian Mist, Seagram’s or any other blended concoction in the same breathe as our beloved Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey.

 

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6. You’re not a snob about your alcohol.

Sure, the South provided the world Tennessee Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon, the Sazerac (the oldest known American cocktail), Mint Juleps, Old Fashions, the Hurricane, Rum Runner, Grasshoppers, and even the Gin Fizz but don’t think we’re snobby about our booze. We tolerate the wine snobs right along with the purist Scotch drinkers or the Irish dark beer lovers all in the name of passing a good time while we “catch up on thing.”

 

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Robyn Cogdell on February 16 2017 at 07:48PM

This is spot on!


Robyn Cogdell on February 16 2017 at 07:48PM

This is spot on!



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