Heading to the Southern USA in pursuit of distilleries to visit, it's easy to get confused. And that's before you've even had a drink. American bourbon and whiskey are different. Bourbon doesn't have to be made in Bourbon County, or even in Kentucky. You can make bourbon in Tennessee, or even in Texas if you abide by the rules. Tennessee is more noted for its whiskey, though. And in the USA they do spell it whiskey except for the people who spell it whisky.
Whiskey can help prevent cancer according to the Telegraph. I'm sure you've heard that a lot of things do, but this brown drink is high in anti-oxidants which help to assist in containing the growth of cancerous cells. According to Food to Fitness, it reduces the oxidation process in the body which results in a chemo like effect.
At Balliol College, we supposedly celebrated Burns Night because of 'our Scottish ancestry'. In reality, we celebrated Burns Night because of my English tutor, a charming raconteur with a penchant for interesting dinner parties and wistful poetry recitation, who enjoyed to its fullest extent Burns Night's potential to increase his undergraduates whiskey allowance...
To some, a cocktail is something that comes in a particular glass - notably the 'V' shaped martini glass. To others it has a traditional definition - that of a spirit (or liqueur) mixed with sugar, bitters and water (usually ice). Most see it as a mixed alcoholic drink though - but usually in a 'fancy' sense.
The purpose of taste, as I find out through the course of the evening, is more than to just eating pleasurable (normally). It is also there to create a desire in us for the foods that we need, and to help us single out just what those foods are. The five tastes - sweet, salt, sour, bitter and umami - all signify different things.