The Whiskey Wash: Frazier History Museum Launching An Online Bourbon Subscription Service

The Whiskey Wash: Frazier History Museum Launching An Online Bourbon Subscription Service. “Frazier History Museum, in its role as a keeper of all things history in Kentucky, already has a heavy relationship with the world of bourbon, including being the ‘Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.’ Now, in a move that takes things ever deeper, it is launching its own “online bourbon subscription membership service offering exclusive bottlings and expressions from the greatest names in American whisky.”

Wolfram Blog: Cheers! A Computational Exploration of Alcoholic Beverages with the Wolfram Language

Wolfram Blog: Cheers! A Computational Exploration of Alcoholic Beverages with the Wolfram Language . “The science of fermentation—known as zymology (or zymurgy)—is a fascinating blend of chemistry, biology, history and geography. The Wolfram Language now brings a new dimension to the study of alcoholic beverages through an extensive dataset ready to be explored and analyzed.”

BusinessWire: Distilled Spirits Council Launches DestinationDistillery.com Providing Interactive Map of U.S. Distilleries, Their Stories & the History of Spirits (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Distilled Spirits Council Launches DestinationDistillery.com Providing Interactive Map of U.S. Distilleries, Their Stories & the History of Spirits (PRESS RELEASE). “The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today launched Destination Distillery™ (www.destinationdistillery.com), a new website providing a tourism-driven experience and educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America. Visitors to the website will be able to explore many of America’s most famous distilleries as well as up-and-coming ones, state-by-state trails, economic impact of the spirits industry by state, and important sites connected to the history of distilling and spirits in our country.”

Purdue University: An edible QR code takes a shot at fake whiskey

Purdue University: An edible QR code takes a shot at fake whiskey. “The days of fake whiskey could be numbered, thanks to a team of biomedical engineers from Purdue University and South Korea. The team, led by Young Kim, associate head for research and an associate professor in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has developed an QR code on an edible silk tag that manufacturers can place in bottles of whiskey. Consumers can use a smartphone app to confirm the whiskey’s authenticity.”

Bleeping Computer: Ukraine’s IT Army is disrupting Russia’s alcohol distribution

Bleeping Computer: Ukraine’s IT Army is disrupting Russia’s alcohol distribution. “Hacktivists operating on the side of Ukraine have focused their DDoS attacks on a portal that is considered crucial for the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Russia. DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are collective efforts to overwhelm servers with large volumes of garbage traffic and bogus requests, rendering them unable to serve legitimate visitors.”

PR Newswire: New website for craft beer lovers featuring breweries, beer festivals, and events across the US (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New website for craft beer lovers featuring breweries, beer festivals, and events across the US (PRESS RELEASE). “LocalBrews.Beer has officially launched its website that people can’t get enough of. The new website was created by four friends who came together to build this one-stop source of all information on the best breweries and beer events in the US. During their travels, they have continuously kept an eye out for the best local breweries, taprooms, brewpubs and visited many beer festivals.”

New York Times: Alcohol-Related Deaths Spiked During the Pandemic, a Study Shows

New York Times: Alcohol-Related Deaths Spiked During the Pandemic, a Study Shows. “Numerous reports have suggested that Americans drank more to cope with the stress of the pandemic. Binge drinking increased, as did emergency room visits for alcohol withdrawal. But the new report found that the number of alcohol-related deaths, including from liver disease and accidents, soared, rising to 99,017 in 2020, up from 78,927 the previous year — an increase of 25 percent in the number of deaths in one year.”

Mashable: Even Heineken thinks its new metaverse ‘beer’ is a dumb publicity stunt

Mashable: Even Heineken thinks its new metaverse ‘beer’ is a dumb publicity stunt. “The brewer is the latest company, and second beer manufacturer, to jump on the metaverse bandwagon with its Thursday release of Heineken Silver — a ‘virtual beer’ that the company insists is, yes, as dumb as it sounds. For starters, Heineken is quick to let everyone know, you definitely can’t drink whatever this new thing is.”

The Conversation: Police location sites on Facebook are helping drivers avoid detection for drug driving

The Conversation: Police location sites on Facebook are helping drivers avoid detection for drug driving . “The last decade has seen a growing number of Facebook groups and pages dedicated to revealing the locations of police traffic operations. These Facebook communities rely on users to alert the group or page when they drive past a random breath testing or roadside drug testing operation, as well as speed and mobile phone cameras. Our study, published recently in the journal Safety Science, aimed to find out more about how these sites were being used by a sample of 890 people who take drugs.”

WGBH: A shot and a swab: New Hampshire to sell at-home COVID tests in liquor outlets

WGBH: A shot and a swab: New Hampshire to sell at-home COVID tests in liquor outlets. “If you live in New Hampshire and are having trouble getting an at-home rapid COVID-19 test, you might soon find them among the bottles at state-run liquor stores. The New Hampshire Executive Council approved the request to sell 1 million at-home rapid COVID tests at liquor outlets across the state, Gov. Christopher Sununu said.”

COVID-19: What parties are alleged to have taken place in Whitehall and Downing Street during lockdown (Sky News)

Sky News: COVID-19: What parties are alleged to have taken place in Whitehall and Downing Street during lockdown . “An investigation has been launched into a number of the alleged events that took place in Whitehall and Downing Street while COVID-19 rules were in force. It was originally supposed to be led by Cabinet Secretary Simon Case. But he has since been forced to recuse himself from heading the investigation after it was revealed a Christmas event was held in his own private office in December 2020. The inquiry is now being led by senior civil servant Sue Gray, a former government ethics chief.”

New York Daily News: Vaccine appointments multiply after Quebec requires shots for weed, alcohol stores

New York Daily News: Vaccine appointments multiply after Quebec requires shots for weed, alcohol stores. “They’re going shots for shots. First-dose vaccine appointments quadrupled in Quebec after the Canadian province required vaccine passports to buy alcohol and marijuana. Quebec announced the new rules Thursday, when there were an average of 1,500 first dose appointments, the Montreal Gazette reported.”

Washington Post: States rushed to loosen alcohol laws in the pandemic. Heavy drinking went up, some studies say.

Washington Post: States rushed to loosen alcohol laws in the pandemic. Heavy drinking went up, some studies say.. “The new rules include cocktails-to-go laws, which allow consumers to pick up mixed cocktails, beer or wine at their local pub or restaurant, and direct-to-consumer laws that allow grocery stores or liquor stores — and sometimes distillers, brewers or winemakers — to deliver alcoholic beverages directly to people’s homes…. But critics say expansion has come at the same time alcohol sales soared and drinking spiked. Studies have found higher rates of binge drinking and alcoholism, and some state coroners have reported a sharp increase in alcohol-related deaths during the pandemic.”