Renowned Japanese whisky maker Suntory is gifting the world with its oldest release yet but at a much higher price than when it was initially released in Japan.
A taste of history: The Yamazaki 55, the oldest single malt Japanese whisky release in House of Suntory’s history, has a “deep amber color; robust aroma redolent of sandalwood and well-ripened fruit; sweet, slightly bitter and woody palate; and slightly bitter yet sweet and rich finish,” according to a press release.
A famous Chinese liquor known for being consumed by former Presidents Richard Nixon and Barack Obama during visits to the country sold for over $1 million at an auction in London.
The auction: Kweichow Moutai set the record for the “highest price ever paid at an auction for a single lot of Moutai outside China” on June 18, according to CNN Business.
Individuals who often drink alcohol and then experience facial redness following consumption (aka “Asian glow”) may be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
A research team at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the redness, caused by a mutation in mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), increases damage in cells in mice and patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
In April, entrepreneur Justin Kan announced his decision to quit drinking, a move that has since inspired others to also pursue a life of sobriety.
The 35-year-old, who sold Twitch to Amazon in 2014 for $1 billion, had been drinking alcohol since he was in high school, enough for it to become “a big part” of his identity.
A Chinese man in Singapore has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for slashing his housemate with a knife after he refused to drink wine with him.
Housemates Li Yubao, 31, and Zhao Dong, 41, were having dinner when they got into an argument, AsiaOne reports.
A man from Vietnam who was dying from alcohol poisoning was reportedly saved by doctors after pumping 15 cans of beer into his stomach.
The man, identified as 48-year-old Nguyen Van Nhat, was rushed to a hospital in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri after he was found unconscious on December 25, according to Newsweek. Medical staff at the General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, led by Dr. Le Van Lam, immediately pum ped three cans of beer into him to slow the liver’s processing of methanol, a dangerous type of alcohol, to give doctors time to save his life.
Technology has advanced so much that most things that used to be complicated, can now be done with relative ease.
Saké, the popular rice wine from Japan, understandably takes a certain amount of skill and a lot of work to make. Often performed in highly controlled environments, every step in the multiple parallel fermentation of rice is strictly regulated.
A Thai man who had just finished half a bottle of alcohol fell into a sea of mud while having a morning run in eastern Thailand.
The incident occurred on a muddy part of the coast of Chonburi province around 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Coca-Cola will introduce an alcoholic drink in Japan within the year, expanding business from its traditional line of carbonated beverages.
The company is banking on Japan’s demand for chūhai (aka Chu-Hi), or canned drinks made of sparkling water and shōchū, a liquor typically distilled from rice, barley, sugar or sweet potatoes.
One can’t afford to miss a bottle of sake, or Japanese rice wine, in life.
This concoction of fermented rice and water does not only have a rich past that catapulted it to become Japan’s national beverage — it’s also enjoyed by people from all over the world to date.
Just two weeks after launching a service that lets users find people to drink alcohol for them, a Chinese company decided to cease operations over regulation concerns.
Founded in 2011, eDaijia, based in Beijing, introduced eDaihe, which means “to drink on behalf of,” on Dec. 28, 2017. The service allows users to find surrogate drinkers based on location and drinking capacity as well as their personal introduction.
A new study found that Koreans consume 9 liters of alcohol a year per person, which is equivalent to 121 bottles of soju or 366 500 milliliter cans of beer.
The data was from the study conducted by researchers at St. Mary’s Hospital in Uijeongbu and Inje University, where they found that people over the age of 15 have been consuming 9.14 liters of alcohol as of 2015, according to The Chosunilbo.