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An extremely rare Japanese whisky once sold for $795,000 is now being offered again for $60,000

Yamazaki 55 gets international release

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.

‘Asian Glow’ May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

Asian glow

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.

Vietnamese Man Pu‌m‌ped With 15 ‌Cans of B‌eer to Save His L‌i‌fe From A‌lcohol ‌Po‌‌i‌so‌‌ning

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.

Make Your Own Saké with a $180 Brewing Kit


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.

China Ends Service That Lets You Pay People to Get Drunk For You

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.

Study: The Average Korean Drinks at Least 366 Cans of Beer Each Year

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.