After a bit of a summer/early fall hiatus, Drinkhacker is proud to return a feature of the site to its regularly scheduled program. Join us now as we return to the weird, wild and mildly informative side of drinking news.
No doubt many readers are recovering from last night’s finale of Breaking Bad, and are probably feeling a lingering want for more. The good news is that the Bob Odenkirk/Saul Goodman spinoff is happening, but the bad news is the wait ahead. In the meantime, the Spirits Business pays tribute to a few brands prominently displayed throughout the show’s excellent run. [Spirits Business]
And speaking of waiting, Buffalo Trace once again has sent out a gentle reminder that as the holiday season approaches, the demand for its product will grow, which could result in barren shelves, as the global demand for bourbon is already taxing its supply heavily. The company has already suspended two product lines (Ancient Ancient Age and Charter 10 Year) in order to make room for others in heavy demand. Bourbon marketing director Kris Comstock asks people to display a bit of patience: “aging good bourbon takes time, and we’re doing our best to keep up.” [Buffalo Trace]
In science news: Impact Magazine educates college students on the biology and chemistry of how and why one gets drunk, Eureka explores why the size, shape and color of one’s wine glass affect how much wine one pours, Science Alert discusses the mixing of alcohol and energy drinks, and Live Science discusses the unusual case of a man whose beer gut can brew alcohol for him.
And finally, in an effort to boost slumping sales in South Korea, Johnnie Walker opened its newest House of Walker in Seoul last week. The six-floor building has its own distillery room, VIP lounge, and rooftop bar where visitors can enjoy Johnnie Walker 1949, a blend made in tribute to the first year its brands were available in Korea. The bottle will set you back a cool $2,200, but no doubt the memories of shelling out that much money for Johnnie Walker will last a lifetime. [Bloomberg]
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