Test Your Alcohol Knowledge

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#1 What is whiskey is typically aged in?

Whisk(e)y is typically aged in charred oak barrels.

#2 Which B.A.C. level is likely to cause death?

#3 Who said? “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”

#4 Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro and Abner “Longy” Zwillman were known as the?

#5 Name the only “Founding Father” to run a commercial distillery.

George Washington was the only founding father to commercially operate a distillery. It was one of the biggest distilleries of its time, but was unfortunately destroyed by a fire a few years after opening.

#6 If the U.S. proof of spirits is 100 proof, what is the alcohol by volume?

#7 True or False: Alcohol makes you warmer.

The feeling of heat is deceptive. The dilation of blood vessels is responsible for producing only a momentary and deceptive feeling of heat on the surface which then involves a further cooling of the body, increasing the risk of frostbite for those in cold temperatures.

#8 True or False: If you eat a lot of greasy food, you can drink more.

It is true that foods, particularly those higher in fat, slow the absorption rate of alcohol. This happens because eating closes the valve between your stomach and intestines, where the alcohol is absorbed more quickly than in your stomach. But, eventually, the alcohol will be absorbed, and your body can only metabolize a certain amount of alcohol each hour. On average, a person metabolizes 10-12g of alcohol an hour. Eating before or while drinking helps to control how fast alcohol enters your bloodstream, but it will not protect you from the effects of excessive drinking.

#9 True or False: Alcohol is a mood-altering stimulant.

Alcohol is a mood altering drug that depresses bodily functions.

#10 True or False: Less than 50 percent of the purchase price of a fifth of whiskey in the U.S. goes to taxes

#11 Who said? “My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror.”

#12 This American Lawyer and Bootlegger, found a loophole in the Volstead Act which allowed him to buy distilleries and pharmacies to produce and sell bonded liquor for medicinal purposes, under government licenses.

#13 What was the Prohibition term for a line of ships loaded with liquor anchored beyond the maritime limit of the United States?

#14 Name one of the groups who supported Prohibition

#15 Who said? “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”

#16 Who said? “They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children. Guess which one I am.”

#17 True or False: Whisky does not age further once bottled.

#18 Which statement is true?

#19 Name the Amendment that banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the U.S.?

#20 Name that Phobia: The fear of an empty glass is?