How to Not Really Beat the Whiskey Shortage

by Christopher Paul on May 19, 2014

So… apparently there is a whiskey shortage and people are starting to panic about high prices from the supply/demand imbalance. Over at The Awl, they’ve come up with a pretty good solution: drink rum.

It sounds like a good idea until you realize it’s rum which is the fermented leftovers of sugar cane production i.e. molasses and is popularly known for being watered down on sailing vessels and turned into Grog — the algae filled stagnant water brought on board for the naval ships that took part in the trade triangles.

And since Rum is nothing but a drink made of dirty sugar remains whose only real use was to make shitty drinking water less shitty, I’ll stick with my shortage and drink my craft beer.

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