Whiskey Stereotypes Debunked

Whiskey is not more “dangerous” than wine or beer. I know that may sound silly to say, but this has been an American cultural claim that I feel needs addressing. Generally speaking, whiskey is one of the healthiest forms of alcoholic beverages. Our culture has often pigeonholed whiskey drinkers as “hard drinkers” and that is an unfair stereotype. The association with alcoholism and whiskey has connections that go back well before prohibition, but they are still with us today. The myths and biases about whiskey are embedded in our society. Even Thomas Jefferson thought wine was culturally superior to whiskey! We can, however, educate ourselves about the realities and distance ourselves from these myths. The ethanol in whiskey is the same ethanol that is found in...