Is Whisky Good For You?

Is Whisky Good For You?

12th Sep 2019

Noted whisky lover Winston Churchill once responded to a question about the drink's effect on its drinkers and their health by describing the spirit as follows:

“[An] oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes.”

Winston Churchill lived until the age of 91. He did more after 75 than most do in all of their years combined. That is what a life filled with the love of good whisky can do for you.Of course, famed media superstar Ron Burgundy concurred with the Prime Minister. Opining on his favourite, he once said "I love Scotch. Scotchy scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly."

His partner Veronica Corningstone's go-to drink is "a Manhattan, kick the vermouth to the side with a pair of steel-toed boots."

A true lover of whisky she is!

With Britain's most famous prime minister and the world's most trusted media figures backing the lovely virtues of whisky, how can you go wrong?

How Whisky Can Benefit Health

Churchill took an 11 AM whisky for most of his working life. We believe that such daily fortification was a major boost to victory over the Nazis. Doctors say whisky can also provide a boost to your health.

Whisky contains beneficial antioxidants. Only in the past 20 years or so have medical studies started to unlock the health potential of these compounds. Antioxidants contained in whisky have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of heart disease, boost memory, and reduce stress.

Antioxidants, including those found in whisky, can even help to ward off cancer. People will be asking for your health secrets in no time! Then like Ron, you can shout from the rooftops “Mmm. I look good. I mean, really good. Hey, everyone! Come and see how good I look!”

Recommended For Diabetics

Diabetics who enjoy drinking alcohol in moderation will find whisky a healthy choice. Although alcoholic drinks do contain sugar, whisky does not significantly alter the blood sugar levels of people with diabetes. An American study also suggested that a moderate intake of whisky could even prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Whisky also contains no fat or gluten, making it a drink that health-conscious people can enjoy without fear.

Whisky Could Lower the Risk of Dementia

Whisky can also help to maintain brain function for longer. Studies from the United States and Germany suggest that those who drink moderate amounts of whisky may reduce their chances of suffering from dementia late in life. Adults who drink small amounts of whisky approximately six times a week could reduce their chances of developing the disease by as much as 50 per cent. This is just shy of our friend Ron’s benchmarks, whereby he would want the studies to show that “60% of the time, it works every time”, but is nevertheless still impressive!

Experts once again cite the antioxidants naturally found in whisky as key contributors in sustaining mental processes later in life.

And It Does Treat Symptoms of the Common Cold

Countryside dwellers from areas as widely spread as Scotland, Australia, and the United States have traditionally used whisky as an effective way to treat symptoms of the common cold. Now, science has caught up to tradition. A Vanderbilt University researcher confirmed that whisky does effectively help to treat a cold. Whisky dilates blood vessels and makes it easier for the body’s natural defences to fight the virus.

While few doctors will ever directly recommend whisky to promote good health, the evidence suggests that moderate amounts of the spirit can help to treat a range of current maladies, while playing a role in warding off future health problems.

Finally, whisky can even help you to impress your boss. Advisers pressed US President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War about the occasional whisky drinking of his only successful general. Lincoln quipped that he wanted to know what brand of whisky the man drank so he could get his other officers to consume it as well.

We don’t know how else to put this but with all of these benefits and endorsements from world leaders as well as Ron Burgundy himself, scotch whisky is kind of a big deal. Treat yourself to Ron Burgundy’s signature serve of three fingers of Scotch with some of the world’s best Scotch Whisky here on our site.

Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

And Remember, you stay classy San Diego.

Products In This Article

Responsible Service of Alcohol Badge

GoodDrop supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007 - It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Victoria: Warning - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700). Western Australia: WARNING. Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence: to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises. South Australia: Under Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Liquor must NOT be supplied to persons under 18. Queensland: Under the Liquor Act 1992, it is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years. Tasmania: Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 it is an offence: for liquor to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years. Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units. For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor. Penalty, Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units. For more information visit our Legal page.