9 foods every whisky lover should eat



Whether you are an occasional drinker or a regular whisky connoisseur, drinking alcohol does impact your metabolism in the long run. However, complementing your drinking with healthy food habits can help negate the effects of alcohol on your body and keep you high spirited for years to come. So, today we are listing nine foods that every drink lover should add to their daily diet

Oatmeal

A readily available instant food, oatmeal is both healthy and easy to digest. It’s one of the best foods for destressing your digestive system after drinking. You can add veggies, fruits and nuts to make the meal healthier and delicious.

Citrus Fruits

Lemons, oranges and sweet lime are all examples of citrus fruits rich in the antioxidant Vitamin C. These fruits stimulate your liver function and help in the removal of toxins from the body. The pulp of these fruits is also a great source of fiber.

Carrots, Beetroot and Tomatoes

A set of fruits and vegetables that can be eaten raw as salad, carrots, beetroot and tomatoes are rich in Glutathione. It’s a potent antioxidant that improves your body’s immunity by fighting free radicals and neutralizing toxic compounds.

Whole Wheat Foods

Whole wheat foods contain complex carbohydrates that absorb the alcohol and replenish your body with nutrients like Vitamin B. However, do not have these carb heavy foods with fatty dips like mayo or peanut butter, use healthier options like hummus instead.

Apples

As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, apples are rich in pectin and other compounds that detoxify your system. Apples also help in reducing the inflammation caused by drinking alcohol in your intestines and digestive tract.

Green Tea

Another great way to detoxify your system is to have Green Tea from time to time, or daily. The drink is rich in antitoxins that fight the free radicals and keep your body energized. Moreover, Green Tea also promotes liver function.

Banana

Bananas may seem like an odd choice, but they are an excellent source of potassium for your body. Drinking alcohol reduces the potassium in our bodies, leading to symptoms often associated with hangovers, such as palpitations and fatigue.

Soups

Here we are not talking about creamy soups with lots of fatty stuff. Have clear soups with vegetables and chicken nuggets to replenish your body with essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. You can also combine soups and whole wheat foods.

Garlic

Garlic is one of the super foods that can flush out toxins from our body. It contains sulfur, which promotes enzyme production, and selenium and allicin, which detoxify the liver. You can add Garlic to your cooked meals or cut the beads into tiny pieces and gulp them with water or curd.
These foods counteract the ill effects of alcohol on your body and keep your liver and digestive system in good shape so you can keep enjoying your favorite whisky, rum and vodka. Also, check out our list of foods to avoid with alcohol.



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Strathisla – The Home of the Chivas Regal

Said to be the oldest operating distillery in the Highlands, the Strathilsa Distillery was founded in 1786 by George Taylor and Alexander Milne under the name Milltown distillery and is the home of Scotch Whisky. The name was first changed to Strathisla in 1870, then to Milton in 1890 and finally to Strathisla Distillery again in 1951. In 1965, the number of stills at Strathisla was doubled from two to four. These new stills were steam heated from the beginning, but the two old stills weren't until 1992. The spirit isn't filled into casks at the Strathisla distillery directly. Instead, it is first transported to the nearby Glen Keith distillery via pipes to be casked there. Most of the casks are stored elsewhere, but a handful of them are transported back to the Strathisla distillery to mature on site. For this purpose, the distillery still includes two warehouses; one traditional 'dunnage' warehouse and a modern 'racked' variety. The rest of the casks are stored in one of the three bonded warehouses of Chivas Brothers and one of them is located in Keith.Often described as the most picturesque distillery in Scotland, Strathisla proves that beauty really isn't skin deep. Beneath the iconic twin pagodas, the copper stills have a distinctive shape that determines the unique character of every drop of Strathisla Scotch whisky – its signature richness that is fruity and full-bodied.The distillery itself was completed in 1786 (under the name of Milton or Milltown), making it one of the oldest distilleries from the 18th century which still in exists. This beautifully aged distillery has witnessed its fair share of history when Strathisla was blazed in flames in 1876. An explosion in the malt mill during 1879 also was a huge blow to the establishment.The Strathisla Distillery was quickly rebuilt, and this time with its own bottling plant. In 1880, William Longmore retired and his son-in-law John Geddes-Brown took control of the distillery. This resulted in the formation of William Longmore & Co. Ten years later in 1890, the name of the distillery was changed to Milton (referring to the nearby Milton Castle).Strathisla Distillery embraces the Scottish culture in all its produces and makes one feel closer to the true spirit of their rich and smooth Scotch whisky blends.

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