Unconventional Uses For Whiskey



If you are a fan of whiskey, the thought of pouring a tall glass of amber elixir likely conjures up warm feelings of relaxation, enjoyment, and camaraderie with family and friends. Many of us savor and sip our whiskey as we build connections, blow off steam, and seek to relax and unwind.

Did you know that whiskey can be used for much, much more than just mere consumption? Did you know that whiskey is even regarded as a survival tool? Impress your guests at your next party by sharing your wit and wisdom regarding whiskey and its varied uses…...as a social lubricant and beyond!

Used for trading

Since the historic days of carving out the great American dream, strong and sturdy pioneers have risked their lives to establish forms of trade that all parties were happy with. Many of the first traded materials included alcohol in the form of beer, wine, and whiskey. In a survival situation, valuable materials such as spirits were used as a form of collateral, an exchange for services or other goods. While times have changed, our base instincts for the good stuff have not, and whiskey would be a fine addition to any trade you happen to be a part of.

Used for its combustibility

Whiskey is an excellent fire starter, particularly if you are working with damp or slow-smoldering materials. It can also be used (while exercising a bit of caution, of course) in a lamp or as a fire accelerant. Keep in mind, the higher the proof, the more combustible the liquid, so always practice safety measures when using it in this manner.

Used as a solvent

Great news for all of you gun collectors out there----whiskey is an excellent solvent and can be used in a number of cleaning operations. In addition to gun cleaning, it can also be used to flush out engines, clean electrical components, and provide valuable rust protection.


Used for personal care and to stave off odors When used for hygienic practices, it is also quite good at eliminating odors. Feel free to use as a deodorant, or even an astringent or aftershave, if you don't mind the essence of whiskey on your skin afterward. For those of you who detest summertime bug bites, it is also excellent in keeping away those pesky critters that leave their mark.

Used to enhance health

Virtually all types of whiskey can be used to eliminate blood clots, reduce cholesterol, and help prevent stroke and dementia. It promotes blood sugar stability and some studies suggest that it may even kill cancer cells. Mixing a bit of whiskey with honey will help alleviate a sore throat, and minute quantities will clear those sinuses right up. One pass through, and you'll wonder why you never tried it before. It may even be able to keep away the common cold, for which there is no known cure!

Used to keep you warm

Potent and powerful, whiskey is known as a vasodilator, which means it opens up your blood vessels to let blood circulate through your body more efficiently. It's the perfect way to warm yourself up on a chilly night and put some fire in your belly while you stoke the heat in the fireplace.

Whatever the reason, now is the season!

Regardless of how you choose to use whiskey, know that your appreciation of this liquid gold will grow with every application. Palmetto Distillery has a rich tradition of distillation; we are known far and wide for our award-winning whiskey and moonshine. Our passion for creating the best "spiritual" experience for you is what drives us to create superior products. Regardless of how you are choosing to use our brew, know that you are getting the best bang for your buck. Contact us today to see how we can spice up nearly every aspect of your life, from social engagements to your medicine closet! Visit www.palmettodistillery.com to place your order.