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Here's a nubby whole-wheat quick bread with scotch butter

Oct. 9, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

I have been searching for this recipe for years. Early in my career, I worked with a girl who was originally from Ireland. Most weeks, she would make wheaten bread and bring it to the office with a stick of soft butter. I fell in love with it. It was so satisfying, a nubby whole-wheat quick bread made in a loaf...

Kentucky bourbon inventory at highest level since 1972

Sep. 27, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon distilleries ratcheted up production again last year, boosting overall inventory to 7.5 million barrels of aging whiskey — the highest volume since 1972, an industry group said Thursday. Rounds of distillery expansions and start-ups have put the sector on a...

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Sep. 21, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new...

Correction: Lebanon-Arak Drink story

Sep. 21, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about Lebanon's national drink, arak, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of one of the country's largest arak producers. The name is Domaine des Tourelles, not Doumaine de Tourelles. A corrected version of the story is below: Making, drinking arak...

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Sep. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and...

Convenience shops go healthy as millennials choose wellness

Sep. 9, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on tap....

Hard alcohol ban ordered for most US, Canada fraternities

Sep. 5, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A ban intending to clamp down on hard liquor at frat house parties following pledge deaths last year has been ordered for most fraternities in the United States and Canada, unless the drinks are served by someone with a liquor license. All international and national fraternities of the...

Fraternity group votes to ban hard alcohol at houses, events

Sep. 4, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most U.S. and Canadian fraternities have one year to ban vodka, tequila and other hard alcohol under a rule adopted during the recent annual meeting of their trade association, the group announced Tuesday. In "a near-unanimous vote" on Aug. 27, the 66 international and national men's...