How can coffee benefit the whisky drinker? First I need to point out that all real men enjoy both good whisky and good coffee. Anyone can drink them but the “real man” of the 21st century understands the intricacies of each and takes great pleasure and comfort while sipping either.
On a side note, “real men” also appreciate good cigars and intelligent women. We at the River City Whisky Society consider all of our members to be “real men” but we don’t want to be too pushy so we will allow you to pick three of the four.
Back to the coffee thing……We have always known that coffee helps wake you up, helps keep you up and gives you something to do when you want to get away from your desk for a few minutes. We also know that it is full of antioxidants (24 ounces a day has been recommended). It is also a diuretic….you know what I mean, enough said.
But how does it benefit the whisky drinker? A recent Runner’s World article (Coffee Perks, March 2014) states that “A review of liver disease research shows that consuming one to two cups of coffee per day can protect the organ, especially for those at risk of poor liver health, such as people who drink more than two alcoholic beverages a day.”
Well now, that sounds good to me. And remember…everything in moderation.