Whiskey – Your Hobby Distilling Habit is Healthy

Whiskey – Your Hobby Distilling Habit is Healthy

Health Benefits of Whiskey

When you hear the word “whiskey” many images may come to your mind: dirty cowboys around a campfire, the country girl who wouldn’t be caught dead with a margarita, or your grandfather who likes to drink it neat and talk about the good ol’ days. I’m pretty certain, however, that whiskey doesn’t make you think of health or wellness. But it should!

There are many health benefits of whiskey but I know you don’t want to read a book about them (or maybe you do, in which case there are probably many books out there that you can buy). So, I will cover 5 health benefits that I think are pretty cool.

Whiskey your hobby distilling habit is healthy1. It lengthens your lifespan.

Whiskey is chocked full of antioxidants that help fight disease and in turn helps you live longer.

2. It helps keep the pounds off.

That’s right! Thanks to the low sugar content, whiskey is a much better choice than beer, wine or cocktails when it comes to calories.

3. It helps boost memory

Have you heard the saying, “drink to forget”? Well, that isn’t the case with whiskey.  The antioxidants in whiskey and its circulation-increasing effects work together to actually improve your memory.

4. It helps fight stress.

When come home from a hard day at work and just wanted a drink did you know there is some science to that?  Whiskey increases circulation which provides your organs with much needed oxygenated blood, calming those fried nerves.

5. It helps prevent cancer.

Whiskey has a very high level of ellagic acid, one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds. This powerful antioxidant makes whiskey a great step in preventing cancer.

Now when your neighbor is showing off his new home gym and juicer, show him your Hillbilly  Stills hobby distillery. Tell him you’re being healthy and having a lot more fun!

All of these benefits are based on light to moderate drinking of whiskey.  Alcoholism and binge drinking bring about many health issues that far outweigh the benefits.  Always drink responsibly!

Law Change for the Hobby Distiller

Law Change for the Hobby Distiller

It looks like things are brightening up for the hobby distiller!

Law Change in the Personal Distilling Industry

We look at our Facebook all the time and read all of the comments. We’ve noticed one comment popping up a lot and wanted to update you on some exciting news!

The frequent comment is that we have to report all of our sales to the feds. Obviously, many hobby distillers aren’t too keen on that. In the past, this was true.  However, it no longer is!

In February we got a really exciting letter in the mail that is sure to put a smile on the face of the hobby distiller. We have had a huge advancement in our relationship with the TTB. This letter (attached below) states that we no longer have to report the stills that we ship and sell to the federal government.

This is a huge step in the right direction for the hobby distiller! We still have a ways to go to be where we would like, but at right now we are on the right path and moving forward.

We have never had to report things like yeast, measurement equipment and kettles.  We are so thankful for each and every one of you. We don’t want you to have to worry about any of this any more!

You can always check out your state’s laws if you have doubts and feel free to leave us comments and questions in the comment area below! If you want to talk with other hobby distillers or distilling enthusiasts you should check out stilltalk.com – our online forum.

Hillbilly Stills no longer has to report its sales to the federal government