We have all heard about the dangers of alcohol and the damage to society which comes with excessive use of scotch whisky and other alcoholic drinks. We have warnings on our website about underage drinking and drinking excessively which are of course not encouraged. But no one ever seems to talk about the benefits of alcohol and its moderate use, has this become a taboo in western society?
Many use scotch whisky to deal with difficult life experiences such as the death of loved one, divorce, bankruptcy etc etc Does this save society from those who otherwise would look for alternatives to deal with the grief? Would governments be spending fortunes on psychiatrists rather than raking in the tax from the alcohol market.
Many have a glass of wine when they return from work to wind down after a stressful day, would people simply find something else to help with this process and how much would cost the state. Would society turn to other products such as cannabis or worse manmade chemicals to provide a similar result?
Sharing a whisky after a meal with friends can strengthen relationships and help build them. There are whisky clubs the world over, which bring people together who have a shared interest. Often opening that special bottle of single malt whisky is to celebrate an achievement or special occasion. Abuse and the consequences must of course be debated but the debate must also be balanced.