Jack Daniel's is sold in 135 countries worldwide, but you can't buy a shot of it where it's made. Lynchburg, Tennessee is in a dry county.
The Buena Vista Café in San Francisco is the largest consumer of Irish whiskey in the United States. It serves about 2,000 Irish coffees ever day – a mixture of hot coffee Irish whiskey, sugar and cream.
Scotland produces over 750 million liters of whiskey each year. That's more than three bottle of Scotch for ever man, woman and child in the United States.
During Prohibition, one million gallons of Canadian liquor per year, 80% of that nation's output, made its way into the United States.
Narrator: It stands tall as a grain, becomes beer with yeast, grows powerful in a still and old in a barrel, only to end up tasting like everything from the sea to grass to caramel. We'll toast St. Patrick in Dublin and have a dram in Denver and we'll find out what makes Scotch a single, Tennessee whiskey straight and Canadians great mixers. Whether you call it moonshine, bourbon or even the water of life, it's a real liquid asset. Now, the untold story of Whiskey, on Modern Marvels.