What kind of surgery or illness prevents you from drinking beer, but allows sipping whiskey?
I had lap band surgery for weight loss. My doctor recommended the surgery for me to help get my weight under control and to get me off insulin. I've lost 90# and have been off of insulin for 8 months now. I feel better than I have in a long time.
The thing about the weight loss surgery is that I can't drink carbonated drinks now. They fill me up after a few ounces. I can't drink beer, sodas, or any kind of carbonated mineral water without filling up after a few sips.
I still love the taste of beer and would continue drinking it if I could. However, I've decide to take a 2 oz shot of bourbon before dinner to get used to it. Since I am bourbon ignorant, I decide to ask the fine spirits drinkers here for their input on the subject.
By the way, I'm 57 years old and don't drink much now anyway. I had a good run eating and drinking as much and whatever I wanted and it is past time to tone it down and take a little better care of myself. Hell, I'm even exercising now!