In the 1970s, one member of the National Advisory on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholics was named Norman A. Scotch.
Apples were first grown principally for making hard cider.
A ton of potatoes will yield 28.6 gallons of absolute alcohol.
Asparagus berries make a good drink when fermented.
To keep opened cooking wine from spoiling by sitting to long on the shelves, put a few drops of olive oil in it to keep air away from the wine. (Or just drink all the rest after you opened it and used what you needed in cooking. Duh!)
Apple brandy, called "applejack", has been affectionately called "essence of lockjaw."
Amethyst, the violet or purple variety of quartz, was believed by the ancient Greeks to protect its owner from getting drunk. The name itself means "not to intoxicate." (Pffftt!)
Source: The Joy of Trivia