To anyone still on their health, wellness and/or fitness New Year’s Resolution kick — first up, good for you. Secondly, you might want to consider switching things up if you’re a drinker.

According to a recent study, whiskey is the healthiest alcoholic beverage. Even more so than vodka or any other spirit or mixer. Just straight up whiskey. But, why though?

Springer examined different types of bacteria that can survive in ice (read the gory details here), and with that in mind the researchers tested a number of drinks to see which was most resilient. Not freezing temperatures, vodka, nor Coca-Cola could handle killing all of these bacteria. However, whiskey killed them all.

The study, “Presence of pathogenic bacteria in ice cubes and evaluation of their survival in different systems,” can be read here.

Next time you’re out and about, whether it’s at a show, music festival, or simply drinking at the afterparty — whiskey might be the way to go to avoid getting sick.


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