Billie Joe has never played for Op Ivy. That was Tim Armstrong who later formed RANCID and many other side projects. They all came from the same scene and all knew each other but he never played with them!
I can't believe Jim Beam hired Mila Kunis as a spokesperson. The commercials are so annoying. Who are they trying to market to? I wonder if the new Japanese owners of Beam had anything to do with hiring her.
You are exactly right. 90-proof-plus whiskeys and above show the more significant thin leg appearances, though richer whiskeys (even at higher proof) show an overall thick glass coating which remains after the legs have trailed. Thanks for sharing!
Laphroaig uses bourbon casks. They get them from Makers Mark. There's videos on YouTube of the Laphroaig people doing tastings with the Makers people. Maybe compare to Makers and see if you can pick it up.