* Straight water was almost never consumed.
* One story is told of an Italian immigrant, who caused a stir at a large dinner party in Philadelphia where he asked for a glass of water
* By the time of the American Revolution, colonists were drinking 3.7 gallons of rum per person annually.
* The vast majority of apple production in the English Colonies was devoted to cider production.
> Another huge drink was whiskey. While not as popular as rum in the Colonial period, it eventually surpassed rum as the country expanded westward.
> By 1810, there were at least 2,000 distillers in the United States. They produced over two million gallons of whiskey per year. There was so much whiskey that it sold for twenty-five cents a gallon by the 1820s, making it cheaper than beer, wine, or cider. It was even cheaper than milk, coffee, or tea.
@lain Hah, I should listen to that, too. Thanks.
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