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The Riches in Your Cup: Why These 4 Beverages Cost a Fortune (Video)

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Have you ever wondered why some drinks come with a staggering price tag? Whether it's the exquisite taste, rarity, or sheer demand, there are certain beverages that can cost a fortune. Matcha tea from Japan, camel milk, champagne and scotch whisky all cost more than a pretty penny.

Each of these beverages has its unique story and characteristics that make it stand out from the rest. Let’s explore the fascinating world of luxury drinks and uncover the reasons behind their astronomical prices and ask the question, are they really worth it?

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By Robbie Mitchell



The history of Scotch whisky was one of Highland and Island tax avoidance, as it has been taxed to within an inch of its existence.

This was not a temperance cause (however much one might sympathise with such, as I do), but one of government control and unnecessary revenue raising.

The US Prohibition was another episode of successful government control, rather than temperance. This may seem contrary to logic as it fuelled the growth of criminal gangs, such as the Mafia, and was rather more short-lived than the whisky taxes.

Yet, our Western governments are just another form of organised crime. In fact, they're a higher form. Those behind it make Mafia Dons look like errand boys.

The more the Histeria Channel preaches the approved tale of the Prohibition, the more one should be able to see that it wasn't a government mistake. It was a calculated ploy of Machiavellian proportions that positioned US gangs and parties right where the plotters wanted them to be.

Meanwhile, the average Joe naively still believes that it was an over-reach that public pressure stopped, rather like the modern virus lockdowns.

Public pressure, like Scotch whisky, is valved, stored and released at will, other than the Angels' share. When it truly comes to halting government crime, the side of the Angels seems the only answer.

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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