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Japanese brewing and distilling company Suntory bought out Beam Inc., the American manufacturer of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark whiskeys, for $13.6 billion in a deal reached Monday.

According to the New York Times, this is “one of the biggest takeovers in the liquor business in years.”

In solemn memory of one of America’s greatest contributions to society, we present you with some of the best facets of this continent that could only have come about or been made better with the help of whiskey.

Rob Ford


Duck Dynasty

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Family reunions

And again, Rob Ford

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