As the yeast eats up the sugars during fermentation, they create alcohol and CO2. But the more alcohol and CO2 they produce, the less sugar there is for them to feed on. And at a certain point (around 14 to 18% ABV), the alcohol levels become toxic for the yeast.
Very similar to the Movie Goodfellas, there’s a lot of improvisation between the actors. Often during shooting, Martin Scorsese would tell De Niro and Pesci where to start and end. The rest was up to them. With this in mind, the number of profanities used is less surprising.
For over two centuries, whiskies have been mainly aged in wooden barrels. The wood absorbs some of the more unpleasant aspects of the whisky distillate (such as sulfur), and, in return, imbues the liquid with flavors unique to itself. However, during the process of aging whiskey and because of the porous nature of wood barrels, a small percentage (roughly 2%) of every barreled whiskey batch is lost annually. Traditionally, it was believed that this whiskey evaporated up to the heavens, thus, it was coined the “Angel’s Share.”
But at the time he was preoccupied with something else— football. The NCAA All-American and All-Pro NFL defensive lineman was the seventh overall pick in 1970 and ended up playing in the Cincinnati Bengals for five seasons.