酉 The Saloon

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yǒu
*whiskey bottle

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originally an ancient wine vessel

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jiàng
thick sauce

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(丬夕) + 酉
chocolate turtle + whiskey bottle
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What's in that whiskey bottle looks like a bottle of chocolate sauce, but it is actually thick soy sauce.

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qiú
chieftain

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丷 + 酉yǒu
horns + whiskey bottle
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Viking chieftain with horns who drinks whiskey

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suān
sour

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酉 + 夋qūn
whiskey bottle + city park
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feel sour when there are whiskey bottles in the city park OR “Miss Sourpuss” who walks the city park at night with a whiskey bottle in her hand

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vinegar

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酉 + 昔
whiskey bottle + times past
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This whiskey already turned to vinegar in times past.

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pèi
distribute

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酉 + 己
whiskey bottle + snake
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The whiskey bottle with the snake in it, was distributed during prohibition as medicine.

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lào
cheese

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酉 + 各
whiskey bottle + each
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The bottles on the right aren’t whiskey but rennet for making cheese. Each one is different.

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xǐng
awaken

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酉 + 星xīng
whiskey bottle + star
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This whiskey bottle, I call “Awaken.” After a few hours of sleep, I wake up and see stars.

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