Although science has yet to come up with a true cure for the common cold, there are those who believe that a little bit of whisky
can provide some relief. This relief comes in a variety of ways, as the alcohol in the drink can dilate the blood vessels, which helps the body to better deal with infection. In addition, heating the whisky up, as in a hot toddy, can help to relieve nasal congestion. This provides similar benefits to having a bowl of chicken noodle soup, although the soup does have other benefits in the form of vitamins and minerals. Although having a cold or the flu is no fun, there is a small treat to be had with a whisky hot toddy on a cold night.