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5 People Through History Who Drank Whisky

by Daniel Ainsworth | | Whisky | 0 Comments

Mark Twain

Born on 30th November 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain is an esteemed author responsible for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain was a keen Whisky drinker and said "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

Raymond Chandler

Born on 23rd July 1888, Raymond Chandler is an Oscar nominated screenwriter and author responsible for The Long Goodbye, The Blue Dahlia and The Big Sleep. Raymond Chandler enjoyed a good drink and also said  “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren't as good as others.”

Sir Winston Churchill

Born on 30th November 1974 Winston Churchill was known for being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He broadly stated, “When I was a young subaltern in the South African War, the water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”

Haruki Murakami

Born on 12th January 1949, Haruki Murakami is known for his best selling books like The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and 1Q84. He has been known to say "Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink." 

George Bernard Shaw

 Born on 26th July 1856, George Bernard Shaw is an Irish playwright who is responsible for writing more than 60 plays, of which include Pygmalion, Heartbreak House and Saint Joan. Bernard Shaw was a big lover of whisky, calling it "liquid sunshine".

 

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