Whisky Quotes

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The more quotes the better ~ witty, old fashioned, new, literary, social, political ~ whatever!

Everyone likes a good quote ~

First off, the indomitable Neil Gunn tells us in his book Whisky and Scotland :

‘There are two things,’ said the Gaelic sage, ‘that I like naked, and one of them is whisky.’


Robert Burns, Scottish Poet 1759 – 96 tells us  in  The Author’s Earnest Cry and Prayer

Freedom and Whisky gang thegither. 


A. E. Housman, English Poet 1859 – 1936 in  A Shropshire Lad

…. And malt does more than Milton can

To justify God’s ways to man.


James Robertson Justice speaking about Gordon Jackson – Whisky Galore –

“It is a well known medical fact that some men are born at least one dram below par!!”


From @WhiskyTasting Co on Twitter

‘Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky’ 


William Faulkner –

My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food and a little whisky.


Humphrey Bogart’s last words ~

I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis.


Mark Twain ~

Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.


Casey Stengel – Baseball coach ~

They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.


Sir Winston Churchill ~

The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learnt to like it.


Comedian Tommy Cooper ~

I’ve been on the whisky diet ~ I’ve already lost three days.


Evelyn Waugh ~ From his book Decline and Fall ~

There aren’t  many left like him nowadays, what with education and whisky the price it is.