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50 Whiskey Quotes About the Smooth Alcoholic Beverage

Check out these whiskey quotes from famous people, writers, and world leaders explain both the drink’s appeal and dangers.

Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.

Several different types of grains are used to make whiskey including barley, rye, corn, and wheat.

The word whiskey comes from the original Gaelic word uisce, which translates to water!

Interestingly, whiskey has two different common spellings: whiskey and whisky.

Depending on where you live, you might see it either way.

In Scotland, the whisky that is produced there is referred to as whisky.

However, outside Scotland it is usually called Scotch whisky, or just plain “Scotch.”

Whiskey was initially distilled and used for its medicinal properties.

In medieval times it was used to help treat colic and smallpox. 

The process of distilling and aging whiskey is quite interesting.

Whiskey does not age once it is bottled, meaning the aging process occurs from the time it is distilled and placed in a cask (usually a wooden barrel) and then bottled.

Keep reading through these whiskey quotes to learn more! 

Whiskey sayings and proverbs

If you are looking for some wise words about whiskey, you have come to the right place! Check out the quotes below.

1. “Whisky is liquid sunshine.” ― George Bernard Shaw

2. “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky.” ― Scottish proverb

3. “What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.” ― Irish proverb

4. “When life hands you lemons, make whisky sours.” ― W. C. Fields

5. “Courage is a vitamin best swallowed with whiskey.” ― Jarod Kintz

6. “Some of you say that religion makes people happy, so does whisky.” ― Clarence Darrow

7. “I’d much rather be someone’s shot of whiskey than everyone’s cup of tea.” ― Carrie

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