As with many subjects, there are many words that have been said and remembered throughout history about whiskey. In this article, I shared my favorite words from people who have gone down in history in different fields such as writers, politicians, screenwriters, actors, and comedians. I have shared them in their original form, without translating them into Turkish, so that there are no changes in the meaning of the sentences, even if they are small.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens “Mark Twain” – American humorist, novelist, teacher. Author of the famous children's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Mark Twain

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


Haruki Murakami – One of Japan's most important and popular writers of the 20th century.

Haruki Murakami

“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.”


Raymond Chandler - American novelist and screenwriter.

Raymond Chandler

“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren't as good as others.”


Compton Mackenzie – Co-founder of the Scottish National Party. He is also a writer with the title of knight.

Compton Mackenzie

“Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.”

George Bernard Shaw – Irish writer & playwright.

George Bernard Shaw

“Whiskey is liquid sunshine.”

Winston Churchill - One of the most important statesmen in British history. He is also a big cigar and whiskey aficionado.

Winston Churchill

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

Ava Gardner – American actress who made history with her beauty and acting. He is also one of the names that Frank Sinatra married.

Ava Gardner

”I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.”

Tommy Cooper – Comedian & Magician.

Tommy Cooper

“I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost three days already.”

Humphrey Bogart – American movie star who left his mark on the 1940s-50s.

Humphrey Bogart

“I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.”

Alexander Fleming - Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin.

Alexander Fleming

“A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime—it's not very scientific, but it helps.”

Irish proverb

“What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.”


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2 Responses

  1. Candas Keskin

    It was a pleasant sharing. I like all of them except Haruki Murakami 🥃

    • whiskey

      Frankly, I found it a bit sexist too… Still, he explained his whiskey look according to himself 🙂


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