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Old 04-15-2019, 21:26   #1
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Whiskey

Whiskey is the water of life -George Bernard Shaw once called it, "liquid sunshine" some of the worlds most philosophical thoughts are a by-product of that wonderful brown liquor that I am certain made me so much more interesting to women when I was a young and single paratrooper - but dont take my word for it - here's what a few of my whiskey sipping associates have to say on the issue.............

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. ~W.C. Fields

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. ~Frank Sinatra

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

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

I like to keep a bottle of whiskey handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. ~W.C. Fields

“I’m on a whisky diet. I’ve lost three days already.” ~ British Comedian Tommy Cooper

“Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak.” ~ Johnny Carson

Woman first tempted man to eat; he took to drinking of his own accord. ~ unknown

I don't get drunk — I get awesome. ~Author Unknown

It is true that whisky improves with age. The older I get, the more I like it.

Courage is a vitamin best swallowed with whiskey.

I've been reading so much about the bad effects of smoking, drinking and sex that I've finally decided to give up reading.

What's the difference between a dog and a fox? 2 shots of whiskey

If you drink too much whiskey people call you an alcoholic. If you drink too much Fanta, shouldn't they call you FANTAstic ??

I don't recycle because it makes me look like a huge alcoholic to my garbage man.
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Old 04-15-2019, 21:30   #2
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Oh, I know who said this:

"Woman first tempted man to eat; he took to drinking of his own accord." Adam

Just look at his kids.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:40   #4
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Makes me want to drink a swig of Whiskey......LOL.....
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Son, That's a fine list of proverbs you have

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Old 04-16-2019, 08:06   #7
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Makes me want to drink a swig of Whiskey......LOL.....
A "swig" ?
Seriously? You got stuck on "a swig of whiskey" ???
...did you not read the thread ?

You take a "swig" of Listerine when you wake up in the morning to hide the smell of whiskey on your breath from the night before - you take a "swig" of iced tea after you finish some yard work - you take a "swig" of orange juice to wash down your bacon and eggs and biscuits and gravy and then you take a "swig" of coffee to wash the taste of orange juice out of your mouth...
...then you pour a SHOT of Irish Whiskey into your coffee because that is what a leprechaun would do.

Then you drink a SHOT of Scotch so they don't think you are beholden to the Irish.
Instead - you chose to post the word "swig" - shame on you.

Seriously - shame on you.

Who in the name of oak casks wants a "swing" - WC Fields would be ashamed of you.
...so would his snake
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:21   #8
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...then you pour a SHOT of Irish Whiskey into your coffee because that is what a leprechaun would do.

Then you drink a SHOT of Scotch so they don't think you are beholden to the Irish.
What have you got against the American stuff? Are you ashamed of your country and the offerings of its many fine distilleries?!
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Makes me want to drink a swig of Whiskey......LOL.....
Madam,

The proper unit of measure is a Gill(alt Jill)

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Gill, also spelled jill, in measurement, unit of volume in the British Imperial and United States Customary systems. It is used almost exclusively for the measurement of liquids. Although its capacity has varied with time and location, in the United States it is defined as half a cup, or four U.S. fluid ounces, which equals 7.219 cubic inches, or 118.29 cubic cm; in Great Britain the gill is five British fluid ounces, which equals 8.669 cubic inches, one-fourth pint, or 142.07 cubic cm.

The gill was introduced in the 14th century to measure individual servings of whiskey or wine. The term jill appears in the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill.” Soon after ascending to the throne of England in 1625, King Charles I scaled down the jack or jackpot (sometimes known as a double jigger) in order to collect higher sales taxes. The jill, by definition twice the size of the jack, was automatically reduced also and “came tumbling after.”


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Old 04-16-2019, 08:50   #10
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What have you got against the American stuff? Are you ashamed of your country and the offerings of its many fine distilleries?!
au contraire mon frère
- it is just an injustice to bring up something like Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey in a conversation about "swigs" - it just isnt right

you can take a shot of Scotch or Irish whiskey because they are best enjoyed as a 'shot'

You pour a GLASS of Bourbon and then you drink it.


Notice that I still haven't made any specific references to that blended crap they make in Canada. As a bit of trivia: Seagram-7 was bought by Coca-Cola in Y2K.
Seagram-7 is not so much "whiskey" as it is a 'soda accessory'
...and to add insult to injury, the original Seagram's distillery was turned into condominiums.
So, technically, I guess you could "swig" Seagrams - but you might as well drink Seagram wine coolers if you are just going to "swig" - Seagrams is the pale-skinned and weak vegan kid living his his grandmothers basement of the whiskey drinking world.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:17   #11
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Madam,

The proper unit of measure is a Gill(alt Jill)
Wouldn’t that be for mixing a drink?


A dram is the standard measure for a drink of just whisky.
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Ah yes - a dram IS IN FACT the defining measure for a single serving of whiskey.
A dram is also measured as "three scruples"

The problems is, after a couple of drams, some people tend to loose ALL of their scruples....
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Wouldn’t that be for mixing a drink?


A dram is the standard measure for a drink of just whisky.
I first learned of the Gill on a Business trip to Scotland(cera 1981?). A local friend took me to a private club(a buddies garage) where all drinks were either 1/4 or 1/2 Gill served in a 4oz glass with a bit of room for ONE ice cube.

Although all pubs will serve a dram or shot, you will get a smile from the bartender if you order a Gill (4oz US vs 5oz UK)

A wee dram is a bit small for my liking :]

one Gill = 32 Drams

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unit of weight in the apothecaries' and avoirdupois systems. ... The avoirdupois dram contains 27.344 grains (1.772 grams) and is equal to one-sixteenth avoirdupois ounce of 437 12 grains.

The term also refers to the fluid dram, a measure of capacity equal to one-eighth fluid ounce.
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A "swig" ?
Seriously? You got stuck on "a swig of whiskey" ???
...did you not read the thread?


Instead - you chose to post the word "swig" - shame on you.

Seriously - shame on you.
Lol...seriously what if I want to take a "swig" of whisky? What if I needed to swallow, belt, or gulp a large amount in a single moment? Ha....��

Ok....then give me a shot or a gill & be done with it.....Lol��
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Gulp is something that rednecks do with cheap NASCAR beer - it is not how civilized people drink Bourbon, Irish Whiskey or a good Single-Malt Scotch.

I suppose if you are one of those heathens that drink double malt scotch or some other nonsensical type of blended whiskey - a belt or even a slug would be suitable or even appropriate. (not as a way of quantifying the size of your drink but as a physical form of punishment for your poor life choices)

If one needs to "swallow, belt, or gulp a large amount in a single moment" then I would just assume that they are talking about an 8 dollar bottle of Kentucky Gentleman or a half empty bottle of Early Times that was stolen from underneath the threadbare smelly overcoat of a passed out homeless bum sleeping under a bridge. You know what Iam talking about - the same kind of people that would drink ThunderBird out of a plastic champagne flute.............
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