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23 Most Famous Whiskey Quotes

If you didn’t already notice, we enjoy a good quote. When we find one about the water of life, we tend to love it, so we’ve compiled a list of the 23 most famous whiskey quotes. Share these next time you’re enjoying a nice bourbon with your friends to show them you’re just as sophisticated as the great men who said them first. Which one is your favorite?!
  1. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” -Mark Twain
  2. “Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him.” -Mark Twain
  3. “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” -Raymond Chandler
  4. “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
  5. “I’m on a whisky diet. I’ve lost three days already.” -Tommy Cooper
  6. “I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.” -Humphrey Bogart
  7. “Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak.” -Johnny Carson
  8. “I’m a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.” -Joel Rosenberg
  9. “Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.” -Abraham Lincoln
  10. “Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I’ll probably waste.” -Tug McGraw
  11. “A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime – it’s not very scientific, but it helps.” -Alexander Fleming
  12. “I like my whisky old and my women young.” -Errol Flynn
  13. “Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.” -Compton MacKenzie
  14. “Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy.” -Nguyen Cao Ky
  15. “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.” -Ava Gardner
  16. “Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.” -Haruki Murakami
  17. “Whisky is liquid sunshine.” -George Bernard Shaw
  18. “Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” -W.C. Fields
  19. “Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?” -W.C. Fields
  20. “I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn’t have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.” -Andrew Jackson
  21. “My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.” -William Faulkner
  22. “The light music of whiskey falling into a glass—an agreeable interlude.” -James Joyce
  23. “My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey.” -Igor Stravinsky

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