Whiskey 101: Breaking down the different types of whiskey

20 of the best whiskey quotes to live by

There’s nothing more satisfying than pouring a glass of quality whiskey after a long day. Period. Whether you like rye or bourbon or enjoy all different types of whiskey, you’re in good company. Celebrated writers, politicians, athletes and philosophers have all enjoyed this glorious libation and had many good things to say about it. We’ve put together a list of all the witty, romantic and downright sensible attributes others have pointed out about their beloved booze. Here are the 20 most famous quotes by those who love whiskey just as much as you do.  

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

“Never cry over spilt milk. It could’ve been whiskey.” – Maverick

“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

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

“Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.” – W.C. Fields

“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” – Raymond Chandler

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

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

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

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

“It is true that whisky improves with age. The older I get, the more I like it.” – Robert Black

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

“My favorite drink is a cocktail of carrot juice and whiskey. I am always drunk but I can see for miles.” – Roy 'Chubby' Brown

“Whisky making is an act of cooperation between the blessings of nature and the wisdom of man.” – Masataka Taketsuru

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

“When asked for his hangover cure, I take the juice of two bottles of whisky.” – Dean Martin

“Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold.” – Jerry Vale

“I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.” – Robert E. Lee

“While I can't walk on water, I can certainly wobble on whisky.” – Ashwin Sanghi

“The second whiskey is always my favorite. From the third on, it no longer has any taste. It's just something to pour into your stomach.” – Haruki Murakami

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