Last week I published a blog that attributed a quote about whiskey to Winston Churchill. As it turns out reader Tim O’Brien of the Private Risk Advisor and his friend Don Batchelor have found that it is not a Churchill quote at all. Rather it is by Judge Noah “Soggy” Sweat in a speech to the Mississippi legislature in 1953. It has come to be known as the “If By Whiskey” speech.
They sent me a very interesting link that includes 24 other observations on whiskey. 25 Quotes About Whiskey from the Famous Drinkers Who Loved It Best
I thought this one by Johny Carson was interesting.
“Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whiskey, and a dog to eat the rare steak.”
The quotes make you think people who enjoy whiskey have a different outlook on life than many of the rest of us.
Thank Tim and Don. Your efforts are appreciated.
Don Shaughnessy is a retired partner in an international public accounting firm and is presently with The Protectors Group, a large personal insurance, employee benefits and investment agency in Peterborough Ontario.