whiskey

Definitions

  • "I would not send 'em Bibles and whiskey packed in one wagon."
    "I would not send 'em Bibles and whiskey packed in one wagon."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whiskey a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
    • n Whiskey A light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also tim-whiskey.
    • n Whiskey An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
    • n Whiskey Same as Whisky, a liquor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.
    • n whiskey See whisky, whiskified.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Whiskey was first brewed in the United States in 1640. It was made from a mixture of corn and rye.
    • n Whiskey a spirit made by the distillation of the fermented extract from malted and unmalted cereals, potatoes, or any starch-yielding material—the best qualities made either from malted barley alone, or from a mixed grist of barley-malt and dried barley and oats
    • n Whiskey a light gig.
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Quotations

  • Robert E. Lee
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    “I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.”
  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.”
  • William Faulkner
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    “The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.”
  • Donald Downes
    Donald Downes
    “Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.”
  • P. J. O'Rourke
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    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ir. or Gael. uisge, water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water,) in uisgebeatha, whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh

Usage

In literature:

A bottle of whiskey and a glass sat on the little table before him.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
I've drunk all your whiskey, haven't I?
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Maupin, a member of our detachment, picked up a canteen of whiskey which had been thrown aside in their flight.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
That was one time when whiskey served a good purpose.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
As he unbent his emaciated body to face the visitor his breath was heavy with the fumes of whiskey.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
You could git plenty whiskey den.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
So I suppose the colonel's axed him in for a glass o' his whiskey punch.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Whiskey is the great leveler of life.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The drinking of whiskey, and, moreover, bad whiskey, was a thing universal.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
He went in and found two drunken Mexicans fighting over a flask of whiskey.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
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In poetry:

John Green was a whiskey drinker,
The Land of Cakes supplied him,
Till at last his soul flew out by the hole
That the fierce drink burned inside him.
"The Three Drinkers" by Robert Graves
The way to respect Christmas time
Is not by drinking whiskey or wine,
But to sing praises to God on Christmas morn,
The time that Jesus Christ His Son was born;
"A Christmas Carol" by William Topaz McGonagall
So within a few days poor Sarah did die,
And for the loss of Sarah the drunken father did cry,
So the loss of his child soon converted him
From drinking either whiskey, rum or gin.
"The Blind Girl" by William Topaz McGonagall
Poor Molly O'Flannagan (Lord rest her soul!)
Drank so deeply of whiskey, 'twas thought she would die;
Her fond lover, Pat, from her nate cabin stole,
And stepp'd into Dublin to buy her a pie.
Oh! poor Molly O'Flannagan!
"An Irish Song" by Sir John Carr
I’m a son of a, son of a, son of a, son of a gun for beer.
I’m a son of a, son of a, son of a, son of a gun for beer,
Like ev’ry honest fellow I like my whiskey clear.
For I’m a student of Old Dartmouth
and a son of a gun for beer.
"A Son Of A Gun" by Anonymous Americas
Don't drink, boys, don't!
There is nothing of happiness, pleasure, or cheer,
In brandy, in whiskey, in rum, ale, or beer.
If they cheer you when drunk, you are certain to pay
In headaches and crossness the following day.
Don't drink, boys, don't!
"Don't Drink" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

With 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey, Kenny seemed to transform from his ocean-loving, beach bum incarnation into a moodier and more introspective character.
Whiskey's a go-go: Brown spirits enjoy a surge, by the glass & in recipes.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough".
Whiskey Dick Mountain preaches — just not about the usual church stuff.
There's a popular saying in the American West: Whiskey's for drinking, but water's for fighting over.
It's Happy Hour for Whiskey in Russia.
You've squeezed your bike on the rack outside of Clyde Common and nursed a $5 whiskey with hipsters.
Whiskey & Randy's Half Price Hook Up .
2 ounces bourbon or whiskey.
Ken Byers anchors as Bill Monroe reports live on 5-8-12 from the scene of a fire on Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona.
Noche Vieja New Year's Eve w/ Whiskey Diablo.
Burglars break into Little Whiskey River on Sylvester Road.
Five years ago, Catfish Whiskey was all about the party.
Venice Man Arrested After Stealing Whiskey Bottle From Santa Monica Restaurant.
Electrical Fire at Whiskey's Roadhouse Bar & Grill.
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In science:

Thus, we can mix one mole of water and one mole of alcohol to form two moles of whiskey.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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