Lets face it. Women drinking whiskey is becoming more commonplace, and “men” drinking sugary fruit beverages is taking over liberal males. We cant really call them men, but they are genetically males. Men drink whiskey. And not with a mixer or chaser. Straight whiskey on rocks or ice. We savor the aroma and flavors of makes whiskey, whiskey.
In the pre prohibition days, brothels were growing in popularity, and they were only allowed to sell whiskey. Women working the brothels saw more money spent with men with a whiskey glass in their hand then those without. Whiskey sales soon accounted for 70% income compared to the sales of sex. It soon became a favorite drink among men along with cigars and the stigma grew.
Advertising took notice and brands started showing real men relaxing with a cigar in hand and having a drink of their favorite whiskey. Whiskey was deemed too harsh and strong for women to consume. Business men, blue collar workers, family men, were all pictured in ads as a whiskey drinker. An interesting point to point to state, remember the old ads of women smoking cigarettes? That was considered a womans vice. Whereas men were usually pictured with cigars.
Fast forward thru the years and movies started showing manly men, drinking whiskey. If you wanted to be a real man, then whiskey was your choice. Women loved real men and it was accepted in culture. Men like John Wayne, Charles Bronson, Frank Sinatra all were famously known whiskey drinkers.
- Frank Sinatra – Jack Daniels
- Andrew Jackson – Homebrew of Whiskey
- John Wayne – Wild Turkey Bourbon
- Winston Churchill – Johhny Walker Red
- Charles Bronson – Jack Daniels
Whiskey has a long history of being a mans drink. But straight whiskey. Strong, flavourful, and enjoyable. Women and males in todays culture that can not handle a strong taste or drink, usually try to mix it with coke or other mixers. While its accepted in current culture to mix it, its still looked down upon by men who prefer being a man.