His debut novel, whiskey Tango Foxtrot, will be published by Mullholland Books/Little, Brown on August 5.
In America during the nineteenth century, whiskey was a daily staple for most adults.
Add chocolate milk, vodka, whiskey, ice in blender and blend.
Loose M&Ms in bus cup-holders, a stocked snack cabinet, a bottle of whiskey in a drawer, and everyone in the same T-shirt.
He envisioned an America that drank dry table wine (much lower in alcohol at 12% by volume) instead of whiskey.
A second bottle filled with whiskey was then drunk to my health, and a threefold cheer again given to Julia Island.
The whiskey was going round, and the lads were a little flushed.
He foched a silber jug, wid a silber cup for a stopper, and said: 'My man, dis is Irish whiskey.
Father, then here's all you done for me, by your lies and your whiskey!
"I did," replied Crimmins, swallowing the whiskey at a gulp.
1715, from Gaelic uisge beatha "whisky," literally "water of life," from Old Irish uisce "water" + bethu "life." The Gaelic is probably a loan-translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae, which had been applied to intoxicating drinks since early 14c. (cf. French eau de vie "brandy"). Other early spellings in English include usquebea (1706) and iskie bae (1580s). Distinction between Scotch whisky and Irish and American whiskey is a 19c. innovation. Whisky sour is recorded from 1889.