Whiskey is a world-wide classic, but let’s face it – it tends to be regarded more as a “manly” drink. Order some on the rocks next time you’re out and someone is sure to oh-so-cleverly comment, “Wow, that’ll put some hair on your chest!” True, it’s not a drink for amateurs, but there are certainly some lovely ladies out there than can appreciate a full-bodied whiskey.
Lady Gaga is very vocal about her love for whiskey, even telling Anderson Cooper in a 60 Minutes interview “I drink a lot of whiskey and I smoke a lot of weed when I write.” Her favorite? Jameson Irish Whiskey. Her devotion to the brand has resulted in record breaking sales numbers for Jameson and an all-around stronger demand for other Irish whiskies.
As one of the most powerful women in the United States, Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about a good whiskey. Back in 2008 when she was running for President, she made a stop at a restaurant in Indiana to have a beer. When the bartender asked if she wanted a shot as well, she ordered one of famed Canadian whiskey, Crown Royal. She didn’t win the democratic nomination, but she won the respect of drinkers around the world when pictures of the drink hit the Internet.
Fans of Mad Men know that Don Draper and his cohorts are rarely seen without a glass of whiskey in-hand. Well, the guys better watch out because Christina Hendricks who plays Joan on the show is a real life whiskey aficionado. She was originally introduced to the drink by her husband and eventually became enthralled with not just the taste, but what goes in to the blending process. Johnnie Walker caught wind of her appreciation and invited her to become a spokesperson for their brand.