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Alden
04-20-2013, 16:52
Bogie liked rye.

I once heard Nixon loved scotch.

Dostoyevsky drank brandy like a fish.

Hemingway drank damn near everything.

What was Dean Martin's favorite drink? What about Sinatra?

Know any stories, or preferences?

squire
04-20-2013, 16:57
Sinatra was an early proponent of Jack Daniels.

Bogart and Spencer Tracy were scotch fans though Bogart switched to Vodka near the end of his life.

sku
04-20-2013, 16:57
Sinatra and the rat pack were big JD drinkers. Babe Ruth drank rye.

Alden
04-20-2013, 18:52
I had no idea Sinatra liked JD.

I always thought Deano liked martinis.

squire
04-20-2013, 19:11
During an interview Mr. Martin referred to pouring a Scotch and soda.

John Wayne drank Bourbon, no ice or mixer, just Bourbon and a glass.

Alden
04-20-2013, 19:49
During an interview Mr. Martin referred to pouring a Scotch and soda.

John Wayne drank Bourbon, no ice or mixer, just Bourbon and a glass.

And it was probably a dirty glass. With a crack.

justataste
04-20-2013, 21:05
Always wondered why I liked John Wayne................

straightwhiskeyruffneck
04-20-2013, 21:11
Isnt there a sinatra edition of jack daniel's?

p_elliott
04-21-2013, 03:41
Isnt there a sinatra edition of jack daniel's?

Yes there is a thread on here about it. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?18643-Jack-Daniel-s-Toasts-Sinatra-With-New-High-Roller-Whiskey

macdeffe
04-21-2013, 04:48
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Here's a nice photo of a Laphroaig 21yo

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Alden
04-21-2013, 04:49
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Here's a nice photo of a Laphroaig 21yo

Steffen

Who is that? Looks like Demi Moore.

squire
04-21-2013, 07:13
Wonder if the Sinatra estate gets a cut of that $150.00 suggested retail.

Josh
04-21-2013, 07:17
Don't know if he actually drinks JB, but here's one:
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A couple of 19th century celebrities enjoying Old Crow
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Alden
04-21-2013, 07:30
Don't know if he actually drinks JB, but here's one:
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A couple of 19th century celebrities enjoying Old Crow
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Great finds! I especially like the Twain poster.

fishnbowljoe
04-21-2013, 08:11
Sinatra and the rat pack were big JD drinkers.

Supposedly, Frankie left instructions to have a fifth of Jack, a pack of Camel (non-filters?) and a Zippo lighter put in his casket upon his passing. I've heard that more than once. Not sure if it's true or not, but it does make for a good story.

rod
04-21-2013, 09:36
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I believe the Frank letter is a (funny) fake, but I'd assume New York magazine checked sources before publishing Martin's: http://www.vulture.com/2011/07/dean_martin_burgers.html

BarryL
04-21-2013, 10:19
Who is that? Looks like Demi Moore.

Looks like Katy Perry to me.

squire
04-21-2013, 10:49
I believe Martin drank apple juice while performing as part of his stage persona.

squire
04-21-2013, 10:53
Old Crow was highly regarded in the 1870s and I recall a reference or two made by Mark Twain. I believe the brand was also the favorite of then President U.S. Grant.

Flyfish
04-21-2013, 11:04
Old Crow was highly regarded in the 1870s and I recall a reference or two made by Mark Twain. I believe the brand was also the favorite of then President U.S. Grant.
When Grant was accused of being a drunkard, Lincoln supposedly said to find out what he drinks and order a barrel for the rest of the generals.
I came across a reference to Old Crow on a website where the fellow said that OC was a great bourbon because Grant drank it. Operative word there is "was" a great bourbon.

OscarV
04-21-2013, 11:40
From what I understand the character James Bond drank IW Harper bourbon in the books but that clear stuff in the movies.

squire
04-21-2013, 12:37
Yes, the vodka thing was more a creation of the movies, particularly Smirnoff who paid a hefty sum for their label being displayed.