1. The oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes;
2. Christmas cheer;
3. The stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman’s step on a frosty, crispy morning;
4. The drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life’s great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows;
I drink whiskey because I am an American.