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Irish Advent Calendar

Setting a Guinness Record for whiskey and scotch

Irish Advent Calendar thanks to Howard Chapman

Irish whiskey is whiskey made on the island of Ireland. The word 'whiskey' is an Anglicisation of uisce beatha or uisge beatha, a phrase from the Goidelic branch of languages (Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx) meaning 'water of life'.

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I like a wine that fights back. - John Steed

I'm Irish. We think sideways. - Spike Milligan

Good wine is a necessity of life. - Thomas Jefferson

Milk without fat is like nonalcoholic Scotch. - Andy Rooney

Wine is the flower in the buttonhole of life. - Werumeus Buning

No date on the calendar is as important as tomorrow. - Roy W Howard

I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis. - Humphrey Bogart

An Irish wedding is a tame thing to an Irish funeral. - Mary Deasy

I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know. - Sandra Bullock

I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food. - WC Fields

Drown in a vat of whiskey? Oh death, where is thy sting? - WC Fields

Ah, beer, my one weakness. My Achilles heel, if you will. - Homer Simpson

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good? - Cardinal Richelieu

I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost three days already. - Tommy Cooper

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time. - Marilyn Monroe

A meal of bread, cheese, and beer constitutes the perfect food. - Queen Elizabeth I

Irish Alzheimer's - you forget everything except the grudges. - Unknown

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history. - Fiona Shaw

The calendar was a mathematical progression with arbitrary surprises. - Paul Scott

Too much of anything is bad. Too much of good whisky is barely enough. - Mark Twain

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy. - Fiona Shaw

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or, rather the hashish. - Oliver St. John Gogarty

I've heard some duff Irish accents. The worst must be Mickey Rourke. - James Nesbitt

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy. - Frank Sinatra

You can lead a horse to water but I'd rather ride it to the liquor store. - Wayne Nowazek

Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold. - Jerry Vale

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. - D.H. Lawrence

Yesterday was not your defining moment. The calendar moved forward; why not you? - Steve Maraboli

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you. - Irish Blessings

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess. - Mariah Carey

I'm not a walking extra in a Chekhov play; I'm no Slavic gloom or Irish gloom. - Orson Welles

I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big. - Bill O'Reilly

There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were. - Irish Saying

I'm Irish. That means I'm Catholic. But, truth is, now I'm a retired Christian. - Peter O'Toole

I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish. - Robin Williams

An Irishman after trying American beer for the first time: "Put it back in the horse!" - Unknown

'Next time!' In what calendar are kept the records of those next times which never come? - Helen Hunt Jackson

Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine. - Joan Collins

The curse of the Irish is not that they don't know the words to a song - its that they know them all. - Susan Dooley

We have embarked upon the world's largest and longest cocktail party, and every issue imaginable is up for grabs. - Geoffrey Moore

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top. - William Butler Yeats

For my last meal, I'd want an Irish breakfast with soda bread and one of my dad's omelettes with three or four eggs. - Erin O'Connor

I have made an important discovery - that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication. - Oscar Wilde

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody. - Brendan Behan

Mancation: A man's vacation. Generally includes lots of beer, a Redneck grill, slabs of meat for cooking and a sack of fireworks. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

In those days the best painkiller was ice. It wasn't addictive, and it was particularly effective if you poured some whiskey over it. - George Burns

Irish whiskey was first developed for its medicinal benefits. It's just lucky for the rest of us that the Irish are such a sickly bunch. - Unknown

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea. - Ernest Hemingway

Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Why do you Irish always answer a question with a question?",
New York Mayor Al Smith: "Do we now?" - Franklin D Roosevelt


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