Whisky / Whiskey in Song

As I was sitting listening to some music my wife had put on, she does enjoy country music, as do most of the family, and they would say “what’s not to love?”, I realised Whisky/Whiskey features in many songs.  This got me thinking about how inspirational the golden amber (even if it is Whiskey) has been over the years.   I always liked Thin Lizzy’s Whiskey in a Jar (obviously the best of Irish), and I really like Chris Stapleton’s Tennessee Whiskey, but my favourite is Brad Paisley’s Whiskey Lullaby, of which we have enjoyed Robin Laing performing it.

We have been very fortunate over the years to see Robin perform many of his Whisky songs. The songs have usually been performed with the audience sipping a delicious dram at the same time, not sure if the dram has enhanced the performance or whether the performance enhanced the dram – either way the audience were the winners.

Robin has many Whisky-related albums published and they include, Whisky for Breakfast, The Water of Life, One for the Road and Whisky and Death to mention just a few.

I also have a CD of Robin’s called Inspiration. This album featured songs about his favourite Islay distillery, Bruichladdich. I was able to purchase a 2003 Port Cask of Bruichladdich which was signed by Robin.

As mentioned my family are all keen on country music and I am sure it will come as no surprise that Nicola, Whisky Boy, a big fan of Toby Keith has always liked Whiskey Girl. If you enjoy country music you will be aware that Whisky is quoted in the song as a catalyst for punch-ups, breakups and make-ups.

I think Whisky in its many forms has been an inspiration to many artistic musicians. It truly is a magical spirit and every day, I give thanks for living in the one country that produces the best Whisky in the World.

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