Everyone has a type - regardless of what they say otherwise. We all have our creature comforts that we enjoy, a go-to that makes us feel happy and safe. Consider how you like your eggs, and your favourite cup of coffee. These subtle inclinations speak volumes about us, and your favourite libation and how you consume it likewise says the same.
Something about our alcohol preference just alludes to a deeper connection to our character, our personalities and our behaviour. Whether you’re a fan of whiskey, wine, or gin - your personality is sure to shine through the type of alcohol you can be found sipping regularly.
Let’s get something clear - there is a monumental difference between “whisky” and “whiskey”. The inclusion of one more letter might seem pedantic but it separates the two spirits into regional distinctions. For starters, whiskey is an umbrella term for these spirits distilled in Ireland and the United States. Conversely, if you drop the “e” then whisky in general refers to any spirit distilled in Scotland, Canada and even Japan.
Much like this subtle distinction that is taken very seriously, whiskey drinkers are often found brooding in a corner and contemplating life. Direct and to the point, they love nothing more than being straight up (much like how they like their drinks). Never one to hold their tongue if need be, whiskey drinkers would rather tell you how they feel and get down to meat and potatoes, rather than sidestepping and paraphrasing. Often excelling in one-on-one conversations, chances are you’d enjoy a fulfilling and thought-provoking night of heart to hearts over a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey with these folks. Just be sure that you can hold your own, and know when to call it quits - the night rarely ends without the bottle finishing.
Divided square along the middle, regular wine drinkers can be viewed in two camps - lovers of red wine, and lovers of white wine. The former, usually seen as high society snobs, appreciate the finer things in life. They might present as being tired of such a label, but secretly they probably love it. They also love nothing more than using a glass of Cotes-du-Rhone as a vessel to discuss their vast worldly experience, humbly bragging to the group about the time they were touring the vineyards of Bordeaux and sampling the wines of France.
Meanwhile, the latter epitomises the textbook definition of a social butterfly. Armed with a glass of Chardonnay and a regalling tale of their latest predicament, they love entertaining and buzzing from person to person. Never one to bog down conversation in a single topic, these free-spirited individuals love being the life of the party, in an elegant refined way of course.
The group of vodka drinkers are as diverse as the alcohol itself. True to form, lovers of this clear spirit vary as much as the way they like their vodka. On one side of the coin, we have the vodka cranberry “Woo” girls who are just out to get smashed while partying with a bottle of Belvedere or Grey Goose. On the other, there are those who enjoy vodka in specially curated cocktails, such as an Espresso Martini. In truth, it is more of how vodka drinkers like their beverage prepared that says more about them, than their preference of the spirit itself.
The final group, and one that is near and dear to our hearts. Gin drinkers are solemn and mysterious. Unlike their whiskey brethren who prefer to externalise their thoughts, those brooding over a gin and tonic spend majority of their time introspecting and thinking.
Given the recent influx of appreciation for classic gin brands such as Hendricks, we might see this stereotypical arche-type shift away as a younger generation of gin drinkers emerge. However, for the foreseeable future, it seems as though the large majority with gin and tonic in hand might still remain in their own bubbles of inner monologues and soliloquy.
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