Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

23rd June, 2017 by admin

Abraham Lincoln was a distiller and bar owner before he became president of the US. He sold whiskey primarily – and on being told that General Grant was drinking whiskey while leading his troops into battle, Lincoln supposedly said, “find out the name of the brand so I can give it to my other generals”. He also said of drinking that “it has long been recognised that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing”.

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