Food & Drink

109-Year-Old Woman: Whiskey Is the Secret to Long Life

Published On 09/21/2015 Published On 09/21/2015

A British woman has apparently found the elixir of life, and it’s brown and comes in barrels.

Grace Jones, of Broadway, Worcestershire in England, celebrated her 109th birthday last week and even received a birthday card (her ninth) from Queen Elizabeth II, according to a report by the BBC. When asked by a reporter what her secret is to a long life, Jones didn’t hesitate.

“I don’t drink, but I have a little drop of whiskey every night,” she said.

Despite her old age, Jones said she feels about the same as she did in her sixties (which incidentally were the actual 1960s), reporting no aches, pains, and a good appetite — mainly just hearing loss, according to the report. We can certainly drink to that.

And let’s not forget, a New Jersey woman slightly Jones’ senior — at 110 years-old — attributed her longevity to enjoying Miller High Life and shots of Johnny Walker Blue Label. You know, these centenarians might be onto something.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and thinks this is some damn good advice. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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