“... this being a very favorite wine, and habit having rendered the light and high flavored wines a necessary of life with me.”
-- Thomas Jefferson in a letter in which he purchases wine via mail
“You have got to give a man a good reason to vote with you. Don't try to force him. A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
-- Lyndon Baines Johnson
“Hugo, I don’t much care for your law, but, by golly, this bourbon is good.”
-- Harry S. Truman to a Supreme Court justice on his majority decision
Lee Breslouer is a senior writer for Thrillist and has more experience with drinking than being president. Follow him to less-interesting quips about drinking: @LeeBreslouer.