Picture a whiskey drinker. Smooth operator. Someone who can hold their liquor. A worldly connoisseur of art, culture, and rich history.
Catching a woman with a glass of whiskey in her perfectly manicured hands is like spotting a Bengel tigress stalking prey. She’s rare, calm, and territorial. Your heart rate quickens when you step into her aura because you know she treats conversation like a game of chess. We love women who drink whiskey and that’s why we want to celebrate them with a list of our favorites. Here are six unconventional ladies who we know love/loved their whiskey.
Rihanna is one of the highest-paid female pop stars of the now. And, she has incorporated whiskey into her lyrics. She laments, ‘this whiskey got me feelin pretty’ in her song Higher. We wonder if she knows we’d let her step on our throats without the drink, but her love for whiskey sends her into another realm of badassery. Her dark complexion paired with her green eyes and sex appeal makes for a blend that’s almost better than the drink itself.
Katherine Hepburn took stardom to a new level when she took home an Oscar not once, not twice, not three times, but four times throughout her legendary time on earth. Her face was nothing short of angelic, but she often carelessly procured criticism when she opted for suits rather than skirts on the red carpet. An unconventionalist, she also loved a good glass of whiskey. In fact, she was quoted telling Brian Blessed that the smell of whiskey drove her out of her mind, and that she’d drink it morning, noon, and night until it killed her. Us too Katherine, us too.
Mila Kunis stole our hearts when she first appeared in That 70s Show, and it didn’t take her long to jump from TV starlet to iconic movie star. She is one of our most devoted on this list, sitting as a spokesperson for Jim Beam. The star is a notorious fan of risk, which only adds to evidence that she’s the perfect woman. Lying her way onto That 70s Show (she was only 14 when she got casted as Jakie Burkhart, but told producers she was 18), she has become one of the biggest sensations to hit Hollywood. She’s both edgy and sweet. It’s no wonder why Jim Beam Honey on ice is her favorite way to enjoy whiskey.
Among the gorgeous queens of the silver screen sat Ava Gardner, who rose to superstardom after she wowed in the 1946 film, The Killers. Appropriately, she could have been the poster child for the phrase, “If looks could kill.” She had dreams of living forever, or at least until 150. She’s been quoted saying, “I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.” While she didn’t make it to 150, she did land a level of fame that will never die.
Lady Gaga is a woman who exudes power through her looks, her prowess, and her incredible talent as both a pop star and an actress. Born and bred in New York City with strong Italian roots, she’s the embodiment of badass. Scoring a date with her would be easy if you were a bottle of Jameson. She’s personified the drink, calling it her ‘long time boyfriend’ according to The Daily Edge, and even admitted that whiskey makes her a better songwriter. A staple in the modern day pop culture milieu, she’s weaved her name into households across the globe and she doesn’t show any signs of stopping.
According to the brilliant Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, “you must have whiskey to give you energy.” We couldn’t agree more. The spirit, however, gave her more than just spirit. Regimented and in control, she often incorporated it into her diet as a form of a stress reliever. She was, of course, Britain’s first woman to serve as Prime Minister and her legacy as the charming, powerful, and whip smart leader lives on. Cheers to that.