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Names For Whisky In The Old Westlm

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In the stereotypical Western a moody stranger comes into the saloon and says “Gimme a shot of Red Eye”. The barman, who wears a white apron, slides a glass along the bar, followed by the bottle.

Here are some other Old Western slang names (allegedly at any rate) for whisky.

Tarantula juice

Strychnine

Mountain howitzer

Coffin varnish

Chain lightening

Tanglefoot


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