Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Look, sweetheart, I can drink you under any goddamn table you want, so don’t worry about me.” Yes, there were quite a few very appealing things about the iconic actress but the fact that she could hold her liquor (well, in the beginning of her career at least), may have been part of her allure. Apparently, a woman’s ability to hold her liquor, especially with more stereotypical manly drinks like whiskey and scotch, is a turn on in the business world and a surefire way to get you into the boy’s club, according to some.
Men account for 80% of those who drink Scotch whiskey in the United States. Like golf, it is one of those activities that is synonymous with business but it is also synonymous with manliness. According to Ask Men’s 2011 Great Male Survey (yes, it is actually called that), 35% of men consider beer to be the “ultimate man’s drink.” Whiskey came in second at 28%, Scotch was at 27%, “whatever Don Draper is drinking” came in at 7%, and the Martini got 3%.