10 Of The Most Rockin’ Songs About Whiskey Ever!

Whiskey is the rockers drink of choice and has been the inspiration for countless rock songs throughout time! So pour yourself a whiskey and prepare to rock!

1. “Whisky Drinking Woman” - Nazareth

Taken from the Scottish rock bands most popular album, “Hair of the Dog”, Whisky Drinking Woman is a laid back dram sipper!

2. “Whisky Train” - Procol Harum

Most known for their 1967 hit A Whiter Shade of Pale, British rock band Procol Harum also knew how to rock some tasty grooves as demonstrated on their 1970’s album “Home” and the rockin’ track, Whisky Train.

3. “Snortin Whiskey” - Pat Travers

Cited by Metallica’s Kirk Hammet as one of his favourite guitarists of all time, Pat Travers reminds us of the true spirit of rock ‘n’ roll in his guitar heavy blues jam, Snortin Whiskey.

4. “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)” - The Doors

It was no secret that the Lizard King enjoyed a tipple of whiskey and he celebrated this in 1966 when his rock band The Doors recorded the Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar). But did you know that the Alabama Song is actually a poem by Bertolt Brecht that dates back to 1927?

5. “Whiskey Lady” - Wishbone Ash

Story has it that Wishbone Ash got their big break after an impromptu jam with Deep Purple guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore. So impressed was the guitarist with the band, that he urged record company MCA Records to sign the British rock band immediately. In 1970 Wishbone Ash released their debut self-titled album, within that album lay the track Whiskey Lady.

6. “Whiskey Man” - Molly Hatchet

Taking their name from a prostitute who would murder and chop apart her clients, Molly Hatchet are a kick ass 70’s rock band! Whiskey Man is the first track off their 1975 classic, “Flirtin with Disaster”.

7. “Whiskey Rock n Roller” - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Legendary southern rockers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, literally go hand-in-hand with American Whiskey. In 1975, on their “Nuthin’ Fancy” album, they cemented this fact with the song Whiskey Rock n Roller

8. “Whiskey’n Mama” - ZZ Top

Another band that just ooze whiskey charisma are the mighty ZZ TOP. On their second album, “Rio Grande Mud” you will find the toe-tapping ditty, Whiskey’n Mama; you have been warned though, you may need a dram afterwards!

9. “Take Your Whiskey Home” - Van Halen

In March 1980, guitar heavy rock masters, Van Halen released their 3rd studio album “Women and Children First”. The album featured the rockin’ little number, Take Your Whiskey Home; air guitars at the ready!

10. “Whiskey in the Jar” - Thin Lizzy

And so we reach the most famous whiskey song of them all, Whisky in the Jar. The traditional Irish folk song was forever cemented in the history of rock n roll in 1972 when Irish rock band Thin Lizzy recorded their own, more up-tempo version, which has since become their biggest hit. The song was later re-recorded in 1998 by heavy metal giants, Metallica.

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