Drinks and poetry have always been linked and people dare to say that it was alcohol that inspired some of the greatest poets and writers of all times. Alcohol may have an influence on creativity but for sure what doesn't make Shakespeare and Co fall into oblivion was their great talent.(or we want to believe that!) Anyway, as expected, also poets and writers had their preferences in drinking. Some of their favourite drinks became so famous that even now and in many cases after their death, we are ordering them in bars without remembering their history.
Let's start with the excellent poet Robert Burns who developed a great passion for Scotch whisky during his short life. As a real Scot, he even dedicated the poem "The Author’s Earnest Cry and Prayer” to this drink while he was writing the book "Freedom and whisky gang thegither!”.