Is it true, as seen in movies, that Americans consume a lot of whisky, at all times of the day, like 3-fingers or more pr. glas?

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  • While it may be opinion, I don't believe this is true in the slightest for a few reasons. While whiskey, scotch, and bourbon are popular liquors, they are by no means the vast majority of consumed liquor (cnn.com/2015/04/23/living/gallery/top-liquor-brands/index.html). As far as "at all times of day", it is quite uncommon in my experience for people to be drinking at all hours (excluding alcoholics). After work, sure maybe. MAYBE a beer/wine at lunch, but that is pretty uncommon as well. – UnhandledExcepSean Jan 14 at 16:01
  • The movies show this commonly in a few instances: westerns (cause everybody drinks whiskey because they are manly men), movies set in the 1950's-ish (think Mad Men; supposedly, this is what professional men did back then), and in the modern era normally with scotch to confer some sort of sophistication while gentlemen sit around and bond over a glass and the trials of the day. – UnhandledExcepSean Jan 14 at 16:03
  • washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/09/25/… - I'd say not, as 30% of Americans drink nothing, and an additional 30% drink very little (less than a drink per week). – Nat Bowman Jan 14 at 17:35