Nudie magazines are as familiar to American liquor stores as the Twinkie—piled along store racks, shielded nip-down, with sultry gazes and bare shoulders peaking out atop, begging for a buy. But how did these industries become so essential to one another? And how did vice mount vice to compose an image that actually lessened the total smut-factor, selling both a classy lifestyle and a lewd one at the same time? The booklets animated naked women into provocative scenarios, an inexpensive distraction from a poverty-ridden era. They also, at times, playfully comingled the lusty depravities of ladies and liquor. These comics, printed off the same printers that produced labels for whiskey bottles, helped lift spirits by mixing them with women. Hugh Hefner not only placed liquor beside nude women, he branded the two together, selling liquor as an ingredient to that desirable Hugh Hefner lifestyle: money, Martinis, naked girls, cigars.
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You've got your beer drinkers in one corner, crowding around the keg, chanting "America! Then you've got your wine drinkers, twirling their glasses around, most likely judging everybody else around them. There are the vodka drinkers, busting shots of whatever variety was the cheapest and the gin drinkers, arguing over what their favorite Hugh Grant film is. Then, of course, there's everyone's least favorite: the whiskey drinker. For whatever reason, if you fancy a glass of bourbon from time to time, people just assume you look like Ron Swanson or binge-watch "Sons of Anarchy," while simultaneously chain-smoking packs of Marlboro Reds. Let me tell you: This is not always the case.
Drinking songs and country music go together like, well In fact, that should be the benchmark for how other things go together: "You know, peanut butter and jelly go together like drinking songs and country music! Taste of Country didn't discriminate when we put our heads together to choose the Best Drinking Songs. In the gallery above, we'll guide you through our favorite songs about wine, whiskey, tequila and, of course, beer. You'll find funny songs, heartbreaking songs, troublemaking songs and, once in a while, a straight-up cautionary tale.
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