Whenever Frank Sinatra wanted to get his neighborhood cronies round for some late-night revelry he would, so the story goes, hoist a Jack Daniel’s flag over his Palm Springs mansion. Bourbon was his signature drink. He loved it so much they even buried him with a bottle of Jack tucked inside his pocket.
Sinatra’s heyday – when few men were seen without a stiff drink in hand – is back in fashion, and not just stateside. We’re lapping it up here in the UK too, buoyed by shamelessly boozy scenes in popular American TV dramas such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. One of the consequences has been a renaissance in whisky. Full story