A lazy evening, the pitter-patter of raindrops outside, a beautiful bottle of whisky with a superlative golden elixir inside and a soothing song playing in the background. 

Did we teleport you to a different time and place for a moment? Whisky and music does have that magical effect on people. 

Tell us about the songs that go best with a glass of whisky. The forum's open!

Music on my ears and whisky in my hands, together, becomes some of the most memorable Whisky Sessions. Last time when I was listening to my favorite Bollywood songs around friendship, as I was sipping my favorite whisky with my best friends, suddenly I heard a thunderstorm! I still remember that night.

 

  1. Here is my playlist which go according to my mood & weather.

Happy - I listen to item songs - Sunny leone tops the list 1) Oh Laila 2)Chikni Chameli 3)Sheila Ki Jawani.

Sad - All arijit & Sonu Nigam songs which you remember. 1)Ashiqui 2)Tum hi hoon 3) Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Drinking with Friends - 1) Yaaron dosti 2) Dil Chata hain 3)Zindegi na milegi dobara

Drinking at Bar 1) Desi Daru 2)Humka peeni hain 3)Ganpat chal daru la.

Partying at Club 1)party all night 2)Abhi toh party shuru hui hain 3)Chaar bottle

 

 

 

 

Nothing in this world can replace your friends. True friends are particularly hard to come by in our lives. I have had many whiskey sessions with my dear companions, some of which are memorable. One song that is a must-play at our whiskey sessions is 'Ye dosti hum nahi chorenge, Todenge dum magar tera saath na chodenge'.  It is our all-time favorite, one that makes us all emotional, especially when we are drunk. But nothing compares to the awesome feeling of sharing a whiskey with your real friends and singing a song together.

Music and whiskey have a strong connection like love. Whenever people drink they start remembering songs according to the situation they are in. Songs which I listen according to mood are sad songs – Arijit – Tum hi hoon & Sonu Nigam – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna; Party songs – Party all night by Honey Singh, Queen Movie – Hungama ho gaya; Rainy Season – Tip tip barsa paani , tu cheez badi hain mast mast; Winter Season – Jab se tere naina , Ae dil hain mushkil; Friendship songs – Yeah dosti hum nahi chodenge, Yaaro dosti badi hi haseen hain; and Summer season – Hot summer upar se main bhi hot featuring Sunny Leone.

 

Music has no language they say. This especially holds true for me when I have my favourite whiskey over the weekend. Depending on my mood and the ambiance, I can listen to Hindi, English, Tamil, or any other regional music numbers. As long as it complements the taste of my whiskey peg, it doesn’t matter which language the lyrics are in. Whiskey helps me transcend these language barriers and helps me enjoy and appreciate good music.

 Whisky sessions aren’t a go-go until and unless there is good music. I prefer early 80’s and 90’s music or the songs by Coke Studio (especially season 6,8,9). While partying with friends and colleagues, we listen to various party songs of the year like “abhi to party shuru hui hai…” , “Chaar bottle vodka..”, etc. Sometimes when the mood is somber, I like to listen to Arijit Singh and Sonu Nigam’s music. Rahat Fatah Ali Khan’s songs also go best with whiskey sessions. Some personal favorites include:

•    Aafreen (Rahat Fatah Ali khan)

•    Dil Chahta hai – Title song

•    Aashiqui 2 (all songs)

Having a drink with a beautiful song in the background is a wonderful thing. As the song eases into your heart, you can get to feel your drink even more, and relish its taste better.
The spirit makes you feel lesser and lighter and tries to recollect some beautiful memories in the past. Every sip can get to bring out that hidden emotion and makes you feel better.
Some of my most favourite songs are Hotel California by Eagles, Year of the Tiger, Highwayman by Willie Nelson, Have a drink on me by A/C DC in English. When it comes to
Indian music, I think any A.R.Rahman song can get you that blissful feeling you are looking for.

What songs are best enjoyed with whiskey depends on the mood and the people around. I personally don’t like loud music when friends surround me for an informal gathering where it’s all about chatting and remembering old days. For a more formal setting, my preference is for songs from late 90’s when I was growing up, and I have a playlist of those songs on my phone which is a mix of classical, country to easy listening.

There are many songs that one can listen and enjoy but when you start sipping whiskey, there are few songs that can enhance the movement and the session. Everyone has their own choice of music but I would like to list out a few songs that can improve the whole mood of a whiskey session. There is a song called “Cheers” by Rihanna which I strongly recommend to keep it on the play list followed by “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce. Then there are songs like “Whiskey River,” “Whisky Girl” and few more which would go best with whiskey session.

The song that comes to my mind is "Cheers (Drink to That)" by Rihanna. This song goes well with the mood, and I feel more on top of the world. I enjoy the moment much more, and it feels like it's a new beginning. The more Caribbean Rihanna sounds, the better. A glass of my favourite whiskey, this song, and a group of friends makes my life satisfying. The tune is so overwhelming that you can drink away your sorrows. There are drinking songs that make you sad and then there are songs like "Cheers" that you would love to listen anytime. Another song that I can think of is "Drunk in Love" by Beyonce.

Without music, a drinking session is incomplete. Songs create an atmosphere that multiplies the joy of drinking whiskey manifold. My friends and I have been listening to a lot of songs over the years. However, my favorite whiskey session song remains the same which since our college days - “Ye lal rang kabmujhechhodega, Meragam kabtalakmeradiltodega, ye lal rang kabmujhechhodega, kisikabhiliyanaam to ayiyaadtu hi tu” by the legendary hindi cinema singer Kishore Kumar.

Many songs have been talking about all sorts of intoxicants like alcohol. But before you think it is rappers who came up with this trend, here are some cool Bollywood songs that go well with drinks

1.Dam maaro dam, mit jaae Gam, bolo subah shaam

Hare Krishna Hare Ram

Duniyaa ne ham ko diyaa kyaa

Duniyaa se ham ne liyaa kyaa

 

2.

yek kya hua,kaise hua,kab hua

ab kya sunaye

 

yeh kya hua, kaise hua, kab hua

kyon hua, jab hua, tab hua

oh chodo, yeh na socho hmmm!! yeh kya hua

 

3

Mit Jaaye Gham :

 

Hey, tu phir dekh raha hai

Aaj aankh sekh raha hai, kal haath sekega

Aaj deel chod raha hai, kal khudi rokega

Aaj mere liye chair kheech raha hai, kal meri skirt kheechega

Kheechega ke nahin hun

With love from Ireland, I truly love Irish whiskey with different kind of taste.

Smokey,One of the most favorite whiskeys across Globe.

It’s the first choice & first love when it comes to selecting whiskey for special occasions. I love the way it goes down my throat & illuminate my spirit from within in the quest of few great moments.

There is something about a glass of whiskey that puts everyone in either a romantic or dramatic mood. Romance on your mind calls for music while drama for shayari! I too feel like singing some patent ‘whiskey’ songs or listening to them! From classics, my favourite is ‘Raat akeli hai Bujh gaye Diye from the movie Jewel THief to Hum Tum ek kamre me band ho. Among the new ones, One Bottle down by Honey Singh sets me in the mood! Rum Rum Rum Whiskey from Vicky Donor is another fav of mine. Of course Zara Sa Jhoom loon is eternal. Again Johny Johny (Entertainment) and Veer Di Wedding (from the same movie) are the songs I love although these may sound superficial! The list is endless!
 

There is something about a glass of whiskey that puts everyone in either a romantic or dramatic mood. Romance on your mind calls for music while drama for shayari! I too feel like singing some patent ‘whiskey’ songs or listening to them! From classics, my favourite is ‘Raat akeli hai Bujh gaye Diye from the movie Jewel THief to Hum Tum ek kamre me band ho. Among the new ones, One Bottle down by Honey Singh sets me in the mood! Rum Rum Rum Whiskey from Vicky Donor is another fav of mine. Of course Zara Sa Jhoom loon is eternal. Again Johny Johny (Entertainment) and Veer Di Wedding (from the same movie) are the songs I love although these may sound superficial! The list is endless!
 

There are two genres of songs that go brilliantly well with Whiskey session; When drinking at a house party, then the mood is more melancholies and slow songs/classics make the best way for an engaging karoke session, these sessions are more of signing and less (actually zero) dancing.  And the other when partying out with friends the songs are to be peppier that make one fall to their latest dance steps. Whiskey sets the mood right in either of them, the slow one and the foot tapping but my personal favourites are the gazals and poetry that blends the music with its smoothness.

Nashaa Sharaab Me Hotaa toh Naachti Bottle. I love singing this song during each whiskey session. Truly speaking, I am the worst singer, yet after the two glasses, I start believing that there is no better singer than I, and all my mates also encourage me to sing. Well, if you would listen to me sing, I am sure you will agree with me as well. But that’s the magic of whiskey and music combined. You don’t feel shy, you let go of all things that hold you back and you just concentrate on having a good time. There is no better combination that soulful old Bollywood songs and a glass of your favorite whiskey. Give a man both these things and he will be satisfied.

There are few really good singers who make the whiskey session grand with their soulful voices coming off form the radio. Songs like "Jhoom baraabar jhoom sharaabi", or "De De Pyaar De Pyaar De re" and "Dum Maaro Dum" are some of my favorites, and the list goes on. Some really great romantic numbers from Kishore Kumar and Mohd. Rafi make the session memorable each time.

Any whiskey session, whether solo or with friends, is incomplete without friends.

I do not think that there can ever be a particular set of songs that go with whisky. It mostly depends on the situation and occasion! In your typical Indian wedding, you fill find the DJ playing nothing but fast-tapping and loud dance numbers that would otherwise be totally ridiculous to listen to when having your close friends over at your place for some class whisky and good conversation. Similarly, you can’t really play mellow songs at a wedding besides the occasional one or two where the newly-weds dance hand-in- hand with each other. So, really it is more about the setting than anything else!

Given how amazing whisky is, it is not rare to come across a song that is all about it! Rather than a playlist to go with your whisky, I’ll share some of the best and most popular songs, both in and out of India, that is about this gorgeous drink-

 Riffin the Scotch, Women Without Whiskey,  Rye Whiskey, Hurtin' (On the Bottle),  If the Sea Was Whiskey,  Drink You Away,  Whiskey Girl, Bad Bad Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, Whiskey River, 40oz. to Freedom, One Mint Julep, Drunk in Love, Nightrain, Too Drunk To Dream, Hold My Liquor, Have a Drink on Me, Bank Holiday, Milk and Alcohol, Sweet Lucy, Between the Bars, Lived in Bars, Kiss the Bottle, Tipsy, Happy Hour.

This is one of the usual questions among the alcohol consumers. I let you know about the places, where the most number of people consuming whisky over other alcohols. Do you have any guess? If so keep it, will provide you the details for this question. Whisky is used in most of the developed countries without further doubt the first place goes to the United States of America where people love to have whisky. Then few other European and Asian countries occupy the next places. They are Spain, Singapore, France, Germany and so.

Historically whisky and Jazz have gone hand in hand, and you could play anything by BB King or Chet Baker to set your mood. If Jazz is not your thing, then try listening to Shine on You Crazy Diamond (1-7) by Pink Floyd, and I guarantee you a 17-minute trip like no other ever again in your life.

 

For me, drinking whisky is no less than an escape from this physical world. It doesn’t matter whether I am drinking by myself or in the company of friends; whisky time is always ’Me-Time.’ 

 

There’s just something about the golden liquid that transports me into another world altogether. Whisky moments are chill, smooth and relaxation moments. So obviously my anytime whisky playlist consists of these ten songs no matter what:

 

1. Afree Afreen – Rahet fateh Ali khan & Momina Mustehsan, Coke Studio 

2. Soch Na Sake- Airlift

3. Ikk kudi-Udta Punjab

4. Teri Khair Mangdi-Baar Baar Dekho

5. Itni Si Baat Hain – Azhar

6. Iktara – Wake Up Sid

7. Muskuraane kI wajah-Citylights

8. Kabira-Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani

9. Channa Mereya- Ae Dil Hain Mushkil

10 Itni si baat hain-Azhar

 whisky in my hands, together, becomes some of the most memorable Whisky Sessions. Last time when I was listening to my favorite Bollywood songs around friendship, as I was sipping my favorite whisky with my best friends, suddenly I heard a thunderstorm! I still remember that night 

Almost all the premium brands available in the market today are blended varieties, and the most common examples are the various types of Johnny Walker Scotch variants of Red, Black, and Blue. Most whisky cocktails employ premium brands of Scotch blends as single malts on their own cannot hold themselves in a cocktail, and the blends are more cocktail proof in nature. Many whisky enthusiasts would also say that many a time the blending process adds to the taste of the whisky as single malts on their own are limited to their own type of taste and that blending only helps enhance the flavour.

 

The name obviously comes because the whiskey is distilled in The United States of America and with the typical distinction from European whiskies in the form of fermented mash of cereal grain. The more famously known American whiskies are bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, wheat whiskey, and corn whiskey. Each of these varieties use mashes with at least 51% of their named grains.

India has the distinction of being a very large producer of whisky but most Indian distillations called India whisky are sold as Indian-made foreign liquor, and the reason behind is blending of Indian brands with 10-12% foreign malts.

The biggest difference comes in the distillation process where the Indian spirits are distilled from fermented molasses unlike grains in Europe or USA, and thus the Indian spirits do not pass for whisky there. Since there is virtually no maturation period involved along with no requirement for cereals among other things, Indian liquor is very cheap to produce.

The name obviously comes because the whiskey is distilled in The United States of America and with the typical distinction from European whiskies in the form of fermented mash of cereal grain. The more famously known American whiskies are bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, wheat whiskey, and corn whiskey. Each of these varieties use mashes with at least 51% of their named grains.

For the rest of the world, American whisky means bourbon, produced majorly in Kentucky and Tennessee whisky made in, well, Tennessee giving us one of the most famous brands consumed worldwide by the name of Jack Daniels.

Canada today is the second largest producer of whiskey in the world following right after Scotland, and this gives Canadian whisky a special place of its own. Most Canadian whiskies are blended multi-grain spirits with a larger percentage of corn and are lighter, even smoother than other whiskies from around the world

Whisky is definitely my favorite. It would be a shame if a spirit so fine is

not enjoyed in the right ambience with the perfect tunes playing in the

background.

I won’t lie here; I’m quite the romantic at heart. Whisky time for me has

got more to do with having a quiet and relaxing time rather than setting

an upbeat mood.

So, obviously my choice of songs are more on the melodious, slow and

mellow side rather than perky dance numbers. Dance numbers are

reserved for beer nights! Also I’m a big Coke Studio fan, so here’s my

Coke Studio’s best soulful songs compilation for whisky time:

Tou Kya Hua by Bilal Khan

Teriyaan Tu Jaane by Amit Trivedi, Harshdeep Kaur, Jyoti Nooran

Husna by Piyush Mishra

Nindiya Re by Kaavish

Sheher by Amit Trivedi, Tanvi Shah

Nirmohiya by Harshdeep Kaur, Devender Singh

Rabba by Amit Trivedi, Tochi Raina, Jaggi

Chal Diyay by Zeb & Haniya and Javed Bashir

Dasht-e- Tanhai by Meesha Shafi

atif aslam's tajdar-e- haram

Majhi Re by Shaan, Saurav Moni

Jugni - Alif Allah by Arif Lohar & Meesha

Jal Pari by Atif Aslam

Yar Daddi by Ali Zafar

Most true blue whisky drinkers would agree that it is the whisky that imparts flavour to the song or

songs played in a whisky session and not the other way around, but then it also stands true that good

music and lyrics can create a setting like no other.

Historically whisky and Jazz have gone hand in hand, and you could play anything by BB King or

Chet Baker to set your mood. If Jazz is not your thing, then try listening to Shine on You Crazy

Diamond (1-7) by Pink Floyd, and I guarantee you a 17-minute trip like no other ever again in your

life.

Any seasoned drinker in India would vouch for the effect of ‘ghazals’ and ‘qawwalis’ on whisky and

vice versa and if you want to try and add this taste to your whisky, start with Yeh Jo Halka Halka

Suroor hai by the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and top that up with Hungama by Ghulam Ali. I

promise you, if these songs set in well with your drink, you’d probably never listen to any other form of

music ever again

For me, drinking whisky is no less than an escape from this

physical world. It doesn’t matter whether I am drinking by myself

or in the company of friends; whisky time is always ’Me-Time.’

There’s just something about the golden liquid that transports me

into another world altogether. Whisky moments are chill, smooth

and relaxation moments. So obviously my anytime whisky playlist

consists of these ten songs no matter what:

1. Afree Afreen – Rahet fateh Ali khan & Momina Mustehsan,

Coke Studio

2. Soch Na Sake- Airlift

3. Ikk kudi-Udta Punjab

4. Teri Khair Mangdi-Baar Baar Dekho

5. Itni Si Baat Hain – Azhar

6. Iktara – Wake Up Sid

7. Muskuraane kI wajah-Citylights

8. Kabira-Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani

9. Channa Mereya- Ae Dil Hain Mushkil

10 Itni si baat hain-Azhar

Everyone would agree that music has a way of adding more flavour and depth to your whisky and that is

why the most popular bars and pubs are also those which play the best music to go with your whisky.

For the old timers, nothing does better than a good qawwali or an absolute best ghazal, and Nusrat

Fateh Ali Khan’s Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai or Jagjit Singh’s Tum Nahi, Ghum Nahi, Sharaab Nahi

weave a magic that is unparalleled.

If you are looking for some classics from Bollywood, then Kishore Kumar’s umpteen songs on

melancholy such as Chingaari Koi Bhadke or Ghunghroo ki Tarah will add unreachable depths to your

whisky. If you are in a fun mood, then try songs from Amitabh Bachchan’s Sharaabi or go after SRK’s

Sheeshe se sheesha takraaye from Devdas.

 

Nothing is complete without music. Music adds life to any gathering, be it a party, a small get together

with friends, a family dinner, a romantic night out, just you on your own. Songs seems to amplify anything

or any emotion. We tend to listen to specific songs that go with our specific moods. So is the case with

drinking whiskey. When alcohol hits you, what you are feeling becomes amplified. Happiness becomes

magnified; sadness seems deeper; peppy number can make your body sway to the rhythm. I love music

and like it to play in the background all the time. So whenever I am drinking my favourite whiskey, my

favourite songs add a life of its own to the whole session. There are some songs that are a must play

every time I am drinking whiskey, be it alone or with other people or friends. Those are as follows:

Whiskey Girl by Gillian Welch

Drunk in Love by Beyoncé

40oz. to Freedom by Sublime

Bubbles in my Beer by Bob Wills

Some of you may like them while others may deem them unfit for their drinking session. That’s okay.

Everybody has different tastes, for music and for whiskey. So enjoy your drink the way you like with your

favourite number playing in the background.

I do not think that there can ever be a particular set of songs that go with whisky. It

mostly depends on the situation and occasion! In your typical Indian wedding, you fill

find the DJ playing nothing but fast-tapping and loud dance numbers that would

otherwise be totally ridiculous to listen to when having your close friends over at your

place for some class whisky and good conversation. Similarly, you can’t really play

mellow songs at a wedding besides the occasional one or two where the newly-weds

dance hand-in- hand with each other. So, really it is more about the setting than anything

else!