How much did Churchill drink?
Andy Klein asks whether William Manchester was being factual or just cute when he wrote that Churchill was not a heavy drinker, despite the quantities Manchester enumerated:
…the legend that he is a heavy drinker is quite untrue. Churchill is a sensible if unorthodox drinker. There is always some alcohol in his bloodstream and it reaches its peak in the evening after he has had two or three scotches, several glasses of champagne, at least two brandies, and a highball.
Manchester was right in the sense but wrong in the details. Churchill had an impressive capacity for alcohol, but nobody saw him put that much away of an evening.…