Jimmie Allen’s favorite whiskey reminds him of his late father

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Jimmie Allen‘s favorite drink also has sentimental value. 

The hit singer’s go-to liquor before and during his live shows is a glass of Maker’s Mark whisky that he likes to sip throughout the night. But the brand holds special meaning for him, seeing as it was the first drink his father, James, treated him to when he turned 21. James passed away in 2019 at the age of 65, and drinking the whisky brings back those precious memories. 

“I drink Maker’s Mark before my shows and sip it during them, too. It keeps my vocals nice and warm. My dad put me onto it,” Jimmie recalls to New York Magazine“We’d drink it together. I don’t know if it’s a sentimental thing or a taste thing — I do love the taste, but every time I drink it I remember my dad, who passed away [in 2020].” 

And Jimmie wants to carry on the tradition with his own son, Aadyn, when he comes of age. “When my son turns 21, this will definitely be the first drink I buy him,” he affirms. 

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