the auld kirk
   Scottish
   whisky
   The ecclesiastical derivation is unclear, except perhaps for those of us who have sat through a sermon in an unheated Scottish church in winter:
    Whisky for me — a dram o' guid Auld Kirk. (Coghill, 1890)

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