an interesting thing about churchill was that he wasn’t a heavy drinker. He used it as a prop for his image. A number of leaders cultivated an image. G.S. Patton, for example, “liked to play the most hardboiled man in the Army” according to Eisenhower..One habit churchill had was to take a large tumbler, put an ounce or so of whiskey in it, then fill the rest with water and drink it through the morning. He;d been stationed in places with water that wasn’t very good (which was most places in the late 1800s) and it was a way to keep from getting sick from local water. Even some of the water in the UK at that time wasn’t very good.