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Thread #130016   Message #3071593
Posted By: GUEST,Gelphy
10-Jan-11 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Whiskey voice - what is it?
Subject: RE: Whiskey voice - what is it?
A whiskey voice is a raspy tenor. It is usually found in elderly former smokers, although younger persons (myself included) can develop it through a combination of voice exertion, smoking and drinking (usually beer).

Most males will find themselves with a temporary whiskey voice after a party, especially if they find themselves singing along with the music.

Celebrity examples:
Al Pacino, John Mahoney, Rush Limbaugh.