A Shot of Whisky is the Secret to Living to 107

Don’t leave the house without an Irish coffeein hand. That’s the advice of the newest old-person-drinking internet sensation.

“I’ve had a shot of whiskey in my coffee every morning for 100 years,” Mariano “Pops” Rotelli told Georgia’s Newnan Times-Heraldon his 107th birthday party. “I went to the doctor three times in 100 years. He’s dead. I’m still living.”

When you live to 107, you can say whatever savage thing you want.

t doesn’t even matter which whiskey it is. Rotelli said he’ll drink whatever his son-in-law Bill Tyre buys for him, but it’s usually Jim Beam Black — a bourbon made in Kentucky.

Rotelli also advised to make every day a holiday (starting off the morning right helps), and to never worry (again, the whiskey coffee doesn’t hurt here). Rotelli was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant parents from Italy. He had four brothers that he went into the produce distribution business with, and he’s outlived them all.

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