Despots and their favourite drinks

Throughout history despots have wielded tyrannical power over their people and their land.

Kim Jong-il drinkingMany historians have researched these despots and recorded how power has gone to their heads and impacted on their tastes.

Developing a penchant for a life of luxury while many in their country starve and struggle is just one of the aspects that can be consistent through a variety of despots.

We decided to trawl through the archives and see what drinks various despots have enjoyed. From Kim Jong-il to Mao Zedong and from Saddam Hussein to Robert Mugabe, here’s a look at despots and their favourite drink.

One Response to “Despots and their favourite drinks”

  1. Peter Bowyer says:

    It is rather disappointing that some of them, as here, had such prosaic tastes… Kim Jong Il is my “favourite” despot so far reading through this list, although he too could have done a lot better than Hennessy as his cognac provider.

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