When you differentiate between whiskey and scotch, how are they different? I thought scotch was whiskey, or at least 'whisky'. 'Whisky' refers to the more original spirits that popularly come from Scotland, hence 'Scotch Whisky'. Then there are the American whiskies, which are variations on the Scottish originals. They are referred to as Bourbon Whiskey. I am not sure, but is the differentiation intended by the poll?
There are probably many types of Schnapps. At the German club in my home town, which I like to frequent, there is a good list of Schnapps to choose from. It seems that the flavoured ones usually are not so strong, about 17%, while more original styles, which are not flavoured, are stronger, weighing in at about 40% or even higher. 17% is not a weak beverage, but it certainly is not in the same league as the normal range for spirits.
I gotta go with whiskey too... we see him choose to drink it in Cairo... and I recall him drinking whiskey in the Indy novel series as well.... we've never seen him drink scotch have we ?? and as for mixed drinks.. those are for girls... Marion may drink them... but no self respecting man drinks mixed drinks..
Marion doesn't drink mixed drinks, are you crazy?! She runs a bar... and we see her drink several times throughout the movie. Maybe it's just me, but I didn't see any cutesy little spritzer for her... more like a lot of whiskey.
In my opinion, Indy likes the hard stuff. All that adventuring warrants something substantial. And after all, he does ask Marion for "Whiskey?" in the Raven (albeit to slam the bottle on the Sherpa's head). A celebration or the proper setting (a Shanghai nightclub, for example) could call for champange, but he doesn't drink bubbly stuff all the time.
We see him drink a whisky type drink by choice, IMHO. Remember, the Indy movies take place right after the end of American prohibition, so the alcohol industry in America was in shambles. Not surprising if Canadian Club (the "real McCoy" and imported Scotch are his perferences over American bourbon. Could be brandy or cognac I suppose, but I doubt it. I bet it was a blend much like the Johnnie Walker Red in the bar. I don't think the single malts were very popular back then.
Not sure what status beer had in America at the time, but I suspect it was considered a lower class drink, or at least not something a professor would socially consume amongst peers.