Dixon's whiskey

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Dixon's whiskey
FO3 whiskey
Icon whiskey
effects+1 Strength for 4 minutes
-2 Intelligence for 4 minutes
Hardcore mode only:
+25 Dehydration
addictionAlcohol addiction 50% chance

Dixon's whiskey is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas. It is sold exclusively by Dixon.


Dixon's whiskey is a low-quality variant of whiskey, sold exclusively by Freeside merchant Dixon. Compared to normal whiskey it has double the penalty to Intelligence (-2) and lacks any Charisma bonus, but its most important (and hidden) difference is its increased addiction rate; Dixon's whiskey causes alcohol addiction at a rate of 50%, compared to whiskey's 10% chance of addiction.

Dixon's whiskey is affected by the player's Survival skill, both its positive and negative effects. At higher skill levels this is particularly noteworthy due to the increased penalty to Intelligence: at 100 Survival Dixon's whiskey will provide a -6 penalty to Intelligence.

Survival Skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Strength for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+30 Dehydration 
20+1 Strength for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+35 Dehydration 
30+1 Strength for 4m, -3 Intelligence for 4m+40 Dehydration 
40+1 Strength for 4m, -3 Intelligence for 4m+45 Dehydration 
50+2 Strength for 4m, -4 Intelligence for 4m+50 Dehydration 
60+2 Strength for 4m, -4 Intelligence for 4m+55 Dehydration 
70+2 Strength for 4m, -4 Intelligence for 4m+60 Dehydration 
80+2 Strength for 4m, -5 Intelligence for 4m+65 Dehydration 
90+2 Strength for 4m, -5 Intelligence for 4m+70 Dehydration 
100+3 Strength for 4m, -6 Intelligence for 4m+75 Dehydration 


  • Cass may mention Dixon's whiskey during the quest Heartache by the Number if challenged to a drinking contest, referring to the beverage with disgust.

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