henarar, Yes, it did appeal to my sense of humour - after the initial reaction "not another drought thread".
If I lived in Zumerzet I would be a cider drinker too. It goes well with many foods, apart from being a pleasant drink on its own of course. Sausages are good, and especially pies, either pastry or potato topped. I also reckon it would go well with many fish dishes, particularly shellfish - and kedgeree. Some foods though need wine as an accompaniment, a sipping drink rather than a quaffing one. In Australia and here I am in the fortunate position of having very cheap supplies of top class wines. If you want to read a little more about them check out www.oldmcdonaldinportugal.blogspot.com for an article on Portuguese wines.
Cider is good also with cheese and bread, but with say Stilton and biscuits (I like Carr's wholemeal, but cannot get them and have to settle for digestive types) after dinner it is essential to have Port.
As for whisky, I have never tried it with any food other than haggis, although the next time I have the Portuguese version (rice instead of oatmeal being the difference) I will do so. I like the occasional large dram before bed - Dalmore and Glenmorangie rated as No1 and No2, but I am not averse to the Western ones if they are not too heavily peated.