Whiskey Made Me See!

I'm a man who enjoys some strong rye,
For it makes me both happy and spry.
Yes, whiskey is brown
In country and town,
And is best when it's mud in your eye.

That last expression makes me wonder (irreverently, it goes without saying) if it was whiskey that Jesus used to cure the blind man. It also makes me wonder, is John 9:41 the origin of the phrase "blind drunk"?