Gunsmoke actors drank beer rather than whiskey, but they drank tea or colored water in place of whiskey. During his tenure as Arizona's historian, Marshall Trimble has also served as the history association's vice president.
When you see actors drinking shots of whiskey, they are really drinking iced tea. Well, except for Johnny Deep, who, according to Butcher, while filming a scene for “Arizona Dream,” reportedly drank about 11 shots of Jack Daniels. For heroin, prop experts use mannitol, which is usually used to cut the real drug.