That's cool - it's a good drink to start off with.
I think, though, with a name like "Eight to One" it makes sense to include some drink that is 8 parts of one thing to 1 part something else.
I'm not much of a drinker (I like dark ales and stouts in beer, but that's about it. That, and fruity, icy, blended stuff which you can't taste the alcohol in. And Irish Coffee and Kahlua drinks... ok, mostly not much of a drinker). But anyway, I don't know any mixed drinks that would be a good candidate.
Come to think of it - with the coffee theme - would a good Irish coffee work out to about 8 parts coffee to 1 part whiskey? Maybe we should come up with a variation on Irish Coffee and name it something like "Mary's Apology" or "Mary's Benediction." That has a nice Irish sound to it, too.
What do y'all think?