Whisky is undoubtedly one of the best and popular alcoholic products in the world, and it is the favorite drink of many of us. How a person drinks whisky is his personal choice and no one has the right to tell a guy how to drink whisky. However, if you are looking for a few suggestions on how pros do it, then here are a few tips on how to drink whisky the pro way.
The Whisky Glass
You might not believe it, but the glass you use to drink whisky is very important. Many whisky lovers consider whisky tumbler as the traditional whisky glass and it is commonly used to drink the alcohol.
If you are drinking malt whisky, then tumbler is the accurate choice. However, you might have to rethink your options and use a tulip shaped glass, if you want more from the world of whisky. This is because the glass will concentrate the aromas of whisky in the neck of the glass and allow the drink to swirl around, making the drink more delicious.
Drinking whisky with or without water depends entirely on the personal taste of the drinker. People, who love to drink whisky neat, claim that they don’t want to spoil the taste of their drink by adding water into it. However, many whisky lovers have agreed that adding a bit of water boosts the aroma and flavor of whisky, and brings out its hidden characters.
If you are planning to drink whisky by pouring water into it, make sure not to use tap water. Tap water contains higher levels of chlorine, and it would certainly spoil the taste of your drink.
Adding Ice or Mixers
It is wiser not to add ice into your Scotch whisky, as it reduces the temperature of the drink, freezes the aroma, and makes the taste of your whisky quite dull. If you normally add ice to your drink, then try to drink a glass of whisky without adding ice and note the difference. If you still prefer whisky on the rocks, keep the ice to a minimum.
It is a popular trend to add mixers to single malt whisky. However, mixers such as ginger ale, soda, cola, and lemonade cover up the original taste of whisky and make it bitter. The right mixers can make your whisky even more delicious.
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