How To Drink Scotch Whisky

How To Drink Scotch Whisky

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We do not intend to tell you how whisky should be drunk, but just to give you a few suggestions on how to get the best out of your whisky. There is no right or wrong way to drink whisky. How each person drinks Whisky is a personal choice and they should drink it the way they best enjoy it.

The glass you drink your Whisky from can be important. A whisky tumbler is often considered as the traditional whisky glass. A tumbler is fine if you are drinking a Malt which you already know you enjoy or if you are mixing the whisky into a long drink. However when tasting a Whisky for the first time a tumbler will not do the Whisky justice. The ideal glass for tasting is a tulip shaped glass, this allows the whisky to be swirled around the glass without spilling it, and a tulip shaped glass will also concentrate the aromas in the neck of the glass.

You will not find Whisky tasting glasses in an average shop but you will find a small selection of quality Whisky glasses available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
Whether or not you should add water to your whisky is entirely about personal taste. Many who drink their whisky neat say they do not want to spoil the taste by adding water to it.

However, there are just as many whisky drinkers who say that adding a touch of water, especially soft still spring water will enhance the aroma and flavour of a whisky and bring out the whiskies hidden characteristics. It is worth noting that tap water can contain high levels chlorine and would spoil rather than complement your whisky, if this is the case with your tap water it is best avoided.

The true lover of whisky will drink their whisky as the professionals do, with a little clear water. Adding a little water to whisky before drinking will prevent the strength of the whisky numbing your senses and reducing your enjoyment of the whisky. It is widely said that you should dilute your whisky with a fifth water. Everyone's tastes varies, so its worth adding just a little water at a time to see what you prefer. Having said all that I do agree that some whiskies are best without any water added.

If you enjoy your whisky with a little water, you may love the great selection of New and Old whisky water jugs available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Adding ice to your favourite single malt Scotch whisky is such a shame. Putting ice in your whisky will only reduce the temperature of the whisky, freezing its aroma and the smell, and will only dull the taste of the whisky. Many people do add ice, if you are one of them why not try it without, I assure you it will be like drinking a different whisky.

Adding mixers to single malt whisky is a very popular trend, but if you need to add mixers in the first place, you need to ask yourself why you bother drinking whisky at all? Mixers such as soda, ginger ale, lemonade and cola does nothing but cover up the true taste of whisky.

Although blended whiskies mixed with the right ingredients, can make a very refreshing long drink or cocktail.

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