How is Whisky served?
Quick Guide about how is whisky served
Serving Whisky is a matter of taste, there are those who like it neat, on the rocks, or some like it with a little bit of soda, with ginger ale like me; in short, I’ve seen many varieties.
Although it’s true, that’s a matter of taste, there are some basic indications you can follow to make the experience a little more pleasant.
“The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”
Winston Churchill- British Prime Minister (1940-45 and 1951-55)
There are many Whisky lovers who consider that as the only way to drink it, that everything else is blasphemy; claiming that this is the only way to fully preserve the essence of the aromas and flavors given by the ripening.
If you want to drink it by itself, you’ll need a Sniffer type of glass or a short glass, depending on how you want to drink it.
If you want to appreciate the aromas better, take the Sniffer type glass; This helps to concentrate the aromas.
Serve some whisky, take it in your hands, circulate it a little through the glass, put a few drops of water on it so that it passes through your palate with a little more ease.
Whisky On the rocks
On the other hand, serving it with ice makes it more refreshing and easy to drink, as it reduces the harshness of the alcohol. However, it lowers the quality of the whiske, it hides the aromas and flavors, the low temperature closes the drink, not allowing its full potential to be released.
But there are whiskies that adapt very well to this, especially the younger ones. Have it in a short glass, with some good pieces of ice; The less contact area they have with the drink, the slower it’ll dilute.
Drinks with Whisky
At this point is where many don’t agree; I particularly like a great variety of cocktails with Whisky.
Obviously, it can’t be done with just any whisky; But if you’re going to do it, take a tall glass of the Highball type, cover it to the top with some good pieces of ice and use the whisky of your choice.
You can make mixed cocktails or in a shaker, whatever you want. Remember that the idea is to try, discarding what you don’t like and drinking what you do; a flavor that has never failed me is a Scotch Blended Whisky with ginger ale, like I said, everything is a matter of taste.