Ask 100 people “How should I be drinking whiskey?” and unless you’re in a room of elite whiskey snobs you’re likely to get 100 different answers. Some folks will tell you it should always be served with ice, some will say whiskey is only fit for a cocktail or even only for certain cocktails and some will tell you that whiskey should only ever be consumed neat and preferably in a Glencairn that you’ve held in your hand for a few minutes to warm the whiskey. All of these people are wrong… or are they?
The #1 question I get asked through this blog, at tastings I host, or by co-workers, friends and associates is “How should I be drinking my whiskey?” Sure they may all phrase it a bit differently and say things like “What is the best way to drink whiskey?”, but really they are all looking for the same thing. They want to know if there is a right or a single best way to drink whiskey. Well I’m here to tell you there is… and I’m going to tell you what it is.
HOW TO DRINK WHISKEY
Lots of people drink it as a shot
Some love to sip it with some Coke
My personal preference is to drink it neat
Or sometimes with a splash of water
On a hot day there’s nothing like a whiskey on the rocks
Adding club soda to the party is a classic combo
Though a good whiskey cocktail truly is something to behold
These are all fine ways to consume whiskey, but really the single best way, and truly the only RIGHT way, to drink whiskey is…
Hope that clears things up.