How to drink whisky
Do you need advice on the best way to appreciate whisky? Have you always thought it looks like a good idea but you are confused about the dos and don’ts of whisky-drinking. Here’s a fascinating article to help you. It reminds us all that, as with most things in life, it’s not about etiquette or snobbishness, it’s all about your personal preference. 5 Myth-Busting Ways to Improve Your Whisky Drinking
It’s not surprising that it’s confusing, with hundreds of different malts distilled in Scotland alone. The industry is currently booming with exports increasing throughout the world. Along with our cashmere, tweed, fishing and farming produce, you can appreciate the fruits of our labours thoughout the world.
You can find out a great deal about the industry visiting the many distilleries in Scotland. Even the smallest are aware of the interest by tourists and most have organised tours of their facilities and the all important tasting session at the end of the visit. You don’t have to go too far to find the Malt Whisky Trail, with its concentration of 7 distilleries in a few square miles and includes the Speyside Cooperage where they make the barrels for storage.
With so many whiskys to choose you could spend a lifetime finding the one that suits you best, but think what fun you would have trying and testing! Picture yourself in front of a roaring fire, relaxed on a comfortable sofa, nursing a glass of single malt in a heavy crystal glass. Imagine you are in an advert with David Beckham, being directed by Guy Ritchie. If this doesn’t convert you to the glamour and coolness of the refined act of whisky drinking, nothing will. And remember point number 5 in the myth-busting article – Leave a whisky bottle open for too long and it loses its flavour.