How are you supposed to drink "fine" whiskey?
How are you supposed to drink "fine" whiskey?
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from a glass, if you have one
mixed with store brand diet cola.
Drink it straight, temperature does not matter when you just take tiny sips to get the most out of its flavor.
With cola if you are alone and want to get drunk fast.
Why glass? whats wrong with ceramics?
However you like it. Don't buy into pretension about the "proper" way.
Neat is fine. I will usually drink it straight, and add a couple drops of water to slightly dilute the alcohol burn and allow for more flavour to come through.
The "Japanese highball" is pretty good too. Its basically just two ounces of whisky in a chilled, ice filled tall glass, add 4 to 6 ounces or so of good soda water, then stir slowly.
If you want to mix it with juice or pop, you do you.
room temperature out of the bottle. but my life is also in shambles and im probably going to be dead by the end of the year, so take that into consideration
with a single ice cube, so you get the gradient of flavors from neat to up
with a small splash of room temperature water
If bourbon is whiskey mixed with orange juice.
Neat or with an ice cube.
mixed with diet coke
How much water is too much water? Can I add coffee to my Nikka?
"Fine" whiskey is just a status symbol. All alcohol is poison, and it all tastes like poison. The only reason to drink it is because it makes you drunk, and anyone who pays more than bottom shelf price is getting jewed hard.
Why couldn't you?
Le all alcohols are created ebin fallacy XDXDXD
I'm a mid priced guy. Cheap booze tastes like shit and the hangovers are worse.
It doesn't matter it tastes like alcohol
Yeah, "alcolol is poisonz XD"
I really hate this meme
With a fedora on your head and a beard on your neck.
sup nikka wus good?
I have never been a great fan of spirits nor have I drunk whiskey before but jesus christ. To put it mildly I did not enjoy it
This, there's a million people telling you to drink your whisky a million different ways and they're all wrong one way or another. Just drink it how you like it my friend.
I pour it over crushed ice and drink it.
The best way to get into whisky , from my experience, is to drink something with å lot of peat. The unique taste usually gwts you interested enough to try more, and by then you're sold. Laphroaig 10 years is what i usually recommend if you're New.
mix it with this
Lots of peat for beginners
This is the worst advice I have ever seen.
I unironically buy nice scotch to mix with coke
From the bottle at room temperature
I'm sure this would work for pretty much any whiskey, not just scotch.
To begin with: sipping it neat to learn the flavor profile and nature of the liquor. Do this for a glass worth or so.
To continue: If you enjoy it neat, keep on keepin' on. If you don't, grab your favorite mixer and do your thing man.
By pouring it down the drain.
I disagree, starting with lots of peat is the best way to find the whisky for you. Dont like peat? You exclude a bunch, now you dont have to worry about those. Like peat? Well now you'be found a lot of whisky brands you like. It's the best way to show a newcommer what whisky has to offer! What would you recommend as a starting whisky then?
Pretension isn't a real word, fucker.
shhh you're ruining it
I do this with bourbon, I'll finally admit it on here. I can taste a difference between the brands also. Ill never buy expensive shit because Im not an alcoholic and I dont like it straight so it's a declining return on an investment to buy expensive meme shit. Scotch and cola is strange to me for some reason, I like light soda with scotch just fine tho. And Jack and coke is a badassed drink, but if you are a drunk and drink liqour straight, I can understand why it's not your favorite.
Over clear ice in a short, wide glass like in the commercials
No the best way to drink cheap whiskey is 30/70 whiskey/diet sprite.
I thought that video was funny, then I realized this guy is 100% serious AND he's a big name in the whisky biz.
I almost exclusively drink whiskey with sours and ice
nothing. i drink whiskey from coffee mugs. wine, too.
That's like saying the best car to learn on is one with 800 horsepower and a roll cage.
I would have them try something on the lighter inexpensive side like Glenlivet or Glenfiddich as an absolute baseline to see if they even will enjoy scotch, then start to introduce more powerful, peat heavier whiskys from there.
I actually strongly disagree. It is common to recommend unpeated or weakly peated whiskies for beginners, but I think there's nothing wrong with showing people the deep end and allowing them to decide their own preferences. Laphroaig 10 was the third scotch I've ever tried, and it's what got me into them in general.
Peat doesn't need to be slowly introduced. If you like it, you'll like it. If you like a little, you'll like a little. If you don't like it, you don't.
Take a sip and tell yourself that's fine whiskey.
It's actually genius convincing people to just toss out a glass of their expensive whiskey that you sold them before pouring another to get a better taste.
is this chart a meme? i'm really intrigued by "sweaty", "mossy", "rubbery". can anyone recommend examples of any of these
You better enjoy it while you can. One day they will run out of pete because you keep using it all up to make whisky.
scotchfags burn candles with sulfur in them to disinfect the barrels.
out of a bottle
How are you supposed to drink "fine" whiskey?
Neat for the NEET of course.
Scotch, Canadian, or Bourbon for you guys?
nothing good has ever come from canada
it's opaque, and you can't see the whiskey when you hold it to the light.
Some poisons are more poisonous than other poisons good alcohol tends to be better distilled and flavored well
I like to keep a bottle of each on hand. Why limit oneself to one style?
I agree that alcohol is basically bad for you on the balance, but it's the dose that makes the poison.
It's always refreshing to interact with the poor on the internet, if only to remind myself that I'm not one of you.
The shape of the bottle suggests that you are to carry it on your person and sip it directly from the bottle.
Warm scotch is best scotch.
Australia just won the award for best single malt whisky in the world.
That stuff is a plague on the alcoholic beverages industry. People only started using it because at the time it was cheaper, and then plebs got accustomed to the overpowering flavors. Like the way americans got used to the vomit taste in hersheys. Absolutely terrible.
Over ice or with water so you can taste it instead of being overwhelmed by the sting of the alcohol.
as opposed to...?
the last time i saw this gif posted on Veeky Forums i mentioned that it was behind the scenes of a rocco porn shoot and both the webm and my comment got deleted
What's a rocco porn?
With your mouth-hole.
As opposed to literally any other wood. French oak. Chestnut. Walnut.
American oak is for covering up faults in a cheap beverage. It is not something to boast about using unless marketing to plebeians.
I bought the whisky in your pic and I'm not sure whether I should try it with an ice cube. Hmm... 51% ABV will bite like crazy.
I like to drink mine from a wide, squat glass so I can smell it to pick up more flavors. Some people like to use ice or whiskey stones to ease the burn, but that also mutes the flavor so I normally take mine straight. It's really up to personal preference, though.
laphroaig is often described as rubbery and medicinal. i would call it mossy as well,
All those have stronger wood flavors. What is so bad about your whisky you have to cover it up so much? You euros buy the shit out of *any* used cask. You also
Except for the fact that it was literally invented as medicine that the Arabs and Europeans have used for over a millennium perfectly fine. Like any substance you can get ill if you take too much. But you’re an idiot so you won’t listen to anyone here anyway.
how much water will a typical bartender add to your drink if you order a whiskey and water?
hot at first then I physically convulsed after what transpired
Pour into mouth and let it travel down your esophagus into your tum tum.
Ideally they have the water on the side and you can add it to taste yourself.
what is it going to ruin the cocktail if you stir quickly?
The idea is to try and preserve as much carbonation in the soda as possible, but it's probably just Japanese memery.
itz only smellz
Anyone like armagnac? Brandy is tasty as fuck so I never understood why it's not as popular in general as scotch or bourbon seem to be.
I'm not sure what to say to this.
Maybe people learn that it comes from wine and lose interest. I'd definitely like to try more brandy and such though.
It's to not excite the soda water and have it go flat. I suppose you could also make an argument that you bruise the alcohol which is some bullshit i've never subscribed to.
peated scotch > bourbon > irish > non-peated scotch > everything else (swill)
repeat until floor tilts.
yo dat name raycis
typically more expensive since you're paying for regionality, but armagnac is my personal go-to
I had a vodka distilled from petite verdot grapes made at a local place in virginia and it's the best vodka I've ever had. Grapes are GOAT for spirits imo.
currently drink JW black with coke, can confirm only acceptable way is by mouth
Alcohol is pretty bad for you, but meat is carcinogenic, going outside anywhere near a city is giving you a lung full of nitrogen dioxide and even sunlight is pretty fucking harmful.
Just accept we are all going to die, you’ll be much happier when you do
Everything in this post is incorrect including the pointless assumption about my nationality. Congratulations on being dumber than even random luck would allow for. You won the stupidity lottery, thank your parents.
I drink my Japanese whiskey by pouring it in between Hitomi Tanaka's tits and then using her cleavage as the world's largest drinking glass.
I tend to agree with this, but I do feel if you want to mix it / make a cocktail from it then you won't taste the subtle differences between a really nice whisky and a fairly average one, so you are as well mixing an average one and drinking the nice one neat.
I'd say pour a measure into a glass, take a sip, then add a little fresh water a few drops at a time until the burn goes away but you retain the flavour. Some people like ice, but I think it dulls the flavour compared to water, but by all means give it a go and see what you like.
S O Y B O Y
I'm totally jealous.