Whisky - neat, on the rocks or with a mixer?

25 April 2017

Whisky - neat, on the rocks or with a mixer?

The best way to enjoy your whisky is hotly contested and highly personal. Most single malts are best taken neat, or with a few drops of water to dilute the alcohol and draw out the flavours. Adding ice creates a more refreshing drink and calms the burn of alcohol, but can make the whisky taste dull and flat as the rapid temperature drop inhibits the flavour. If you're new to whisky you may want to add a splash of your favourite mixer, such as a ginger ale to help you get accustomed to whisky drinking. 

Whisky is the hero ingredient in some of the best classic cocktails like the Rusty Nail (with Drambuie), the Godfather (with Amaretto) and the famous Rob Roy - see below!

Rob Roy

Mix two parts whisky, 1 part sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters to taste and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with orange peel or a maraschino cherry. Can also be served on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass and built straight in the glass.