Whether you're a whisky buff or novice - there are four things to remember to get the most out of your dram!
1. THE GLASS
A good, short glass with a heavy bottom – tumbler or tulip is perfect for enjoying your whisky neat, with a little water or ice.
2. THE NOSE
Smell is often the best indicator of a whisky's flavour. Classic flavours like vanilla, caramel and toffee, or maple flavours which are common in American whiskeys.
Whisky over ice may be easier to drink but the flavours can taste different when chilled. Serious whisky drinkers usually skip the ice or just add one cube.
High-alcohol whiskies can give a burning feeling, so try taking one sip without water first, then add a few drops to enjoy the rest of your glass and open up the flavours.