We have a great pleasure introducing you to a small range of Single Malt whiskies that we added to our drinks menu. We have spent time on research and tasting to find a nice and balanced selection. Our hope is that you will enjoy our choices as much as we do. As this is not meant to be a static selection, we appreciate suggestions of whiskies that you feel would improve our collection.
There’s no right or wrong way to drink whisky. As long as you enjoy it, that’s all that matters to us. However, there are some techniques that can heighten the experience of drinking whisky, making it even more pleasurable.
- Choose your glass
A good, solid tumbler (a short glass with a heavy bottom) if you’re drinking your whisky neat, or with a little water or ice. For ‘long’ whisky drinks, use a ‘highball’ – a tall, slim, straight-sided glass.
- Take a moment to inhale the aroma
A huge part of the flavour of food and drink comes from the way it smells – and whisky is no exception. Enjoying the aroma of whisky can be hugely rewarding.
- Take a sip
Savour the flavour by allowing the whisky to roll over your tongue, before letting it slip smoothly down.
- Take your time
A good whisky will present a whole range of flavours and scents – many of which you may find familiar. The flavours experienced are unique to each person, with certain elements being stronger to some than others. Discussing the flavours you discover with friends is one of the many joys of drinking whisky.
Is it better to drink whisky neat or with water?
Both have their benefits! The simplest way to enjoy your whisky is neat, cleansing your palate with cool water between sips. Many people also add a few drops of water to their whisky, which can open up the flavours as the liquids combine. Experimentation is key, but remember the old adage: “you can add, but you can’t take away”.
Should I drink whisky with ice?
Adding ice to Scotch instantly makes for a more refreshing experience, but it can also significantly change the flavour profile as it dilutes the whisky. Chilling whisky has the effect of muting some flavours and enhancing others.
To find a balance that works for you, consider the amount, shape and size of the ice, as well as the measure of whisky. The more ice in the glass, the slower it will melt – and the impact will, of course, be greater on a single measure than a double.
However, you chill your Scotch, the act of taking small sips and savouring each one will rapidly bring the temperature back up. As the whisky warms, the taste will evolve – allowing you to experience a broad spectrum of flavours.