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2023 Author: Katelyn Chandter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:08
Whiskey is one of the symbols of luxurious life and refined human taste. If you drink alcohol in moderation, then it is better to let it be something noble and strong. The most important myths that prevent you from starting to drink whiskey are: price, quality, taste, age and methods of consumption.
Is whiskey a noble drink intended for the real inhabitants of Scotland and Ireland? Now whiskey has spread throughout the world, it is popular with many people who prefer noble and high-quality alcohol.
Whiskey is a strong aromatic alcohol obtained from various types of grain using the processes of malting, distillation and long aging in oak barrels. The strength of whiskey is usually in the range of 32 - 50%, but it can be 60%.
Scotch whiskey "White Horse", American whiskey "Jack Daniels", Irish whiskey "Tullamore dew" are very popular in the world.
1. All whiskey tastes the same
One of the most enduring myths is that all whiskeys are very similar to each other. This is only for newbies who have sipped bottle whiskey a couple of times at their dad's bar. There are many factors that influence the taste of whiskey: the raw materials for making (barley, rye, wheat, corn, buckwheat), the source of the water, the methods of production and storage in barrels. The surprising appeal of the drink is based on the subtlety and variety of whiskeys. Visit a couple of tastings and your opinion of whiskey will change forever.
2. Diluting whiskey is bad taste
How to drink whiskey properly?
Many people think that diluting whiskey is the lot of Americans and stupid people. But this is not entirely true.
Some whiskeys, above 56% ABV, are specifically designed to be diluted with water or ice. The high strength of alcohol dulls the sense of taste and smell of whiskey. Therefore, it is worth adding a little water or soda.
Many whiskey connoisseurs recommend avoiding adding ice to whiskey. The fact is that the ice kills all the aroma of the drink. Ice can be added from taste preferences or if the whiskey is not of very high quality.
You can only add cola to cheap whiskey or if you are used to drinking it that way. Young girls often sin with this.
3. The older and more expensive the whiskey is, the better?
Many men prefer to drink alcohol at a lower price. But true connoisseurs laugh at this. A bottle of whiskey is not as expensive as it is commonly believed. The older and more expensive the whiskey is, the better? This is bullshit. Barrels of whiskey 12, 15, 18, 20 or 25 years old cost more over the years, but what about the taste? It will often be unreasonable to chase very aged whiskeys while ignoring their younger counterparts. The taste of whiskey is often good for "young" whiskey.
Whiskey is already really good from 12 years old. For ordinary drinking, conversations with friends or drinking beautiful girls, a five-year-old whiskey is enough.
4. Do only old people drink whiskey?
Some believe that only old people or adult men drink whiskey. The fact is that young people often have no money at all and therefore drink the cheapest birlo. But once people have a little more money than nothing, they buy better drinks. With age, men become more experienced and switch to higher quality drinks by choosing whiskey.