How to drink whiskey so that its use becomes a delight
Ancient Celtic Drink
Whiskey rightly refers to the noble drinks. He came to us in modern times from distant history, from the ancient Celts, while retaining its original magnificent taste. But the rules for its use are a bit forgotten. And today, not every fan knows how to drink whiskey. In order not to make a fuss in vain, consider how to use it at home - in Scotland.
A rare guest on our table
Whiskey is an original drink, not only because its production has a rather complicated technology, but mainly because of the taste that is not quite usual for us. It does not often happen to see a bottle with a Scottish guest on a holiday table with a Russian family. This is explained not so much by its high cost, as by the lack of knowledge of the remarkable properties and how to drink whiskey.After all, it needs to be savored, and not swallowed like vodka, otherwise you just lose time and money in vain.
When and where to drink
Real gourmets drink is transformed into a special ritual. To experience the pleasure of his taste, you should not invent a special occasion or languish in anticipation of any celebration. Drinking whiskey is a real treat. Of course, it is better to use it in the company of close people, but it is also possible for one. It is more important to choose the right place where to do it. It is ridiculous to drink a noble drink (like a simple beer) on a bench in the yard, and it's silly on the playground. The ideal place is considered a cozy home decor. Curtain windows, quiet pleasant music will contribute to the enjoyment of refined taste.
How to drink whiskey
Before use, it should be cooled a little, but not too much. There is no need to put the bottle in the fridge, just enough bucket with ice or cold water. Whiskey is served on the table in the original bottle, and only then it is poured into glasses. Shake bottle a little before opening. In the men's company, the owner of the house pours in glasses or, if there are not many guests, each guest does it on his own. In the presence of women, a man should pour whiskey.
It is important not only to know how to drink whiskey, but also from what. Two types of glasses can be used for this:
- tulip-shaped, allowing to appreciate the taste;
- wide with a thick bottom - for mixing with other ingredients.
How to pour
Filling glasses should not be more than a third. And decorating them with slices of lemon or other fruit is unacceptable.
What drink whiskey
In Scotland, it is traditionally consumed with water. A glass is served with a glass of water, better than usual, but soda will also work. Everyone mixes according to his taste. But the quality product, for example, Jim Beam, the Scots prefer to drink in its purest form. The simplest cocktail is whiskey with ice. A wide glass is filled with 2/3 of ice and filled with a drink. Melted ice makes it taste softer.
How to drink whiskey and coke
In America and Canada, and more recently in Europe, it became popular to drink Scottish drink with coke. For such a cocktail mainly cheap, not very high-quality whiskeys are used. Mixed with cola in a ratio of 2: 1 or less. But it should be remembered that an excess of cola will kill the aroma and taste of the drink.