Whiskey is one of the most versatile spirits that’s widely available almost everywhere. And while a lot of people enjoy their whiskey mixed with a soda, it’s just one of the many ways one can enjoy this wonderful drink. Here are some of the best ways to drink whiskey.
As mentioned, whiskey can be mixed with sodas. The most popular combination, of course, would be Jack and Coke. However, drinkers can have a lot of fun drinking whiskey without the soda.
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Drinking whiskey straight is one way to get a base taste of the spirit. While in room temperature, one can taste its natural form which includes all the characteristics from the original distillery and the flavors from the cask where it matured.
After tasting whiskey straight, you can try adding a few drops of water to your drink. By simply adding a drop or two, whiskey drinkers begin to taste subtle flavors they weren’t able to detect before. Drinking whiskey straight often gives a burning sensation which the few drops of water help dilute thus reducing its effect. This gives those subtle flavors a chance to be experienced. How much water is added is totally dependent on the drinker.
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Lastly, adding ice to the mix brings a new dynamic to the drink. If adding water releases some subtle flavors, adding ice inhibits these flavors from coming out thanks to the drop in temperature. This also reduces the burning sensation of whiskey, but it could come with a price of having a flat or dull tasting whiskey.