A few months back, the website The Manual, posted an article titled "How To Drink Whisky: A Beginner's Guide". Now, we appreciate the idea that The Manual and the articles author - J. Fergus - are trying to educate and make whiskey more understandable and approachable to novice drinkers. The article is filled with informative sections like "What Is Whiskey", "Enjoying Whiskey Neat or with Water" and Whiskey Cocktails.
But, we would offer up an alternative 3-step educational "keep it simple" practice that would start with:
Step 1: Selecting the perfect whiskey glass to begin your journey into beverage excellence. That's where we can help. With our wide range starting with the world's most popular Glencairn Glass (The Modern even used a silhouette of this best seller in its article), our own Nosing Glass (above) and a wide assortment of Tumblers, Stölzle has just the right glass whether you are starting out "neat" or with a little water or ice.
Step 2: Select the right whiskey that fits in both your palate - and your pocketbook. For the palate part, ask your local friendly professional bartender - that's why they are the pros - for their recommendation. After all, they know you best, right? For the pocketbook part, don't overspend. Overspending in the beginning can be easy to do. Don't fall prey, as you can always upgrade your spending later. For now, keep it simple.
Step 3: Relax and enjoy. Both by yourself and with friends. However you enjoy your whiskey.
Remember not to overthink the process and definitely don't drink to impress anyone but yourself and your own personal tastes.
Here's a link to the article from The Modern:
Remember. Simple and straightforward. That's what we like.
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For those starting their journey into the world of Scotch Whisky, selecting the right malt can sometimes be confusing and downright intimidating. However, a great starting point is choosing the right #whiskyglass. A good choice there would be to choose the world’s favorite glass for those who know whiskies of all types - The Glencairn Glass. This is the glass designed and owned by our friends at Glencairn Crystal that was created to help us enjoy all the character and all the subtle nuances of our favorite tipple.
And while there may be plenty to learn about the many great distilleries from Scotland when you are beginning, we’ve found a great article from Distiller.com to steer you in the right direction. Here’s a link to their article on great "beginner" Scotch whiskies to start your education with:
Meanwhile, while you may worry about the choosing the right whisky, you should never worry about the glass you drink it from. Choose wisely. Choose Glencairn.
Both you - and your guests - will be glad you did.
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In a recent article, the website HiConsumption.com offers up The 15 Best Rye Whiskeys to Drink Neat in 2021. Author Grady Van Dyke gives his views on the current state of the rye whiskey category, how a rye whiskey differs from a bourbon and his opinions on some pretty darn good rye whiskeys.
Now, the term “best whiskey” is always going to be the starting ground for good, friendly debates. But there can be no debate when it comes to the best whiskey glassware. The Stölzle lineup of glassware is simply unmatched at raising the flavor profile of our favorite whiskeys to be their very best. So, as the holidays approach, make sure you are serving your guests well.
Great whiskeys, served in great glassware. And always enjoyed by great guests. Cheers!
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