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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