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published time By Vanessa published time 28 Nov, 2018 Share image 0 Shares

Here’s a fun fact, the word whisky comes from the Scottish and Irish term “Uisce beatha”, which literally translates to “Water Of Life”. You heard that right! Now, whisky connoisseurs would rightfully agree with its meaning. But for those who haven’t yet had a taste of this “Water Of Life” and are curious about it, we tell you how to get started. Here are 4 classic ways to drink whisky.  

Neat Beginnings
Take some whisky and pour it into a glass, period! That’s how many whisky purists prefer their drink. Think of it as a single-ingredient cocktail, where you can experience that ingredient, which is whisky, at its full glory. Savour the taste of a neat whisky at least once while you’re on your journey of finding the right sip. 

If you’re in Mumbai, you can have your neat sip of a fine whisky this week itself. Savour 30ml servings of Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Double Black, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, and Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old at Rs 5,000 at the Trident Hotel and get a complimentary Johnnie Walker Blue Label with it.  So hurry, offer ends on 4th December, 2018. 

Isn’t this a great way to please your palate this weekend?
4 Classic Ways To Sip On Whisky
Drops Of Water
The easiest way to go on with this, is with a glass of whisky, some water and a stirrer. Keep adding a few drops of water with the stirrer to your whisky. Then give it a swirl, take a sip and repeat till you find a pleasing flavour. This is one of the most potent ways to sip on whisky. Studies claim that slight dilution can enhance the flavour. The water releases hydrophobic (water repellent) elements in the glass that allows you to detect more aromatics and flavours on your palate. 
4 Classic Ways To Sip On Whisky
On The Rocks
Years of cinema has shown us that whisky is best had “on the rock”. Remember Sean Connery as James Bond sipping some whisky “on the rocks”? A glass of this gold-coloured elixir is chilled with some cubes of ice and sipped on slowly. It remains as one of the most popular ways to savour this drink. Water continues to bring out the flavour and aroma. However, be careful about using too much, otherwise, it will end up getting diluted. 

If you want to enjoy a chilled whisky without dilution, you could consider using chilled whisky stones, instead of ice. 

Whisky Cocktails
If you don’t fancy the taste of the good ole classic whisky, there’s another more delicious way to enjoy it. Try a time-tested whisky cocktail that’s made with ingredients that will delight your taste buds. This way you can have your whisky and enjoy it too. You could try popular whisky cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Whisky Sour, Manhattan or a Johnnie Ginger.  

So, how do you like to sip on your whisky? Tell us about it too.  

And don’t forget to get your tasting of the Johnnie Walker whisky this weekend at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai. 

*Drink Responsibly!