Why you shouldn’t put ice in your whisky

In them barrels, there be gold! Source: Wikimedia

In them barrels, there be gold! Source: Wikimedia

The BBC site has a pleasant piece by Brad Cohen, about discovering and enjoying whisky. (Although it’s from June of this year, I only discovered it now.)

Why you should never drink whisky on the rocks

The Thirsty Explorer heads to the Scottish island of Islay where he learns the important differences between malt and whisky – and how to order it in a bar.

I won’t give away his advice, because you should go and read it all yourself. But I will say I found the article well written and quite atmospheric. I felt a minor urge for a wee dram, as they say. Well worth reading. And it has this memorable quote:

In Scotland, summer is the second most famous myth after the Loch Ness Monster.

I’ll drink to that. L’chaim!

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