So many times I have heard both men and women say "I like the thought of drinking whisky" ... what's stopping you? More and more pubs and bars are stocking good whiskies, but unfortunately, the likes of the Bells or Jameson's on the shelf can often put people off with their harshness and "putting hairs on your chest" feeling.
To those ladies (or men) that would like to start enjoying a glass of liquid gold but don't know where to start, here are 3 recommendations:
Cardhu 12 Year Old:
This is my summer whisky of choice, it is a soft, easy drinking whisky with sweet flavours of honey and caramel. Perfect after dinner on a late summer evening.
I prefer it on its own, but try adding a single ice cube for an extra-refreshing tipple.
Produced in partnership with David Beckam, Haig clubs new look bottle is slinky and stylish (perfect for a vase once finished). This whisky is much lighter in colour and taste to the previous whisky. It has a citrus taste combined with the hints of toffee and creme brulee.
Fancy a long refreshing drink? Mix:
- 50ml Haig Club
- Top with soda
- Add 2 dashes bitters
- Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
Jonnie Walker (Black Label) :
A blended whisky needn't have a bad reputation. Think of it more of an art, a combination of a blenders favourites that bring out the best in each other.
It's hint of sweetness from the honey and dried fruit flavours to the subtle spice on the finish it won't disappoint.
Impress friends with a Manhattan (the whisky version of a martini). Mix:
- 50ml Jonnie Walker Black
- 25ml Sweet Vermouth
- 1 Dash Angustura Bitters
- 1 Twist Orange
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
Here's to enjoying a glass of liquid gold!