Saturday, November 6, 2010

Drinking Whiskey like a Fucking Pro

A lot of people can't deal with whiskey or scotch. It's rough, smells like wood remover, taste like fuel, and burns your throat, right? I felt the same way, but learned a great way to taste, appreciate and sip these fine spirits. I find the drunk to be much different than other liquors. It is cozy, and euphoric, plus you get this incredible warm sensation that takes over your whole body. There is a reason why you don't see anyone drinking whiskey at a hot dance filled club. It is best served while on a cozy chair by a fireplace, or after a spectacular fine meal.

1) Find Your Drink
Although the term "Whiskey" is broad as hell and has a dozens different categories and hundreds of different brands you will ask yourself where to begin. Start with the brand names you've heard of them. They are brand names for a reason cause they are popular, been around for hundreds of years, and fucking good. Here is some good whiskey starters:

Jameson
Jack Daniel's
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Dewars White Label
Bulliet Bourbon


All of these are great drinks to start with and found at every place that serves booze. My personal favorite is Jameson but take your pick.

2)Pour and Smell
Fill a rocks glass 1/3 with your drink of choice. Take a good whiff. At first it will smell like spicy wood. If you can't take the smell try and toughen up and smell it a again.

3)Take a Sip
And hold it in your mouth at the tip of your tongue. It shouldn't have hit your taste buds so you shouldn't be gagging yet.  Now slowly let it explore your mouth and tongue. Try and move past the smokey wood and find notes of vanilla, tobacco, sweetness. The slower you go the easier it will be for it to be in your mouth.

4)Swallow
You may feel a slight burn, but thats good. Let that burn move down your throat and turn into a nice warm feeling hitting your chest and falling down into your stomach.
My favorite Whiskey Blend. Great for beginners.

5) Breathe in Slowly
After you swallow, take a slow deep breath. Get that fine finish and try and taste again for any more flavors.

See? It wasn't that bad was it?

2 comments:

  1. Uuggghhh I am a vodka girl. Or beer. I am quite intoxicated right now, but the thought of Jameson does not settle well! Can't handle that barrel taste, plus the hangover is terrible!!

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  2. Lol vodka.. wow. Jim beam! Now that's where its at!

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