(for all those times you go to nice bars and are too em­bar­rassed to or­der a vodka soda)

ELLE (Australia) - - Eat -

WITH DR BILL LUMSDEN, DI­REC­TOR OF DIS­TILL­ING AND WHISKY CRE­ATION AT GLENMORANGIE “Drink­ing whisky on the rocks is a re­fresh­ing way to have the spirit, es­pe­cially on warm days, but it ac­tu­ally closes down some of its aro­matic flavours and ac­cen­tu­ates the woody base notes. Wa­ter has the op­po­site ef­fect, open­ing up the fruitier and flo­ral notes. That be­ing said, you don’t want to drown the whisky. I would go for three parts whisky to one part wa­ter. Al­ways start by swirling your whisky, al­low­ing the vapours to gather in the neck of the glass, then in­hale the notes (a tulip-shaped glass is best). Take a tiny sip to ac­cus­tom your palate to the flavour. Fol­low by tak­ing a big­ger sip, hold­ing it in the mouth for a few sec­onds be­fore swal­low­ing.”

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