Award-winning Amrut Whisky is finally getting its due in the United States thanks to an appearance at this year’s Whisky Extravaganza in Chicago.
Are you the type who likes to stick with what you know and purchase the latest version of whatever your favorite brand is? Or are you the type that likes a lot of variety and therefore likes to try many different whiskey types, with their wide variance in flavor, age, and strength?
Whether you're a dedicated fan of bourbon or just dipping your toe in, the ever changing selection of bourbon varieties can be hard to keep up with. Don't let the dizzying array of proof statements and barrel numbers give you decision paralysis! From yearly, limited edition bottlings to old favorites, I've compiled a list of the best bourbons you have to try this year. Newcomers should seek out some of the "go anywhere, do anything" options on this list, while enthusiasts may pick the options with their desired tasting notes. Cheers!
Never let anyone tell you that you shouldn't add water to your whiskey. The typical reason whiskey “connoisseurs” offer against adding water to whiskey is that it dilutes the liquor, but that's not true. It can weaken the bourbon, sure, but only if you pour in too much. Diluting whiskey isn't an issue as long as you follow the science behind it—and that's no fake, Jake. It's all about the chemistry.
Whiskey is among the best spirits out there that deserves to be enjoyed that quickly consumed. Smooth, strong, and flavorful, there are numerous types of whiskeys out there from rye to corn, bourbon, scotch, single malt, and many more, there are whiskey lovers out there that prefer a specific type and there are also some who get a kick out of all of them. Some people also have their favorite go-to bottle from Johnny Walker to White Horse, Dewars, Black Bottle, and others.
Whiskey is one of those types of alcohol that deserves to really be enjoyed and appreciated. It's the type of drink you'd order at a bar, lounge, or opening a bottle when company is over. Either on the rocks or not (if you're hardcore), whiskey is certainly a drink for sipping.
Scotch whisky doesn't have to be incredibly high-brow and outside of the normal price range. You can get your hands on a terrific single malt Scotch from the Scottish Highlands without busting your entire budget. Believe me, it's entirely possible these days to get well crafted Scotch whiskies for under $40.
Not everybody loves wine in their cocktails, nor do people want to take the easy route by buying ready to drink cocktails. No, when it comes to Fall, people want a kick, an eccentric flavor, and a little bit of fireplace warmth in their alcoholic drinks. A nice cinnamon stick garnish, some sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, and maybe a few egg whites can all make this year's Fall one you'll never forget.
Whiskey is a classic spirit, so you really should know how to utilize it and make basic whiskey cocktails. Knowledge comes with a lot of experimentation, and tasting spirits is the best way to go about this.
The only thing I love more than a good cocktail is a good jazz record. Come to think of it, the two aren't all that different! They both deserve to be savored. They're simultaneously temporal and infinite. The joy in either is the interplay between discrete elements, resulting in something magical.
As India’s Amrut Single Malt Whisky variants continue to make waves internationally, a new variant, Amalgam, has just launched in India.
Whiskey is one of those drinks that most people either love or hate, depending on how it's served. One of the biggest issues that whiskey seems to have, at least in terms of reputation, is the misconception that there aren't many cool ways to serve whiskey.