Whisky (or whiskey) is a drink meant to be savoured. Yes, it’s a classic that many prefer neat or on the rocks, but this golden liquor can be consumed in countless ways. And, no, it's not just a man’s drink.
Many experts and traditionalists say that tampering with such an exquisite beverage is a sin, but in all honesty, what matters is if you as the drinker enjoy what you are having. Remember that it is perfectly OK to be a rule-breaker, to push boundaries, and be whimsical, but… with whatever concoction you create, do your best to appreciate the beauty of the perfect dram. Hey, who knows, you might one day just end up loving it on its own.
There is nothing wrong with keeping it simple. In fact, you will be able to really appreciate a top-notch blend when taken neat, allowing all its delicate and powerful nuances to coat your palate. With each sip, your mouth, throat and chest will receive a warm hug, almost as if welcoming you into the fan club, or some sort of initiation. Whisky, neat, is best enjoyed in a cold climate as it’s a great way to stay cosy.