The Tulip-Shaped Glass

Generally used by master distillers and perfect for appreciating the nuances of a single malt.

 

The Snifter

A glass designed to prevent spillage. We all need one of these.

 

The Tumbler

The most common whisky glass. Perfect for enjoying your drink on the rocks.

 

The Glencairn

Made of thicker glass. Perfect for social drinking and learning how to swirl your whisky.

"Tarantula Juice"

A name given to a whisky in the Wild West that was made with chewing tobacco, red pepper, soap, molasses and red ink.

All in Good Spirits

Since 1984 Canada and Denmark have been trying to claim the same island by placing their flags and a bottle of whisky or schnapps on the island.

It Certainly Ages Better

Most American states have milk as their official beverage. Alabama has whisky.

Types of Whisky

 

Scotch Whisky

It’s called Scotch if it’s aged in oak barrels in Scotland for at least three years. You’ll find everything from single malts to blends.

 

Bourbon

To be called bourbon, it must be made with at least 51% corn (maize if you’re South African) and aged in charred, new oak barrels. Most bourbon is made in Kentucky.

 

Tennessee

Tennessee whiskey is made like bourbon, but goes through a charcoal filtering process before being aged. It comes from Tennessee, obviously.

 

Canadian Whisky

Canadian whisky is also called ‘rye whisky,’ as it was traditionally known for its rye flavour. So it’s just like American rye whiskey. Except it’s Canadian and probably not made from rye. Simple.

 

Japanese Whisky

It’s closest to Scotch whisky but time will tell. Watch this space.

Glass Type

Champagne Flute

List of Ingredients

1 sugar cube / 1 tsp of sugar, Angostura Bitters, 45ml Scotch or Irish Whisky, Champagne

The Crafting

Place the sugar in the bottom of a champagne flute. Add a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Pour in your whisky. Top up with ice-cold champagne. Stir with a swizzle stick to combine ingredients.