Lately, it seems like there is a day of recognition for nearly everything: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Bad Poetry Day, and even a National Ballpoint Pen Day. Thankfully, we're not here to talk about our favorite pens or to give you a review of terrible poetry.
No, we're here because May 21st, 2022 is National Whiskey Day, and we've put together a helpful guide to help you fully appreciate this divine nectar on a well-deserved holiday. (And it's a Saturday!)
Take a look below at some classic cocktails for beginners and pros alike, read a bit about what makes a whiskey a whiskey, and learn how to sip whiskey like a pro.
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A Few Interesting Whiskey Drinks To Consider on National Whiskey Day
The following list of whiskey cocktails is in no particular order, but it does include a range of flavors and styles to suit any palate.
Crown Royal Texas Peach Tea
The Crown Royal Texas Peach Tea is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for celebrating World Whisky Day. It combines Crown Royal whisky, peach tea, and ginger ale to create a drink that is both flavorful and refreshing. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy a sweeter cocktail while still enjoying a consistently delicious whiskey like Crown Royal.
Johnnie Walker Whiskey Mule
The Johnnie Walker Whiskey Mule is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule. It combines Johnnie Walker Red Label whisky, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice to create a refreshing and flavorful drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a more traditional whiskey drink but likes to keep it fresh and current. Johnnie Walker is a world-renowned Scotch whisky, so you can be sure that this cocktail will be of the highest quality.
Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Mule
The Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Mule is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for celebrating World Whisky Day. It combines Bulleit bourbon, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice to create a drink that is both flavorful and refreshing. Bulleit is a great bourbon for those who enjoy a more robust and smoky flavor. This cocktail is perfect for those who are looking for a delicious and unique whiskey drink.
So there you have it: three delicious and refreshing whiskey cocktails that are perfect for celebrating World Whisky Day. Whether you’re looking for a sweet, fruity cocktail or a more traditional mule, these drinks will definitely hit the spot. So make sure to order one (or all three!) of these delicious cocktails on World Whisky Day!
Now that you know some of the most popular whiskey drinks let's learn a little bit about what makes a whiskey a whiskey.
What Is Whiskey?
Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains can be used to make whiskey, but the most common are barley, rye, wheat, and corn. The type of grain used will usually dictate the flavor of the whiskey.
Whiskey is typically aged in wooden casks, which can also affect the flavor. The longer a whiskey is aged, the more smooth and mellow it will become. There are sub-categories of whiskey, including bourbon, rye, scotch and Irish whiskey, each with its own unique flavor profile, geographical considerations, and production methods that make them unique from each other.
How to Drink Whiskey
When it comes to drinking whiskey, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Keep in mind that for nearly every tip on drinking whiskey, you can find other that runs completely counter to it. The following suggestions are just that: suggestions on how to explore the world of whiskey and learn more about what you like!
Always Use a Glass
This will help to release the aromas of the whiskey and make it easier to enjoy the taste.
Think twice before adding ice cubes to your whiskey.
There is an ongoing debate about how best to sip whiskey, but many aficionados suggest a few drops of room temperature water to "open up" and enhance the flavor.
Take Your Time
Breathe the smell in as you go and sip your whiskey slowly to enjoy all the flavors as you discover new and "hidden" notes like vanilla, tobacco, or cherry! As you sip, the intensity of the alcohol will give way to a rich and full-bodied tasting experience.
Now that you know a little bit about whiskey, let's take a look at some classic whiskey cocktails that are perfect for World Whisky Day!
For pro whiskey drinkers, the Old Fashioned is always a classic favorite. It's a simple drink that lets the flavor of the whiskey really shine. Another great option is the Manhattan — this drink can be made with bourbon or rye and is perfect for those who like a little bit of sweetness in their whiskey drinks.
For beginners, we recommend starting with a whiskey sour. This tart and refreshing cocktail is easy to make and can be tailored to your own personal taste. If you like it sweeter, add a little more simple syrup. If you prefer your drinks on the strong side, go heavy on the whiskey.
No matter what your preference, there's a whiskey cocktail out there for everyone. So on World Whisky Day, raise a glass and enjoy!
Start by trying out different types of whiskey. There are many different kinds out there, from bourbon to rye to scotch, and each one has its own unique flavor. Experiment with cocktails using those whiskeys once you've found a few favorites. The Old Fashioned is always a classic, but there are many other great recipes out there too.
Most importantly, don't be afraid to ask for help when ordering whiskey drinks at a bar. Bartenders are happy to customize cocktails to your personal taste, so don't be afraid to ask for something a little different. Cheers!
There are many different drinks that go well with whiskey, from classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned to more modern drinks like the whiskey sour. If you're not sure what to order, just ask your bartender for a recommendation. They'll be happy to help you find the perfect drink to match your taste.