What’s the Proper Way to Drink Whisky?

It’s a common question – how should you drink your whisky? With rocks or neat? Is a splash of water acceptable, and if so, when? Cut glass tumblers, or tulip shaped glasses to direct the nose? Here’s a video we found answering those questions (also featuring one of the Whisky Party’s local haunts, the Brandy Library here in New York City):

For more, check out this great video on how to drink whisky featuring Charles Maclean of SingleMaltTV.

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Tasting Notes on Video

Here at Whisky Party, we are always looking for good tasting notes – particularly when it comes to Islay whisky. And we’re also a big fan of social media – Twitter, YouTube, etc. So today we went hunting around for the best tasting videos we could find on YouTube. That’s how we found IslayScotchWhisky and Peatluvr. These guys do pretty good video tastings, and we highly recommend them. Here are a few of our favorites:

IslayScotchWhisky – Ardbeg 10 year (with a nice discussion of coloring and chill-filtration)

Peatluvr – Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist:

Do you have any favorites when it comes to video tastings? Send us the URL and we’ll post them.