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The Tasting

The genius of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the reason it’s been the water of life for centuries, is because pretty much any way you drink it, it tastes fantastic. In fact, the only rule about how to drink whisky is: don’t impose rules. So, in this section we talk about unlocking the flavour, and explore what might be the best serve for you.

Ways to Enjoy
Which aroma and taste you bring out, how you serve it, mix and combine it: that’s all yours to decide.



All you need to enjoy whisky neat is a glass. Nose and then chew the liquid before swallowing: this gives your senses a chance to embrace all those flavours.



Any fresh water, ideally spring water, can really open up a Single Malt Scotch Whisky – especially cask strength whiskies. Add a drop at a time, and see what works for you.



Adding ice to a Single Malt Scotch Whisky can certainly make it a more refreshing drink, and chilling can open up some other, more delicate notes. But you’re unlikely to find ice in your glass at a whisky tasting.

Whisky Cocktails
Find new whisky cocktails to try.

Whisky and Food
A little experimentation reveals some natural partners on the palate.