Whisk(e)y is such a ubiquitous spirit that it is hard to imagine cocktail culture without it. Think of all the iconic drinks from the Old-Fashioned to the Manhattan to the Sazerac to the Penicillin. And there are nearly as many countries known for their own particular take on the “water of life”. Scotland, Ireland, Canada, America, Japan are just the major epicenters of distillation. Then, you’ve got a variety of styles. Single malt, single grain, blended, unaged, aged in a plethora of different wood barrels. It is truly amazing.
So, on this day, toast with a glass of your favorite either neat, straight up, on the rocks, or mixed into a cocktail. Without whiskey, our lives would be lacking a little joy.
The Editorial Staff