Things no one told you about grain whisky brands or single malt

by Brahmaputra Samuel Blogger
Whisky, scotch and single malt have always influenced generations and hold an aspirational value. We have been raised on such a staple diet of Hollywood films and TV shows, that when someone mentions grain whisky brands or single malt you would actually picture an old-school club with rich old men smoking cigars.
In a similar manner, if you've been raised in the Indian 80s era, whisky would conjure an image of movie stars drinking at parties. But this liquid gold has come a long way since then with the launch of best Indian whisky brands. Let's understand how.

1.  Indians can appreciate whisky better than most cultures (Indeed!)

Indians have a far refined palette and most Indian Scotch whisky brands have a rich and complex flavor, spice and smokiness. Since the Indian palette is already evolved to appreciate spicier and intense flavors, there is a better understanding and appreciation of some of the most powerful flavors of scotch.

2.  There is no single right way to have whisky

Should one drink it straight up or add a drop of water? Or is it sheer blasphemy to ask for ice? Scotch always has a hint of snobbery attached to it. The fact is there is no right way to drink whisky. The only right way to drink this spirit is the way you like it.

3.  Good tasting ability does help but it's not a must

If you are keen on analyzing a glass of whisky it is good to have an evolved palette (as most Indians do) along with a great sense of smell. Having said that you must know that you don't always need to take whisky apart and analyze it. It is great to just relish it without analyzing each sip you take.

4.  Women have an evolved palette and sense of smell (take that, men!)

Scotch whisky has been perceived to be a gentleman's drink.  However, ironically it is scientifically proven that a woman's palette can appreciate it much better than men! This is owing to their evolved palette and sense of smell. The myth that whisky isn't for women is gradually being busted.

5.  Age is not the ultimate yardstick of good whisky

A fact for those obsessed with the number on the bottle. Age is an important factor in the making of great whisky but good cast management and blending skills of top Indian whisky are just as important or perhaps more crucial than the number. How do you know a whisky is good? Make sure to read tasting notes and try out a glass at a bar prior to investing in a bottle.

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