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Great whisky occasions & how to serve

Whisky is a drink that can be enjoyed on many occasions and below Miss Whisky shows you how Party Time

Summer Barbeque

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking of alternative ways to drink whisky. This recipe –also known as a Jameson Mule – is easy. Simply mix your desired amount of Jameson Irish Whiskey, with double the amount of ginger beer and a few wedges of freshly cut and squeezed lime, over ice. You’ll be keeping the party going till dawn – and converting friends to whisky in no time!

Whisky over ice, or whisky on the rocks, is a classic serve named – according to industry tales – after the practice of putting ice cold river stones into a glass of whisky in hotter months. Simply take a glass, drop in a few ice cubes and add a measure of Glenmorangie Original. An ideal way to drink whisky when it’s hot and humid – at a BBQ or a rooftop party in summer!

Dinner Party

Anytime Anyplace

Whisky Sour: Want to impress friends coming over for dinner or drinks night? Look no further than the whisky sour, a perfect year-round drink that looks great in the glass and tastes spectacular. To make, grab a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and pour in 50ml of Chivas Brothers’ Blend, 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice and 15ml sugar syrup. Put the cap on the shaker and shake until it’s ‘too cold to hold’ before pouring into chilled glasses with ice and receiving a raucous round of applause.

Whether it’s the heat of summer, the cool autumn or chilly winter, whisky served in its most simple form – neat – is always a pleasure. If you’re new to whisky, choose a dram that has character but won’t singe your taste buds with the strength. Good options are The Balvenie Triple Cask 12 year old or Benromach 10 year old.

Whisky Festival 2014