Whisky may be pop-culturally linked to stoic old millionaires with cold hearts and tight fists, but in reality it has always been a drink for the people. Whether it’s an age-old Irish ballad singing its praises, pals in a Glasgow dive enjoying a drop o’ the pure, or a group of mates gulping down the finest Japanese malt in a Tokyo izakaya, there is no reason to assume it’s only society’s upper echelon that can enjoy this timeless spirit.
And, the only real question is: why wouldn’t you love it? Especially when you consider that the best whisky range Australia has available is full of fine drops from across the world, with bottles from America, Japan, Wales, England, India and, naturally, our very own beloved Oz (which makes a fine, fine drop).
There are numerous reasons to enjoy this fabulous beverage, from its timeless style to its easy shareability, through to its ability to become a new hobby.
We thought we would share seven of these reasons with you:
- It’s a timeless classic
This spirit is one of those beverages that just cannot be messed with as people just wouldn’t have it. And whilst other spirits are constantly being reviewed, revised and “reinvigorated”, ain’t nobody messing with the centuries-old distilling process that makes this fine beverage so popular amongst devoted drinks from Glasgow to Tokyo.
The spirit, to put it lightly, is simply sacred. It is so revered for its fine production methods and even finer quality that it is something people the world over would simply refuse to drink if someone tried to jig it up and put it in front of them. Seriously, can you honestly see a Scot even accepting a free taste of blueberry-infused malt?
We can’t see it happening…
- It’s a truly shareable beverage
A glass of whisky with mates is an opportunity to create great times with a fantastic drink in hand. From a quiet drink to a rowdy night on the town, to deals sealed and new friends made, this is a drink that cannot be drank alone (despite what the Hollywood films display re: that nasty old widower who wants nothing but to see the world burn).
- It’s fun to turn into a hobby
The beverage goes so far beyond what you’d pour in a shot glass. What’s more, whilst we just said it’s a great way to make new memories, it goes far beyond a simple social spirit – for many it’s a hobby and for many more it’s a way of life. From everyday enthusiasts to passionate collectors and everyone in between, this grand old drink is one that has followers in all forms, and it only continues to grow in popularity as the years go by…
- Whisky maintains its same production qualities
The spirit is fermented, and has been so for centuries. Therefore, you know that the same original recipes used to make this fabulous drink haven’t changed too much over the years. There is something about tasting that same delightful history that makes this drink just so ever-lastingly delightful!
- It’s wonderfully complex
If the previous four reasons weren’t enough to excite your whisky palette, you may be interested to learn that the delicious beverage is wonderfully complex, meaning once you learn the finer points of tasting the drink you will be able to further enjoy its fascinating intricacies.
So, really, what’s not to love about a drop o’ the pure?
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