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What whisky Should I drink?

Jan 18, 2015 | Post By Brodey Sheppard

You should never judge a book by it's cover, but God knows people never stop trying. So, As a man take that Single Malt or Scotch in your hand and announce in a bar or pub that you are a man! (Mojito or Screwdriver won't cut it, even if you like the taste :-) ) So, the question is What Whisky should I Drink?

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The Manly Man

Gentlemen, it's time to man up. Flex a manly muscle, lower that voice and order a manly man's drink. For a reason or a season, Keep calm and Drink Whisky. Which is,

Old Fashioned

The Old fashioned is a very traditional Whisky (or Brandy) cocktail, made by muddling sugar, water and slice of orange rind with bitter then adding whisky.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 60 ml or 2 Ounces of Rye whisky
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange Slice and a Maraschino Cherry for Garnish


Manhattan is one of the oldest and finest whisky cocktails, this is a true classic cocktail which says, 'I know what the hell I'm doing.' Blended or Bourbon whisky makes the best Manhattan cocktail. This manly cocktail is made with Whisky, sweet liqueur and bitters.

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

  • 60 ml or 2 ounces of Bourbon whiskey
  • 15 ml or 1/2 ounce of Sweet Vermouth or Almond Liqueur
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry or Lemon Juice for Garnish
  • 2 Ice cubes


The Boilermaker is a classic old cocktail. This is the sort of drink you enjoy after a hard day at work, you need to relax fast. An old school straight forward drink with 1 shot of whisky and 3/4 glass of beer (we prefer Guinness Stout).

Boilermaker Cocktail Recipe

  • 30 ml or 1 ounce of Whisky
  • 1 pint of Guinness stout
  • Drop the shot of galss into the beer glass

In UK, Boilermaker refers to a half pint of draft mix mixed with a half pint of bottled brown ale.

DID YOU KNOW: Whisky is essentially beer, that's been distilled 2-3 times.

The Girly Girl

Who says women don't drink Whisky? It is time to set new standards for Women & Whisky.
"When it comes to whiskey, it seems like nobody can quite get enough of it," says Becky Paskin, editor of The Spirits Business magazine in London.

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Popular Whisky Drink for Ladies

Kiss on the Lips

The of the most popular Whisky cocktail among the ladies. The Drink recipe is one of the hits on Carnival Cruise Lines.

Kiss on the Lips Cocktail Recipe

  • 120 ml or Apricot Liqueur
  • 60 ml whisky
  • 1 tbsp of granadine
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry

Irish Redhead

Another delicious drink which is popular among the women.

Irish redhead cocktail recipe

  • Jameson Irish Whisky
  • Grenadine
  • Lemon and Lime juice
  • Sprite + Ice cubes


It is a delicious whisky cocktail.

  • 30 ml or 1 ounce bourbon whisky
  • 15 ml or 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 15 ml or 1/2 ounce Orange Curacao liqueur
  • 1 dash of Granadine syrup
  • Ice cubes

DID YOU KNOW: In Gaelic (a Celtic language native to Scotland), whisky translates to 'uisce beathat' or 'water of life'.

The Adventurous

This whisky drinks are for you if your are feeling little bit crazy!

Adventurous whisky drinks

Spicy Meatball

  • 30 ml or 1 ounce sausage-infused whisky
  • 5 ml sweet vermount
  • 1 dash of Amaretto almond liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice Cubes

Glenfidich Caesar

Caesar typically contains vodka, Clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and is served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime. But we are feeling a bit adventurous, so we are going to use single malt whisky instead of vodka.

Caesar Cocktail Recipe

  • 60 ml Glenfidich whisky
  • 60 ml Motts clamato juice
  • 60 ml tomato juice
  • 1 dash tabasco sauce
  • 1 dash worcestenshire sause
  • 15 ml Italian dressing (Montreal steak spice, celery salt, apricot jam)

Irish Bacon Sout

  • 45 ml or 1.5 ounces of Apple-Bacon infused Irish whisky
  • 30 ml Lemon juice
  • 15 ml maple syrup
  • 15 ml egg white
  • Ice cubes

DID YOU KNOW: Basically, there are 5 classifications of Whisky: 1. Scotch whisky 2. Irish whisky 3. American Whisky 4. Canadian Whisky 5. Bourbon whisky

The Youngster

Whisky drinks for youngsters.

irish car bomb cocktail

Irish Car Bomb

Irish car bomb is invented in US during the 70s. We are using Irish ingredients - Irish Whisky and Irish cream that's why Irish Car Bomb. It has same formula as Jager Bomb. It drunk as Bomb shot, definitely a guilty pleasure. Name sounds offensive in Ireland so many bartenders refuse to serve the drink.

Irish Car Bomb Cocktail Recipe

  • 15 ml or 1/2 ounce of Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 shot of Jameson Irish Whisky
  • 3/4 pint of Guinness Stout

Drop the shot of glass into the Guinness and chug.

Alpine Mud

Mint, Whisky and chocolate milk may seem like an unlikely trio but Alpine Mud shows us that even if this drink sounds offbeat it is delicious. Try at home.

Apline Mud Cocktail Recipe

  • 30 ml or 1 ounce of Whisky
  • 90 ml or 2 ounces chocolate milt
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice Cubes

DID YOU KNOW: Whisky is the spelling used in Scotland, England, Canada and Japan. Whiskey is the spelling used in Ireland, US and other countries.

Autumn Drinks

As the leaves change color, so does your whisky drinks. These are typical Autumn whisky Drinks

Autumn whisky cocktails

Hot Toddy

Nothing fights off the cold weather like a hot toddy whisky drink. Keep yourself feeling snug all season with this drink.

Hot Toddy cocktail Recipe

  • 30 ml Whisky
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 30 ml hot water
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch of Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 slice of lemon wedge

Irish Coffee

Don’t pick between a coffee or a cocktail to keep warm. The Irish had the right idea when they combined Irish whiskey with hot, black coffee. Irish whiskey and coffee take the chill off a cold winter’s evening.

Irish Coffee Recipe

  • 30 ml or 1 ounce Irish Whisky
  • 180 ml or 6 ounces of hot coffee
  • 1 splash of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

The Maple Leaf

This whisky drink can be made with Bourbon whisky, Maple syrup and Lemon Juice.

The Maple Leaf cocktail recipe

  • 60 ml or 2 ounces of Bourbon Whisky
  • 20 ml or 3/4 ounce of Maple Syrup
  • 20 ml or 3/4 ounce of Lemon Juice

DID YOU KNOW: A bottle of Whisky canb e kept 100 years, without losing the taste of the drink. After opening the whisky can be kept for 5 years.

Summer Whisky Drinks

Outside it might be hot, but your drink isn't. Only the most committed whiskey drinkers stick with the brown stuff in summer.

summer whiskey cocktails

Twisted Whisky Sour

A perfect chilled whisky drink for warm summer.

Twisted Whisky Sour Cocktail Recipe

Red Melon splash

Midori (most popular melon liqueur) is perfect ingredients for Whisky summer drinks.

  • 30 ml of whisky
  • 30 ml of Lemon lime soda
  • 15 ml of Melon liqueur
  • 1 slice of lime
  • Ice Cube

Blackberry Smash

This is a refreshing, light and not too sweet whisky cocktail, which is perfect for summer.

Blackberry Smash cocktail recipe

  • 5 Blackberries
  • 60 ml of whisky
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1/2 small red plum (peeled and diced)
  • 15 ml of simple syrup
  • 15 ml of Countreau

DID YOU KNOW: In Whisky business, Angel's share is the amount of alcohol which evaporates from the casks during maturation. This can be around 2% per year but much higher in hotter countries like USA.

Winter Drinks

Nothing to warm you up like a little whiskey, football and turkey.

Whisky Sours

  • 60 ml Whisky
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 10 ml Lime Juice
  • 4 tsp powdered sugar

Hot Buttered Scotch

If you've always wanted to know what Butter-beer (from Harry Potter) tastes like. All you need is's Hot buttered scotch drink recipe, which is perfect to keep you warm on cold wintery night.

Ingredients for Hot buttered Scotch: Johnnie walker black label, butter, honey, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, orange juice and sugar.


  • 60 ml whisky
  • 30 ml vermouth
  • 1 dash of orange bitters

DID YOU KNOW: Malt whisky, like red wine, contains antioxidants that can stop the growth of cancer cells.

The Rich Whisky

World's most expensive Whiskey

most expensive whisky in the world

The most expensive whiskey was sold for $460,000 for a bottle of 67 year old Macallan in a Lalique Crystal decanter.

I recommend 'Sip it Straight'.

You don’t have to be an expert on whiskey to know what you like, but there’s so much to learn. But we have tried to answer your question about What whisky should I drink? Remember one thing, Good People Drink Good Whisky. Liquor Online is an ideal place to buy whisky online in UK, an Online liquor Store.

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