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There are several myths surrounding one of the world’s best spirit drinks – whiskey. From biased views like it being an old man’s drink to which is better between blended and single malts, the myths keep piling up.

However, whiskey is a beautiful drink. It is meant to be savoured as long as one is of the legal drinking age and has the purchasing power.

Here are 5 Whiskey Myths You Should Knock Off


Go for flavour, not age

Many people are quick to believe that the older the whiskey, the better. That is not the case as different whiskey is more particular about flavour and style, than age. The flavour is made for you to enjoy; the style, for you to appreciate. The age does bring a unique taste to it, but it still boils down to flavour and style


Drink as you prefer

Unnecessary rules like not adding a splash of water, don’t serve on ice, and drinking it straight not dirty, should not stop one from enjoying his whiskey. The drink is made for your enjoyment without any particular interest as to how you decide to. These rules are a whole big myth about the drink.

Single malt is better than blended whiskey

No! None is better than the other. Single malt refers to whiskey that comes from one distillery, while blended whiskey uses a single malt as its base, but it is blended with grain whiskies from various distilleries. Blended whiskey only came about because of the commercial surge of whiskey, and the fact that single malt follows the traditional pot still distillation process does not make the taste superior. What is most important is the person drinking the whiskey and the his/her preference. So be it single malt or blended whiskey, pour it, drink it and savour the experience.

You cannot pair with food

There is no constitution that says that. Just because whiskey is hot drink does not mean it cannot be paired with food as many are misled to understand. It is not only wine that you can pair with food, whiskey can go with that special delicacy as well.

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