What Your Choice of Whiskey Says About YouWritten by David MasifonPosted on 02 05, 2018
The fact that you are a whiskey drinker already says a lot about your personality. However, the choice of the whiskey you drink adds a definitive edge to what people think of you.
Since the 1440’s when whiskey first came into prominence, it has defined the tastes of men and even given the world something extra to judge about.
All whiskeys are tasty and offer different characteristics according to how and where it is made. But the adventurous, fun-loving guy will always choose a different whiskey from the traditional, classy gentleman.
Whiskeys, unlike cognacs, can be made from anywhere in the world. However, our list will only focus on the more popular whiskey variations.
Here is what your whiskey really says about your personality
Scotch is the most popular whisky type in the world. To be called a Scotch, the whisky must be distilled in Scotland from Scottish ingredients. Also, Scotch has to be aged for at least three years in old Bourbon casks. Whisky experts rank the Single Malt Scotch whisky among the best whiskies in the world.
What scotch says about you
When you order a bottle of Scotch whiskey, other guests at the bar or restaurant immediately see a man who is steeped in traditions and loves to come off as classic. The bartender is probably thinking you are one who does not want to be disturbed in his belief in how a man should act. You are likely someone who loves to do mow the lawn to relax or you are just that introverted fellow who still loves to stick to old popular traditions. If that sounds like you, go ahead and order your bottle of Chivas Regal or Johnnie Walker today.
Irish whiskeys do not only come with the ‘e’ in spelling, they also come with a lot less peat than their Scottish cousins. The Irish love their whiskey a lot less smoky and a whole lot smoother in the finish.
What Irish whiskey says about you
Ordering a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey or Bushmills Whiskey will get the girl across the bar thinking “this must an easy-going, laid back and charismatic fellow.” However, at the same time, it is possible for you to go from 0 – 100 degrees; from a cool demeanour to a hot-tempered bloke. In all, we are comforted by your cool side, and the fact that you love to be original – a little different from the norm.
The Americans came up with the name bourbon, and it has unmistakeably differentiated their whiskey from both Scotch and Irish. To be named a straight bourbon, it must be made from 51% corn mash, and be aged for at least two years in new oak barrels. Bourbons are great cocktails due to their rich, deep notes of caramel, oak, and vanilla.
What bourbon says about you
Ordering a bourbon immediately tells that you are a lively person. You are proud of your achievements and the standards you have set for yourself are impeccable. While you love to be in your own world, you are not shy of socialising and mixing with others even out of your class. You love to show forth your light like Jim Beam, and you have a side of you that goes off the top like Wild Turkey.
Japanese Whisky is significantly the new kid on the block when it comes to countries that make premium whisky brands. Despite being new, Japanese whisky has a luxurious reputation – in some quarters, there are gossips that Japanese whisky has eclipsed Scotch as the world’s number one whisky.
What Japanese whisky says about you
You are elegant, classy and a person of style. You love the luxurious lifestyle and are adventurous enough to go skydiving. Your taste in life is always new just like the rising sun, and you are not just at home in your own world – you run it. If you were a fruit in a tree, you’d be at the very top. Why? Because you are a rare, enigmatic person, and the bartender will feel lucky to serve you a bottle of Yamazaki or Nikka – it all depends on your order.