First five coming up right now!
#1 There’s a right way to drink Whisky
Each of them will provide a slightly different experience of the same Whisky, but none of them is the right (or wrong) one. It’s simply whatever your tastebuds prefer. As long as you don't mix it with coke.
#2 Older Whisky is better
There’s also a risk that older Whisky will have its original flavour character overpowered by the wood influence of the barrel. So trust your taste and look for the age-price sweet spot. For Scotch, you'll very often find it to be around 18 years and ideal age for Bourbon is quite likely going to be 12 years.
#3 Single malt Whisky is better than blended
Single malt Scotches are usually stronger in character, more complex and 'say' more, making them considered the preserve of the connoisseur or the well-journeyed Whisky lover.
#4 Whisky is expensive
#5 Women don’t drink Whisky
But in a recent research by Illicit Encounters, a UK dating website (for married people!), men said that women who drink Whisky are “forward and strong minded", "strong and dominating" and "attention seeking”.
Or, perhaps they just happen to be women who know what we all know: Whisky’s damn good!
Now tell us: what are some other Whisky stereotypes you've heard?