Do not use tap water to dilute your single malt scotch, as it will add a chlorinated taste to the drink.

January 17, 2011
How to Drink Single Malt Scotch

By Roman Tsivkin, eHow Contributor

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Single malt scotch is a drink steeped in tradition. It’s also a modern, sophisticated drink that is enjoyed worldwide. Unlike other whiskeys, single malts come from a single distillery that must be Scottish–otherwise it is not single malt scotch. To truly enjoy this unique drink, follow the steps below.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Choose a single malt. There are many varieties to choose from, and rarely do two malt drinkers agree on which is the “best” drink. Some varieties to try are Speyside malts, which are usually a bit sweet, and Islay (pronounced “Eye-La”) malts, distinguished by a salty, smoky aroma and flavor. You can go to a specialty whiskey bar, or read reviews online (see Resources below).

Select the right equipment. Single malts are best drunk out of tulip-shaped glasses, or tumblers that are narrower at the top (see Resources below). This works best because the flavors and aromas get “trapped” in the glass, awaiting your taste buds and nose.

Prepare to drink. You’re not quite ready to taste the scotch yet. First, pour about a “dram” into the glass. This amount is not exact, but varies between 1 and 2 ounces. Now swirl the drink a bit and observe its consistency as it runs down the side of the glass. The swirling will also aerate the drink, exposing it to more oxygen and mellowing it out just a bit, thereby producing a better “nose” (smell). Then stick your nose into the glass and take a whiff. You can tell a lot about a single malt scotch by its smell, which can range from grassy to chocolaty.

Take a sip. Never down a single malt–they’re meant to be enjoyed slowly. Take a small sip and hold the thick, often oily liquid in your mouth, sloshing it from side to side and letting it roll over your tongue. The taste buds on your tongue will pick up a variety of flavors. Again, like with the aroma, the tastes will range widely depending on the single malt, which region of Scotland it’s from, what water goes into it, the method of distillation, etc. Generally, the taste will include such flavors as citrus, caramel, iodine, berries, almonds and more. After swallowing, keep your mouth closed and breathe through your nose experience what is called the “finish.”

Decide if you want to add water. Many people will tell you that the only way to drink single malt is neat. But the truth is that the best way to drink single malt scotch is the way you prefer to drink it. In fact, by adding water (usually no more that 20 percent), you will be releasing more “nose” and flavor from the drink. Master distillers routinely add water to their malts during tastings. On the other hand, adding ice is not recommended, as it deadens the taste and “nose” of the drink. If you do decide to add water, make sure that it’s at room temperature and that it is filtered.

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