Whisky has been the most appreciated liquor for many years. With its delicate flavours and attractive smokiness, more and more drinkers consider it an essential element to their style of living. Similar to wine, whiskies can also be distinguished by different regions, aging periods, and types of malt/grain. Even if you know nothing about whisky, you might have heard of “Scotch whisky”, “single malt”, “Highland”, etc., just like those “Pinot Noir”, “Bordeaux” and “full body” when it comes to wine. And yes, Scotland is no doubt the home of whisky.
When you choose a whisky, you need to understand what kind of flavours you are looking for. Single Malt Scotch Whisky is highly appreciated among whisky lovers but it doesn’t mean you’ll like it. Just like wine, there are so many choices. For example, Highland whiskies are usually spicy and smokey while Lowland whiskies are often more floral and light. So if you prefer Pinot Noir over Shiraz, then you should probably try a Lowland instead of Highland.
選擇威士忌時，您需要了解你喜歡甚麼口味。Single Malt 蘇格蘭威士忌是最受追捧的一種，但並不代表你會喜歡。
On the other hand, whiskies with added flavours are getting more popular as our drinking culture is getting more casual. I have tried a Scotish whisky with added honey and it was absolutely wonderful. Another good example is Broken Heart’s Spiced Whisky. It is a Scotish Single Malt Whisky with added Spices for favourings. It’s a smooth whisky with festive spicy flavours, definitely a must try!