The right way to drink Whisky

Across the world, people have been consuming Whisky for hundreds of years in about 2-3 different ways –  with ice, water or neat. There have been endless debates about the right way to consume Scotch. Over the years several Whisky based cocktails were also invented all claiming to be the right way to enjoy this sought after spirit. We are not sure that is the best way to savour such a fine spirit that is such a massive labour of love.

There is only one right way to drink Scotch. Neat.

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This is the right way to bring out the flavours for which you have spent a great deal of money to enjoy. Diluting and mixing only take away from the true essence of this liquid gold.

If however, this unadulterated way is not your favourite way to consume Whisky then we can suggest a splash of water.

On the rocks, a popular phrase usually used when ordering a drink of Whisky is not the most ideal way to consume Single Malts because adding ice will lead to the dulling of the flavour.

In recent times, it has been concluded that the addition of a little water to your Whisky is not a bad thing. Apparently, a chemical reaction occurs between the water and the tightly-wound chains of amino acids in the Whisky. They literally unravel, releasing new flavor compounds and esters (volatile compounds that smell like flowers and fruits).

How much water? We would recommend just a small splash.

Cheers!

 

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New Arrivals in Bengaluru Duty Free

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  1. Single Malt – Various blends with an assortment of the finest spices and interesting flavours that go down smoothly, we bring to you a brand new selection of Single Malts. We have reformed our Single Malt cabinet to accommodate some of your most preferred brands. Bask in our new and improved collection: http://bit.ly/1ryHEacThe-Singleton-of-Glen-Ord-Liberte-100cls_big201472111462276
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Glenfarclas: The true spirit of Scotland

Glenfarclas 18 year old

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Legacy is what defines this 175-year-old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand. Glenfarclas is one of the rarest Scotch Whisky brands in the world that have been unitedly produced by an independent family firm. The spirit of independence signifies Glenfarclas’ commitment to produce the finest Highland Malt. Famous for its traditional full bodied and well-cherished style, this Whisky is perfect as a coveted gift or for a special occasion.

The secret of the unique character of Glenfarclas is its traditional distillation method, combined with the unique size and shape of the copper pot stills in which the spirit is fermented, the selected oak casks in which it is stored and the style and location of the distillery’s warehouse. Glenfarclas produces fine Whiskies with different flavors, notes and levels of maturity. From a fresh and mouthwatering 10-year-old to the indulgent 40-year-old Whisky and the class apart limited edition 105 Cask Strength, all are part of Glenfarclas’ portfolio. This veteran Whisky brand recently launched its 18-year-old Whisky for travel retail. As per our commitment to stock the most renowned brands in the world, we will soon have Glenfarclas 18 Year Old Whisky in our store. Here is a short introduction to this popular Whisky.

Glanfarclas 18 Year Old

As is the traditional distillery style of Glenfarclas, this Whisky is heavily sherried and bottled at its natural colour.

The nose presents a lovely freshness, revealing a slightly fermented soft fruit, honey, white pepper, lemon and a hint of vanilla. A little underlying maltiness releases with a touch of water.

The flavour is fuller and more powerful than hinted at by the colour and aroma. The drinker experiences a lovely mixture of creamy fudge, dried fruits, almonds and apples on the palate. The ending is a little bitter, though long lasting, smooth and satisfying as it slips down the throat.

The next time you pass through the Kempegowda International Airport, be sure to visit Bengaluru Duty Free and bring home this spirited Highland Malt from Scotland.