|By: Nokulunga Msibi||24-11-2017|
You walk into a bar and order your favourite dram. They say you can tell a lot about a person by their choice in whisky. We sat down with some bartenders and had a chat about the different whisky people they interact with and the drinks they order. All whisky drinkers are our favourite people.
Smoky or Peaty Whisky
You’re the bomb! You are a badass and you know it, even if you don't show it. OG of the whisky streets. You probably know how to order your Ardbeg Corryvreckan in perfect Scottish Gaelic. You’re passionate about Islay having stood in long queues at Fèis Ìle, for festival bottlings.
You know what’s really good. A lot of people may not know this about you but you’re probably the smartest person in a room. You know that Bushmills is the world’s oldest licensed distillery. You are willing to challenge the status quo by enjoying a whisky cocktail or two. You are the best – best friend a person can ever have. A man’s man, not fazed by anything. You’re most likely to enjoy a tequila straight – not shots.
Woman Orders Any Whisky
You are an emboldened woman, Elizabeth I meets Cleopatra. Our kind of girl.
Our favourite hipster, a non conformist. You think single malts are great but will not be tied down to their perceived glory. You’re a budding whisky reviewer with his nose in a book, always learning, taking in info about all things whisky. You enjoy St Patrick’s Day and the special Jameson bottles it comes with. You have all the facts and a worldly view about whisky. Next whisky you’re trying is a whisky from New Zealand or Australia. There are no limits nor whisky boxes you tick.
The cool kid on the block. You think you own the whisky streets. A whisky enthusiast. You could be the head-boy of the High School of The Whisky Streets. You know who Brendan McCarron is, probably follow him on Instagram. You know what Easter Elchies House is and it's on your bucket list. You had fun at Spirit of Speyside. Unmonitored, you could become an elitist whisky snob - hankering people about their use of ice in their whisky. You have paid tons of money on your whisky education and experience. You’re the poster boy for dedicated whisky bars.
These are the guys who scan a lot of single cask whiskies on Whizzky App. You belong to a distillery whisky clubs. Your Scotch Malt Whisky Society membership renews automatically every year. You know that Dr Jim Swan has nothing to do with Swan Lake. You have a large whisky collection and are probably the person that everybody looks to for anything whisky. And you’re happy to oblige. Some may think of you as a snob, but you aren't. You're just a treasure trove of whisky knowledge and bottles.
Experimental, not satisfied with the cult of Scotch. You know that Kavalan range is just as good as any premium Scotch, and you think it’s better than most Scotch. You appreciate the subtlety and delicate nature of Japanese whiskies. You’re experimental with food and whisky pairings. You are a traveler, appreciating culture and differences that make the world beautiful. Your scans on Whizzky are the most interesting. But be careful, not all spirits with over 40% abv are whisky.
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