The only expert and Keeper of the Quiaich in Colombia (partnership of various industries of whiskey to care quality of this drink in the world), Hernando Herrera, FinanzasPersonales.com.co talked about one of the most common myths that exist against to drink.
"If one understands that whiskey is forty degrees of alcohol, you can also understand why it is necessary to add some water to drink: after someone consumes more than three drinks, your taste buds are numbed causing loss the taste of whiskey, "he said.
Facing the issue, Ambassador of Diageo Reserve, Juan Pablo Acosta, said not all be consumed in drink whiskey and ice and this depends on how the liquor is aged. "There are very smoky whiskeys, powerful in its flavor and aroma, making it necessary to put an ice cube to the liquor so that it can take," he said.
Meanwhile, Brand Ambassador William Grant & Sons Colombia, Stephan Lochbühler, referred to another of the myths and the price. "In France one of the more drinks you take is Gran't, which is as little as $ 45,000. This shows that not only the expensive drinks are the best, "he said.
For this reason, the main expert advice is to test all possible whiskeys and stay with that you like it. "You have to try everything," he said.
Lochbühler explained that "the greater the maturity, the drink is more expensive, but that does not mean it is the only good drink that is achieved, since there may be one in a few years it may be nice," he said.
According to the experts consulted by FinanzasPersonales.com.co, the following are the myths that have been woven around the drink:
1 - It should be pure. Although experts say the drink should be taken as you like, professionals agree that they drink a little water because the amount of alcohol taste buds to sleep, which does not allow the full enjoyment in flavor and aroma. It is also valid if, for example, is in the hot, add ice to give a feeling of freshness.
2 - must be taken quickly. To enjoy whiskey (and in general any drink) do not need to take it in large amounts, neither too fast. Unlike tequila or rum, whiskey can take it slowly to savor.
3 - You have to make in quantity. Some people think that to enjoy a drink liquor should in large quantities. However, experts agree this is not necessary, because doing so can generate serious consequences in their lives. Remember the phrase "too much alcohol is bad for your health."
4 - If it is economic, not good. Traditionally it has been thought that whiskey they take people of middle-high, but it is a drink that can be accessed by anyone. Note that the price does not determine the quality of the drink. There are shots of aging low discounts that you can enjoy. Remember that the flavors are acquired tastes. The important thing is to test, compare and kept the feel more comfortable. Of course refrain from buying unreliable and unsafe sites.
5. Do not take glass. Though some people may seem strange trend that is being generated in Colombia to take the whiskey short drinks without ice, the Scots through a package called quaich (hollow container with two handles, usually made of silver, aluminum or wood), they have always eaten this way. The idea is that you take in small sips and not in a large glass that delivers so much liquid that tastes the same lost between ice and water.