An American whiskey primer

Whisky. Whiskey. Which is it? The general rule is, if it comes from a country whose name starts with a vowel, include the E. In Scotland, Canada, Japan… it’s whisky.

No matter how you spell it, whether a whisk(e)y novice or connoisseur, you would be wise to review the Beginner’s Guide to American Whiskey. It is a great starting point (and refresher).

Libations – A Simple Man’s Rule Book

Common sense ideas that don’t seem very common


  • WhiskeyBeer is great with the guys or if you don’t care how your breath smells. Whisky is best in mixed company.
  • Three drinks and call it quits. No one likes a drunk.
  • Scotch and…. Don’t waste scotch with anything. It should be enjoyed by itself.
  • Port comes from Portugal; champagne from France; anything else isn’t the real deal.
  • Jack and Coke is acceptable but Jack without Coke shows you mean business.
  • Champagne corks should not fly across the room.
  • Always have a bottle of champagne chilled ready to go. You never know when you will want to celebrate

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