Do women like scotch, whisky, or bourbon? Yes! Some of us like our whisky neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. If you find the drink too strong, I recommend trying whisky in a cocktail. It’s only in recent years that I have grown to love the taste of whisky cocktails. Like Cognac, I used to only drink scotch or whisky in the fall or winter months. Today though, Scotch and whisky make for delicious summer cocktails. Before we get into the scotch drinking , if you’re interested in learning more about Cognac check out my post on 4 Tips for Drinking Cognac Like a Pro. The post includes a delicious sidecar recipe that you’ll love.
What’s the Difference between Scotch, Whisky, and Bourbon?
Let’s discuss the difference between Scotch, Whisky, and Bourbon. There are slight differences. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland. Bourbon is a corn based whisky made in the United States. Bourbon has a sweet and somewhat smoky flavor because of how it is prepared. “Real” Bourbon is from Kentucky. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn. And Whisky is made in Tennessee. Jack Daniel’s is probably the most familiar Tennessee whiskey you’ll find. My personal favorite is the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. So smooth on the rocks or with a splash of ginger beer or Bruce Cost Ginger Ale. (Side note, the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey fudge is also pretty amazing. You definitely want to try that!)
Now that we know a little about the difference between Scotch, Whisky, and Bourbon, let’s try an easy for recipe that newbie or seasoned Scotch drinkers will enjoy. Cheers!
Recipe: Whisky & Ginger Highball
Remember, you can use Scotch or Bourbon for this recipe.
- 0.5 oz You can use Scotch, Compass Box Whisky, or other artisanal blend)
- 1.5 oz Original Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
- In a tall glass with ice, combine the listed ingredients. Stir, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Recipe developed by Robin Robinson from Compass Box Whisky for Bruce Cost Ginger Ale.