Dillon 101 Whiskey

Whisky has a history back to irish monks and scottish royalty back in the 1400s when it was called aqua vitae. The gaelic translation was ‘uisce beatha’, meaning ‘water of life’. Through the ages whisky has gone through a long transformation process, from being a crude unaged clear liquid to the finely processed, mass produced  barrel aged delicacy we have today.

Whether you spell it ‘whisky’ or ‘whiskey’  the spirit has travelled all over the world, both for sale and in production. The spirit has a taste ranging from very complicated and heavily peated to very smooth daily sippers, something for everyone.

You are the boss of your whisky experience, there is no correct way of drinking it. Neat, with water, on the rocks, in juice, in soda or a cocktail, you can drink it any way you feel is right.

With different whisky brands and bottles reaching the tens of thousands there’s an ocean of new experiences for your tasting experience out there.

We have selected 101 whiskys for our menu to try to give a broad sense of the vast field of choices out there.

Enjoy.

What are the reasons for drinking whiskey in different ways?

Neat

You want to feel how it comes out of the bottle. From barrel to bottle to mouth. Nothing altered.

With water

Many whiskys expand their taste greatly when you add a teaspoon or two of water. This reduces the alcohol content allowing the underlying taste profiles to flourish. This will mostly affect whiskys 45% or over. A whisky might not taste better to you after water, but many will. The only way to find out is experimenting.

With ice

For a chilled and smooth experience. Many whiskys over 50% can benefit from being chilled.