whisky guide

How to drink whisky

It's a common misconception that drinking whisky is governed by a code of invisible rules. But when treated with respect, whisky is dedicated and loyal to those who drink it, no matter how you like it. Whisky neat, whisky with water or ice or a whisky cocktail: there’s a whisky variation for every occasion.

Whisky with water

Drop a dash or splash of water into your whisky to unlock new flavours.

Whisky cocktails

Dress your Haig Club up in a cocktail. Try some of our favourite whisky cocktails, like the Haig Club Cucumber Cooler, the Victoria or the classic Clubman Cola Old Fashioned.

Whisky mixers

Mix your whisky with Haig Club favourites like ginger ale or cola for a simple and refreshing highball. Try a Haig Clubhouse Soda, a Clubman and cola or a Haig Club Ginger Apple.

Whisky on the rocks with a twist

This is whisky poured over some ice with a small piece of lemon or lime peel. Other fruits work fine too.

Make your own rules

Like your whisky neat? That\'s great. Prefer it in a cocktail? Sounds good to us. How to drink whisky is a matter of individual style and taste. Enjoy it the way you like and don’t let ancient whisky rules spoil the fun.

Whisky on the rocks

Chill your whisky with a bit of ice. Or a lot of ice. Whatever you like. A single cube of ice cools your drink slightly and opens up the flavours. A lot of ice really changes the nature of your drink and can be very enjoyable on a hot day.

Whisky neat

Neat refers to whisky served on its own. No ice. No water.