Be Adventurous, Whiskey Drinkers! Try a Cocktail.

Be Adventurous, Whiskey Drinkers!  Try a Cocktail.

I was reminded today of the cocktail culture’s influence on whiskey sales in the United States. I know that most well-seasoned whiskey drinkers will insist on either only a few ice cubes or that their whiskey be served neat. Sometimes a whiskey drinker will refuse to order a cocktail because they aren’t sure what’s being served. I thought I’d take a moment to point out what you’re missing out on and give some explanations of what these crazy elixirs are… We all know the old fashioned that’s served in a rocks glass-that ubiquitous short glass that usually has a weighted bottom. Many cocktails will be served in a highball glass, which is a tall thin glass that most of us would get water served in when we order our whiskey neat. (A highball is just any...