STEP 1

CHOOSE YOUR SPIRIT

ASK YOUR COMPANIONS WHAT KIND OF SPIRIT THEY ARE IN THE MOOD FOR, BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION.

STEP 2

PICK THE RIGHT BLENDING WATER

A BLENDING WATER IS KEY TO UNLOCKING THE TRUE FLAVOUR POTENTIAL OF YOUR CHOSEN SPIRIT. ESTUARY BLENDING WATER COMES IN WHISKY, SINGLE MALT AND COFFEE VARIANTS.

STEP 3

PICK THE RIGHT GLASS

PICK A GLASS THAT WILL COMPLEMENT THE DRINK. FOR WHISKIES AND SINGLE MALTS WE RECOMMEND A BROAD BOTTOM GLASS WITH A TAPERING TOP. THIS HELPS FUNNEL THE FLAVOURS TOWARDS YOUR NOSE AND HEIGHTEN FLAVOUR ENJOYMENT.

STEP 4

DO NOT ADD ICE!!

MELTING ICE CUBES DILUTE YOUR WHISKY IN UNPREDICTABLE WAYS, LEAVING YOU WITH INCONSISTENT FLAVOUR IN EVERY SIP MORE IMPORTANTLY THE NEAR-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ALSOAFFECT YOUR TONGUEʼS ABILITY TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE MORE DELICATE FLAVOURS.

STEP 5

STIR GENTLY

USING A METAL OR GLASS STIRRER, GENTLY MIX THE BLEND AND THEN ALLOW IT TO SETTLE. THIS HELPS BLEND ALL THE FLAVOUR PRODUCING PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS BUT ALSO ALLOWS THE GUAIACOL TO RISE TO THE TOP OF THE GLASS, WHERE IT BOOSTS OLFACTORY STIMULATION DURING EACH SIP.

STEP 6

TAKE IN THE AROMAS

TAKING A LIGHT WHIFF OF THE AROMAS OF THE DRINK BEFORE CONSUMPTION HEIGHTENS YOUR FLAVOUR PERCEPTIONS THIS IS TERMED ʻNOSINGʼ AND IS CAN GREATLY ELEVATE YOUR DRINKING EXPERIENCE.

STEP 7

SAVOUR SLOWLY

EPICUREAN CULTURE IS CENTERED AROUND PROLONGING THE EMOTIONAL ENJOYMENT OF FOOD AND DRINK ARMED WITH THE RIGHT SPIRIT, AND BLENDING WATERS THAT ELEVATE THE EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN BEGIN TO TRULY SAVOUR THE PLEASURES OF YOUR LIFESTYLE.

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