Whiskey has always been my husband's "thing", more than mine. Sipping it, especially with his friends, and researching the different varieties are almost a hobby for him. He especially likes the kind that he says tastes like diving face first into peat moss.... and he means that in a good way! As I've discovered over the years, having a dram of scotch is a pre-dinner tradition for his family. The refrain through the house at 5pm is like a clock ringing "Scotch? Scotch? Scotch!".
Since my other half is a Canadian, he also has a soft spot for Rye Whiskey. I've always shied away from whisky in the past, thinking it was too "macho" a liquor. An amber colored drink that was for tough guys and Clint Eastwood-esque cowboys. But, I do love a good mixed cocktail. Hmmm..... maybe a hard lemonade? A touch of mint? A nice swig of fiery whiskey, all served over ice? I'm there.
Here comes one of my new go-to summer drinks, the Whiskey Pucker Up!