Beats and apps to sip your whisky to
World Best Bar
Jul 01, 2021
26 November 2020
Technology is transforming the way we work, live and play – and these amazing changes extend to enhancing your whisky experience. If good things really do come in threes, then consider this a great day because we’ve selected specially-curated playlists to create 3 different moods, plus we’re recommending 3 useful apps to deepen your passion and appreciation of whisky.
Whisky From Home and Chill
It’s Friday night and you’ve got friends over. You’ll want to create just the right sound ambience for great conversations. Put on an Indie playlist that has something fresh for everyone at the party to enjoy. Establishing yourself as the tastemaker of the evening, broaden your guests’ horizons with a whisky selection and a perfect playlist to chill to.
“Indie Pop” – The best blend of fresh vibes to chill out with friends at your crib.
Cocktail & Party Mix
If the night is still young and cocktails are in order, then mix up a Smoky Sour, Highball or Old-Fashioned for your guests. There’s no better way to kick-start a conversation (and a little bit of foot tapping), than by adding your own spin to classic whisky cocktails, so let the party begin!
“Stay At Home Party” – Get the party started with a dose of high-octane music tracks.
Throwback Thursday, Friday, Saturday
You’re winding down after a long day, and you’re in the mood for a whisky with character and complexity, something that reaches deep down. Well, you may want to indulge in something special like The Glenlivet 15 year old, paired with the perfect soundtrack to keep you company in these moments of quiet and reflection.
On nights like these, you’d do well to extend an invitation to Davis, Clapton and Buble, because when it comes to Scotch, there’s just something about jazz and blues that bring out the buttery notes and flavors of citrus, nuts and spices.
“Whisky Blues” – Downtempo Blues and Rock tunes to get you in the Whisky mood.
“Jazz Playlist” – Looking for something to jazz up your evening? Sip a few drams with the likes of Billie Holiday, Herbie Hancock, Benny Goodman.
Now that you’ve set the mood, it’s time to enrich your whisky knowledge with the help of a few mobile apps. Sharing reviews, distilleries and having an encyclopedic whisky reference literally at your fingertips has been possible for a while now, so it’s time to play catch up and take whisky appreciation to a whole new level!
Distiller Find out all about distilleries, especially useful if you’re interested in travelling around Scotland and finding reviews on local distillery tours. You can also build your own whisky wishlist and collection. It’s available free for downloads on iOS and Android, so go ahead and try it!
iMalt Scotch Whisky Companion This app specialises in Scottish malts and distilleries so you can browse a large database, and even share reviews with other users. Currently available on iOS only.
Whisky Journal Features a “Flavordex” which allows you to record your whisky experience and map it on a flavor radar which covers 15 different unique notes. Your likes and dislikes are put up on a whisky social network so your friends can share your reviews, and vice versa.
Whisky drinking is an age-old experience that a lot of us know and love, and thanks to technology, we are uncovering new ways to enhance our experiences – from setting the ambience to sharing our love for this drink virtually. Now that’s a perfect match.