By Simon Lyle and Iain Meldrum
But for two great fallacies, we would all be drinking whisky cocktails, all the time.
The first is the lingering feeling that cocktails are somehow frivolous, or even unmanly with their long-stemmed glasses and fruit. The second is the legacy of those whisky snobs, who decreed it an offence to do anything with whisky other than sip it neat, with due reverence, in your library.
The truth is that the variety and complexity of whisky makes it a wonderful cocktail ingredient and decades of experimentation have developed some of the most iconic mixed drinks. Here are 10 that every serious drinker should try.