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What whisky brand would best suit your personality according to your zodiac sign? Let’s see what the stars say about the whisky brand you should be drinking. Unwind this weekend and realign with your inner self. Whisky is a smooth choice of drink for you to enjoy during your weekend slowdown. Grab the whisky that represents your zodiac sign.
First… Whiskey or Whisky?
Is it whiskey or whisky? Both “whiskey” and “whisky” are correct in spelling. The difference boils down to their country of origin. Use “whisky” if the drink was made in Scotland, Canada, or Japan. When referring to drinks from the United States or Ireland, we use “whiskey”. Whisky derives from the Gaelic term usquebaugh which means ‘water of life’. Throughout history, people shortened it to uisge and then eventually called it whisky. The Irish added an “e” just to be able to distinguish their product in the market.
Whisky is a generic term for grain alcohol, aged. How you age it, how long you age it depends on the country. The grain of whisky changes the name. Traditionally, all whisky is made from 4 grains. Majority of whiskies are made of corn, barley, rye, wheat, or any combination of those four.
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Aries are most commonly associated with traits of leadership. Once they have their sight on one thing, there’s nothing stopping them from getting to the finish line. Passionate, confident, and motivated, Aries are known to be direct and straightforward. The whiskey that best represents an Aries is none other than Bushmills 12yo. This is a whiskey for the connoisseur of aged malt whiskeys. To be savored neat or with just a drop of water, it is a proud expression of the centuries old tradition of malt whiskey distilling at the Old Bushmills Distillery. Like an Aries, Bushmills 12yo is a direct and simple, single-note dram. It is filled with tastes of rich fruit, and smooth nut flavor.
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Similar to the bull that represents them, they are intelligent, dependable, hardworking, and dedicated but they also enjoy to relax in serene environments, with quiet sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavours. After their packed schedule, Taurus would spend a long day after work in their bathtub, unbothered, with their bath salts and essential oils. The whisky that would best represent them is a good glass of Scotch; specifically the Dalmore 15yo. Rich and deep with hints of orange and chocolate flavor, this scotch is the perfect after-dinner drink. It’s something that a Taurus would love to drink to unwind after a long day at work. The Dalmore is a quintessential Highland Scotch whisky, with a long and storied pedigree ranking.
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They’re known to be sociable, conversational, and the life of the party. The Gemini is popular for their “twin” personalities; part intellect, part scatterbrained! A Gemini is someone playful who would be the type to juggle hobbies and careers. Best whisky to represent a Gemini is Jim Beam Honey – sweet but not sweet. This whisky is a delicious mixture of honey liqueur and genuine Jim Beam Bourbon. When mixed together, they create an easy, mellow, sweetness that’s both relaxed and bold. Just like a Gemini, the Jim Beam honey is a refreshing mix of smooth and hard. It’s the perfect drink for a good conversation with ginger ale or apple juice and club soda over ice.
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Highly intuitive, Cancers can pick up energies in a room. They are highly sensitive to their environment and the people around them. The type of people who understand how you feel without you saying anything. They can be a little dramatic because they are in touch with their feelings. The whiskey that represents a Cancer is definitely the light and sweet, Chivas Regal Extra 13yo Sherry. Round and creamy with a full, rich taste of honey and ripe pears best embody a Cancer. Ariana Grande is an example of a famous Cancerian. She’s someone lovable with a soft-heart just like the taste of Chivas Regal Extra 13yo Sherry.
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A true fire sign. They seek attention and love to be in the spotlight. Their favorite place would be anywhere where they can let their charismatic personality shine. Like the lion that represents them, they are strong and brave, ready to dominate. Although sometimes, they tend to be overpowering. Whisky that represents them Johnnie Walker Double Black, definitely. A full-bodied whisky with intense smoky character like a true Leo. The key differences that come into play with this bottle is the dialing up of the smokier malts that blend in as well as the use of sherry casks with a deep charisma combined to yield a more rich finish than a standard Black Label.
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Schedules, deadlines, routines? They love that. Virgos are known to be practical, logical, and systematic. If you want to be with your partner 24/7, don’t date a Virgo. They love their own space and like to be independent. They thrive on achieving their goals through consistency. Smooth and steady, Jack Daniel's Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey would be a Virgo in real life. Jack Daniel’s has a distinct taste that comes from mellowing the freshly distilled whisky drop through 10 feet of sugar and maple charcoal. The distilled whiskey is subsequently matured in American Oak barrels.
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Libras are known to be loving and kind-hearted. They are kings and queens of compromise and almost always in a relationship. They crave for equilibrium in all aspects of their life. They crave for balance and the perfect whisky that would embody them is a Tamnavulin Sherry Cask that’s balanced with sweet and boldness similar to a Libra. Matured in American Oak and finished in three different Sherry casks, this is a brilliantly hearty single malt. Lovely taste with unexpectedly deep buttered flavors. This whisky is filled with cinnamon warmth. The palate is rich and smooth enveloped with orange peel, almonds, and vanilla flavors.
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Scorpios are natural leaders and they can be very serious in their approach in life. They live life like a game of chess – constantly calculating their moves and plotting against their opponent to orchestrate their win. This doesn’t mean that their intentions are questionable. They simply know what they want and aren’t afraid to go for it. A bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey could be a Scorpio in real life. Loved for its triple distilled goodness, this brand is heavily responsible for the popularity of Irish Whiskey around the globe. A bottle of Jameson is a Scorpio’s best friend for both work and play; a balance of spicy, nutty, and vanilla notes with hints of sherry gives Jameson a smooth and serious taste.
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Sagittarians live for freedom, adventure, and spontaneity. They crave wisdom, knowledge, and good conversations. They are determined to live life to the fullest and they do not let anyone stop them. An ideal date for them would include hiking, cliff diving, or immersing themselves in a different city. As a whisky, they are Mackinlay's Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. It’s the perfect whisky to bring with you to your next adventure. After a long day hiking in an unfamiliar trail, next to fire, adding a few drops of mountain water, this drink is what you should take with you. The Shackleton Blended Malt is adored for its honey, brown, sugar, vanilla flavors! It’s the drink for explorers and adventurers.
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Side hustles, clean excel sheets, and project planning are things that make a Capricorn’s heart sing. They are extremely ambitious and goal-oriented. They love to visualize and set their sight on causes they are passionate about. A great glass of Ardbeg 10yo is a drink that would best represent a Capricorn. On the nose, it gives off a burst of intense smoky fruity wrapped in dark chocolate with tastes of tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with cinnamon-spiced coffee. This single malt will leave you refreshed like a Capricorn ticking off items on his/her to-do-list.
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Aquarians have a natural curiosity about many things and they live for experiences that feed their creativity. They crave for a sense of purpose and bring out truth and pure intentions out to the world. They are straightforward and dislike any form of shadiness. They’ll tell you how they feel without having to sugar-coat. An Aquarian could best be represented by a Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, one of the most impressive Bourbons out there. Bourbons are a little bit sweeter than Scotch. The experience of tasting Maker’s Mark is unique. It begins with aromas of soft caramel kissed with honey and citrus. This leads to an ideal mouthfeel – light sweetness that leaves you perfectly balanced, neither too thin nor full. You’ll taste vanilla, caramel, and molasses with the most delightful layer of oak. This smooth bottle of elegance is similar to an Aquarian; unique, assertive, and filled with truth.
Empathetic and willing to do anything to make sure the people around them are happy, a Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. This represents their constant attention between fantasy and reality. They absorb joys and pains in life and they are driven by compassion and kindness. They can be easily swallowed by their emotions and the best whisky to represent them would be a Dewar’s 15 yo. Rich, sweet, and nicely balanced with oak spices, orange peel, wood, and vanilla. A bottle of Dewar’s is filled with many contrasts just like a Pisces. Enough pepper notes to give a bit of a bite, but well balanced enough not to overwhelm the sweeter notes. Fresh fruit, hot pancake with cinnamon sugar. You don’t even have to add water. Hints of lemon sorbet and freshly cut wood. Water softens the dram slightly and makes it very easy to drink.
In the words of Haruki Murakami: “Whisky, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation.” Whisky is the best drink for a weekend wind down. Allow the stars to align and attract great things in life. Have a glass of whisky from Boozy’s collection page and start reflecting on the things you want to be able to manifest them.