I’m no doctor, but it seems to me that there is hardly anything more relaxing than sitting at a bar with a full glass of whiskey and some high quality company. I call it whiskey therapy. Ever since my first sip in a Nicaraguan nightclub (I was 19 years old), I knew there was poetry to be found in this spirit. I took a taxi back to the hotel with my friends that night in a haze, sitting in the front seat, my arm out the window, trying to catch a breeze. I was properly drunk for the first time. It wasn’t until years later that I realized there was an entire world beyond Johnnie Walker Red to be had, more complexities to get to know, and what a journey it would be exploring them.
I’m going to tell you how to drink it like a pro, so the next time you’re in a decent bar you can show your date you’re a bit more than meets the eye. By the way, guys, if you’re wearing sandals on this hypothetical date, you can’t be helped – think Draper. And if you aren’t, you’re already ahead, so let’s go!