On the rocks
What many whisky lovers consider to be the equivalent of wearing a pair of horns and holding a red trident in a church, is also a way that a lot of people prefer to drink their whisky. When the Scots needed a way to cool down their whisky, they grabbed rocks from the river bed that were chilled by the mountain snows, and placed them in their drinks. Thus the term “on the rocks” was born. While often frowned upon, people do find that the ice does temper the strong flavours found in the whisky making it much more approachable for the drinker. The chilled drink also makes for a much more pleasurable drinking experience for many people. I’m not a rocks man myself, but remember, it’s about how you enjoy it, how you derive the most pleasure out of the drink.