Which Whisky Should You Be Drinking According To Your Zodiac Sign?
Have you ever wondered which whisky brand should you be drinking according to your zodiac sign? Ever try drawing parallels between the personality traits of your zodiac sign with the characteristics of a whisky? If these questions have ever bothered you, the wait ends here because you need not look any further.
The Whiskypedia is here to help you draw some interesting comparisons between zodiac signs and whisky brands, and we hope to find you the whisky of your dreams. Be sure to not take things too seriously except our whisky recommendations because there are only so many things that The Whiskypedia will joke about, and never about whisky. So with that out of the way, and without further ado, let us find out which whisky should you be drinking according to your zodiac sign?
The most commonly associated traits with this zodiac sign are passion, creativity and a general sense of exuberance that can only be summed up with the word irresistible. Many love to refer to themselves as one of a kind, but no one comes as close to embodying the meaning of that phrase like Aries. They are also known for them ambition, their surgical precision and a natural talent for being good at everything they choose to do.
Nothing fits the Aries way of life like a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey. This beguiling Irish excellence is loved for its triple-distilled goodness, and that still isn’t the best part. Jameson Irish whiskey is renowned for its adaptability, and no matter the way you like your whiskey, you will love a bottle of Jameson. Cocktails, shots, neat, poured over ice or simply followed by a chaser, how you like it is not important because just like Aries, there is nothing better than having a bottle of Jameson in your life.
While the passion and warmth of Aries is the result of them being a Fire sign, the stoic, all-knowing and reliable Taurus is an Earth sign, and it is one of the best. Of course we aren’t supposed to have favourites but c’mon guys. Taurus doesn’t make up their mind easily, and it takes even more time and effort to change it. For this reason, they are one of the most complicated, loving and likely-to-know-what-they-are-talking-about signs of the zodiac. Not just that, we are certain you might know a Taurus who is known for compromising NOT.
Based on what we have come to know and believe about Taurus, our best assessment shows the perfect whisky for them is the Chivas Regal 18 Year Old. If anything signifies the good ol’ fashioned goodness and reliability of a whisky brand, it comes from the masters of Scotch blending. If you love the Chivas Regal 18, there isn’t reason for you to change your preferences because you can’t possibly fix what isn’t broken. Winner of multiple awards, blended to perfection by a legend with the finest malt and grain whiskies, the Chivas 18 is the perfect whisky for Taurus without a doubt.
If you were under the impression that Taurus is the most complicated zodiac sign, you have yet to familiarize yourself with a Gemini. It can be as hard to read a Gemini as a book written in Sumerian being read by an 8 year old, and yet there is something so fascinating about them, you just can’t get enough. Gemini can be said to be a nervously put-together scrapbook of contradictions, but the sum of these odd ingredients is something extraordinary. If the reason why you find people flocking to a Gemini has puzzled you all along, you will know how wonderful they can be when not tried to be understood, but by simply enjoying their company.
So what whisky can you associate with a Gemini, a person you have trouble understanding. A person you love to love and hate to hate at the same time? The Whiskypedia says the Gemini is most like the Ardbeg Uigeadail, the excellent conflation of Islay’s peaty strength, and the delectable Sherry goodness. Super smoky, sweet and tasty with flavours of grilled meat and sponge-cake co-existing, this is a whisky that is full of absolutely delightful contradictions. If you think that doesn’t sound like a Gemini, maybe it is because a Gemini doesn’t want you to think so because they are also masters of sneaky brilliance.
It is believed that zodiac signs mimic the characteristics of the element associated with them, and Cancer does this perfectly. Like water, Cancer is free flowing and gentle, but have the potential to also be tenacious, intense and reckless. In short, Cancer is one of the zodiac signs most in touch with their emotional sides. They have the potential to be delicate, and strong and have fortunately been blessed with the ability to know the right moment for either.
This delicate balance was the inspiration for one of the best Scotch whiskies ever created, and for that reason, we believe the Ballantine’s 17 Year Old is the right choice for Cancer. With more than 17 years of maturation, this Ballantine’s blend as all the right notes in just the right proportions. It is difficult to find such a magnificently restrained, yet flavourful and aromatic whisky in the market. Sweet honey, citrus, soft smoke, freshly cut herbs and milk chocolate flavours come together to create harmony in a bottle.
Leo – Aberlour A’bunadh
This Fire sign always has a reputation, and although the reputation may vary, they will definitely have one. Leo, like Aries are bright, passionate and warm which makes sure they are always surrounded by people. They have all the desirable qualities that are admired by many, but their measuring scale begins from large, and doesn’t quite have an end. Excess, luxury and larger-than-life things interest a Leo, and they want the best of everything. Yet they are prone to indulgence, laziness and ‘being a little too much’ sometimes, and do you know the best part? A Leo is probably reading this, smiling and nodding in approval thinking it’s a compliment.
The Aberlour A’bunadh is something that is Leo through and through. A single malt Scotch whisky that was discovered buried in the ground by workers, and was the only bottle that existed. Limited editions of this whisky are released every year, and they are highly valued and sought after. Those are the qualities every Leo associates with themselves so it’s a natural fit after all. This is a deeply Sherry influenced cask-strength single malt, bottled at upwards of 60% ABV. Like Leo, cask-strength whiskies are sometimes a little too much even for regular whisky lovers, and for these immaculate consistencies, Leo and Aberlour A’bunadh are made for each other.
Diligence is the boon and bane of Virgo, and opinions about them can swing from detail-oriented and thorough to pedantic and even fastidious. Does Virgo care? Well most definitely not because they are busy getting the next thing right, and after that? That’s right, the next thing. Few care about precision as much as Virgo, and this helps them excel in lucrative professions either in the creative or corporate structure. Objects, interests and even foods and drinks that mirror these qualities are always closer their hearts more than anything else.
As precision is paramount to Virgo, the whisky they should be drinking is the Longmorn 16 Year Old. The distillery perfectly captures the reserved, shy nature that Virgo has come to be identified with. When discovered, it is brilliance that one finds that dabbles exclusively in playing all the right chords. The Longmorn 16 Year Old, a replacement blend for the 15 Year Old Longmorn was released in 2007. For many years, the 15 Year Old was the only Longmorn bottling available in the market, and getting your hands on it was nearly impossible before 1993 when it was first introduced. Such was the rarity of this Speyside single malt that it remained shrouded in obscurity for many years but has now earned its rightful place among the greats of single malt Scotch whiskies.
Pleasant, affable and ridiculously well-liked – If it were possible to sum up a Libra in three words, it would be these three and we doubt anyone would disagree. Libra is a people’s person, and that makes their lives revolve around perfecting the art of being loved. It comes naturally to them, and as you may have figured by now, this cuts both ways. Libra wishes to be loved universally, and they wish to preserve their popularity by trying to be perfect, never trying to rub anyone the wrong way.
While these qualities might represent the slightest of dichotomies in a person, for a whisky, being loved universally is nearly a pipe-dream; or is it? Few have attained the elusive sainthood of perfection in the whisky world. The one that can lay the strongest of claims to this one is The Glenlivet 12 Year Old. As pleasant as Scotch whiskies come, this amazing Speyside single malt is full of sweet pineapple notes, and a light, floral character. The perfection that Libra so craves is the one that The Glenlivet 12 attained many decades ago.
ust as a real scorpion would have you tread carefully around it, so does a Scorpio because neither does one hope to be on the wrong side of them, nor finds it easy to be on the right side. Misunderstood, not everyone’s cup of tea and disliked often for how devoted they are to themselves, Scorpio knows what they are doing without a care in the world for the naysayers. The few who have successfully landed on the right side of a Scorpio will attest to the fact that they are one of the most loyal friends, and are never ones to be bogged down come what may.
For Scorpio, what we are about to say might not even surprise them but the whisky that suits their personality perfectly is the Rabbit Hole Boxergrail. This Rye whiskey is not everyone’s cup of tea, and many often steer clear of Rye whiskeys due to their perception among recreational whisky drinkers. Sound familiar? Rabbit Hole Boxergrail is 95% Rye, and 5% malted Barley, and the delicious spicy goodness makes you fall in love immediately once your senses have been recalibrated to enjoy something of this magnitude. Sound familiar again? Boxergrail and Scorpio are truly birds of a feather, and we strongly recommend they flock together.
Another uncompromising Fire sign, Sagittarius is comfortable in their own skin, but tend to be all over the place in many regards. They are friendly, warm and generally great at reciprocating affection that makes them terrific people to be around. One thing Sagittarius definitely excels at is throwing parties, and making people feel at home with their generosity but where they fail to draw the line is being Sagittarius. “Too much of anything is never a good thing” might as well have been written about Sagittarius. They are ambitious people, and always want to do and be better than they are in that specific moment.
So what kind of whisky should Sagittarius be drinking? The Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength, one of the best ever Irish whiskeys ever created, but the catch? It’s not for everyone. This sublime single pot still Irish whiskey is a cut above the rest in every manner of speaking. To call a whiskey perfect is always teetering on the edge of blasphemy, but with the Redbreast 12 Cask Strength you might feel compelled to. At 58.6% ABV, this is not a whiskey for the faint-hearted, and to enjoy a whiskey of this calibre is not something everyone can do. Full of intense fruit, spice and sweet caramel with a creamy, full-body, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength is the Fire sign of whiskeys.
Restrain is one of the chief characteristics associated with Capricorn which is equal parts good and bad, but they somehow manage to juggle everything beautifully. Full of ambition and meticulous preparation with a reckless abandon for everything else, Capricorn is obsessively detail oriented about things they care for. Back to restrain which forms a crucial part of what makes Capricorn, Capricorn – their ability to keep themselves planted firmly on the ground, sometimes a little too much. What we just went over was a really complicated way of saying Capricorns forget to have fun.
What must someone who forgets to have fun be drinking? The Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition is the right answer. Born out of a carefree night of drinking and exchange of ideas between two masters of their craft, the Caskmates Stout Edition allowed Jameson to change Irish whiskeys forever. Matured in ex-Stout barrels from the Franciscan Well brewery, this is a whiskey that shows what having fun can sometimes do for you. The Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition is a whiskey that serves as a reminder for Capricorn that there is always fun that has got to be had, and the only thing stopping them is themselves.
Furiously independent and with an everlasting urge for creativity, Aquarius are devoted to their craft no matter what that may be. The downside to Aquarius can only be summarized in the words ‘eccentric genius’ frankly because their methods at just about everything in life can be difficult for most signs to wrap their heads around. Dealing with people might not be something Aquarius is particularly fond of, and when the situation allows it, you will find them retreating to their lair almost immediately. What they lack in people skills is made up for in, well, skills, and the results will reflect that level of focus.
What whisky understands the Aquarius way of life? The Talisker Storm is our pick. The Talisker Distillery is the lone distillery on the Isle of Skye, which is something Aquarius will definitely envy immediately as they hear it. While most regions of Scotland have their own style of spirit, being the only one from a region that has unique natural conditions gives Talisker the edge to be unlike anyone else. The Talisker Storm is an amalgamation of some odd flavours and aromas one would think they would never taste in a whisky, but they can. Fruit, sea, spice and smoke are the protagonists here playing their roles to perfection.
Reserved, artistic and really good at what they choose to do – those are the words that Pisces would never say about themselves because they are also chronically modest. Pisces are one of the most creative of the zodiac signs, and you might often find them enjoying the comfort of their own company. They have the utmost passion for what they love, and more often than not you will find them lost, daydreaming about their own surreal utopia. To think of the perfect whisky for them, one must think of something radical, creative and grounded in simplicity as they are.
So what would be the perfect whisky for Pisces to enjoy? Of course it is never going to be something fancy that dwells completely on showboating, but perhaps something conceivably brilliant. The Chivas Regal Mizunara comes to mind for their ingenuity of not only being one of the first European whisky brands to mature their spirit in rare Japanese oak, but for treating it with utmost respect. The Japanese Mizunara is rare, difficult to work with and adds a unique character to the whisky that no other type of oak can, and if that isn’t something that sound like Pisces we don’t know what does!