1 | Buy a Superior Tumbler
It's time to lose that squat, heavy glass you've been using. A fine lip and wispy weight make ordinary whiskey taste like something worth savoring. O Whiskey glasses by Riedel, $30 for 2; riedel.com

2 | Forget Ice
It's okay to chill your whiskey, but when the ice melts, your single-malt sails past its sweet spot. These freezable cubes of Vermont-milled soapstone are the solution. Whisky Stones by Andrew Hellman for Teroforma, $20 for nine; teroforma.com

3 | Go for the Strong Stuff
Cask-strength scotch is exactly what it sounds like—untouched from barrel to bottle. Add a splash of spring water and you are reminded why this spirit ranks among the greatest of inventions.

BONUS: BURLY SCOTCHES TO TRY
Macallan Cask Strength ($49)
Powerful hints of chocolate, spiced cake, dried fruit, and toasted orange.

Aberlour A'Bunadh ($60)
Absurdly rich and deep, with a long, peppery finish.

Laphroaig 10 Year ($65)
A faintly sweet blend of smoke and sea air.

Benromach 24-Year-Old ($100)
Fall fruits, plus streaks of spicy anise and cinnamon.

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Make Your Own Whiskey
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Irish Whiskey