There are some “holier than thou” types who insist that good whiskey should only be drunk neat, perhaps with a drop or two of distilled water. There are others who maintain that the only good whiskey cocktail is a Manhattan. But the real rule of whiskey is, there ain’t no rules. Go ahead, substitute your favorite bourbon for rum in a Mai Tai. Stick some rye in your Bloody Mary instead of vodka. Throw an ice cube (or six) in your single malt. Go nuts. There’s a whiskey for any mood, any taste, any cocktail. If you’re a novice, get your bartender to help you out. And if you know your way around a few brands, what are you waiting for? Go all mad scientist on that bottle and start experimenting.