Tough people deserve tough drinks.
Because the best way to drink good whiskey is un-mucked-up by anything else.
Procure a glass (not to be confused with a "cup").
Pick your poison:
bourbon= oaky and smoky
rye= smooth and slow
scotch= salty, peaty, nutty, even mildly sweet (depending on where in Scotland it was made)
Or whatever else you prefer.
Pour whiskey. Eyeball it or use the finger method (pour to 1 finger for a quick taste, 2 fingers to relax, 3 fingers or more if it's been a really bad day)