How to Fully Enjoy Your Whiskey

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In conjunction with our blog “The Art of Whiskey” post, here is a piece of knowledge that can help you enjoy your glass of whiskey to it’s fullest.  The grains supplied for each type of whiskey impact the drinking experience just as much as the whiskey-making process does.

 

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Give it a sniff – So even before you take your first sip…smell the beverage.  Nosing the whiskey will inform your palette of what to expect.  Take it the smell and pick up on what kind of scent the glass is giving off…beyond the obvious alcohol fumes.

Take a small sip – After you have indulged your sense of smell, it is time to sip. Before you swallow, allow of the whiskey to roll around in your mouth a bit.  Try to determine the different flavors that are in the liquid.  See if you can taste some of the vanilla, toffee or caramel flavors that come from being aged in the wooden barrels.

Both of these things, smelling and tasting are a part of getting the full experience that each glass of whiskey has to offer.

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