Tag: tasking whisky

Gifts for Whisky Lovers

Does anyone really need another tie or holiday sweater? We didn’t think so! Whether you are building up your own holiday wish list or looking for the perfect gift for a whisky lover in your life, here are a few...

/ October 7, 2011

What is Whisky Terroir Made Of?

Does whisky have a terroir? While many whisky lovers have a favorite distillery or region, many say no. In a recent survey of members of Whisky Magazine’s online forum, 62% said that terroir was not important in whisky’s taste and...

/ August 17, 2011

The History of Bourbon

Bourbon may seem like a strange name for a whiskey, especially when compared to other global whisky names. Whisky from Canada is called Canadian Whisky, and whiskey from Ireland is called Irish Whiskey. So where did bourbon get this unique...

/ August 4, 2011

Scotch Malt Whisky Society New Member Tasting Event

After I got my Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership, the first thing I did was to sign up for their new member tasting event conducted at their 19 Greville Street society club. It was for yesterday, 14th July and after...

/ July 16, 2011

The No-Stress Guide to Planning a Terrific Tasting

Holding a tasting can be a great opportunity to get together with friends and share one of life’s greatest pleasures: good single malt whisky. However, holding a tasting can be a stressful experience for people who are relatively new to...

/ June 30, 2011

Your Tongue and Your Taste for Whisky

Why does single malt whisky taste so good? Understanding the way your tongue works and how it interacts with whisky (and other fine beverages) can help you to developing tasting techniques that will maximize your experience. Here are a few...

/ June 30, 2011

How Whisky Is Rated?

Whenever you read about a whisky, the rating is sure to come up. Ratings are an excellent tool for comparing and contrasting different whiskies. They let you know how much you will enjoy a given whisky and whether it is...

/ June 21, 2011
25 Ways to Describe Whisky

25 Ways to Describe Whisky

Once you begin tasting whisky, you will notice a variety of flavors and mouthfeels. However, many beginners do not have the whisky vocabulary necessary to describe the tastes that they encounter as they taste different whiskies. Here are a few...

/ June 21, 2011

The Do’s and Don’ts of Whisky Tasting

If you love whisky, you are probably always looking for ways to enhance your whisky tasting experience. There are certain rules for whisky tasting that even moderately experienced tasters may not be aware of. Check out the following do’s and...

/ June 21, 2011

Basic Whisky Terminology

Even if you are an experienced whisky taster, there are probably a lot of terms and phrases that you don’t really understand. Here is a guide to the most common whisky terminology. Feel free to use these at your next...

/ June 21, 2011