How to nose and taste whisky

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When I introduce people to whisky, often I am asked: “how do I drink it?”. The obvious answer may be to just put some whisky in your mouth and swallow it, but that would make a drinker miss important aspects of the whisky’s character: its aroma, its mouth-feel, and nuances in its taste and finish. So, as silly as it may sound at first blush, the question “how do I drink whisky” is actually a really good question.

Step 1 – choose the right glass

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