How to Taste Bourbon the Right Way

Will Price guides us through all the steps and offers plenty of extra wisdom and advice on the matter of whiskey.

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Sure, we all *drink* bourbon, but do you know how to taste bourbon properly? Whether for your own enjoyment, or for a [virtual] group tasting party, this is the process that'll allow you to get the most out of your booze. Will Price walks through the steps below and offers plenty of extra wisdom and advice on the matter of whiskey.

What you'll need:

  • Bourbons to taste
  • Glencairn glass
  • Notebook
  • Water

    How to Taste Bourbon:

    1. Do your homework/Research the bottles
    2. Let open bottles breathe for 10 minutes
    3. Pour one ounce
    4. "Nose" the glass
    5. First taste to prime palate
    6. Second taste for full flavor
    7. "Finish" and wait at least 2 minutes
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