Steps to Appreciating Whisky*
There are 5 steps to truly appreciating fine whisky…. Pay close attention to the following details:
Colour – Is your whisky light gold, bright copper, or rich amber in colour?
Body – Does your whisky have a light, medium, or full body?
Nose – Which aromas do you recognize when you nose the whisky – is it malty, smoky, fruity, or chocolatey?
Palate – What characteristics do you notice on the palate – is it softly sweet, rich and fruity, or peppery and spicy?
Finish – Does the flavour remain for a long time or does it disappear quickly?
»Courtesy of The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre