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Steps To Appreciating Whisky

There are 5 steps to truely 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 is malty, smokey, 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 disapper quickly?

»Courtesy of The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre