How to Taste Whisky: Ten Fundamental Steps

As one humorist put it, learning to appreciate whisky fully requires patience, practice and time. American novelist, Nobel Prize Laureate and apparent wit William Faulkner once commented that there is no such thing as a bad whisky. Instead, some whiskies happen to be better than others.

Below, we reveal everything you need to know about recommended tasting techniques. If you collect or invest in whisky – or simply enjoy an occasional dram – we invite you to continue reading and discover more.

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