The best – and most enjoyable – way to find out about whiskies is by drinking them. Taste your way to whisky wisdom with this hands-on guide that takes you on a tasting journey around the world. Discover your own personal whisky style and expand your horizons so you can find a world of new whiskies to enjoy.
Through a series of guided at-home tastings, you’ll become familiar with the full spectrum of whisky aromas and flavours on offer – from the smoky tang of Islay peat to the sandalwood scent of Japanese oak. Find out how to engage all your senses to navigate the range of malts, grains and blended whiskies and come to grips with different whisky styles. Take a tasting tour of the world’s finest makers, including iconic Scottish distilleries and the small-scale artisan producers springing up all over the globe.
And as you become more whisky-confident, you can break out of your whisky comfort zone. Do you love the honeyed sweetness of a Kentucky bourbon? If so, why not try a smooth malt that’s been aged in ex-bourbon barrels? Or a creamy, oat-infused Irish craft whisky?
A fact-packed know-how section helps you to read labels and make smart buys. Discover how to pour, store and serve whiskies and match them with foods. Learn to mix cocktails, from a classic whisky sour to your own signature creation.
With 20 step-by-step whisky tastings, and brimming with clear infographics and jargon-busting advice, Whisky: A Tasting Course helps you taste your way to whisky wisdom.