Whether you are a whisky expert or want to try to experience something new, a whisky tasting would be the right thing for you. If you are new to whisky or always find yourself sticking to the same flavoured whisky, a whisky tasting allows you to sample unique whisky flavours that you may have never tasted before.
Sampling Different Flavours
Scotch whisky comes in a variety of diverse flavours, that you may have never tasted before. The vast flavour range in scotch whisky starts with light, florally whiskies to full bodied, smoky whiskies. These diverse flavours have been distilled differently to change and adapt the taste of them, meaning that there is a whisky out there for everyone.
When you attend a whisky tasting, a whisky professional will also include some food that would pair well with the whisky, much like a wine tasting. Whether it is a Scottish meal of haggis, neeps and tatties or some cheese after dinner, the whisky professionals will provide you with the best flavour experience possible.
Understand Scotch Whisky
A whisky tasting is not only about sampling the exquisite whiskies, you will get to know and understand the different types of Scottish whisky. You will understand where in Scotland they came from, the distillery they were produced in and the method used to make them.
You will expand your knowledge of Scottish whisky in a comfortable environment with a professional whisky expert. While sampling beautiful whiskies you will be introduced to the aromas, colours and tastes from a range of rare malt whiskies. This will provide you with an incredible insight into the whisky world and taken on a professional tour of the best Scotch whisky.
Developing this deep insight into the world of whisky, learning how it is distilled and produced, not only increases your understanding of fine Scottish whisky but also helps you to appreciates its value and unique flavour.
The Skill to Drinking Whisky
Another thing that you will learn when you attend a whisky tasting is how to actually drink whisky. Although this may sound simple there is a certain way to drink Scotch whisky, suggested by professionals, that allows you to experience more from the flavour.
The professional whisky experts will provide you with everything you need to have the best possible whisky experience. This includes the perfect whisky glass. Shaped like a short sherry glass but has a stubby stem to allow you to easily swirl and sniff the whisky. Therefore, it is specifically designed to capture the flavours and direct them to the nose. It is widely agreed in the whisky world that the flavour is in the smell, as up to thirty different smells can be captured through smell at any one time.
Not many whisky amateurs understand that the glass that they drink whisky from is so important and that is can affect your overall whisky experience.
Your Whisky Experience
When it comes to rare malt Scottish whisky, it is important to have a professional alongside you, explaining the different flavour combinations so that you receive a full whisky experience.
Whisky tasting is also used a social even as it is normally carried out as a group event. If you are looking for something unique and different to do with a group of people, a whisky tasting would be perfect.