Three tips for whisky tasting order…

13 Oct
Three tips for whisky tasting order…

Great tips here from @WhiskyLadyIN. I’ve had the unpleasant experience of hitting up a Islay peat monster before trying to enjoy a fruity Speyside. Just doesn’t work!

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For those new to Whisky Lady in India, many of the notes come from tasting sessions of a small private whisky group based in Mumbai.

For those not familiar with the approach our whisky tasting club takes… here’s a snapshot:

  • Meet once a month, same time, same day and week of the month
  • Rotate hosts with the host responsible for ‘curating’ the evening
  • Taste blind!

Which means only one person (i.e. the whisky contributor/host) knows what is being served. That puts him / her firmly in the ‘driver’s seat’ as far as whisky selection and tasting order.

Over the years, we’ve tended to apply three simple guidelines. They may seem obvious but can also produce surprises too.

Hello peat! (The Whisky Exchange) Hello peat! (The Whisky Exchange)


Naturally we pay attention to peat levels – it is hard to appreciate an exquisite delicate grain whisky after a peat monster!

However usually, the host also has not tried the whisky…

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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Three tips for whisky tasting order…

  1. Carissa Hickling

    October 18, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Happy to hear more of your tasting order tips too!!


    • samuelstyve

      October 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      How I do the tasting tour of Scotland:

      Lowland > Speyside > Highland (East to West) > Campbeltown > Islands > Islay

      There are of course some exceptions, but if you remember not to try to go back to the mainland after the first encounter with peat you should be fine.

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