Whisky blenders have senses that are acutely tuned to all the nuances of flavor and aroma. After all, putting together multiple casks to create a perfect final product is part of their everyday job! Master blender Kirstie McCallum, who works at the Deanston, Bunnahabhain, and Tobermory distilleries, demonstrates the five simple steps of nosing and tasting. Practice along with your next dram!
You’ll want to spend time with the No.-5 whisky of the 2019 Top 20, whose powerful flavors reward at every turn.
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