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!
This virtual tasting features two examples of Maker’s Mark’s iconic house-style of red winter wheat whiskey: the long-standing flagship bourbon and its newest, and more limited, high-proof counterpart. With special guest, Bill Samuels Jr., founding family member of Maker’s Mark.
This virtual tasting features two examples of bottled in bond whiskey—that is, American whiskey from one distillation season and one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, then bottled at exactly 100 proof.