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03 Jul 2010

Too hot for whisky

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Enjoy the weather and see you in a few days.
In the meantime, check out the second edition of the Whisky Round Table.

The question was How did you develop you "nose" and "palate"? What was your turning point for actually trusting what you were smelling and tasting? What do you do, if anything, to strengthen your senses and/or help your smell and taste to grow?

Too hot for whisky Ruben Luyten 2010-07-03
  • http://maltakias.blogspot.com Pavlos

    Imagine living in Greece,then.

    I should have quited whisky a long ago if i followed your advice!!!!

    Well,it’s all a matter of habit.

  • http://www.dramming.com Oliver Klimek

    Well, I wouldn’t want to drink whisky in outside in the afternoon sun. But it’s cooler in the evenings and inside the house, so why not?

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    @Pavlos I’ve lived in Madrid for a couple of years – in some way or another, it seemed much more bareable there. It was drier and we were used to it, I guess.

  • Michael

    The only difference between winter and summer for me is that my house is actually cooler in the summer ;-)
    I never drink whisky outside, anyway.

    Coming back to your basic question. I have to admit that I do not completely trust my senses. Mostly because so much depends on the mood and everything else that happened during a day. I am still learning.

  • http://blog.thewhiskyexchange.com Tim F

    Summer is mizuwari weather!! Double measure of Ardbeg 10 in a rocks glass, double measure of chilled water, three rocks of ice. Heaven! I’ve started occasionally adding half a measure of good Italian red vermouth occasionally as well: glorious!

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Hmm, the extra Vermouth sounds good.
    I’ll try that next time!

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