Learn to Taste Whiskey Like a Professional

January 25, 2023 ––––––

Train your nose and palate using these tips from a Kentucky whiskey maker.

Developing your nose and palate is a practice that takes time and experience. But by emulating how a professional whiskey maker approaches tasting, you’ll be setting yourself up for a range of flavor and discovery. Here, Matt Bell, distiller and vice president of production at Michter’s, offers his tips for keeping your palate fresh and your mind open as you embark on your tasting journey. From keeping foods nearby that will reset your nose and palate in between sniffs and sips, to approaching every day experiences as possible tasting notes, Bell offers sound advice to better inform your whiskey tasting experience.

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