I am by no means a whiskey expert. I most definitely do not have a refined whiskey pallet. What I am is a regular guy – a casual explorer – who enjoys a glass of whiskey some nights.
Why whiskey? It’s a good question. For most of my adult life, I enjoyed wine. I learned about the different grape varietals and wine-making regions of the world. I did my best to learn the nuances of wine tasting. Unfortunately, I could never quite master the art of saving a bottle of wine, and, as I aged, I couldn’t drink enough wine in one sitting for buying bottles of wine make sense. Sure, I tried the boxed stuff. And it was pretty good, but the variety of available boxed wines didn’t satisfy my desire to explore ever more types.
So…I searched for a new drink of choice, and I settled in on whiskey, mostly bourbon. For me, whiskey offers enough flavor and a wide enough range of variance in flavor to satisfy my desire (maybe need) to explore. Plus, a bottle of whiskey doesn’t go bad by the time I can finish it.
As I mentioned within the broad category of whiskey, I primarily drink bourbon. It could have something to do with my wine drinking days and my affinity for tasting the oak in a bottle of spirits. I also rather enjoy tasting the grains involved.
If you’re looking for whiskey reviews and tasting notes from a regular guy who happens to enjoy a good glass of whiskey (instead of an expert who will proclaim the whiskey contains flavors you will never find on your own), you’ve come to the right place. – Brad