As I continue to grow this blog, I’m realizing how little I actually know about spirits and cocktails. I love cocktails, I love tasting how someone crafts a balanced but exciting flavor combination in a glass, but when I try to order without a menu, I freeze. If someone asks if I want something up or on the rocks, I freeze. I know a few favorite cocktails and I know what up or on the rocks means, but I don’t know what it changes about my drink or my spirits.
With this in mind, I have asked my drinking buddy to help me “train” by doing some tasting flights. We tried our first one tonight, with four wildly different whiskies. I sniffed, I swirled, I sipped, I distilled. And I was amazed at the flavors.
The best way to learn is to do, and so I will drink my way to being a more educated drinker. Life. Is. So. Rough.