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The five steps to appreciating Scotch Whisky

Courtesy of The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

1. Colour colour                  2. Bodybody
Is your whisky light gold, bright copper                                 Does your whisky have a light, medium or full
or rich amber in colour?                                                          body?
              
 

3. Nose                    nose4. Palate  taste
Which aromas do you recognise when you nose                 What characteristics do you notice on the palate -
your whisky - is it malty, smoky, fruity, chocolatey?               is it softly sweet, rich and fruity, or peppery&spicy?                            

                   

                                                                5. Finish   finish
                                               Does the flavour remain for a long time or does is disappear quickly?