Whisky is a wonderful drink which has powerful taste, smells and delicate differences. It's a lot easier to enjoy if you find one you like and then have more of a similar style.
For advice on how to enjoy your Whisky selection. Please see my tasting guide.
Always remember to put a dash of water with your Whisky as it unlocks a lot of the hidden flavour.
There are 6 main Whisky producing regions in Scotland of which Speyside is by far the largest producer. I recommend you start off with a well known brand then explore more from the same region.
Regions: islay, lowland, campbletown, island, Speyside, highland
|Heavily Sherried||Lightly Sherried|
|Full-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, Pronounced Sherry with Fruity, Spicy, Malty Notes and Nutty, Smoky Hints||Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, with Nutty, Malty, Floral, Honey and Fruity Notes||Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, with Fruity, Floral, Honey, Malty Notes and Spicy Hints|
|Light bodied, floral and largely unpeated Whisky|
|Light, Medium-Sweet, Low or No Peat, with Fruity, Floral, Malty Notes and Nutty Hints||Light, Medium-Sweet, Low Peat, with Floral, Malty Notes and Fruity, Spicy, Honey Hints||Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, Low Peat, Malty Notes and Sherry, Honey, Spicy Hints||Medium-Bodied, Sweet, Low Peat and Floral Notes|
|Lightly Peated||Heavily Peated|
|Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, with Smoky, Fruity, Spicy Notes and Floral, Nutty Hints||Medium-Light, Dry, with Smoky, Spicy, Honey Notes and Nutty, Floral Hints||Full-Bodied, Dry, Pungent, Peaty and Medicinal, with Spicy, Feinty Notes||
Isle of Jura