Building Your First Whiskey Collection
I got really into Scotch when I turned 30 years old and took a father-son trip through England and Scotland. Since then it's been one of my favorite hobbies and I've built a great collection over the past few years that I enjoy sharing with my friends and family.
A lot of the people in my circle have expressed interest in learning whiskey and how to build their own collection - so I put this together as a short guide to help explain how to build a tasty, diverse, and affordable "Starter Whiskey Collection." Enjoy!
A Beginner's Palette
Tasting whiskey or any hard liquor can be a challenge at first, because the alcohol flavor overwhelms the sugars, esters, and other residues from the fermentation and aging process. We want to be able to taste the stuff in the latter category without being perturbed by the former.
This guide is designed to help steer readers towards whiskeys that are easy to drink: ones with a naturally sweet or slightly berry flavor. As you start