What is Deductive Tasting?
It’s like Sherlock Holmes for whiskey. You’ll be able to pick up any glass of whiskey, take a quick glance at the color, a couple whiffs, a sip, and know things like age, region, and base grain all without ever having seen the whiskey before. The smallest of clues will unveil a host of information to your keen senses.
Of course, any skill worth having takes time and practice to acquire. But something tells me you won’t mind.
Are you ready to get more from your golden dram?
We’ve made the chart free as our gift to you. Download your copy and become a whisk(e)y tasting master: Whiskey Deductive Tasting Chart™
If you need instructions on how to use the tasting sheet (sometimes called a tasting grid) or are curious about the benefits, read this article: Taste Whiskey Like a Pro and its companion The Three Stooges and Whiskey
We also make a Deductive Tasting Book™ for $5 shipping included. They’re the kind of weekend field journal you would use on the African savanna. Not too thick. Just enough to jot a few notes in while you’re tracking a pack of deadly hyenas. The heavy tan cardstock cover looks more at home in your gear bag than on a bookshelf. These things are made to be used, not looked at. They’re practical and rugged, like Ron Swanson in jeans and flannel. Don’t look for fancy here.
I have several fancy whiskey tasting notebooks. You know where they end up? Sitting on my shelf untouched. They’re too pretty and polished to use, let alone take anywhere.
Conversely, these little whiskey field journals feel perfectly right sitting open next to you at the bar. The brief instructions and 11 deductive tasting charts contained within are just enough for any whiskey excursion. They’re the kind of thing Teddy Roosevelt would’ve tucked in an inside pocket while riding a moose across a flooded river.