Of all the ways to enjoy whiskey, sipping it neat reveals the impossible complexity of what is, by some measure, quite a miraculous spirit. Its recipe includes nothing more than a selection of simple grains, yeast, and water. And yet, the processes of fermentation, distillation, and maturation transform rudimentary ingredients into a spirit whose profile recalls fresh fruits, herbs, spices, nuts, and just about every confectionery delight you could hope for.

Here for whenever you pour a dram, this whiskey flavor wheel will help you appreciate everything that’s in your glass.

Understand all the flavors and aromas in your glass with this ultimate whiskey flavor wheel.

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