At the recent TED 2012 conference in Long Beach, CA, Stephen Marshall, Whisky Masterblender and Global Brand Ambassador for Dewar’s, hosted an exclusive class to teach attendees the art of whisky tasting.
In the below video, Stephen reveals his guide to getting the best sensory experience out of your whisky (we’ll drop the ‘e’ in deference to Scotland). He shares his tips for fully experiencing whisky, from sight to smell to taste. From there, he even discusses how to blend your own whisky for a different tasting experience.
Though the video focuses on Dewar’s, the same general principles can be applied to other whiskies and other spirits.