Bourbon, Scotch, rye whiskey, single malt ... whiskey is a drink that goes by many names, which makes choosing between the array of bottles of golden hued nectar housed behind the bar particularly confusing.
To become a real whiskey expert takes tackling the basics and building up a sound knowledge of the regional and country variations and a repertoire of flavours.
To ease your way into the wonderful maze of toasty, nutty, caramelly notes of whiskey and bourbon the possibilities are endless here are 7 whiskey drinking guides that will help you navigate their complexity and give you a guiding light in what could turn into a life long exploration of looking for your favourites.
Take a look at the whiskey tree to understand which is your preferred family, along with a variety of names, and perhaps some families you would yet like to meet. A lot of the names are familiar but perhaps you weren't sure which family they came from.