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chefnash51
04-06-2011, 13:37
So I don't exactly make it a habit to drink early, but ever so often I will have a pour before noon.

I've noticed that everything taste so delicious! It's like night and day sometimes.

Has anyone else ever noticed this? I will have the same pour much later that evening and it will often fall flat. But in the morning, almost anything I have sings.

Got me to thinking, if there was a actual reason behind it. Palate fatigue?

side note: Pappy 15 has never ever tasted better then in the morning. It takes my breathe away.

Just a light topic I thought I would throw out there.

Brisko
04-06-2011, 13:42
I think this is fairly well known, among the pros, anyway. From Charles MacLean's article at whiskymag.com on nosing and tasting:

This should concern me, I suppose. Solitary drinking is part of my job, and the best time to taste is late morning, when the palate is fresh. But though solitary, I am not alone: the professional tasters and blenders in the whisky trade do the same thing as me day in, day out. A few of them do not even like the taste of whisky. They keep their jobs, and their sanity, by evaluating whisky with their noses alone.

http://www.whiskymag.com/nosing_course/part1.php

OscarV
04-06-2011, 13:45
I agree, I'll ocasionally have a taste on Sunday morning after breakfast and a few or four cups of coffee.
It does seem to taste great.
As a matter of fact from now on when I get something new in I am going to make a point of getting to know it in the early morning.

chefnash51
04-06-2011, 13:48
with my wife I am limited to the amount of times I can do this without raising an eyebrow..

perhaps I will simply starve to preserve my palate? :lol:

maybe a new thread.. what are you drinking this morning? jk

chefnash51
04-06-2011, 13:52
I think this is fairly well known, among the pros, anyway. From Charles MacLean's article at whiskymag.com on nosing and tasting:

This should concern me, I suppose. Solitary drinking is part of my job, and the best time to taste is late morning, when the palate is fresh. But though solitary, I am not alone: the professional tasters and blenders in the whisky trade do the same thing as me day in, day out. A few of them do not even like the taste of whisky. They keep their jobs, and their sanity, by evaluating whisky with their noses alone.

http://www.whiskymag.com/nosing_course/part1.php


news to me, but it certainly makes sense. Glad I'm not imagining things!

OscarV
04-06-2011, 13:53
with my wife I am limited to the amount of times I can do this without raising an eyebrow..




I wait until my Bride goes to church.:shocked:
But she's a UU so it's doesn't matter much.:grin:

Askabutcher
04-06-2011, 13:58
I get up around 3 AM every day (not my job, just old habit) and I've been known to have a taste around 9 AM. It's re-assuring to know that I may be a 'professional' taster :slappin:

White Dog
04-06-2011, 16:14
I taste wine for a living, and yes, your palate is always best between breakfast and lunch.

As for AM Whiskey, I tend to prefer the spicy, high-tones of Rye for breakfast, Rye-recipe Bourbon is for lunch, and Wheaters are for dinner, IMHO.:cool:

DeanSheen
04-06-2011, 16:35
YES!

(padpadpadpad)

Special Reserve
04-06-2011, 16:44
I wait until my Bride goes to church.:shocked:
But she's a UU so it's doesn't matter much.:grin:

My wife works on Sundays. If I'm not doing anything too serious, I'll have a nice pour in the early AM. It really does taste better then.

jburlowski
04-06-2011, 17:28
Ah.. the pour between vespers and Fajr --- a ecumenical reference (pause while Google searches are done --- I should get paid for this.)

I see nothing wrong with this! Truth be told, I hope there is, well, at least a little wrong with this, so I can defiantly do it any way.

What a better way to restore one's spirits and greet a new day?

flintlock
04-06-2011, 18:34
I do this. When noone's home I'll sometimes have a glass in the morning, and it is delicious. Also, bourbon is great in coffee. Man, is it great in coffee.

One of my favorite movie whiskey moments is when Tom Horn (played by Steve McQueen) tells someone "I'm going into to town and have a mornin' whiskey." That sounded like the most wholesome, delcious way of life. Even as a kid when I first saw that movie it made me thirsty for whiskey and I'd never even tasted it.

steeltownbbq
04-06-2011, 19:28
Also, bourbon is great in coffee. Man, is it great in coffee.
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Amen to the bourbon in coffee. With some spray on whipped cream and a little maple syrup. Kentucky coffee

ILLfarmboy
04-06-2011, 19:40
Damn! I thought I was the only one.

I don't normally drink in the AM but yes, whiskey tastes fuller and brighter in the morning before eating anything. Also, similar whiskeys are easier to distinguish. That part, I had especially attributed to nighttime palette fatigue verses the freshness of early morning tasting.

Askabutcher
04-07-2011, 03:02
Damn! I thought I was the only one.

I don't normally drink in the AM but yes, whiskey tastes fuller and brighter in the morning before eating anything.

I'm going to test that theory out shortly.....soon as the wife goes to work! :slappin:

tmckenzie
04-07-2011, 04:29
I loved a big ole snort in the morning. Only thing is, I wind up drinking all day.

Askabutcher
04-07-2011, 04:40
I'm going to test that theory out shortly.....soon as the wife goes to work! :slappin:


I loved a big ole snort in the morning. Only thing is, I wind up drinking all day.

That EWB was suuuuuweet this morning. Might not get the taxes done as planned :rolleyes:

White Dog
04-07-2011, 09:28
Working from home, and enjoying 2 ounces of Turkey101 Rye. It's 10:31am Central.:cool:

G.H.Adams
04-07-2011, 22:11
I've been known to have a snort in the morning. I put it in my coffee to keep the misses off my butt. She probably knows but has never said anything.:slappin:

Chuckles
04-08-2011, 09:32
Usually on weekend mornings, more often after they retired, my late parents enjoyed a shot or two of Old Fitzgerald on a half grapefruit, which my mom had nicely sectioned, removing that membrane thing in the process. My brother-in-law picked up this habit. Though I love fresh grapefruit and bourbon, I've never cared for the pairing. Anyone else out there tried this? -c

Askabutcher
04-08-2011, 09:37
Usually on weekend mornings, more often after they retired, my late parents enjoyed a shot or two of Old Fitzgerald on a half grapefruit, which my mom had nicely sectioned, removing that membrane thing in the process. My brother-in-law picked up this habit. Though I love fresh grapefruit and bourbon, I've never cared for the pairing. Anyone else out there tried this? -c

I've done it with dark rum and gold tequila, but never bourbon. Might give it a shot (pun intended) this weekend with a Ruby Red grapefruit.

Askabutcher
04-10-2011, 06:27
Usually on weekend mornings, more often after they retired, my late parents enjoyed a shot or two of Old Fitzgerald on a half grapefruit, which my mom had nicely sectioned, removing that membrane thing in the process. My brother-in-law picked up this habit. Though I love fresh grapefruit and bourbon, I've never cared for the pairing. Anyone else out there tried this? -c


I've done it with dark rum and gold tequila, but never bourbon. Might give it a shot (pun intended) this weekend with a Ruby Red grapefruit.

Tried it and it's surprisingly good! The sweetness of the Ruby Red was nice with the slight sweetness in the Costco bourbon.

You might've started a bad habit :slappin:

OscarV
04-10-2011, 07:32
Good Morning Gentelmen.
Here we are on an early Sunday morning and it's no better time to try a pour of your favorite bourbon or new one to get a freash clean taste.
As stated by others here this is a good time for tasting with a fresh palate and no palate fatique.
I'm going with W L Weller Centennial.
Not only the palate is freash but so is the nose.
This Centennial smells of fruit, an apple/cherry combination with some sweet coating from carmel corn.
The entry taste is the same and very much alive and vibrant, with a brown sugar sweetness that I think comes from the oak.
The finish melts into a vanilla and nutty combination.

That was a small pour and I think I will have one more small one, after all it's only 9:30am.

What are you trying?

Special Reserve
04-10-2011, 07:34
Good Morning Gentelmen. What are you trying?

Sipping a PHC 2010 as I read this.

T Comp
04-10-2011, 07:42
All right I'm game especially as its the warmest day here since last October, the dog has been walked and driveway power washed from winter crud. It was wheaters last night so FRSB for me.