View Full Version : Bourbon after Rye

05-13-2004, 02:53
Hi everyone.

Have recently been really getting into Rye whisky - especially Sazerac 18 and Pappy Van Winkle 13, but have noticed Bourbon's that I really love taste funny afterwards:

Too corny and oily - its almost as if I can no longer taste their rye content afterwards.

This effect lasts about an hour.

Has anyone else noticed this ?

Cheers, Bamber

05-15-2004, 11:51
If you are drinking a spicier whiskey then go to a lighter, it can definitely affect your tastes. Same thing with wines. You go from light to heavy in order to blend your tasting experience a bit better. Maybe try rinsing your mouth with seltzer water if you just can't wait to get back to the bourbon after the rye. See if that helps. I do that sometimes when I've got a big tasting day.

05-17-2004, 02:49
Thanks for the advice.

The thing is though, this was *really* pronounced - and it only seemed to effect Bourbon. Scotch seemed unaffected.

Anyway cheers,