So I've just recently started drinking my bourbon neat, taking time to enjoy straight bourbon for what it is. At first I could hardly wet my lips without wincing. One day it was like a light went off and all of a sudden I could take a decent sip. Now I can enjoy the bourbon and begin to detect some of the subtle flavors and smells. Has this been a common progression for others? And as I mature and get more experienced what other milestones can I look forward too?
I envy the enthusiast around here that can wrap their fingers around a glass and really understand what they are drinking. I look forward to the day I can do the same. I'd love to hear some words of wisdom in this area.