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    Bourbon in the morning

    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.
    Last edited by chefnash51; 04-06-2011 at 13:41.
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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    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

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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    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.
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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    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?

    maybe a new thread.. what are you drinking this morning? jk
    Last edited by chefnash51; 04-06-2011 at 13:52.
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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    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!
    -Kevin

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    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    Quote Originally Posted by chefnash51 View Post
    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.
    But she's a UU so it's doesn't matter much.
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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    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

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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    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.

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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    YES!

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    Re: Bourbon in the morning

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I wait until my Bride goes to church.
    But she's a UU so it's doesn't matter much.
    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.

 

 

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